• Clock's ticking for duo

    URGENT: Daren, Wei Feng must start delivering or make way

    LIEW Daren and Chong Wei Feng can still become quality internationals if they can perform consistently as national singles coach Tey Seu Bock feels it will take another three years for the current batch of junior shuttlers to make a breakthrough.

    However, Daren and Wei Feng must produce improved results by the end of the year to convince the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) they can still be depended on until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as both are already 27.

    The chasing pack comprises Chong Yee Han and Tan Kian Meng, both 21, while three 19-year-old shuttlers -- Soo Teck Zhi, Soong Joo Ven and Lim Chi Wing -- are also being groomed to fill the vacuum which will be created should Lee Chong Wei retire at the end of the year.

  • Only two singles players per country for Olympics: BWF (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: National singles coach Tey Seu Bock lauds a move by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to limit the number of singles players from each country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to only two.

    At the last Olympic Games in London in 2012, BWF allowed each country to have a maximum of three singles players if all of them were ranked in the top eight in the world.Tey Seu Bock hopes that Malaysia’s singles players will grab the opportunity and do well to improve their world rankings to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    That rule benefited China which saw them parading Lin Dan, Chen Long and Chen Jin in the men’s singles and Li Xuerui, Wang Shixian and Wang Yihan in the women’s singles.

    China were the only country to have a maximum of three players at the last edition, which gave them a slight advantage.

    Under the new qualifications ruling for the Rio Olympic Games, a country can have a maximum of two players if both of them are ranked in the top 16 after a one-year qualifying period (up till May 1, 2016).

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