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Can Chong Wei Feng deliver in Malaysia GP Gold? (pic)

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Published: 28 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Can you believe the No. 2 men’s singles shuttler of Malaysia has never won an international title? Chong Wei Feng is very close to breaking the spell, with just one game shy from reaching his first final in an international tournament.

The 26-year-old were struggling but eventually able to beat R.M.V. Gurusaidutt of India 21-12, 5-21, 21-19 in a 59-minute quarter final match. He is going to face another Indian player, Sourabh Varma, in the semi-final on Saturday.Chong Wei Feng Reached Semi Final of Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold

Sourabh defeated Taiwanese Chou Tien-chen 22-20, 18-21, 21-15 on the other quarter-final.

“I know Guru's game very well, because I've beated him three times before – all in rubber games. It's never easy to play against him. As you can see, it was a very close game,” said Wei Feng while wiping away his sweat.

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Congratulations to Koo Kien Keat - dad to a cute little baby (pic)

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Published: 28 March 2014
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Koo Kien Keat and his wife is cherishing the moment for becoming mom and dad for such a handsome baby boy! The baby was born last Sunday, "I can't tell you how excited I am to see the baby, we named him Dayson. It's a new responsibility for me, but I love it!"Koo Kien Keat's wife Audrey Tan Su Ven is holding their newborn son Dayson.

Koo Kien Keat is simultaneously holds both player and coach duties at the Granular, Thailand. He is helping helping Bodin (Issara of Thailand) to coach their junior club players.

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Tan Boon Heong hopes to rejuvenate his career with Ow Yao Han (pic)

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Tan Boon Heong-Ow Yao Han survived a thrilling match against Hardianto Hardianto-Agripinna Prima Rahmanto Putra of Indonesia, winning 28-26, 21-13, in a 43-minute hard fought match of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium. They are going to face Markis Kido-Gidoen Markus Fernaldi for a place in the semi-finals. Tan Boon Heong (right) and Ow Yao Han on their way to beating Hardianto Hardianto-Agripinna Prima Rahmanto Putra of Indonesia 28-26, 21-13 in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.

“Frankly, I was lost and thinking about quitting when Kien Keat resigned,” admitted Boon Heong. "But, I told myself, why don't I give my career another chance by partnering some one younger? Then, the coaches asked me to play with two-time world junior champion Ow Yao Han  in three international tournaments (the ongoing Malaysia Open GP, India and Singapore Superseries) and see how it goes?"

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Soo Teck Zhi is the flame of hope for Malaysia's singles department (pic)

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: 19-year-old Soo Teck Zhi - the former Asian Junior champion, upset professional player Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, 21-12, 21-15, with a lot of aggressive shots, to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.Teck Zhi strive to be the next Chong Wei

Yesterday, Arif was the one who created an upset by beatting top seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand.

Teck Zhi will face former world No. 3 Simon Santoso of Indonesia on the next round.

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Markis Kido and Gideon Markus Fernaldi do have ton of firepower (pic)

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Markis Kido - the olympic gold medalist, now partnering with Gidoen Markus Fernaldi, still has passion to do well in badminton world.

The duo is now ranks 11th position in the world, after just six months into their partnership. They are ready to play for Indonesia in the Thomas cup final and are qualified for the World Championships in Copenhagen in August.Young partner reignites fire for badminton: Markis

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