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Kien Keat-Boon Heong to learn fate by month-end (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The future of Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong hinges on the report of their fitness level.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are awaiting a thorough report from experts at the National Sports Institute (NSI) on Kien Keat-Boon Heong’s physical condition.Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong reached the nadir of their career after crashing out of the opening round in the Malaysian Open in January 2014 prompting a directive to freeze them from playing pending an inquest.

BAM deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria said on Sunday that they would convene a special meeting to decide on the duo’s fate as soon as the report is out.

“We are in the midst of a fact-finding mission. The president (Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff) has met with the players and we are now getting feedbacks from their coaches,” said Norza.

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Coach Kim Her calm about contract talks (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Tan Kim Her will know his role in the national team soon.

Kim Her’s two-year contract ends this month but the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have yet to bind him with a new contract.

Asked about his status, former doubles chief coach Kim Her said: “I will leave it to BAM to deal with the matter. For now, I will just continue with my job as the coach.”Tan Kim Her (right) seen here with national doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang during the 2012 Thomas Cup championship in China, will know his fate soon as his contract with BAM expires this month.

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Chauncy student Matthew Widdicombe to play in National Badminton event

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Published: 31 January 2014
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CHAUNCY pupil Matthew Widdicombe is one of six Hertfordshire players including ex-Olympian Gail Emms who will be competing in the Senior Nationals Badminton Championship.

The event starts on Friday February 7 and takes place at two different venues in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.TOP PLAYER: Matthew Widdicombe

It will be at the National Badminton Centre on Friday and the Stadium MK on Saturday and Sunday.

It is the first time Widdicombe is competing at the senior nationals.

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Vivian aims for new milestones in Year of the Horse (pic)

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Published: 30 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese New Year is the time for family reunions, angpow packets and mandarin oranges.

Although doubles shuttler Vivian Hoo will be taking a break to enjoy the celebration with family and friends, she is determined that the Year of the Horse will be the one where she and partner Woon Khe Wei achieve new milestones in their three-year partnership.

Winning a SEA Games gold medal last year was an awesome feat for Vivian but she is not one to rest on her laurels.Vivian Hoo (centre) with her grandmother, 'coach' Lim Ah How, and the rest of the her family members on the eve of Chinese New Year. They are all wearing football jerseys custom-made by her uncle for the 'Home United' team.

“Winning the SEA Games gold (in Myanmar in December) will always be special but that is in the past. I want to win something bigger and better than a SEA Games gold medal this year,” said the lanky 23-year-old.

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Badminton rankings: Saina Nehwal rises to No.7, PV Sindhu re-enters top-10 (pic)

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Published: 30 January 2014
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India Grand Prix Gold champion Saina Nehwal overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to take the No.7 position. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu entered the top-10 for the second time in her career.

Bolstered by the India Grand Prix Gold triumph Sunday, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal jumped two places to No.7 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday.Saina climbs up to 7th place, Sindhu at 10th in world badminton ranking

Saina overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to rise up the ladder.

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