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Published: 09 December 2013
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LIM Chiew Sien's maiden appearance in the Sea Games could be a turning point in her badminton career.

The World No 142 was included in the women's singles team two weeks ago along with Yang Li Lian following national No 1 Tee Jing Yi's decision to quit the national team.

A member of the 2011 World Junior Championships mixed team gold medallists, Chiew Sien is giving herself three years to establish herself in the sport.

"I hope to become a top-10 shuttler in the world in three years but it will not be an easy feat. I still need to work my game," said Chiew Sien at Wunna Theikdi Arena in Naypyitaw yesterday.

"I thought I was dreaming when I was told I would be replacing Jing Yi in the Sea Games squad. I could not believe it at first."

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Badminton: Ramdan and Zhang Take Carlton Irish Open Titles in Baldoyle (pic)

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Published: 09 December 2013
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Malaysian player Misbun Ramdan underlined his huge potential when winning the men’s singles at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle beating the German Dieter Domke.

It was the biggest win of his career so far for the young Malaysian, who was delighted with his victory.Malaysian player Misbun Ramden underlined his huge potential when winning the men’s singles at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle beating the German Dieter Domke.

He dominated the match from the start with a variety of shots from all parts of the court that left the tall German struggling from the start.

By halfway in the opening set, Ramden was leading 11-7 and went on to win the set 21-13. The German came back in the second with the scores even at 4-4 and later at 9-9, but the Ramden always had the edge and pulled away to win 21-18.

When Beiwan Zhang of the USA took only two minutes to hammer seven points past Spain’s Beatriz Corrales for only one in reply in the opening set of the women’s singles, it looked like the match would be short.

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Pleasant surprise for Thien How-Wee Kiong

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Published: 09 December 2013
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HOON Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong's hopes of playing in the Super Series Finals have been fulfilled but at the expense of compatriots Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.

Kien Keat and Boon Heong, who had qualified for the event which begins in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, were forced to withdraw after the former suffered an eye infection over the weekend.

This piece of news paved the way for the in-form Thien How-Wee Kiong, the first reserves in the men's doubles, to compete in the event by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Sunday.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, who won their first career title in the Macau Open 10 days ago, have outperformed Kien Keat-Boon Heong in tournaments over the last two months and were initially disappointed for missing out on a place in the Super Series Finals.

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Misbun Ramdan clinches 4th title of the year! (pic)

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Published: 09 December 2013
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Professional player Misbun Ramdan who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia in January, has performed significantly well this year as he clinches his 4th international title last Saturday. Misbun Ramdan Misbun is currently under the guidance of his father Misbun Sidek who is a legendary coach and player in Malaysia.  Misbun Ramdan has won the Portugese International, Forza Slovenia International and Hellas International in Greece this year.Misbun Ramdan

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Wei Feng fired up to end Malaysia’s badminton jinx (pic)

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Published: 08 December 2013
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NAYPYITAW: IT took 12 long hours to reach Naypyitaw but for men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng it just did not matter.

He was just excited to be involved in his first SEA Games and is all pumped up in Myanmar.

In fact, the 26-year-old is on a mission and is he is determined to achieve just that – to end the country’s 12-year wait for a SEA Games gold in the men’s singles event.

Malaysia last tasted success at the 2001 SEA Games through Mohd Roslin Hashim but since then, Indonesia have dominated the scene in every series after that. Chong Wei Feng is determined to win the men's singles gold medal at the Myanmar SEA Games.

Wei Feng said that it was time to seize the moment: “We left Kuala Lumpur at 4am (on Saturday) and transit in Bangkok. When we reached Naypyitaw, it was already getting dark.

“Today, we tested the competition venue (Wunna Theikdi Inddor Stadium C) but we did not let the tiredness get to us,” said Wei Feng.

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