• 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 16 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: 6 of 8 Malaysian shuttlers progress to the quarters

    Glasgow: National singles Chong Wei Feng who was given the task to step into the shoes of injured Datuk Lee Chong Wei stayed on track to win the men's single gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He has put on a clinic in the round of 16 to brush aside Tony Stephenson from Northern Ireland 21-15, 21-10. He will play R.M.V Gurusaidutt from India in the quarterfinals on Friday.Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

    Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

  • Glasgow 2014: It's now or never for Wei Feng and Daren Liew

    Glasgow: So, who's the favorite to win the badminton men's singles title at XX Commonwealth Games after Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal? Really, there is none. Or there are about 4 to 6 players, depending on your viewpoint.Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng have to step up in Glasgow after losing Lee Chong Wei

    Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng have to step up in Glasgow after losing Lee Chong Wei

  • Chong Wei Feng selected Captain Malaysia in Glasgow

    Kuala Lumpur: Chong Wei Feng has been selected to captain the Malaysia Badminton Team in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.It's time for Chong Wei Feng to step up for Malaysia in Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    It's time for Chong Wei Feng to step up for Malaysia in Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • Daren Liew selected for Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur - The Badminton Association Malaysia (BAM) announced on Monday that after a long and careful discussion, Daren Liew has been selected to replace world number one Lee Chong Wei for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.Daren should raise his level of play in Glasgow

    Daren should raise his level of play in Glasgow

  • Young guns will need to carry Malaysian team at Glasgow

    Kuala Lumpur: With Lee Chong Wei officially withdrew from the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, it's time for the younger players such as Chong Wei Feng, Daren Liew to break out of the shadow of Lee Chong Wei.Chong Wei, please relax and take all the time you need to recover. We wish you comfort, care, and healing on your path to wellness.

    Chong Wei, please relax and take all the time you need to recover. We wish you comfort, care, and healing on your path to wellness.

    Chong Wei Feng was tasked with winning the gold medal in the Myanmar Sea Games last year, but he let slip a chance for a golden debut in the SEA Games after losing 19-21, 12-21 to A. Suppanyu of Thailand in the opening round of the men’s singles competition.

  • Australian Open: Takuma Ueda rallies for Daren Liew win

    Sydney: Takuma Ueda is the winner again after fighting his way past Daren Liew to clinch the first round victory of the Australian Open badminton championships in Sydney. Daren Liew (left) should start showing some results before time runs out.

    Daren Liew (left) should start showing some results before time runs out.


    The Japanese's start to the match offered plenty of cause for concern when Daren took the first set easily with 21-9 win.

  • Japan Open: Super Dan survives scare, Daren Liew's comeback falters

    Tokyo: On Tuesday, two time Olympics gold medalist, Lin Dan had a scare in his first qualifying match when he lost the first set to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 12-21, before fighting hard in second set to fend off Sakai's late comeback with 21-19 win, and eventually took the third set 21-7.Japan Open: Lin Dan will play Xue Song who are also from China on Wednesday.

    Japan Open: Lin Dan will play Xue Song who are also from China on Wednesday.

    In a different match, Daren Liew started his first qualifying round smoothly by beating France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-17, 21-18 in 33 minutes.

  • Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

  • Possible Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown in Japan Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Lin Dan will have to qualify to play in the main draw of Japan Open.It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    Nevertheless, he should be able to roll through Kazumasa Sakai in his first qualifying match; he will probably play Daren Liew of Malaysia for a spot in the main draw. If everything goes well, Lin Dan will face Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the second round.

  • Daren Liew is not deterred by defeat in Thomas Cup Final

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia was beaten by Japan in the Thomas Cup Final but Daren Liew suggested that they must take solace in their performance and ensure that the defeat doesn't derail their good run in the future.Daren Liew is determined to become an even better badminton player

    Daren Liew is determined to become an even better badminton player

    In truth, Malaysia didn’t play badly at all in the Thomas Cup Final. Daren Liew was able to orchestrate a greatest fight back of the final, coming back from 10-16 to tie the game at 17-17 and went on to win 21-18 in the second set.

  • Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

    New Delhi: In one of the classic Thomas Cup Final of the past 28 years, Liew Daren of Malaysia's final surge to send the fifth game into the decider was so unexpected that it had the audience holding their breath till resilient Daren ultimately fell to Takuma Ueda 12-21, 21-18, 17-21. With Ueda's victory, Japan clinched their first ever Thomas Cup badminton title with a thrilling 3-2 win over Malaysia in the final of the men's premier team championships in New Delhi.Japan clinched its maiden Thomas Cup badminton title Sunday as it beat Malaysia 3-2 in a hard-fought final (left). Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei during the presentation ceremony after the Thomas Cup badminton championship in New Delhi, India.

    Japan clinched its maiden Thomas Cup badminton title Sunday as it beat Malaysia 3-2 in a hard-fought final (left). Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei during the presentation ceremony after the Thomas Cup badminton championship in New Delhi, India.

    28 years ago, in another Thomas Cup Final epic battle, rookie pair Li YongBo/Tian Bingyi created a huge upset by defeating badminton superstar Liem Swie King and his partner Bobby Ertanto to clinch the third point for China in the 1986 Jakarta Thomas Cup.

  • Thomas Cup: Malaysia takes 4-1 win over Germany

    New Delhi: Malaysia sailed through its second Thomas Cup match by defeating Germany 4-1. That win also exposed Malaysia's deficiencies on its roster besides World No. one Lee Chong Wei. They'll have to step up efforts at resolving the inconsistencies ahead of the Korea game on Wednesday.

    In the Germany game, Lee Chong Wei had a hot start to overcome Marc Zwiebler 21-14, 21-8 in 37 minutes to pocket the first point. Malaysia played the first men’s doubles with scratch pair Tan Boon Heong/Tan Wee Kiong against Johannes Schoettler/Michael Fuchs. The Malaysian duo were stretched to three sets before notching the second point for Malaysia team with 13-21 21-17 21-18 victory. Good job girls! Daren Liew should learn from you guys running end to end and fighting for every shots

    Good job girls! Daren Liew should learn from you guys running end to end and fighting for every shots
    Chong Wei Feng was the better in second singles by winning a breathtaking game of 19-21 22-20 23-21 against Dieter Domke. Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah took care of Peter Kaesbauer/Josche Zurwonne 21-12 21-18 in 30 minutes for the fourth point; but, Daren Liew was once again the Achilles' heel for Malaysia when he lost to Lukas Schmidt 20-22 10-21 in 35 minutes.

  • Thomas Cup: Malaysia beat India 4-1

    New Delhi: By giving away only one point, Malaysia successfully defeated India in the opening game.

    Malaysia's first singles, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei faced some challenges from K. Srikanth in the first set before he took the game with 21-19; He finished off Srikanth 21-12 quickly in the second set to win the first point for Malaysia in just 35 minutes. Hello, wake up captain!

    Hello, wake up captain!
    Then, it was a surprise to see Malaysia played Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong as the first doubles, they were the world junior champion in 2004, but their partnership was ended after Tan partnered with Koo Kien Keat. Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How was able to score the second point for Malaysia with 21-14, 21-11 win over Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri.

  • Daren Liew becomes Thomas Cup captain

    Selangor: Malaysia's Thomas Cup members have selected Daren Liew as their team captain. The team consists of Chong Wei Feng, Goh Soon Huat, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem, 05-5-2014-badminton-news-daren-liew

    05-5-2014-badminton-news-daren-liew
    Tan Boon Heong and Chan Peng Soon hoped this would be a major morale boost to Daren ahead of Thomas Cup Finals which will be held in New Delhi from May 18-25 .

    Although Daren was surprised by the team's decision, the 27-year-old Daren vowed play his best as team captain and the third singles.

  • BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

    PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.

    He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.
    The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.
  • Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng need to revive their glory days

    Kuala Lumpur: Last few months had been disastrous for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng, their lack luster performance is especially worrisome ahead of the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi on May 18-25.Really hope Daren (small pic) and Wei Feng can hustle back to redeem themselves

    Really hope Daren (small pic) and Wei Feng can hustle back to redeem themselves

    So far, the confirmed men’s singles for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad are Chong Wei, Wei Feng and Daren. World No 152 Goh Soon Huat will most likely be the fourth singles.

  • It would take a miracle for Daren Liew to play in badminton world championships

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's third men's singles shuttler Daren Liew was hampered by another bad news for his already disastrous start of the year.Daren Liew's fortunes have taken a dramatic downturn recently

    Daren Liew's fortunes have taken a dramatic downturn recently

    Daren, who has felt to No. 63 in the world ranking, would probably not be able to join his compatriots Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng for the August world meet in Copenhagen, Denmark. The qualifying period for the world meet ended with the last week's China Masters Grand Prix Gold.

  • Lee Chong Wei hopes Malaysia players could be tougher and more durable

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will start playing in the Indian Open Wednesday in New Delhi and again, he is carrying the hopes of all Malaysian in the Superseries tournament.Lee Chong Wei to his juniors: "No shortcuts to the top!"

    Lee Chong Wei to his juniors: "No shortcuts to the top!"


    Chong Wei will take on a qualifier in the first round. Then, he may plays three Indian players – Sourabh Varma (the Malaysia Open GP Gold runners-up), R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P. Kashap.

  • 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.

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