• Glasgow 2014: Chong Wei Feng & Daren Liew crash out

    Glasgow: Malaysia's hope to defend the Commonwealth Games men's singles title took a hit on Friday when Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew both lost to their Indian opponents respectively.

    The 2012 French Open champion Daren Liew suffered his round of 8 loss to world number 22 Parupalli Kashyap of India 13-21, 14-21 in a match that lasted 38 minutes; while Chong Wei Feng managed to stay afloat to force a deciding game, he struggled against the 24 year-old R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India the entire third set and eventually lost to the Indian 15-21, 21-8, 17-21.Lai Pei Jing-Lim Yin Loo ecstatic after 2-1 win over No 1 seed Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei of Singapore

    Lai Pei Jing-Lim Yin Loo ecstatic after 2-1 win over No 1 seed Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei of Singapore

  • Glasgow 2014: Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo falters, other Malaysian advance

    Glasgow: The mixed doubles scratch pair of Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo was the only Malaysian that didn't make it to the round of 16 at Commonwealth Games’  individual badminton events on Wednesday. They suffered a hard-fought, 21-15, 14-21, 14-21 loss to world number 13 Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier of Scotland in 58 minutes. Blair-Bankier will play Terry Hee-Fu Mingtian of Singapore tomorrow.Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier was given a real scare as they fought back to beat Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo in 3 sets

    Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier was given a real scare as they fought back to beat Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo in 3 sets

  • BadmintonPlant.com to provide exclusive coverage for China Masters GP Gold

    5-time World Champion and 2 time Olympic gold medalist, Lin Dan faced some resistance in China Masters Badminton Open quarter-final but still managed to bulldoze his way through the threats posed by Derek Wong from Singapore.

     

    Lin Dan got off a good start in the first set by leading Derek 4-1 but Derek started launching his attacks to tie the score at 5-5 and was able to snatch 3 more consecutive points. The tournament's superstars showed no fear and showcased his spectacular drop shots, and cross court smashing to catch back up to Derek at 10-10, and then went on to seal the first set with 21-16.Lin Dan, are you OK?

    Lin Dan, are you OK?

  • Sizzling Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem stays hot (pic)

     

    PASIR GUDANG: Shuttlers Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem are the only survivors for Malaysia in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold tournament after Chong Wei Feng's walkover to Sourabh from India, and Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean's loss of 17-21, 17-21 to China’s juniors Ou Dongni-Xiong Mengjing in the semi-finals.

     Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah defeated Indonesia's Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido

    Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem's opponents in the final will be another top form pair from Singapore - Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart.

     

    The duo will have to play better and harder in the final in order to pull off the champion feat.

     

  • Who are Lee Meng Yean and Lim Yin Loo? (pic)

    PASIR GUDANG: Lee Meng Yean-Lim Yin Loo are fourth-ranked women’s doubles for Malaysia. No one expected them to go too far in the Malaysia Open GP, but they've demonstrated their fighting spirit yesterday by defeating third seeds Shinta Mulia Sari-Yao Lei (world No. 20) of Singapore 21-17, 22-20  to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium.Lee Meng Yean (front) and Lim Yin Loo beat Shinta Mulia Sari-Yao Lei of Singapore 21-17, 22-20 in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold quarter-finals.

     

    This performance could further strengthen their bid for a place in the Uber Cup Finals squad. They will play against they will take on Ou Dongni-Xiong Mengjing of China in the semi-finals.

     

  • Yin Loo uses downtime for eye treatment (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian women’s and mixed doubles player Lim Yin Loo was sporting a new look in training.

    When asked about her spectacles, Yin Loo explained that she usually wears contact lenses but they sometimes irritate her eyes and cause discomfort because of dryness. As a result, she is opting to wear spectacles until she undergoes lasik treatment for vision correction next Wednesday. Lim Yin Loo has no tournaments lined up until the Malaysian Grand Prix Gold from March 25-30. So, she has opted to go for lasik treatment next week.

  • 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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