• Chan Peng Soon to split with Lai Pei Jing

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite gradual progress towards stabilization and better results, Malaysia's mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided to split up the partnership of Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing as he is planning to form two strong mixed doubles pairs for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon in Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon in Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • Glasgow 2014: Peng Soon-Pei Jing, Jing Yi falter in semis

    Glasgow: On Saturday, Malaysia’s Tee Jing Yi was defeated by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 13-21, 19-21 in the semi-finals at the Emirates Arena. Jing Yi inexplicably squandered a big 19-11 lead in the second game allowing Gilmour to come back to win game two.

    "Kirsty came well prepared, I made some unnecessary mistakes in second set and just couldn't finish the game," said the disappointed Jing Yi. In last week's mixed team event, Jing Yi was able to down Gilmour in straight sets.Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

    Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

  • 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: Malaysia beat England to defend mixed teams gold

    Glasgow: On Monday's badminton mixed team event final, Malaysia won their third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the mixed team’s badminton event with a 3-1 win over England in Glasgow.England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

    England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia survives Singapore's rally to reach final

    Glasgow: Defending champions Malaysia reached the Commonwealth Games badminton mixed team final on Sunday but only after an epic 3-2 victory in the best of five rubbers semi-final against Singapore.The winning moment for Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing in the semi-final of Commonwealth Games mixed team event

    The winning moment for Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing in the semi-final of Commonwealth Games mixed team event

    Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing had to come from behind to scrap past Danny Chrisnanta/Vanessa Neo 17-21, 21-12, 21-14 to clinch the winning point in a three set thriller that kept the fans on the edge of their seats.

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia defeat Scotland 3-1

    Glasgow: Defending champions Malaysia suffered a scare before downing hosts Scotland to progress to the semi-final of the Commonwealth Games badminton mixed team event.Scotland badminton team

    Scotland badminton team

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing were beaten in the opening rubber of the knockout stages by mixed doubles pairing by Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier 22-24, 21-9, 21-11 in a match lasting 64 minutes.

  • Pei Jing ready to step out of the shadow of Liu Ying

    Glasgow: The days of living in the shadow of being compared to Goh Liu Ying are about to end for Lai Pei Jing.
    The 22-year-old had been associated with Goh Liu Ying since she started partnering Chan Peng Soon. Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year.Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

    Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

  • Improving Peng Soon-Pei Jing eyes a run at Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon believed he and Pei Jing got a shot at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games which will be held from July 23-Aug 3. It's been a tough year for the duo, who has yet to win any international title since they started playing together.Hope Peng Soon and Pei Jing can outclass their opponents to win the Commonwealth title

    Hope Peng Soon and Pei Jing can outclass their opponents to win the Commonwealth title

  • Chan Peng Soon concerns about lack of chemistry

    Kuala Lumpur: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon said it is hard to produce good results if he and his partner, Lai Pei Jing don't have the right chemistry to get it done.Hope Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing can develop their chemistry rather quickly.

    Hope Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing can develop their chemistry rather quickly.

    BAM decided to pair 21-year-old Pei Jing with Peng Soon in Commonwealth Games squad after his longtime partner Goh Liu Ying underwent surgery on her knees last month. Koo Kien Keat- Chin Eei Hui defeated Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork of England 22-20, 21-12 to win the mixed doubles gold in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwelath Games.

  • Lai Pei Jing will play in Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur: BAM has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing in the mixed doubles event for the XX Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

    The decision was made due to Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year. Liu Ying, who forms the World No 11 pair with Peng Soon, will take at least six months to return to training but the recovery could take longer if there are other complications.

  • Ultimatum to Liu Ying (pic)

    SURGERY: Coach wants her to decide soon or risk missing Commonwealth Games

    GOH Liu Ying's goal  is to win the mixed doubles gold in the Commonwealth Games with Chan Peng Soon but first she has to prove she is fit enough to compete in the event in Glasgow in July.

    The injuries to both her knees are serious but she is not keen to go for surgery, and this has forced mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan to pair off Peng Soon with Lai Pei Jing with the Commonwealth Games in mind.Mixed doubles player Goh Liu Ying has continued competing while regularly attending physiotherapy.  Read more: Ultimatum to Liu Ying

    Peng Soon-Pei Jing will compete in the German Open on Feb 25-March 2 and the All England on March 4-9 and Jeremy wants the pair to also compete in the Malaysia Open grand prix gold on March 25-30, the India Open and the Singapore Open in April.

  • Pei Jing to focus on partnership with Peng Soon for now (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: It does not matter whether it is a short or long term stint. Mixed doubles shuttler Lai Pei Jing is determined to cherish her new partnership with Chan Peng Soon for as long as it lasts.

    The 21-year-old Pei Jing is pairing up with Peng Soon because the latter’s usual partner Goh Liu Ying had decided to go for a knee surgery. Liu Ying was expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing will play in three tournaments in Europe with Chan Peng Soon over the next few months.

    Pei Jing and Peng Soon have been named for three tournaments in Europe - the Austrian Open from Feb 19-22, German Open from Feb 25-March 2, and the All-England from March 4-9.

    This week, however, Liu Ying had a change of heart, deciding to postpone her plan to go under the knife. She  intends to hang on until the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland from July 21-Aug 4.

  • Pei Jing chosen as Peng Soon's new partner (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: National mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing as he believes the pair have what it takes to make an impact.

    Peng Soon is currently ranked sixth in the world with Goh Liu Ying but that partnership has been put on hold following the latter’s decision to undergo knee surgery. She is expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon speak to reporters after winning the National GP mixed doubles final in Putrajaya last month. They will be put to the test at the Austrian International Challenge, German Open and the All England.

    The 21-year-old Pei Jing meanwhile has been paired with Tan Aik Quan for the past three years and the duo were ranked as high as No. 15 in the world last May.

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