Cheah Liek Hou brings home the Gold in Men’s Singles Badminton after defeating Dheva Anrimusthi from Indonesia.
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Congratulations to Cheah Liek Hou who won GOLD in the Men’s Singles SU5 (impairment in upper body) Badminton competition today at Yoyogi National Stadium.
The 33-year-old World No. 2 was up against Indonesian arch-rival Dheva Anrimusthi in a 0-2 victory.
It was Liek Hou’s ninth match against Dheva, who previously beat him as the world champion in a competition two years ago in Basel, Switzerland.
Liek Hou was born with Erb’s Palsy, a form of paralysis in the upper arm due to injury of the nerves caused during development in the womb.
Due to his impairment, he can not lift his arm above his shoulders.
I just loved, loved, loved badminton [growing up]. So I didn’t think for one second that I should stop playing because I have an impairment. My right shoulder was weak, yes, but I didn’t spend any time worrying about it.Cheah Liek Hou via his bio on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games website
The Malaysian contingent counted on Liek Hou’s triumphant gold and are now hoping to achieve their targeted three golds when Abdul Latif Romly competes in the Men’s Long Jump T20 Final later this evening.
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