• Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • 2015 India Masters final: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei vs Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho

    Lucknow: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho have ignited the excitement of Malaysian women's badminton on Saturday when both pairs advanced to the India Masters women's doubles final.

    Top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei overcame a challenge by third seeds Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand to move into the women's doubles final of India Masters with a 12-21, 21-16, 21-13 victory in 57 minutes.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho taking selfies with their coach Rosman Razak (photo: Rosman Razak's Facebook)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho taking selfies with their coach Rosman Razak (photo: Rosman Razak's Facebook)

  • Malaysian crash out, while Lin Dan cruises into semi-finals of Asia Championships

    Korea: Malaysian ended their journey at the Badminton Asia Championships on Friday when Low Juan Shen/Nelson Heg Wei Keat went down to Shi Longfei/Chen Zhuofu of China 21-18, 21-13; while Anscelly Amelia Alicia/Soong Fie Cho faltered against Indian pair Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwata Gutta 21-12, 21-12.I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

    I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

    In the men's singles, Lin Dan took 34 minutes to defeat Wei Nan of Hong Kong 21-10, 21-7 to cruise into the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Badminton Asia Championships.

  • Vivian-Khe Wei want to make amends at India Open (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: SEA Games women’s doubles champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei had an underwhelming start to the year, losing in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week.

    Hopes were high on Vivian-Khe Wei to step up their performances after winning Malaysia’s first gold in badminton at the SEA Games since 2009 when they defeated the higher ranked Nitya Krishinda Maheshwari-Greysia Polii of Indonesia in Myanmar.National doubles players Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei, who lost in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week, will be looking to bounce back at the India Open starting on Wednesday.

    But their deficiencies were severely exposed by a new combination from China – Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting.

    Now, the world No. 20 Malaysian pair are seeking to make amends when they compete in the India Open GP Gold, which starts on Wednesday at Lucknow.

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