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Peng Soon hopes to strike gold with Pei Jing (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon plans to make full use of the three back-to-back tournaments in Europe to win the trust of his new partner Lai Pei Jing.

Peng Soon and Pei Jing are the top seeds in the Austrian International Open from Feb 19-22 but are unseeded for the more challenging German Open GP Gold from Feb 26-March 2 and the All-England from March 4-9.Peng Soon is quietly hoping to make the cut with Pei Jing for this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen in August.

This is based on the latest list of entries disclosed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Pei Jing is combining with Peng Soon as his partner of five years, Goh Liu Ying, has decided to undergo knee surgery.

Liu Ying is likely to be ruled out of competition for at least six months once she goes under the knife.

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Great chance for Jin Wei to shine (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Young badminton talent Goh Jin Wei will get a chance to strut her stuff at the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan from Feb 16-23.

The 13-year-old Jin Wei, who was promoted to the national women’s singles squad last month, has been named for the junior meet together with Ho Yen Mei, Lee Ying Ying and S. Kisona.Goh Jin Wei has a knack for beating players older than her and will hoping to do well in the Asian Junior Championships.

Malaysia have yet to taste success in the girls’ singles event in the Asian junior series.

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Back-up shuttlers to taste team action in Indonesia (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: All the top national back-up players, spearheaded by Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, will get a taste of what it’ll take to play in the Thomas Cup Finals when they compete in Indonesia’s Djarum Super League in Surabaya.

The league began on Monday but the Malaysian Tigers will only go into action on Tuesday in the one-week team competition that offers 1bil rupiah (RM278,009) in total prize money.National back-up shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain, seen here in training, will compete in the week-long Djarum Super League in Surabaya with his fellow team-mates, beginning Tuesday.

Besides Iskandar, those representing Malaysian Tigers are Goh Soon Huat, Chong Yee Han, Tan Kian Meng, Teo Ee Yi-Nelson Heg Wei Keat, Chooi Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han and Low Juan Seng.

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Liu Ying decides to delay surgery (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: In a rather surprising U-turn, national mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying has decided to postpone her decision to go for surgery.

The 24-year-old Liu Ying who is ranked sixth in the world with partner Chan Peng Soon has been suffering from long-standing knee problems, with her right knee revealed to have a meniscus tear and a partial ligament tear. There is also a small meniscus tear on her left knee.Goh Liu Ying is suffering from a meniscus tear in both her left and right knees.

And the Malacca-born Liu Ying had initially made up her mind to go under the knife which would in effect rule her out for at least six months.

That would mean she would miss out on several big tournaments such as the Asian and Commonwealth Games, as well as the World Championships in August.

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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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