SOO Teck Zhi added the Asian Schools boys' singles crown to his earlier success in the Asean Schools when he upstaged home favourite Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong as Malaysia bagged three gold on Tuesday.
Teck Zhi, who won the Asean Schools title in Surabaya two weeks ago, rallied from a nightmarish start to win 9-21, 22-20, 21-19.
In the boys' doubles, Lim Chia Weng-Chua Khek Wei avenged their loss to compatriots Woon Man Chun-Amzzar Zainuddin in the Asean Schools when they registered a 21-9, 21-15 victory.
Malaysia had targeted gold in the two events but the surprise came in the girls' singles when Yap Rui Chen brought in the third gold with a spirited display against Indonesia's Ersalita Lya who she beat 21-14, 19-21, 21-19.
The victory also helped Malaysia finish as overall champions as they bagged silver medals in the boys' and girls' team events as well as the girls' doubles.
RESULTS -- (All Finals, Malaysia unless stated) Boys' Singles: Soo Teck Zhi bt Ng Ka Long (HK) 9-21, 22-20, 21-19; Doubles: Lim Chia Weng-Chua Khek Wei bt Woon Man Chun-Amzzar Zainuddin 21-9, 21-15.
Women's Singles: Yap Rui Chen bt Ersalita Lya (Ina) 21-14, 19-21, 21-19; Doubles: Lam Narissapat-Chaithongwong (Tha) bt Yap Cheng Wen-Chong Wai Chi 21-14, 21-18.