M’sian badminton player wows with unbelievable trick shot

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Original post from Yahoo! UK Eurosport blog World of Sport

Malaysia’s Chong Wei Feng got the monkey off his back with a first win over Ashton Chen of Singapore in six years -- but one moment in particular has grabbed worldwide attention.

During a 21-17, 19-21, 21-9 victory over his long-time bogey opponent at the Axiata Cup, held at Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Chong unleashed a ridiculous, blind, behind-the-back shot in the middle of an exciting rally. Chen, somewhat thrown by the shot, could only look on in bemusement once the exchange was over.

Making it even more unbelievable is the fact that the 25-year-old should not even have been playing - he represented his nation in the men’s singles event only because of the absence of compatriot Liew Daren, who was down with fever in the tie against Singapore.