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Asian Championships: Boon Heong wants ABC title (pic)

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Published: 10 April 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

THE Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), which begin in Johor Baru on Wednesday, may not be one of the more popular international events, but it is special for doubles player Tan Boon Heong.
Boon Heong, who partnered Hoon Thien How to reach last years final, wants to go one better this time with Koo Kien Keat.

 

Shuttlers make detour to lend a helping hand

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2007
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JOHOR BARU: Their trip down south on Saturday took a detour to Malacca when they made a stop at Machap to play exhibition matches at the launching of Malaysia Love Badminton Campaign by Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai.

The campaign is held in conjunction with the Machap by-election campaign.

 

Kien Keat-Boon Heong eye the ABC crown (pic)

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Published: 10 April 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: All-England men's doubles champions Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will aim to win their fourth international title of the year in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), which will be played in Johor Baru next week.

Despite not being in the best of condition after resuming training last week, they are still seen as the favourites to win the title. The duo are now ranked ninth in the world and success in Johor Baru would push them up among the top eight in the list.

 

Kien Keat/Boon Heong And Nicol Tipped To Win Sports Awards

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Published: 10 April 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 (Bernama) -- Doha Asian Games badminton doubles gold medallist Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and world's women number one squash player Nicol Ann David are expected to win the National Sportsman and Sportswoman Award for 2006.

The three athletes are among eight candidates in the final list for the two top awards for last year.

 

India's shuttlers up against Asia's best (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2007
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New Delhi: The Indian badminton contingent heads off to Malaysia to take on Asia's best in the Asian Badminton Championship in Johar Baru starting Monday.

Top Indian players will take part in the tournament away from home at a time when the Badminton Federation of India has criticised them for poor fitness and endurance levels.

 

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