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Yap wants quitting quartet to return

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Published: 20 January 2008
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CHIEF coach Yap Kim Hock has urged the four doubles players who wanted to quit to return to the national fold. 

He gave them an assurance that they would still be part of the Badminton Association of Malaysia's plans for the 2012 London Olympics.

 

Rexy: I am leaving (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 January 2008
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INDONESIAN Rexy Mainaky has quit as the national doubles coach of the Malaysian team – barely seven months before the Beijing Olympic Games and four months before the Thomas Cup Finals. 

His decision comes a day after his charges – Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Tan Bin Shen-Ong Soon Hock – crashed out in the second round of the ongoing Malaysian Open badminton championships at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. 

There were high expectations on defending champions Kien Keat-Boon Heong but a poor showing – especially by Boon Heong in the decider – saw them losing 19-21, 21-18, 21-19 to Denmark’s Jonas Rasmussen-Lars Paaske on Thursday.

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Rexy Mainaky

 

 
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Indonesians win again at ‘lucky’ venue

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 January 2008
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MALAYSIA is a happy hunting ground for the Indonesian men's doubles pair of Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan.
 
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Chinese shuttlers capture two golds at Malaysia Open badminton

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Published: 20 January 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Badminton players from China seized two gold medals as the Proton Malaysia Open Badminton Super Series 2008 closed here on Sunday.
 

Chong Wei keeps his cool to sink Hyun-il

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Published: 20 January 2008
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Badminton fans in the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil erupted in joy yesterday when national number one Lee Chong Wei smashed his way to his fourth Malaysian Open title in five years.

 
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