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'Dinosaur' to introduce technology to badminton (pic)

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Published: 10 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Old-timer Tan Aik Mong is ready to give Malaysian badminton a facelift by managing players and coaches using a “hip and happening” approach.

On Saturday, the 63-year-old Aik Mong, a computer whiz, said that he was looking forward to assuming the heavy responsibility as director of Badminton Association of Malaysia’s Talent Management Group (TMG) on a full-time basis.

For a start, he is set to computerise all the coaching and training methods. The coaches’ reports, match analyses and videos will be documented, recorded and made accessible to the states. Tan Aik Mong: 'Even if I leave, we will have a proper documented system which my successor will be able to use for the betterment of the game.'

“We will develop four systems. Computerisation is my expertise ... I have been at it for 40 years,” said Aik Mong, who has a vast knowledge in information technology and had served as a systems analyst and computer manager in two major companies.

“The ISN (National Sports Institute) has done well to capture many videos of our players in action against their opponents. I will dedicate all my coaches to the ISN to analyse and come up with strategies to win and we will document it,” he said.

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Daren a relieved man after meeting Mahaleel and Aik Mong (pic)

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Published: 10 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Liew Daren’s fear of his future in the national team is all gone after two meetings in two days with the new management.

On Monday, Daren and all the national players met up with Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) Talent Management Group (TMG) director Tan Aik Mong at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.

On Saturday, they had a closed door meeting with BAM’s president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff. National men’s singles shuttler Liew Daren’s fear of his future in the national team is all gone after meeting Talent Management Group director Tan Aik Mong.

The 26-year-old Daren said they were now quite clear with their roles and responsibilities in the national team and hoped to be given some time to get used to the changes.

“We raised a number of grouses in the meeting with the president. We are happy as we were given assurances that they would be looked into. It was also good that the president took his time to meet up with us,” said Daren.

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BAM cuts down to just 2 main groups (pic)

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Published: 10 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: A new structure, a five-year strategic plan, and the return of former internationals Tan Aik Mong and Razif Sidek.

These are some of the highlights from a comprehensive five-year plan unveiled by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on Saturday at the council meeting, which was endorsed by all his members – unanimously.

The 66-year-old Tengku Mahaleel said that he had trimmed the previous BAM’s elaborate structure to only two main groups - the Talent Management Group (TMG) and the Service Support Group (SSG).Tan Aik Mong (left) with BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff after the council meeting. Aik Mong will now be in charge of coaching, training, development and tournament plans.

He has done away with the executive committee (exco) and all seven sub-committees, including the all-powerful coaching and training committee (CNT).

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Minh loses title at Taipei Open badminton (pic)

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Published: 10 September 2013
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VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese badminton star Nguyen Tien Minh failed to defend his title at the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, which concluded in New Taipei City yesterday, Sept 8.

Minh, the world No 5 and tournament favourite, did not look quite his usual self as he lost 21-19, 9-21, 18-21 to unseeded Son Won-ho of South Korea in the men's final, which lasted around 80 minutes.

South Korean players also dominated all other categories of the annual US$200,000 event.Vietnamese badminton star Nguyen Tien Minh.

In the women's singles, No 1 seed Sung Ji-huyn defeated Tai Tzu Ying, No 2, of the hosts 21-16, 21-9.

Shin Baek-choel and Jang Ye-na trounced teammates Yoo Yeon-seong and Eom Hye-won 22-20, 12-21, 21-16 in the mixed doubles pool.

The men's doubles saw Kim Ki-jung and Kim Sa-rang defeat Lee Sheng Mu and Tsai Chia Hsin of Chinese Taipei 21-11, 21-11.

There was no match in the women's doubles as Jung Kying-eun and Kim Ha-na were awarded victory after teammate pair Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan withdrew.

 

The Indian Badminton League Finals: One unforgettable evening (pic)

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Published: 03 September 2013
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The IBL finals which saw Hyderabad Hotshots face off against the Awadhe Warriors boasted a tough game all around with an overall score of 3-1 with the Hyderabad Hotshots taking home the gold.

After a month of electrifying badminton matches, the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League came to an end at the Sardar Indian Badminton League Champion - Hyderabad Hotshots Ajay Jayaram and Saina NehwalVallabhai Patel Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. And what an evening it was! Days after the league table kept getting smaller with some surprising knockouts and some predictable ones, Hyderabad Hotshots and Awadhe Warriors were the two teams that made it to the finals.

The NSCI stadium, located opposite the Haji Ali sea face, looked brilliant, lit up with bright lights, fantastic sound and decorative flags all over. The games were well organised, unlike most sporting events -- there were ushers and security guards helping those who couldn't find their way.

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