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Rajiv Ouseph aims to lead English badminton revival (pic)

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Published: 01 October 2013
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Commonwealth silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph wants to lead a revival of English badminton fortunes.

Ouseph, 27, was among four players in the Great Britain squad for last year's Olympics, but they failed to challenge for medals after early defeats.Rajiv Ouseph

    “Consistency is key for me against the top guys, which I've struggled with in the past”

Rajiv Ouseph

He will compete in the inaugural London Grand Prix,  which will take place at the Copper Box from 1 to 6 October.

"I'm one of the senior players now and I want to lead by example and inspire some of the youngsters," he said.

Ouseph said that he had been helped early in his international career by Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms, who were mixed doubles silver medallists for Britain at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

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Malaysia and S. Korea to thrive on win-win partnership

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Published: 01 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia are set to enjoy a win-win badminton partnership with South Korea when both teams sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Wednesday.

The collaboration between the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and Korean Badminton Association (KBA) will see Malaysian juniors enjoying a one-week training stint and matchplays with the Koreans.

The Korean players will arrive on Wednesday and plans are in the pipeline for Malaysian juniors to spend a week in South Korea on a similar project.

BAM’s Support Service Group (SSG) general manager Kenny Goh said there would be other mutual benefits under the partnership.

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Malaysia bag four gold medals at ISG

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Published: 01 October 2013
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PALEMBANG: Malaysia clinched four golds, three silvers and a bronze in badminton at the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) here on Monday.

The mixed doubles pair of Mohd Lutfi Zalim Abdul Khalid-Amelia Alicia Ancelly won the gold by beating compatriots Wong Fai Yin-Shevon Lai Jemie 22-20, 28-26.

The second gold was won by men’s singles player Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub who beat compatriot Goh Giap Chin 21-12, 15-21, 21-12.

The men’s doubles pair of Low Juan Shen-Tan Yip Jiun won the third gold after beating Turkey’s Emre Arsian-Huseyin Oruc 21-16, 21-13.

Chow Mei Kuan-Shevon Lai Jemie won the fourth gold with a 21-14, 23-21 win over Indonesians Dini Fitri-Inten Ratnasari 21-14, 23-21. Malaysia also picked up a bronze through Amelia-Soong Fie Cho.

To date, Malaysia have won 26 golds, 20 silvers and 25 bronzes to lie third in the medal standings. Hosts Indonesia lead with a 34-33-33 haul followed by Egypt with a 26-25-29 total.


Extra motivation for Wei Feng and Daren (pic)

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Published: 01 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Coach Rashid Sidek’s return to the national fold will be an extra motivation for Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren to soar high this month.

Both Wei Feng and Daren will compete in the Kuala Lumpur Open, which begins tomorrow. They will then compete in back-to-back tournaments in Denmark from Oct 20-25 and France from Oct 22-27. Chong Wei Feng’s immediate focus would be on the Kuala Lumpur Open which begins on Wednesday.

Rashid, who quit as the singles coach on Sept 19, announced that he would resume work with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Tuesday.

A delighted Wei Feng said that he sorely missed his coach over the last 12 days. 

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Simon clinches Indonesia Open title (pic)

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Published: 01 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian Simon Santoso showed that he has not lost his touch, strolling to the men’s singles title at the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold in Jogyakarta on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Simon, struggling for form for the past one year, defeated compatriot Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-17, 21-11 in the final.

Hosts Indonesia also picked up two other crowns.Simon Santoso defeated compatriot Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-17, 21-11 in the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold men’s singles final in Jogyakarta on Sunday.

Praveen Jordan teamed up with seasoned campaigner Vita Ma- rissa to edge world champions Ahmad Tontowi-Lilyana Natsir 22-20, 9-21, 21-14 in the mixed doubles final. 

Indonesia showed that they have depth in the men’s doubles when Angga Pratama-Ryan Agung Saputra defeated Ronald Alexander-Selvanus Geh 17-21, 21-15, 21-16 in a final between two young and rising pairs.




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