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Yin Loo uses downtime for eye treatment (pic)

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Published: 10 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian women’s and mixed doubles player Lim Yin Loo was sporting a new look in training.

When asked about her spectacles, Yin Loo explained that she usually wears contact lenses but they sometimes irritate her eyes and cause discomfort because of dryness. As a result, she is opting to wear spectacles until she undergoes lasik treatment for vision correction next Wednesday. Lim Yin Loo has no tournaments lined up until the Malaysian Grand Prix Gold from March 25-30. So, she has opted to go for lasik treatment next week.

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Wei Keat forges on with new partner Juan Shen (pic)

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Published: 10 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: National doubles player Nelson Heg Wei Keat is not letting the split with his partner Teo Ee Yi dampen his spirits.

The doubles pair, who were the World Junior Champions in 2012, have been split and Wei Keat is now partnering Low Juan Shen.

According to Wei Keat, nothing much has changed since the split as things have to move on.

“This is the coaches’ decision, and so I respect it. I will give my best in all the tournaments that I participate in with my new partner Juan Shen,” he said.

“The decision to split my partnership with Ee Yi has not dNelson Heg Wei Keat (right) with former partner Teo Ee Yi, he is now partnering Low Juan Shen.emoralised me. I am looking ahead to be the World Champion in the future,” said the Penangite.

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Yea Ching-Yen Wei out to make a bang at Asian Juniors (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: When top junior girls pair Goh Yea Ching and Peck Yen Wei are not on court, the former is the one who seems to make more noise.

The bubbly Yea Ching plans to make even more noise when she and Yen Wei represent Malaysia at the Asian Junior Championships from Feb 16-23 in Taiwan.Goh Yea Ching (right) and partner Peck Yen Wei aim to make at least the semis of the Asian Junior Championships from Feb 16-23 in Taiwan.

The duo are one of three pairs named for the tournament. The other two are Tew Jia Jia-Eng Pui Yee and Yap Zhen-Raja Nurnina Raja Azlan Shah.

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Bolton star forced to pull out of the English National Badminton Championships with heart condition (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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Bolton's Gary Fox admits he can’t wait to feel like his old self again after his heart condition reared its ugly head at the English National Badminton Championships.

After he and Ben Stawski’s men’s doubles journey had ended in the second round by number three seeds Matthew Nottingham from Macclesfield and partner Chris Coles, disaster struck for Fox.Gary with Sophie Brown

The 23-year-old is due to have an operation in a fortnight after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation last October, a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

But despite this Fox was still competing in the Milton Keynes this weekend as he went for glory in both the men’s and mixed doubles events.

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Chong Wei To Partner Arch-Rival Lin Dan In Exhibition Doubles Match, in Lingshui, China (pic)

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Published: 09 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei has always stood across the net from Lin Dan of China but come Sunday, the two greatest players will do the unthinkable – team up in the men’s doubles event in the name of sports promotion.

On Monday, Chong Wei said that he was looking forward to the prospect of playing alongside Lin Dan in an exhibition match on Feb 16 in Lingshui, China, in conjunction with the opening of a new national training centre in the province. Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan (right) in a file photo. The long-time rivals will be pairing up to play as a doubles pair against Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China in an exhibition match.

And to make it even more mouth-watering, the duo will take on five-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China.

It is the first time that Lin Dan will be making his appearance in front of his fans after having beaten Chong Wei in the final of the World Championships in Guangzhou last August.

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