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Jin Wei gets World Juniors chance (pic)

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Published: 07 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Young singles star Goh Jin Wei may get her lucky break after all.

The 13-year-old Jin Wei, who showed great potential in beating 18-year-old Slyvia Kavita Kumares en route to the Kuala Lumpur Open Division Two girls’ singles title at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton (KLBA) Stadium on Sunday, may get a chance to represent Malaysia in the World Junior Championships in Bangkok from Oct 23-Nov 3.Penang's Goh Jin Wei won the KL Open Division Two title on Sunday.

National singles coach Wong Tat Meng said he would recommend the Penang-born Jin Wei after discovering that there is no minimum age limit imposed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the world junior meet. 

The only ruling is that the players must be below 18 years old. For the record, Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon became the youngest player to win the world junior title in Malaysia in 2009. Then, she was 14 years old.

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IBL row: Badminton Association of India sets up independent panel to hear Jwala Gutta (pic)

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Published: 07 October 2013
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The panel will have to give a decision within a month, till when Jwala will not be considered for national or international selection, BAI said.

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) Monday said it has set up an independent three-member panel to hear Jwala Gutta's case against the life ban proposed against her by its disciplinary committee.Jwala Gutta.

The panel will have to give a decision within a month, till when Jwala will not be considered for national or international selection, BAI said.

The disciplinary committee, headed by BAI vice-president S. Muralidharan, has recommended a life ban on Jwala or six years' suspension from all badminton activities in the country or a conciliatory rapprochement in case she submits an unconditional apology, leaving the final decision to BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta.

"Instead of taking action on his own, BAI president in consultation with the executive council members, has decided to constitute an independent three-member committee for issuing a further show-cause notice to Jwala Gutta," BAI general secretary Vijai Sinha said in a statement.

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Li Lian goes from straight-A’s to KL Open final (pic)

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Published: 07 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National singles shuttler Yang Li Lian has been a straight-A student in all the major examinations.

So, it came as a big surprise when the 20-year-old decided to defer her A-levels in a bid to pass with flying colours on the badminton court instead.

She said it was time for her to concentrate fully on badminton and lift the national women’s singles department out of the doldrums.

Currently, women singles in the country is in a sorry state with only a few good players left in the stable. Besides Li Lian, the others in the team are Tee Jing Yi, Sonia Cheah, Lim Yin Fun and Lim Chiew Sien.Yang Li Lian will be meeting Tee Jing Yi on Oct 6, 2013, in the KL Open women’s singles final. Li Lian will be hoping to win her first senior title then.

Her move to put badminton in the driving seat has seen immediate results.

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Kok Siang wants to settle down

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Published: 07 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former world junior champion Teo Kok Siang hopes his misery of not having a regular partner will be settled for good after his success at the Kuala Lumpur Open. 

On Sunday, the 23-year-old Kok Siang and scratch partner Ow Yao Han put up a solid performance to beat Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi 21-19, 21-13 in just 27 minutes to win the men’s doubles title in the KL Open at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton (KLBA) Stadium.

Kok Siang, who won the world junior title with Mak Hee Chun in 2008, is one of the players considered as a partner for Goh V Shem. The other candidate is Ee Yi.

Reigning Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold winners V Shem and Lim Khim Wah are now the country’s third pair but the duo have decided to go separate ways. 

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Goh-ing great guns (pic)

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Published: 07 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thailand have young star Ratchanok Intanon. Soon, Malaysia will have Goh Jin Wei rocking the badminton world in women’s singles. 

On Saturday, the 13-year-old Jin Wei from Penang showed power, class and a lot of fire in her belly to outplay 18-year-old Slyvia Kavita Kumares 21-17, 21-15 in 36 minutes to emerge as the girls’ singles champion in Division Two of the Kuala Lumpur Open at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton (KLBA) Stadium in Cheras.Penang lass Goh Jin Wei showed power, class and a lot of fire in her belly to outplay Sylvia Kavita Kumares for the KL Open title.

This is Jin Wei’s second title after having won the Division Two crown in the Kedah Open in June.

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