This 24-Year-Old Malaysian Won The Bronze Medal At The World Deaf Badminton Championships

Well done, Wei Ying!

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Women singles shuttler Boon Wei Ying won the bronze medal at the World Deaf Badminton Championships in Taipei, Taiwan on 21 July

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The 24-year-old made it to the semi-finals to claim the bronze medal after being defeated by Taiwan's Shen Yan-Ru (22-20, 21-16)

According to the New Straits Times, Wei Ying defeated Switzerland's Sophie Bula (21-6, 21-6), India's Jerlin Jayaratchagan (21-19, 21-15), and Taiwan's Tu Wen Hsuan (21-15, 21-6) in the previous rounds.

This was Wei Ying's second best performance after she took home the silver medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey

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Deaf athletes are just as able as others in performing daily tasks

According to The Star, they are only hearing impaired, presenting communication challenges when it comes to training and strategy.

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To all our para-athletes, we are proud of you!

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