V Shem eyes glorious finish at World C’ships

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong have parted ways but they plan to come together again to play in the World Championships in Huelva, Spain from Dec 12-19.

Although the world’s best shuttlers will be there, V Shem is confident they have what it takes to emerge champions.

“Of course we want to emerge as champions in Spain although it won’t be easy,” said V Shem after he was appointment as Vanilla Crepe ambassador at an event held at a hotel on Friday.

“I hope we can prepare well and play as best we can in our last appearance together in the men’s doubles,”

The world number 13, who announced the decision to end their seven-year partnership in August, agreed to have a final fling in Spain after making the 48-pair cut based on the list of qualifiers released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

V Shem and Wee Kiong currently have different partners. The 32-year-old V Shem plays with Low Juan Shen while Wee Kiong, 32, is currently playing in his first tournament with Tan Kian Meng at the ongoing Dutch Open.

The V Shem-Juan Shen combination will make their debut in the Denmark Open from Oct 19-24.

V Shem, who said that he was looking forward to doing well in the Denmark Open at the Odense Sports Park, believes that his appointment as Vanilla Crepe ambassador would boost his confidence to forge a strong partnership with Juan Shen. — Bernama.