• SEA Games: Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, Chong Wei Feng win gold

    Kuala Lumpur: The pair of Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho brighten Malaysian women’s doubles badminton on Tuesday by winning their maiden SEA Games gold medal after edging out compatriots Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 21-18-21-13 in the women's doubles final.Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

    Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

  • New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

    Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

  • Arif, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in New Zealand quarters

    Auckland: The Malaysia team experienced mixed results in the round three of New Zealand Open on Thursday as the team had several wins and losses.Hope Arif could do well at the New Zealand Open

    Hope Arif could do well at the New Zealand Open

  • Singapore Open: Chong Wei Feng, Arif suffer 1st round exit

    Singapore: Indonesian shuttler Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka produced a sizzling display to hand Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia his opening-round defeat in the first round of Singapore Open on Wednesday. Rumbaka won the match 21-12, 21-13 in 35 minutes. Simon Santoso who won the Singapore Open last year, saw off the challenge from Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif of Malaysia 21-14, 21-14 to advance to the second round.Hope Chong Wei Feng will bounce back from his Singapore Open defeat

    Hope Chong Wei Feng will bounce back from his Singapore Open defeat

  • Swiss Open: Straight-set wins for Daren, Arif and Zulfadli

    Basel: Daren Liew and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif were among the first round winners on Tuesday at the USD120, 000 Swiss Open.Wish Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif all the best at the Swiss Open

    Wish Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif all the best at the Swiss Open

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon attempt to bounce back at K.L Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying who has not played with her longtime partner Chan Peng Soon since underwent a knee injury in May 2014, hoped to make a comeback at the Kuala Lumpur Open that started on Feb 11.Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

    Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

  • Chun Seang, Misbun Ramdan, Teck Zhi, Arif exit Sabah Open

    Kuala Lumpur: It's been a wild ride at the 2014 Sabah Open since Wednesday, after several fan-favorite have been knocked out of the competition.

    The first shock came on Wednesday when former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) player Tan Chun Seang retired from his opening men's singles match to 18-year-old junior shuttler Soong Joo Ven.It's time for young players such as Misbun Ramdan Misbun to step up to fill badminton vacuum in Malaysia

    It's time for young players such as Misbun Ramdan Misbun to step up to fill badminton vacuum in Malaysia


  • Indonesia Open: Chong Wei, Boon Heong-Wee Kiong in quarters

    Jakarta: World number one Lee Chong Wei who will be chasing his sixth Indonesia Open title, breezed through his second round match rapidly and easily with 21-4, 21-16 thumping of Frenchman Brice Leverdez. Unfortunately, luck was not on Chong Wei Feng and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif's side on Thursday.Indonesian badminton fans with their colourful and creative outfits

    Indonesian badminton fans with their colourful and creative outfits

    Chong Wei Feng went down to Kenichi Tago of Japan 18-21, 15-21, and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif was not be able to reproduce his stunning first round form by losing to third seed Jan O Jorgensen 21-18 21-11 in 30 minutes.

  • Indonesia Open: Arif and Li Lian advance to the main draw

    Jakarta: Former Asian Junior runner-up, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif cruised into the main draw of Indonesia Open on Tuesday. Arif defeated Christian Lind Thomsen of Denmark 21-23, 21-11, 21-18 in the first qualifying match, and knocked out Derek Wong of Singapore 21-16, 21-12 in his second qualifying match.Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

    Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

    The world No. 73 will face Japan's Thomas Cup hero Kento Momota in the first round of Indonesia Open tomorrow.

  • Arvind Bhat loses in New Zealand Badminton Open Semifinals

    India's Arvind Bhat became one of the casualties in the New Zealand Badminton Open semi-final due to the unreasonable playing arrangements, where players played quarter-finals and semi-finals all in one day.Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton

    Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton

    The German Open champion lost to top-seeded Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei in the semifinals 21-14, 21-9 to Hsu in a 33-minute match.

  • Thrilling Day for Malaysian at Quarter Finals of New Zealand Badminton Open

    After a relatively smooth run through the first 2 rounds of the tournament, the New Zealand is finally live up to its hype with some exciting matches in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, yes, two matches in one day.“That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

    “That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

  • Ivanov easily sails into main draw (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Russian Vladimir Ivanov had only five hours of sleep before playing in the qualifiers.

    However, that did not stop the tall and valiant Ivanov from making it to the main draw of the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday. Even with a lack of sleep, Russian Vladimir Ivanov won both his Maybank Malaysian Open qualifying matches to make it to the main draw where he will face Japan's Kenichi Tago.

    The 26-year-old won his two qualifying matches – beating Malaysia’s Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif 10-21, 21-12, 23-21 and Hong Kong’s Chan Yan Kit 21-16, 21-17 – to set up a match against Japan’s Kenichi Tago.

    “Both matches were hard for me as I only had five hours of sleep after arriving in Malaysia at 2am. Thankfully, I did not fall asleep on the courts today,” joked Ivanov.

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