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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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Kisona tamely exits Asian Juniors (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Any hope of the national junior shuttlers returning home with a medal in the individual events of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan ended with S. Kisona’s exit.

Kisona went down tamely in the girls’ singles quarter-finals to Busanan Ongbumrungpan of Thailand 21-5, 21-10 in just 30 minutes on Friday.S. Kisona went down to Busanan Ongbumrungpan of Thailand 21-5, 21-10 in the girls’ singles quarter-finals of the Asian Junior Championships.

With her exit, the national team have to return home empty-handed, having failed to impress in both the mixed team event and the individual events.

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Kisona only one left in Asian Juniors (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: S. Kisona is the only Malaysian shuttler left standing in the individual event of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan.

On a day the other national shuttlers fell like tenpins, Kisona stormed her way into the girls’ singles quarter-finals.

She began the day with a gutsy performance, beating China’s Wang Xinyuan 21-13, 20-22, 21-14 in a tough 52-minute second round match.

In the third round, Kisona downed India’s Gadde Ruthvika Shivani 21-11, 22-20 to set up a quarter-final clash against second-seeded Busanan Ongbumrungpan of Thailand. S. Kisona in a file photo. She will meet second-seeded Busanan Ongbumrungpan of Thailand in the quarter-finals of the Asian Junior Championships.

Lee Ying Ying was the only other national girls’ singles shuttler to make it past the second round. She beat Chang Yu-chen of Taiwan 21-16, 21-14 in the second round but lost to Qin Jinjing of China 21-8, 21-6 in the third round.

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