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.