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Doubles were sent packing on opening day of Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Malaysia's top pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Tanongsak Saensom­boon­suk of Thailand – were miserable on the opening day of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Pasir Gudang.

Malaysian No. 1 Thien How-Wee Kiong lost to Singaporeans Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart 16-21, 20-22 in a 39-minute match on Wednesday.hoon Thien How- Tan Wee Kiong were sent packing 16-21, 20-22 by Singaporeans Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart on Wednesday.

After the match, Wee Kiong said that they seriously need to examine what went wrong.

 

Rashid Sidek is trying to strengthen the Thomas, Uber Cups squad (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: On March 20, after Datuk Misbun Sidek turned down the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM)'s offer to become the badminton supremo, they've decided that they started looking for a chief coach for both the singles and doubles departments.Rashid Sidek

BAM has appointed Rashid Sidek as the singles chief coach, and as an interim coach for the doubles department for the time being. Meanwhile, Tan Kim Her’s contract has been extended to oversee the men’s doubles back-up shuttlers.

 
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Chong Wei Feng: I need to do better (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: In the absence of the three-time All-England champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng needs to prove he can live up to the expectation as the second best men's singles in Malaysia.It's time for Chong Wei Feng to show he is the legitimate one

Chong Wei Feng hopes he can at least reach the final of the championship while China are banking on their future stars for exposing them to more international tournaments.

 

A New Journey Begins for Tan Boon Heong (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Men's doubles ace Tan Boon Heong still has a lot of fight left in him. With all the ups and downs of the rollercoaster career with Koo Kien Keat, the 26-year-old shuttler will start his new partnership with Ow Yao Han.

The pair will play their first game at Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold, which starts on Wednesday at Pasir Gudang. They have been registered for two Superseries events – the Indian Open (April 1-6) and Singapore Open (April 8-13).Ow Yao Han picked as Tan Boon Heong's new comrade

Tan Boon Heong and Kien Keat had been criticized for their lackluster performance on the international stage for the last three years and BAM had considered split them up earlier.

Datuk Norza Zakaria (BAM deputy president) said on Monday that Boon Heong is still under scrutiny and that he should try to perform at his best, and not take his place in the national team for granted.

Norza would like Boon Heong would be to emulate former men’s doubles world champions Hendra Setiawan-Markis Kido of Indonesia where they were broke apart due to their poor performance after 2008 Beijing Olympic. Since then, Hendra has done well to guide his younger partner Mohd Ahsan to the world title last year and they are now the world No. 1.

 
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Soon Huat Took the Final Spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat - the back-up shuttler from Malaysia will be part of the Malaysia Thomas cup team after beating

Tan Chun Seang (former BAM player) 21-14, 21-13 in the three-day selections trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Friday. Goh Soon Huat finished top in Thomas Cup Trial

Misbun Ramdan Misbun and former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli pulled out of the trials due to personal health reasons.

During the trial, Soon Huat showed his fighting spirit and steely determination, and he is likely to be join the Thomas Cup team as the fourth men’s singles player.

 
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