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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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Chong Wei donates racquet to good cause (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei once again showed that he has a heart of gold by donating his winning racquet for a good cause.

On Friday, Chong Wei gave away the racquet that was used to win his 10th Malaysian Open title to kick-start the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Equipment Donation Project.Lee Chong Wei with the racquet he donated to Badminton World Federation’s Equipment Donation Project.

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Chong Wei picks up injury ahead of All-England (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei’s preparation for next month’s All-England took a blow after he picked up an injury during a training session.

Two-time All-England champion Chong Wei revealed on Friday that an ankle injury is threatening to derail his plans of a good outing in the prestigious tournament from March 4-9. Lee Chong Wei is nursing an ankle injury and will be fighting to get fit in time for the All-England which begins on March 4.

“I had this pain on my ankle (left leg) before my exhibition match in China (Lingshui on Sunday). In fact, my partner Lin Dan had to cover for me most of the time during the match,” said Chong Wei.

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