Kuala Lumpur: Congratulations to Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern who finally graduated and are the proud owner of Economics degree from Loughborough University in Britain. And they are excited to play badminton again!
Hui Lin will meet with Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Sunday to explore chances of returning to the Malaysia national team as either a women’s doubles player or a mixed doubles player.
Despite their busy student life, they still managed to participate in 15 international tournaments in 2013. Their best results last year were runner-up of 2013 Bitburger Open GPG, where they lost to Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek of Netherlands, 20-22, 15-21; and runner-up of 2013 Scottish Open Grand Prix, where they again lost to Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek of Netherlands 23-25, 21-15, 16-21. The sisters played in 2014 All England, 2014 Singapore Open, and 2014 New Zealand Open this year.
By participating in lot of international badminton tournaments helped pushed their ranking to once as high as world number 24th that eventually qualified them for the World Championships in Copenhagen this year. The Ng sisters are now ranked world number 29th. Another Malaysia women’s doubles Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo will also play in Copenhagen.
“It’s good to be back home again. I miss my parents and family immensely when I was abroad. I can’t wait to get back to the national team to revitalize my badminton career,” said Hui Lin.
If things go according to plan, they will participate in the selection trial for a spot in the Malaysia team for the Incheon Asian Games, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.
“Hui Ern will be back in two weeks, we will play in the Australia Open that starts from June 24 to Jun 29, then, we will start focusing for the world championships.”