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Start training when young, says badminton legend Rudy (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 March 2007
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Damar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Badminton legend Rudy Hartono has suggested the establishment of a national training camp for under 16-year-olds, to give younger shuttlers the necessary experience to compete internationally.

 

Korean threat in way of Koo-Tan (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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KOO Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are shaping up to be the worlds best doubles pair, but a threat to their supremacy still remains in the shape of the South Koreans.

The Malaysian pair may have notched 30 wins in 32 matches over six tournaments, but they have lost twice in three meetings to South Koreas second-ranked pair of Lee Jae Jin-Hwang Ji Man. And they have yet to play World No 3 Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae.

 

Glorious homecoming for badminton heroes (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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About 500 people, including the Sports Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, turned up to greet the duo, who did Malaysia very proud by winning the prestigious All-England title and also the Swiss Open crown.

Heroes welcome: The Bukit Jalil Sports School students unveil a large banner to welcome home Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong at the KL International Airport yesterday. S.S. KANESAN and KAMARUL ARIFFIN

The two titles took their tally to four in just six international tournaments together since they forged the partnership last October. They were also the champions in the Asian Games in Doha last December and in the Malaysian Open the following month.

 

Stay Focused And Keep Your Feet On The Ground - Eddy Choong

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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The seven-time All-England champion said he was proud of the duo's achievements but winning titles alone was not everything, "rather leaving behind a legacy for the young ones to follow and emulate is more paramount".

"I hope we do not have to wait for another 25 years to win an All-England title or the Asian Games gold," said 77-year-old Eddy when met at the launching of the Asian Sports Awards, here.

 

NSC to reward national heroes Koo, Tan

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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SEPANG: The National Sports Council will consider rewarding the nation's badminton heroes Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, said the council's deputy director-general Zolkples Embong.

We will consider, think, and decide how to reward the pair. We do not want to spoil them with material rewards, which may result in a drop in future performances, he said at KL International Airport last night while awaiting the arrival of the duo.