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Peng Soon: Show us the money (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: Chan Peng Soon had two reasons to be upset on Monday.

First, he was unhappy with the prize money given to the mixed doubles winners in the National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex.

Peng Soon and his scratch partner Lai Pei Jing received only RM1,600 each after winning the title. Mixed doubles player, Chan Peng Soon (right), seen here with partner Lai Pei Jing after winning the National Grand Prix Finals title on Monday in Putrajaya, is unhappy with the prize money distribution at the meet. The mixed doubles champions get the least amount at only RM1,600 each.

They were declared winners after their opponents Ong Jian Guo-Lim Yin Loo conceded a walkover following Jian Guo’s back injury.

Peng Soon said the prize distribution was unfair and hoped the organisers would review it and alleviate the status of the National GP Finals.

The men’s doubles champions took home RM11,000 (RM5,500 each) while the women’s doubles received RM4,800 (RM2,400 each). The men’s singles winner collected RM7,000 while the women’s singles champion was given RM4,000.

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Koo-Tan to skip Korean Open

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: The woeful run of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong continues.

On Friday, national doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang said Boon Heong was down with viral fever and it would take some time for him to recover. And Cheh Chang has withdrawn their names from the Korean Open in Seoul from Jan 8-13.

The duo also did not take part in the BWF’s Super Series Finals this month because Kien Keat suffered an eye infection.

“Kien Keat is well and good and is back in training but the problem now is with Boon Heong,” said Cheh Chang during the ongoing National Grand Prix Finals at Precinct 11 Sport Complex on Friday.

“Boon Heong had high fever and there were rashes all over his body. He was admitted in hospital for three days. Doctors said that it will take some time to recover.

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Underdogs rule at National GP Finals (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: Tan Chun Seang and Lim Chiew Sien made it an eventful day for the underdogs when they dumped the men’s and women’s singles defending champions in the National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex on Sunday.

An unfit independent shuttler Chun Seang went the distance to beat Misbun Ramdan Misbun 18-21, 21-17, 21-19 in an energy-sapping semi-final match. Tan Chun Seang beat defending champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun in three sets in the men's singles semi-final of the National Grand Prix Finals. He takes on Chong Wei Feng for the title on Monday.

He even vomitted after the 57-minute match.

Chun Seang, who left the national team in 2011 and was banned for two years from competing in Asian tournaments by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), will take on heavy favourite Chong Wei Feng in today’s final.

The 27-year-old Chun Seang said the victory was for his fans.

“I am in my first final in a local tournament after two years and this victory is to show to my fans that I am back,” said a pale-looking Chun Seang.

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Rocky pair storm into semis (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: World No. 16 Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah showed that they still have what it takes to play together as a pair as they stormed into the men’s doubles semi-finals of the Maybank National Grand Prix Finals at the Precinct 11 Sports Complex in Putrajaya.

V Shem-Khim Wah were only reunited earlier this month after a rocky relationship which saw them split up twice in the past.
 
On Saturday, the duo were in immaculate form as they topped Group B in style. They outplayed Ow Yao Han-Teo Kok Siang 21-16, 21-15 and then whipped closest rivals Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi 21-14, 21-14.Reunited Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah were well above the rest as they easily qualified for the semi-finals of the Maybank National GP Finals at Putrajaya.

V Shem-Khim, who downed Perak’s Chan Ren Cong-Lim Ming Chuen in straight games on Friday, will take on back-up scratch pair Mohd Lufti Zaim-Tan Wee Gieen in Sunday’s semi-finals.

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Walking wounded Liu Ying’s future in doubt (pic)

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Published: 30 December 2013
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PUTRAJAYA: Shuttler Goh Liu Ying’s future is in doubt and it could see an end to her successful mixed doubles partnership with Chan Peng Soon.

Liu Ying went for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan yesterday and the prognosis on her right knee was not good at all.

“The condition is quite bad. The meniscus tear is bigger than before. I have also developed a small tear on my left knee.Mixed doubles player Goh Liu Ying (left) will have to go for surgery to fix her troublesome right knee.

“This is an old injury. I have had it since 2008 but I have handled it for the last five years by going for treatment. But now, it has become quite unbearable. I find it painful even when I walk,” she said with tears welling in her eyes.

Liu Ying said that she had two options.

She could either go for a minor surgery that will rule her out of the game for four months or go for a major one, which will see her out of action from six to eight months.

“I will seek advice from the NSI (National Sports Institute) and see how best to deal with this issue.”

When asked about her future with Peng Soon, she was not non-committal.

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