• Cheah Soon Kit: It's about how badly you want to win

    Kuala Lumpur: After leaving the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in December 2007, former men’s doubles ace Cheah Soon Kit was clearly excited to be back in the BAM fold. Cheah rejoined BAM as Malaysia's men's doubles coach on Monday, and has vowed to improve Malaysian men's doubles rankings to world's top 8 before the end of Olympic qualifying period in May next year.Wish Cheah Soon Kit all success in nurturing the next generation of top doubles players.

    Wish Cheah Soon Kit all success in nurturing the next generation of top doubles players.

  • Cheah Soon Kit planning to return to BAM as doubles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) confirmed that they have already approached former men's doubles shuttler Cheah Soon Kit about his availability to become BAM's next men's doubles coach. That position was vacated after Tan Kim Her has decided to join Badminton Association of India in July.Cheah Soon Kit (left) and Yap Kim Hock pose with their 1996 Olympic silver medals.

    Cheah Soon Kit (left) and Yap Kim Hock pose with their 1996 Olympic silver medals.

  • Morten Frost acknowledges problems in Malaysian men's doubles

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost has admitted to a wide range recent struggles with Malaysian men's doubles department, while maintaining that he has started an honest rebuilding effort aimed to revive Malaysia's glory days in men's doubles.Yap Kim Hock (left) and Cheah Soon Kit at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

    Yap Kim Hock (left) and Cheah Soon Kit at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

  • Men's doubles the weakest link for Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia badminton has traditionally been known to produce and to nurture top men's doubles. Started with Tan Aik Huang/Yew Cheng Hoe in the 60's, Ng Boon Bee/Punch Gunalan in the 70's, Razif Sidek/Jalani Sidek in the 80's, Cheah Soon-Kit/Soo Beng Kiang, Cheah Soon-Kit/Yap Kim Hock, Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.

    Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.
    Lee Wan Wah/Chong Tan Fook in the 90's, and Chew Chong Eng/Chan Chong Ming, Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong in the 2000's. Although some of these pairs may not always be the dominant power in the badminton world, but, men's doubles has always been huge factor to secure points for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team.

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