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Jakarta Post

Sony, Kido/Hendra win China Masters

  • Damar Harsanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 29 2008   /  10:55 am

Indonesia brought home two titles from the US$200,000 China Masters badminton tournament, with ace Sony Dwi Kuncoro and men's doubles duo Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan thrashing their opponents during Sunday's finals. World No. 6 Sony humbled China's Chen Jin (ranked 4) before Chen's hometown fans at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center with a convincing a 21-19, 21-18 win. The title was Sony's third in a major tournament this year after last week's Japan Open and the Indonesia Open in June. The back-to-back titles seem to prove the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist and 2007 world championship runner-up has regained his confidence after a quarterfinal rout in the Beijing Olympic Games last month. However, big names were missing from the China tournament, including world champion and Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia a...