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Teck Zhi out to make amends (pic)

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Published: 28 October 2013
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s reigning Asian juniors champion Soo Teck Zhi will be out to make amends for his disappointment in the mixed team badminton event when the boys’ singles event at the ongoing World Junior Championships starts in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Teck Zhi, who failed to deliver the crucial point for Malaysia in the tie against Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the mixed team event last week, is all pumped up to end his junior career on a high. He will not be eligible to play in next year’s world junior meet.Soo Teck Zhi in a file photo. He is ready to bounce back after the defeat in the mixed team’s quarter-finals to Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie last week.

Said Teck Zhi: “I am ready to give my best for the country. I am feeling good and ready for the battle.”

In the individual competition starting Tuesday, Teck Zhi is the number one seed. He has received a first-round bye and will begin his campaign against Mexico’s Luis Garrido in the second round Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Teck Zhi suffered a shock defeat in the mixed team’s quarter-finals to Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie last week and is itching to bounce back.

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Daren faces axe after French exit (pic)

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Published: 24 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National singles shuttler Liew Daren is set to pay a heavy price for his early round defeats in the back-to-back Denmark Open and French Open.

The 26-year-old may not be sent for the last two Super Series in China and Hong Kong although his name has been entered for both tournaments.Liew Daren may not get to play in the final two Super Series meets of the year after early round exits at the Denmark and French Opens in the past week.

The China Open is from Nov 12-17 in Shanghai and the Hong Kong Open is from Nov 19-24 in Kowloon.

The new management of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have set a new precedence as far as the selection of players for international tournaments is concerned. Players will be given the green light to compete based on current form and, unfortunately, Daren has been far from impressive of late.

On Tuesday, world No. 20 Daren went down 21-15, 15-21, 19-21 to veteran Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in the opening round of the French Open.

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Malaysian doubles pairs come good in Paris (pic)

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Published: 24 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was a good day for the doubles department when three pairs – Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying – marched into the quarter-finals of the French Open in Paris.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong, determined to prove that they are still the country’s best, defeated Germany’s Michael Fuchs-Johannes Schoettler of Ger-many 21-19, 21-19 in the second round yesterday.Koo Kean Keat-Tan Boon Heong advance to the quarter-finals of the French Open after defeated Germany’s Michael Fuchs-Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-19, 21-19 in the second round yesterday.

They will take on surprise quarter-finalists Chris Adcock-Andrew Ellis of England, who stunned South Koreans Kim Sa-rang-Kim Ki-jung 22-20, 19-21, 21-18.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong have never beaten the Koreans in four previous meetings but have a good record against the Englishmen.

Today, Malaysia’s second ranked men’s doubles pair of Thien How-Wee Kiong will have a chance, albeit a slim one, to reach their first semi-finals in a Super Series event this year.

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Chong Wei through to quarter-finals in Paris (pic)

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Published: 24 October 2013
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World No 1 Lee Chong Wei stayed rock steady in his mission to win the French Open title when he battled for a 21-18, 21-18 win over India's Ajay Jayaram to reach the quarter-finals. Lee Chong Wei advances to the quarter-final of the French Open with a straight sets victory over India's Ajay Jayaram on Thursday.'

He will take on another veteran of the game - Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana - for a place in the semi-finals.

The other quarter-finals will be between Kenichi Tago of Japan and Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto; Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia will face Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark; and Hu Yun of Hong Kong will square off against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand.

 

PBSI seeks to revive passion for badminton

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Published: 23 October 2013
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The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has initiated a movement called Angkat Raketmu (pick up your rackets) in a bid to renew the championship spirit in national badminton.

Jointly held with soft drink producer Coca Cola Indonesia, the movement was launched at Langsat Park, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, on Tuesday by PBSI chairman Gita Wirjawan.

Present at the ceremony were president director of Coca Cola Indonesia Martin Gil, chairman of the Indonesian Olympic Committee Rita Subowo and officials from the city administration.

The ceremony was marked by Gita and Martin Gil playing a friendly men’s doubles match against Atlanta Olympic gold medalists Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaki.

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