• Lee Chong Wei rises to 46 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei received a ranking boost by moving up 19 places to number 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings released on Thursday.

    Lee, who rose from world No. 65 to No. 46 has garnered enough ranking points to make himself eligible to compete for all upcoming Superseries events that offered the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention.Lee Chong Wei has climbed his way back up the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei has climbed his way back up the BWF rankings.

  • Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli in Russian Open quarters

    Jakarta: Has an airline ever lost your luggage? Well, Malaysian men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong whose luggage were delayed en-route to Russia, finally recovered their delayed luggage on Wednesday evening.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong will next face tough Russians Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov for a place in the semi-finals. (photo: BWF)

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong will next face tough Russians Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov for a place in the semi-finals. (photo: BWF)

  • All eyes on Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong as Russian Open gets underway

    Kuala Lumpur: In preparation for next month's World Championships in Jakarta, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong who lost in the second round of the Chinese Taipei Open last Thursday, will be participating in the 18th edition of the $50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix 2015 which will kick off in the city of Vladivostok from July 21. They will play Russians Rodion Kargaev-Anatoliy Yartsev in the first round.Hope Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong will be able to deliver at Russian Open.

    Hope Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong will be able to deliver at Russian Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long among the big-names at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taiwan: After claiming back-to-back titles in both US Open and Canada Open recently, and after welcoming his newborn son last week, badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will again be the sentimental favourite when the main draw of Chinese Taipei Open gets under way on Wednesday. Unlike his recent two tournaments at North America, Lee could face world No. 1 Chen Long of China in quarter-finals, and could possibly set up a mouthwatering final clash with his nemesis Lin Dan in the final.Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)

  • BWF Rankings: Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong jump 20 places to 73rd

    Kuala Lumpur: After clinching the USD 15,000 ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge last week, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (a.k.a the diamond pair) continued their upward trajectory to rise at world No. 73 in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.Hope Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong could maintain their upward momentum until Rio 2016.

    Hope Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong could maintain their upward momentum until Rio 2016.

  • Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong expected to make jumps in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After they knocked off second seeds Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England en route to winning the ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge men's doubles title on Sunday, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong a.k.a the diamond pair from Malaysia are expected to move up 20 positions to hit approximately No.70 in this week's Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong continue to shine in men's doubles badminton.

    Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong continue to shine in men's doubles badminton.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, on comeback trail, win ´White Nights 2015´

    Gatchina: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia beat second seeds Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England 21-10, 21-12 in the final of ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge, to win their second title in three tournaments since announcing their comebacks in April 2015.Keep up the good work, Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

    Keep up the good work, Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong off to a good start at ´White Nights 2015´

    Gatchina: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong was off to good start at the ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge on Thursday as they're looking to rejuvenate their careers. The Malaysian duo moved into the second round with a straight-sets 21-9, 21-6 win over Andrei Goncharenko/Alexandr Kozyrev of Russia. They will take on another Russian pair Vladimir Rusin/Liya Zdanov on Friday.Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong continue to impress on their comeback.

    Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong continue to impress on their comeback.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up to No. 99 in world rankings after US Open triumph

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who had recently slumped to No. 180 in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings last week, made a big leap in this week's BWF rankings released on Thursday, climbing 81 positions to world No. 99.

    Lee received 7,000 ranking points following his triumph at the US Open last week, which saw the Malaysian returned to the top 100 of the BWF rankings.Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

    Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

  • Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong win Sri Lanka International Challenge

    Colombo: Malaysia's former world No. 1 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong turned the Sri Lanka International Challenge final into a grand occasion for themselves on Saturday, beating their younger compatriots Chooi Kah Ming/Ow Yao Han 21-19, 21-17 to finally ended a 3 years title drought in Open tournaments. The last time Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong won a championship together was in the 2012 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold, in which they've also defeated Chooi Kah Ming/Ow Yao Han 21-15, 21-19 in the final.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong (left, black shirt) and Koo Kien Keat, keep up the amazing work! (photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

    Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong (left, black shirt) and Koo Kien Keat, keep up the amazing work! (photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong earn respect despite loss in Australian Open

    Sydney: Former world No. 1 men's pair from Malaysia Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong's quest for the Australian Open title came to a halt on Friday after they lost to 6th seeds Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan of China.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong should continue working on strengthening their power, speed, agility, quickness and stamina. (Photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong should continue working on strengthening their power, speed, agility, quickness and stamina. (Photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong take revenge on Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin

    Sydney: When Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia were eliminated by Taiwan’s Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin 21-14, 10-21, 19-21 in the final 16 of last year's world championships in Copenhagen, their fans were so devastated to say farewell to the Malaysian pair after the loss.Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat are going strong at the 2015 Australian Open

    Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat are going strong at the 2015 Australian Open

  • Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong storm back to survive Australian Open scares

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat have to fight hard to survive a stern test from world No. 15 Japanese men's doubles pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong off to a great start in Australian Open

    Sydney: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia got their comeback campaign at the Australian Open in Sydney off to a flyer. The Malaysian duo produced straight sets 21-12, 21-19 victory over Hong Kong's Alan Chan Yun Lung/Reginald Lee Chun Hei in their first qualifier. Koo/Tan then returned to the court at around 4.30pm Sydney time to demolish their compatriots Jagdish Singh/Roni Tan Wee Long 21-17, 21-13 in just 31 minutes to make it to the main draw that starts on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong get off to good start in Australian Open 2015.

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong get off to good start in Australian Open 2015.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still have chance with BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will make their comeback debut at the Australian Open qualifying round in Sydney next Tuesday, after they were broke up by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) following a series of poor performances early 2014.Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

    Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

  • Malaysian shuttlers gear up for Australian Badminton Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttlers will head to Sydney to play at the Australian Badminton Open that will be held from May 26 - 31. The Australian Badminton Open is one of the 12-leg prestigious Superseries events sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) and is offering prize money of US$750,000.Can't wait to see Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong back in action!

    Can't wait to see Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong back in action!

  • Yeah baby, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are back!

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong has officially announcing their comeback in badminton at a singing ceremony with Seri Mutiara Development Sdn Bhd on Monday.Can't wait to see Tan Boon Heong, Koo Kean Keat back in action. But, they both really need to lose some weight in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: Kong Khai Kent)

    Can't wait to see Tan Boon Heong, Koo Kean Keat back in action. But, they both really need to lose some weight in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: Kong Khai Kent)

  • Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat to reunite

    Kuala Lumpur: A lot of badminton fans were heartbroken after the former world number one men's doubles pair in the world, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat of Malaysia played their last match together in the final 16 of the World Championships last August.Wish Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat a strong comeback!

    Wish Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat a strong comeback!

  • Tan Boon Heong drops an 'atomic bomb', quits BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Called the sad state of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), when Tan Boon Heong has decided BAM was an unworthy place for him to stick around and has turned in his resignation letter.Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

    Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

  • Muar City crush Kepong to hold top spot on Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: On Sunday night, Muar City BC of Purple League notched a blowout 15-6 win over Kepong BC to extend their franchise record winning streak to 9 games, thanks to strong performances from Lee Hyun Il and Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen.

    Lee Hyun-Il got off to a good start, breaking Goh Soon Huat of Kepong BC 11-7, 11-5, 10-11, 11-7 to win the first men's singles match comfortably in 39 minutes.Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

    Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

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