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Asian juniors: Wei to go, Cheam

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Published: 17 February 2014
Written by Hits: 1881

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
Written by Hits: 4038

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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Kok Siang just can’t get a lucky break (pic)

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Published: 13 February 2014
Written by Hits: 7377

KUALA LUMPUR: Doubles shuttler Teo Kok Siang is one of the most talented players with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Unfortunately, a series of bad luck has halted his progress over the last three years.

It may have impeded his progress but it certainly hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm nor desire to dream big.Physiotherapist Sandra Fiedler (right) helping Teo Kok Siang with some light workout session at Stadium Juara on Friday.

Yesterday, Kok Siang, with a scar on his forehead and an ugly mark on his right hand, was a picture of steely determination as he underwent rehabilitation following a car crash on the eve of the Chinese New Year that left him with multiple fractures on his right hand as well as injuries to his head, which needed more than 20 stitches.

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Jungle excursion to lift shuttler’s morale (pic)

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Published: 13 February 2014
Written by Hits: 5801

KUALA LUMPUR: A big scale motivation camp for the badminton players will be held at Taman Negara in Pahang from March 12-15.

It is aimed at uniting and inspiring the team in preparation for the four major tournaments this year – Thomas Cup Finals (May), Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (July), World Championships in Copenhagen (August) and the Asian Games in Incheon (September).

The camp will be held just days after the All-England (from March 4-9) so that all the shuttlers, including Olympic Games silver medallists Lee Chong Wei, can take part. The national badminton players will attend a motivation camp in Taman Negara, Pahang from March 12-15.

Independent players are expected to join the motivation camp – only if they are successful in a selection trial soon.

On Thursday, all the national coaches had a meeting with the National Sports Institute (NSI) team to discuss about the camp and they came out with several proposals.

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