Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk-yiu celebrates defeating Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting during the men’s singles final of the Hong Kong Open. Photo: Handout

Lee Cheuk-yiu’s Hong Kong Open triumph still stands despite controversial finish, says Badminton World Federation

  • Umpire should not have called Lee’s championship point a “fault” against his Indonesian opponent, who was adjudged to have hit the shuttle before it crossed the net
  • The 23-year-old youngster became only the second local male player to win the Hong Kong Open after Angus Ng
Topic |   Hong Kong Open

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Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk-yiu celebrates defeating Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting during the men’s singles final of the Hong Kong Open. Photo: Handout
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Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk-yiu celebrates victory with a “special gesture”. Photo: Sportsroad

Hong Kong player Lee Cheuk-yiu earns plaudits for ‘protest’ gesture at Hong Kong Open

  • The 23-year-old gets huge support from a local forum supporting the ongoing protests and from spectators who watched his badminton game
  • Netizens think Lee was gesturing ‘Five demands, Not one less’ and praised him for being a ‘true Hong Kong athlete’
Topic |   Badminton World Federation (BWF)

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Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk-yiu celebrates victory with a “special gesture”. Photo: Sportsroad
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