Kisona Selvaduray stunned opponents by successfully defending the badminton women's singles gold medal for Malaysia in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (2019 SEA Games) today, 9 December
The world No. 104 was not expected to go far in the event
According to New Straits Times, Kisona was initially called for the SEA Games event only when women's singles defending champion Goh Jin Wei had to withdraw from the Philippines games following a surgery.
In the opening rounds, the shuttler defied the odds by defeating world No. 24 Gregoria Mariskan Tunjung of Indonesia and second seed Nitchaon Jindapol (world No. 22) of Thailand.
Her victory brings Malaysia's tally to 45 gold medals at the 2019 SEA Games
"This is the biggest win of my career. I am very pleased with my achievement," said Kisona.
Proud of you, Kisona!
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