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Peng Soon-Pei Jing fall in Austria final (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles shuttlers Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing came close to a perfect start in their partnership at the Austrian International Challenge in Vienna.

Playing in their first international competition together, Peng Soon-Pei Jing marched all the way to the final on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Malaysians lost 15-21, 21-15, 16-21 to the experienced Polish pair of Robert Mateusiak-Agnieszka Wojtokowska. Earlier in the semi-finals, Peng Soon-Pei Jing defeated Taiwan’s Chen Hung-ling-Wu Ti-jung 21-16, 21-16.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon in training in Stadium Juara.

Pei Jing previously partnered Tan Aik Quan and they were ranked as high as No.15 in the world. As for Peng Soon, his regular partner Goh Liu Ying is taking time out due to a knee injury.

Pei Jing was pleased they managed to reach the final in their first outing.

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Mak, don’t count Hee-im out (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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SUBANG JAYA: Former world junior champion Mak Hee Chun was down in the doldrums after being dropped from the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) set-up in September 2012.

But after a long hiatus, the 23-year-old Hee Chun, who won the world junior boys’ doubles title with Teo Kok Siang in 2008, is now back to carve a name for himself once more as an independent shuttler.Mak Hee Chun (left) and his doubles partner Chow Pak Chuu hope to revive their career in badminton.

Hee Chun has teamed up with former partner Chow Pak Chuu in a bid to revive his career. Hee Chun last paired up with Pak Chuu to win the 2008 Sukma (Malaysia Games) gold medal for Perak.

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Club badminton players coming to the fore

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Published: 21 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia endured a horrendous outing at the recent Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Taiwan.

Only girls’ singles shuttler S. Kisona made the quarter-finals while the rest crashed out in the early rounds.

While the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) juniors failed miserably, there was some joy for the club-based juniors.

On Sunday, Yeoh Seng Zoe-Chong Chun Quan, who are attached with the Looi Academy, made a breakthrough of sorts by winning the boys’ doubles title in the Uganda International.

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PV Sindhu jumps to 9th position in international badminton rankings (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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PV Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay two places behind Saina Nehwal, who remained static at the seventh spot.

New Delhi:  Badminton teen sensation PV Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.PV Sindhu

Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay two places behind Saina, who remained static at the seventh spot.

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Kien Keat resigns from BAM (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: After weeks of speculation, national men’s doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat finally handed in his resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

On Friday, BAM deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria confirmed that Kien Keat, 28, had submitted the letter to BAM’s office after his training session at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.Koo Kien Keat in a file photo. He submitted his resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia on Feb 21, 2014. The contents of the letter are not known.

The signs were all there for Kien Keat to call it quits when he failed to turn up for training after the Chinese New Year break. He went for an eye treatment on Monday and after a few days of recuperating, he returned for training just two days ago.

Norza, however, did not elaborate on the content of Kien Keat’s letter but said that it would help the BAM in making a decision on the future of the seven-year partnership of Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.

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