• Morten Frost: BAM seeks to build pipeline of players

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost Hansen admitted it's hard to find another player with that capability of Lee Chong Wei, but BAM has started building a talent pipeline for the future of badminton in Malaysia.Morten Frost answers reporters' questions. (photo: Bernama)

    Morten Frost answers reporters' questions. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Taiwan Open to prepare for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided to withdraw from the Taiwan Open on Tuesday. The Taiwan Open which will be held from June 28 to July 3 will be Lee's last tournament before the Rio Olympics.Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: Lin Dan remains the biggest threat in Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being knocked out by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the second round of Indonesia Open two weeks ago, Lin Dan remains the biggest enemy for World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Rio.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

  • Lee Chong Wei pulls out from Australian Open

    Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

    Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

  • Morten Frost: Malaysia have a good Thomas Cup campaign

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Thomas Cup team has returned to Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Upon their arrival, technical director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost Hansen told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that although the Malaysia men's team has bowed out in the Thomas Cup semi-finals, the team enjoyed a good campaign despite failing to reach the final.Morten Frost talks to reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

    Morten Frost talks to reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

  • Malaysia set to play Denmark in Thomas Cup semis

    Kunshan: The 2014 Thomas Cup runners-up Malaysia ousted Chinese Taipei 3-1 in the quarterfinals at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday to set up a semifinal clash against Denmark on Friday.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

  • Future looks promising for Goh Jin Wei as Malaysia beats Spain 3-2

    Kunshan: Malaysian Uber Cup coaches and players came to the Kunshan Sports Centre to play their last group tie in Uber Cup finals with the "nothing to lose" mindset.

    Perhaps they didn't foresee the 16-year-old World Junior champion Goh Jin Wei would go on to put up arguably one of her best fight in the 2016 Uber Cup finals, when Goh almost toppled the World No. 1 women's singles player Carolina Marin before going down to the World champion 18-21, 22-20, 16-21 in a 77 minutes encounter.Goh Jin Wei returns a shot from Carolina Marin. (photo: BWF)

    Goh Jin Wei returns a shot from Carolina Marin. (photo: BWF)

  • Malaysia set to kick-off against England in Thomas Cup Finals

    Kunshan: Malaysian men's team is set to kick off the 2016 Thomas Cup competition at 7pm on Sunday.

    Prior to their first Group C match on Sunday, technical director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen told reporters that the Malaysian squad must build trust and team cohesion by working together for the challenge ahead.Tan Wee Kiong and Morten Frost speak to media during a press conference in Kunshan. (photo: Bernama)

    Tan Wee Kiong and Morten Frost speak to media during a press conference in Kunshan. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysian team departs for the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup finals

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 Thomas Cup runners-up Malaysia have concluded a ten-day training camp and have departed for Kunshan to participate in the up-and-coming Thomas and Uber Cup finals in China.Malaysia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup players pose before their departure for Kunshan to participate in the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup finals. (photo: Sinchew)

    Malaysia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup players pose before their departure for Kunshan to participate in the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup finals. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen win European Male Player of the Year and set to return at Indonesia Open

    Slovenia: Europe's best badminton players gathered at the 4th BEC Awards Gala, which took place in Podcetrtek, Slovenia on Saturday to witness the annual awards ceremony in recognition to the achievements and the contribution made by European badminton players in 2015.Badminton fans can't wait to see Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen back in action. (photo: Bamdinton Europe)

    Badminton fans can't wait to see Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen back in action. (photo: Bamdinton Europe)

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei face uphill battle to qualify for Rio after scheduling mistake

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian top women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei's road to Rio just got a little steeper.

    Badly miscalculated by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the mistake could cost the World No. 14th Hoo/Woon a place in the last 16 when the Olympic qualifying period ends on May 1st.Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

    Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

  • Chong Wei Feng quits Malaysia national team

    Kuala Lumpur: After 12 years of serving in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), World No. 45 men's singles player Chong Wei Feng has decided it's time to quit the organization.BadmintonPlanet wish Chong Wei Feng all the best and good luck on his new adventure.

    BadmintonPlanet wish Chong Wei Feng all the best and good luck on his new adventure.

  • Though draw for Malaysia and India in Uber Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: In the 2016 Uber Cup drawing ceremony that took place at Tonino Lamborghini Hotel in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province of China, on Monday, both Malaysia and India have been handed tough draws in the group stage of the 2016 Uber Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Drawing ceremony for the 2016 Uber Cup finals in Kunshan, China. (photo: BWF)

    Drawing ceremony for the 2016 Uber Cup finals in Kunshan, China. (photo: BWF)

  • China & Japan, Malaysia & Korea grouped together in Thomas Cup finals

    Kuala Lumpur: In the drawing ceremony that was held at Tonino Lamborghini Hotel in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province of China, eight-time Thomas Cup winners China and defending champions Japan were drawn in Group A alongside France and Mexico, while the 2014 runners-up Malaysia were placed together with South Korea, England and Germany Group C.Drawing ceremony for the 2016 Thomas Cup finals in Kunshan, China. (photo: BWF)

    Drawing ceremony for the 2016 Thomas Cup finals in Kunshan, China. (photo: BWF)

  • William Toh, Ng Chin Chai become team managers for Malaysia's BATC, Olympic Squads

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has appointed BAM council member Datuk William Toh as manager of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) squad and BAM honorary secretary Ng Chin Chai as the squad manager for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Morten Frost (left), Lawrence Chew (second left), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (third right), William Toh (second right), Ng Chin Chai (right). (photo: Bernama)

    Morten Frost (left), Lawrence Chew (second left), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (third right), William Toh (second right), Ng Chin Chai (right). (photo: Bernama)

  • Indra Wijaya to join BAM on Feb 9

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No 4 Indra Wijaya, who moved to Singapore after representing Indonesia from 1995 to 2000, will join Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as their new men's singles coach on Feb 9.Indra Wijaya faces the challenging task of getting the struggling Malaysia badminton back to its glory days.

    Indra Wijaya faces the challenging task of getting the struggling Malaysia badminton back to its glory days.


  • Morten Frost optimistic about Malaysia's Thomas Cup Finals chances

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite concerns from several former national coaches that sending a young squad to the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) in India next month would jeopardize Malaysia's chances of qualifying for the Thomas Cup Finals slated to be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22. Technical Director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen however remained optimistic about his team's capabilities of making the prestigious biennial Thomas Cup finals.Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

    Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

  • The top 10 badminton news of 2015 in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular sports in Malaysia, due to world class star athletes such as Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat have brought a lot of exposure to the sport. Furthermore, large amount of media coverage devoted to badminton also attributed to large-scale expansion of its fan base in Malaysia.Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

    Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

  • Rexy Mainaky may be back on BAM's list

    Kuala Lumpur: Rexy Mainaky who won the men doubles 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal with Ricky Subagja, may be back in the picture as a candidate for the potential men's doubles coach position in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

    Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

  • Morten Frost: Malaysian shuttlers have stamina problems

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen needed to find ways to resolve the lack of stamina problem that have plagued most of the badminton players in BAM.Morten Frost is pushing for endurance and stamina improvements on Malaysian badminton players.

    Morten Frost is pushing for endurance and stamina improvements on Malaysian badminton players.

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