• Tan Chun Seang brings brilliance to Muar City’s Genting Champions Challenge title

    Genting Highlands: World No. 161 Tan Chun Seang pulled off arguably the most impressive feat of his career when he contributed the decisive three-point against Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim of Puchong United BC in the second men's singles match to end Muar City's 2-year wait by winning the Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge on Sunday.Muar City players stormed the court after a late comeback win by Tan Chun Seang over Puchong United. (photo: Muar City BC)

    Muar City players stormed the court after a late comeback win by Tan Chun Seang over Puchong United. (photo: Muar City BC)

  • Olympic Champions Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung give Muar City a New Year victory

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyo-Jung who struck gold in the mixed doubles event for Korea at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, earned an exciting 11-6, 11-8, 11-10 victory on Saturday in Malaysia Purple League over Ardiansyah Putra/Devi Tika Permatasari from Petaling BC.Nice to see Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung play together again. (photo: Purple League)

    Nice to see Lee Yong-Dae & Lee Hyo-Jung play together again. (photo: Purple League)

  • Yong-dae the accidental badminton hero (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: As a young boy, Lee Yong-dae of South Korea picked up badminton in a bid to lose weight.

    Not only did he go on to shed some kilos, but the 25-year-old also grew to become one of the heavyweights in the doubles event.

    In fact, he is one of the most admired players in the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.The Korean mixed doubles pair Lee Yong-dae (right) and Shin Seung-chan in action in the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Jan 15, 2014. Yond-dae's primary objective this year is to do well in the Asian Games.

    And the Olympic Games gold medallist says he owes it all to his mother.

    “I was quite chubby when I was eight years old and my mother signed me up with a badminton club so that I could lose weight,” he said with a smile.

    “Within a year, I lost some pounds... I can’t remember how many kilos but I decided to stop as my mission was accomplished.

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