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Luggage delay does not dampen Malaysia's hopes (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s challenge at the German Open got off to the worst possible start when five of their shuttlers’ equipment and luggage arrived 24 hours late in Mulheim.

Men’s singles shuttler Liew Daren and the men’s doubles pairs of Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah arrived in Mulheim on Sunday night. But the quintet discovered that their luggage and racquets failed to arrive on the same flight. Liew Daren in a file photo. He is the BAM's sole representative for the men's singles at the German Open.

“We arrived on Sunday but we were unable to train because we had no luggage or equipment. It was pure bad luck,” lamented Daren.

“Fortunately, the luggage arrived last night (Monday night) and we managed to get a feel of the court,” added Daren who went into action against France’s Thomas Rouxel in the first round last night.

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China scoop four titles in Asian Juniors

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Published: 21 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: China clinched four of the five individual titles at stake in the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan.

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi was the only shuttler to stop the Chinese from making a clean sweep yesterday. She defeated Chen Yufei 21-10, 21-15 to bag the girls’ singles title.

China started the final day of the championships on a positive note when Huang Kaixian-Chen Qingchen beat Kim Jung-ho-Kong Hee-yong of South Korea 21-14, 21-13 in the mixed doubles final.

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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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