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Ng sisters want back into BAM (pic)

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Published: 17 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former internationals Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern are keen to rejoin the national badminton team after completing their tertiary studies in June.

The return of this women’s doubles pair should be well received by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as it will strengthen Malaysia’s depth in the women’s team event for the Asian Games in Incheon in September. Ng Hui Lin (left) and Ng Hui Ern in action during the World Championships in China last year.

Since leaving the national team to pursue degrees in Economics at the University of Loughborough in Britain in 2011, sisters Hui Lin and Hui Ern have done well to strike a balance between studies and badminton.

The duo are in the final year of their studies and have somehow done well to maintain a good world ranking.

The are now 23rd in the world – just seven spots behind Myanmar SEA Games gold medallist Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo and four ahead of Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho.

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Asian Juniors: M’sia blanked by China, but still qualify

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Published: 17 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia were comprehensively beaten 5-0 by favourites China in the Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Taiwan.

Playing in Group D, Malaysia sent in their second stringers and they all lost in straight games on Monday. Despite the defeat, Malaysia managed to clinch a place in the quarter-finals as runners-up of the group.

Today, Malaysia will take on hosts Taiwan. Taiwan caused a stir when they upset Thailand 4-1 to emerge as Group B champions.

Goh Yea Ching, who was rested against China, believes Malaysia have a fighting chance against Taiwan.

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Asian juniors: Wei to go, Cheam

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Published: 17 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Youngster Cheam June Wei led Malaysia to a good start in the opening day of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan.

Malaysia, as expected, defeated unheralded Sri Lanka 5-0 in their Group D tie on Sunday but their real challenge – against China – awaits them on Monday.

June Wei, who is determined to come good in his second Asian junior meet, defeated Mahen Anjana Samaranayake 21-15, 21-11 to contribute one point.

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It was love at first sight for Woon Fui (pic)

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Published: 13 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: It was love at first sight for former international shuttler Lin Woon Fui when he set eyes on squash player Delia Arnold during a motivation camp 11 years ago.

Yesterday, the duo celebrated their love with a colourful wedding ceremony that brought together most of the big names from the country’s top two racquet sports at the Sunway Hotel in Petaling Jaya.Happy couple: Newlyweds national squash player Delia Arnold and ex-national badminton doubles player Lin Woon Fui cutting the cake at their wedding reception in Sunway on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Woon Fui, a finalist in the 2003 World Cup and 2006 Malaysian Open with Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari, had given up competitive badminton but is fully supportive of his wife’s squash career.

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Khek Wei-Di Hua aim high at Asian Juniors

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Published: 13 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have an amazing record of producing world-class boys’ doubles badminton pairs at the junior level.

They have won seven of the 15 editions of the World Junior Championships from 1992-2013 and four in the Asian Junior Championships since it began in 1997.

However, over the past couple of years, our national shuttlers have suffered a slump.

Nelson Heg Wei Keat-Teo Ee Yi were the last Malaysians to win the boys’ doubles title at the junior level – triumphing at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Taiwan.

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