• Goh Jin Wei advances to 2015 Asia Junior Championship semis

    Bangkok: 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei was the only bright spot in what turned out to be a dismal day for the Malaysian badminton team, as other Malaysian shuttlers crashed out of the 2015 Asia Junior Championship on Friday.Goh Jin Wei has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: Granular)

    Goh Jin Wei has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: Granular)

  • Goh Jin Wei marches into 3rd round at Asia Junior Championship

    Bangkok: 15 year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia continued the quest for her first girl's singles title with an impressive 21-3, 21-4 win over Chan Kit Lei in the second round of Asia Junior Championship on Thursday. She needed just 16 minutes to ease past her opponent.Goh Jin Wei (front) and Tan Jinn Hwa enjoy a good opening day at Asia Junior Championship. (photo: Granular)

    Goh Jin Wei (front) and Tan Jinn Hwa enjoy a good opening day at Asia Junior Championship. (photo: Granular)

  • China beat Korea to lift Asia Junior Championship mixed team gold

    Bangkok: China wrapped up a 5-0 clean sweep over Korea to win their three straight Asia Junior mixed team championships on Wednesday. China defeated Korea 3-0 in 2013, and 3-0 in 2014. Playing with several returning players from last year's squad such as Chen Qingchen and Zheng Siwei, China carved out one of the most sensational and memorable victories in their Asia Junior mixed team history by ending the final battle in only three straight matches.China is the 2015 Asia Junior mixed team championships. (photo: Granular)

    China is the 2015 Asia Junior mixed team championships. (photo: Granular)

  • China defeats Malaysia 3-0 in Asia Junior Championships

    Bangkok: Goh Sze Fei/Aaron Chia Teng Fong of Malaysia lost to He Jiting/Zheng Siwei in a three-set thriller 17-21, 21-18, 12-21 as Malaysia suffered a 0-3 thrashing at the hands of China in the Asia Junior Championships mixed team quarter-finals on Tuesday.This group of young Chinese shuttlers have given the chance to defend their Asia Junior Championships mixed team title on Wednesday. (photo: Granular)

    This group of young Chinese shuttlers have given the chance to defend their Asia Junior Championships mixed team title on Wednesday. (photo: Granular)

  • Malaysia & China set up Asia junior championship clash

    Bangkok: Group stages of the 2015 Badminton Asia Junior Championship mixed team event have been completed following twelve matches on Monday in Groups A, B, C and D. After falling to Korea 1-4 in their second Group C tie on Sunday, the Malaysian team managed to hold a 5-0 victory over Macau on Monday to finish second in the group.15 year-old Goh Jin Wei has grown into leadership role for Malaysia's junior squad. (photo: Granular)

    15 year-old Goh Jin Wei has grown into leadership role for Malaysia's junior squad. (photo: Granular)

  • Chinese Taipei Open: June Wei out, Tai-Woon makes main draw

    Taiwan: Malaysia's top junior shuttler, Cheam June Wei faltered in the men's singles second qualifying match at the Chinese Taipei Open. The world number 373 went down to Thailand’s Mek Narongrit 21-11, 12-21, 23-21 in 52-minute. Earlier in the day, he upset last year's world junior champion Heo Kwang-hee of Korea with 21-13, 22-20 victory in his first qualifying match.Junior shuttler Cheam June Wei is the future of Malaysian badminton.

    Junior shuttler Cheam June Wei is the future of Malaysian badminton.

  • Asian juniors: Wei to go, Cheam

    KUALA LUMPUR: Youngster Cheam June Wei led Malaysia to a good start in the opening day of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan.

    Malaysia, as expected, defeated unheralded Sri Lanka 5-0 in their Group D tie on Sunday but their real challenge – against China – awaits them on Monday.

    June Wei, who is determined to come good in his second Asian junior meet, defeated Mahen Anjana Samaranayake 21-15, 21-11 to contribute one point.

  • China, Thailand stumbling block to juniors in Asian Champonships (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia face two big hurdles in the mixed team badminton event of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan from Feb 16-23 – namely, China and Thailand.

    The 14 participating nations have been split into four groups. Groups A and B will comprise of four teams each while Groups C and D will have three teams each.Cheam June Wei will represent Malaysia in the boys' singles category of the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan from Feb 16-23.

    Malaysia have been drawn in Group D with China and Sri Lanka.

    The country will be represented by Cheam June Wei (boys’ singles), Ho Yen Mei (girls’ singles),  Chua Kek Wei-Cheam June Wei (boys’ doubles), Goh Yea Ching-Peck Yen Wei (girls’ doubles) and Chua Kek Wei-Peck Yen Wei (mixed doubles).

    The Malaysian team should have no problem getting past Sri Lanka. However they are expected to face a very tough match-up against China, who are the defending champions.

  • June Wei revels training with national team (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: National junior shuttler Cheam June Wei will never forget his first experience of playing with his childhood idol, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, during a training session recently.

    It was only a seven-point match but it is still one that he will cherish.Cheam June Wei posing for a photo after training at the Bukit Kiara Sports Complex on Friday.

    “The first time I played against Chong Wei, I was only able to get one or two points. I was so nervous... I couldn’t believe I was playing a one-on-one match with him. But after that I was able to perform better and pick up like four to five points,” said the soft-spoken June Wei after a training session at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara on Friday.

    He said that Chong Wei “is my inspiration because of his intelligent style of play and skills”.

  • Junior shuttlers may miss out Youth Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia may end up with the smallest number of entries for the badminton competition in the Youth Olympic Games this year if they do not start sending their juniors out in the next three months.

    Only boys’ singles shuttler Cheam June Wei is in the running for a spot based on his standing in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) junior rankings.

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