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Daren's done for the year (pic)

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Published: 19 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National singles shuttler Liew Daren will focus on a long rehabilitation programme after pulling out from the Hong Kong Open on the eve of the competition in Kowloon on Tuesday.

Daren suffered a hamstring injury during the China Open and decided that he was still unfit to mount a strong challenge in the Hong Kong Open. He was slated to meet Kenichi Tago of Japan in the first round on Wednesday. National singles shuttler Liew Daren has withdrawn from the Hong Kong Open that begins on Wednesday to fully recover from his foot and hamstring injuries in order to come back stronger for 2014.

Daren, who has no more tournaments for the rest of the year, said that he would seek treatment from the National Sports Institute (NSI) to toughen himself up physically so that he could start afresh next season.

“I was down with foot injury (during the Denmark Open) and then, hamstring. I have enough of injuries. Hopefully, in the next one month I will be able to focus on my rehabilitation programme at NSI,” said Daren, whose world ranking has dropped to 29th spot.

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New pair Kah Ming-Ee Yi on the verge of first title (pic)

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Published: 19 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Much has been made of Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah’s new partners but it was another new pair, Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi, who stole the limelight at the Malaysia International Challenge semi-finals in Kuching.

Kah Ming, world junior champion with Ow Yao Han in 2009, combined well with Ee Yi, world junior champion in 2011 with Nelson Heg, to beat fifth seeds Khim Wah-Yao Han in the men’s doubles semi-finals on Saturday.

The pair, who had to earn passage into the main draw via the qualifying rounds, came back strongly from a game down to beat their SEA Games-bound compatriots 21-23, 21-8, 27-25.New doubles pair Chooi Kah Ming (right) and Teo Ee Yi are poised to capture their first title together when they take on Selvanus Geh-Alfian Eko Prasetya of Indonesia in the final of the Malaysian International Challenge on Sunday.

It was their third scalp of the tournament, having beaten top seeds Hafiz Faisal-Putra Eka Rhoma of Indonesia in the first round and V Shem-Teo Kok Siang in the quarter-finals.

Kah Ming-Ee Yi will certainly fancy their chances of a first title together when they take on seventh seeds Selvanus Geh-Alfian Eko Prasetya of Indonesia in Sunday’s final.

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Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap exit China Open Super Series

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Published: 15 November 2013
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While Saina Nehwal lost 21-16, 15-21, 17-21 to unseeded Sun Yu of China, Parupalli Kashyap was defeated 11-21, 12-21 by Kento Momota of Japan.
 

Indians suffered a disappointing day at the China Open Super Series Premier with star shuttler Saina Nehwal and Arundhati Pantawane going down in the women’s singles second round while Parupalli Kashyap lost in the men’s singles competition here Thursday.

While Saina lost 21-16, 15-21, 17-21 to unseeded Sun Yu of China, Arundhati was defeated 13-21, 10-21 by third seed Wang Yihan, also of China.

Kashyap was defeated 11-21, 12-21 by Kento Momota of Japan.

Saina, who was hoping to win her first trophy of the season, started off well enough coming back from an early 4-1 deficit to dominate the opening game.

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Former internationals Arif, Hee Chun shine (pic)

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Published: 15 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former internationals Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Mak Hee Chun shone the brightest in the Malaysia International Challenge in Kuching on Friday.

World No. 50 Arif, who left the national team last year to venture into the world of professional badminton, defeated Indonesia’s Grinting Anthony 21-8, 21-15 to reach the men’s singles semi-finals.

He will take on Ashton Chen of Singapore on Saturday for a place in the final. Mohd Arif Abdul Latif. The former international is the last man standing in the men's singles event of the Malaysia International Challenge. He faces Ashton Chen of Singapore on Saturday for a place in the final.

The 24-year-old Arif was the only men’s singles shuttler left to carry the torch for Malaysia as all the other players - Soo Teck Zhi, Soong Joo Ven and Choong Yen Han – fell like kingpins.

Reigning Asian junior champion Teck Zhi was sent packing 15-21, 15-21 by Indonesia’s Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin in just 30 minutes, while Joo Ven gave a better account of himself before going down fighting to Ashton 21-19, 17-21, 17-21 in an hour and 14 minutes.

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Status quo on doubles line-up for now (pic)

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Published: 15 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National doubles coach Tan Kim Her will not make any changes to the men’s doubles line-up unless it is really necessary.

Kim Her made this commitment after the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) brought him back as a doubles coach on Thursday to replace Indonesian Paulus Firman, who tendered his resignation last month.

Former doubles head coach Kim Her has been serving as a BAM assessor for the last two months, a job which required him to assess all the national coaches and handle some administrative work. Tan Kim Her instructing BAM players earlier this year. He wants to concentrate on grooming the younger doubles players for the future.

He will now continue his work as an assessor while also serving as the doubles coach. Together with coach Pang Cheh Chang, Kim Her will take charge of 24 doubles shuttlers in the national team.

Before his departure, Paulus had worked with Cheh Chang to form six new pairs - Goh V Shem-Teo Kok Siang, Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han, Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi, Nelson Heg Wei Keat-Tan Wee Gieen, Low Juan Shen-Tai An Khang and Tan Yip Jiun-Yew Hong Khong.

The top two existing pairs are Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong.

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