Taipei--Taiwanese player Wang Chi-lin (???) said Sunday that he had a dream of winning double gold the previous night -- a dream he "half realized" after he and teammate Chen Hung-ling (???) beat their compatriot rivals in the men's doubles final of the BWF Grand Prix Chinese Taipei Open.
Wang and Lee China-hsin (???) lost the mixed doubles final to their Korean rivals Seo Seung-jae and Kim Ha-na 22-20, 21-10 to settle for silver in the Grand Prix, which carries a total purse of US$200,000.
In the men's doubles, Wang and Chen snatched the first game 21-16 against Lee Jhe-hui (???) and Lee Yang (??), who fought back to a 20-20 draw in the second game before succumbing 22-20 to finish the match.
Wang thanked Chen for holding his ground despite his battling, but losing, in the mixed doubles before entering the men's doubles, which saw familiar faces on the court.
"We and the Lee's have met too many times and are familiar with each other's playing styles. Too many rounds of to and fro almost exhausted me. I really appreciate Chen, my senior in school, for holding the ground," Wang said.
"Last night, I dreamed of my teams finishing two mixed events in triumph, with me kneeling on the court emotionally. Though it turned out I just won one of the two games, that could count as a 'dream half come true,' I think," he added.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel