Ko/Kim #TheRealDeal in Singapore, Net 4th Superseries Win


#TeamVICTOR Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na, the third seeds at the Singapore Open 2016, took down three-time champion Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir and topped China’s Xu/Ma in the final to clinch their fourth Superseries victory, and third during the Olympic Games qualification period, looking as one of the strongest bets for Korea to be #TheRealDeal in Rio this summer.
Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, Singapore Open
Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na lifted title no.6 over the past 52 week in Singapore City. Credit: Badmintonphoto
The win in Singapore also pushes their title count to six already over the past 52 weeks. They’ve set a new-high of team ranking at World No.3 on April 7th after making the semifinals at India Open Superseries.
Another highlight for #TeamVICTOR over the past week is the men’s singles semifinal encounter between Korea’s Son Wan Ho and Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long. It was the second career Superseries semifinals for the next-gen Hong Kong star but ultimately the more experienced Son prevailed to mark his return to a Superseries final after Hong Kong Open 2014.
Son lost to Indonesian veteran Sony Dwi Kuncoro in a three-set final thriller.

Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, Singapore Open
This is the 4th career Superseries title for new world no.3 Ko (R) and KimCredit: Badmintonphoto
Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, Singapore Open
Ko (R) and Kim knocked out 3-time Singapore champs Ahmad/Natsir in the semifinalsCredit: Badmintonphoto
Son Wan Ho, Ng Ka Long, Singapore Open
Son Wan Ho, Ng Ka Long, Singapore Open
Son Wan Ho ended another Superseries semifinal run by Hong Kong rising star Ng Ka LongCredit: Badmintonphoto
Son Wan Ho, Singapore Open
This marks Son Wan Ho's (L) return to a Superseries final after 18 months . Credit: Badmintonphoto
Ng Ka Long, Singapore Open
Hong Kong next-gen star Ng Ka LongCredit: Badmintonphoto
Ahmad, Natsir, 2016 Singapore Open
Liliyana Natsir (R) is a 7-time Singapore Open winner and three of them were with Tontowi Ahmad alongside. But this year, they failed to extend the record as they fell to Ko /Kim on Saturday. Credit: Badmintonphoto
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )