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Night training sessions to grow young Malaysian players

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Published: 30 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's double coach Tan Kim Her would like to speed up ripening process for the young shuttlers and to prepare them for the 11 x 5 new scoring system through night training routines.Words of wisdom: Tan Kim Her (left) speaking to the Malaysian squad. He is in charge of grooming the younger doubles players for the future.

Tan Kim Her is currently coaching Low Juan Shen-Nelson Heg Wei Keat, Chua Khek Wei-Chan Ren Cong, Mohd Amzzar Zainuddin-Ng Di Hua, Tai An Khang-Woon Mun Chun, Ong Yew Sin-Darren Issac, and Yew Hong Kheng-Tan Wee Gieen. Nelson Heg Wei Keat and his former partner Teo Ee Yi won the 2011 BWF World Junior Championships, while Yew Hong Kheng and Ow Yao Han (currently in the senior team) captured the 2010 World Junior Championships.

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Saina Nehwal Breaks Chinese Super Series Monopoly

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Published: 30 June 2014
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Sydney: On Sunday, India's Saina Nehwal defeated Spain's Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in 43 minutes to win the Australian Open. With the win, she became the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women's singles Super Series title in 2014.

Australian Open was the eighth Super Series tournament this year. The previous seven have all been taken by the top Chinese shuttlers.Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

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Improving Peng Soon-Pei Jing eyes a run at Commonwealth Games

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Published: 30 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon believed he and Pei Jing got a shot at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games which will be held from July 23-Aug 3. It's been a tough year for the duo, who has yet to win any international title since they started playing together.Hope Peng Soon and Pei Jing can outclass their opponents to win the Commonwealth title

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Australian Open: Super Dan wins

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Published: 29 June 2014
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Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

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Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How falters

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Published: 28 June 2014
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Sydney: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How failed to gain revenge in Sydney as they were crushed by world number two Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-14, 21-16 in the men’s doubles semi-finals in 47 minutes. In last month's Thomas Cup Group C tie against Korea, Tan-Hoon lost to the Korean pair 19-21, 19-21.

 

"The Korean played a lot of high quality shots today. We gave our best, it's just so hard to score a single point from the Korean," said Boon Heong.

 Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

"This is the second tournament for Thien How and I playing as a pair, even though we reached semi-final, but I am not satisfy with the result. We came so close from reaching the final to earn a shot of becoming the men's doubles champion at Australia," said the disappointed Boon Heong.

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