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Boon Heong also receives RM35,000 (pic)

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Published: 28 March 2007
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ALOR STAR: Shuttler Tan Boon Heong, who together with Koo Kien Keat won the All-England men's doubles title for Malaysia after a lapse of 25 long years, received RM35,000 in reward from the Kedah government and the state Barisan Nasional (BN).

The state government gave RM10,000 and the state BN contributed RM25,000. The Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, who is also the Kedah BN chairman, presented the reward to Boon Heong at his office here yesterday.

 

Kim Hock: The partys over for Kien Keat-Boon Heong (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 March 2007
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By RAJES PAUL

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have poured cold water on parties to fete Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, who have gained celebrity and national heroes status in just a short period as a pair.

 

Rexy: Faith is my strength

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 March 2007
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REXY Mainaky has been on the lips of every Malaysian since mens doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong burst onto the badminton scene. Nobody denies that Rexy has played an instrumental role in the pairs development but, as Timesports K.M. BOOPATHY finds out, there is much, much more to the deeply religious 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medallist.

TIMESPORT: Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

 

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.

 

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