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All England: Coach Kim Hock promises the best (pic)

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Published: 28 February 2008
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By : K.M. Boopathy

NATIONAL chief coach Yap Kim Hock was tight-lipped on the national shuttlers' title hopes in the All England Championships in Birmingham which begins on Tuesday, but said Malaysia will be treating the tournament very seriously.

World No 3 doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are the doubles defending champions and Kim Hock said there will be an overall improvement in performance and results this year.

 

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National chief coach Yap Kim Hock.

 
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Chong Wei focusing on Super Series meets

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 February 2008
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PETALING JAYA: Top Malaysian singles player Lee Chong Wei has a good reason for skipping the limelight yesterday despite being named as the four Malaysians chosen to carry the Olympic Torch Relay when it passes through Malaysia on April 21.

The others named were Nicol David (squash), Ras Adiba Radzi (former newscaster) and Datin Paduka Sharifah Maszlina Syed Abdul Kadir (the first woman to conquer the North and South Poles).

 
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Gail Emms - My Olympic year (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 February 2008
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British badminton star Gail Emms won an Olympic silver medal with mixed doubles partner Nathan Robertson at the 2004 Games in Athens.

Over the coming months on 606, the 30-year-old will be providing an insight into her preparations for the Bejing Games later this year. Image
 
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Kim Hock sets lofty targets for men and women in qualifiers (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 February 2008
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PETALING JAYA: It will only be considered a successful outing for Malaysia in the Thomas-Uber Cup qualifying tournament if the men emerge as the champions and the women qualify for the Finals on merit.  

But, on paper, it looks easier for the men than the women to make it a double joy for Malaysia in the Asian qualifiers, which begins today in Ho Chi Minh City. 

The Malaysian men will swing into action tomorrow when they take on the Philippines and Cambodia in their Group A ties. 

The women, meanwhile, will begin their campaign against India in Group D on Thursday.

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Mew Choo: To lead the women’s team in the Uber Cup qualifying tournament on Thursday.
 

 
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Thomas Cup Qualifier: Failure is not an option (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 February 2008
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By : K.M. Boopathy

MALAYSIA look a cut above their rivals in the Thomas Cup qualifying round which begins in Ho Chi Minh City today, so anything other than a place in the final will be deemed a failure.

 

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Arif Latif is being given a chance to gain experience and exposure as a singles reserve.

 
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