• Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Malaysian pairs fail to reach Malaysia Masters finals

    Kuching: With one fell rather easily and another failed to come back from one set down, two Malaysian pairs of mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing and men's doubles pair Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem exited Malaysia Masters on Saturday and helped set another low point in Malaysian badminton.

    Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing were no match for the top seeds Joachim Fischer Nilsen/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in mixed doubles semi-final, they were shut down by the Denmark pair 10-21, 7-21 in just 32 minutes.Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match

    Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match

  • Malaysia Masters: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong,Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing only Malaysian left

    Kuching: There were quite a few Malaysian shuttlers that took the courts at Malaysia Masters on Friday, but in the end, only Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing blasted their way into Malaysia Masters' semifinals at the Stadium Perpaduan, Kuching.Both Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem have some sort of injuries on them, hope they could do well in Malaysia Masters

    Both Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem have some sort of injuries on them, hope they could do well in Malaysia Masters

  • Malaysia complete 4th in Axiata Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: In the battle for the third and fourth place of Axiata Cup, Malaysia lost to Asia All-Stars based on overall points scored.

    All-Stars Asia and Malaysia were tied 2-2 after each team won two of the four matches played. Nonetheless, victory went to Asia All-Stars based on the overall number of points scored in the games played when they collected 147 points compared to only 140 garnered by the Malaysia squad.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing play beautifully on Sunday, hope the coaches can keep this winning combination intact

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing play beautifully on Sunday, hope the coaches can keep this winning combination intact

  • Axiata Cup: Boon Heong-Wee Kiong, Peng Soon-Pei Jing help Malaysia roll on

    Jakarta: After beating Philippines 4-0 on Tuesday, Malaysia is one win away to qualify for the semi-finals of the Axiata Cup.

    In the men’s singles event, Chong Wei Feng needed only 29 minutes to down Jason Oba-On with 21-12, 21-14. Then, Tee Jing Yi put Malaysia ahead with 2-0 after she eased past Airah Mae Nicole Aldo 21-12, 21-12 in women singles.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are actually the best mixed doubles in Malaysia, don't know why their coaches keep partnering them with other players

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are actually the best mixed doubles in Malaysia, don't know why their coaches keep partnering them with other players

  • Aik Quan- Pei Jing, Daren Liew to redeem themselves in Indonesian GP

    Palembang: On Tuesday, Malaysian mixed doubles pair Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing crushed their Indonesian opponent Supriadi Tedi-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso 21-10, 21-11 in the opening round of the 2014 Indonesian Masters. They will play Lukhi Apri Nugroho-Masita Mahmudin of Indonesia on Thursday.Wish Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Quan best of luck in the Indonesia Masters GP

    Wish Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Quan best of luck in the Indonesia Masters GP

  • World Champs Day 2: Pei Jing's bid for revenge falls flat

    Copenhagen: It's been almost a month after losing to Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock 14-21, 16-28 in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mixed team event final partnering Chan Peng Soon. On Tuesday, Lai Pei Jing and her current partner Tan Aik Quan fell short in their revenge against the same England couple.Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

    Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

     

  • World Champs Day 1: Lee Chong Wei, other Malaysian win

    Copenhagen: There wasn't much drama for Malaysian shuttlers at the opening day of the World Championships in Copenhagen.

    World number one Lee Chong Wei began his quest for the World Championships title with a dominant performance in the first round. It was his first tournament in two months, after losing to Kenichi Tago of Japan 16-21, 21-15, 16-21 at the semi-final of Indonesia Open last June. Lee Chong Wei got off to a good start at World Championships, Copenhagen

    Lee Chong Wei got off to a good start at World Championships, Copenhagen


  • 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.

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