• Current and former shuttlers stand behind Rashid Sidek

    Kuala Lumpur: Almost A week after president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff openly criticize men's singles coach for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng's disastrous performances at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, both players have decided to stand behind their coach over this finger-pointing saga.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

    Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

  • Elyas Omar to BAM: Stop Arguing!

    Kuala Lumpur:  Former president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Elyas Omar urged current president of BAM Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and men’s singles coach Rashid Sidek to resolve their conflicts immediately. Tan Sri Elyas said the attitude of pointing fingers at each other after the poor performance of men’s singles at Glasgow is otherwise inappropriate, and both parties must share the responsibility equally.Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

    Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

  • Finger-pointing after Malaysian men's singles' loss at Glasgow

    Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff voiced his unhappiness over the poor performances of men's singles players at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He also denied that he and other association members interfered with the shuttlers selection process. Althought he didn't refer to a specific name, he clearly targeted the men's singles head coach, Rashid Sidek, who was responsible for picking players to replace Datuk Lee Chong Wei at Glasgow.Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

    Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

  • Royal welcome for Kashyap, Sindhu, Guru

    Hyderabad: The Indian heroes returned home to a rousing welcome on Tuesday. Fresh from their respective Glasgow conquests, Parupalli Kashyap, P V Sindhu and R M V Gurusaidutt were accorded a welcome befitting their Commonwealth Games accomplishments. Kashyap, Sindhu and Guru touch down to rousing welcome

    Kashyap, Sindhu and Guru touch down to rousing welcome


  • Hero's welcome to Singapore's badminton players

    Singapore: Team Singapore's badminton players arrived home to a hero's welcome early Tuesday morning (Aug 5). All 10 members of the squad returned from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a medal. They were greeted by around 30 supporters at Changi Airport, toting flowers and teddy bears.Singapore Badminton Association president Lee Yi Shyan (second from left) with shuttler Derek Wong (extreme right) and the latter's family. (Photo: Chitra Kumar)

    Singapore Badminton Association president Lee Yi Shyan (second from left) with shuttler Derek Wong (extreme right) and the latter's family. (Photo: Chitra Kumar)

  • Daren Liew barred from future tournaments

    Glasgow: If losing in Thomas Cup final against Takuma Ueda has largely been forgiven by the home-country crowds, losing in the men's singles quarter-finals of Commonwealth Games against P. Kashyap may be the final straw for Daren Liew.Liew Daren suffered another blow to his career when he lost to India's P. Kashyap in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at the Glasgow

    Liew Daren suffered another blow to his career when he lost to India's P. Kashyap in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at the Glasgow

     

    Speaking with reporters on Sunday, Malaysia's national singles coach - two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Rashid Sidek expressed his disappointment at Malaysia's men's singles performance in the Commonwealth Games, and was especially dismayed by Daren Liew's lackluster form.

  • Glasgow 2014: Michelle Li, Parupalli Kashyap win gold

    Glasgow: Michelle Li became the first Canadian to win women's singles gold at the Commonwealth Games badminton on Sunday as she saw off the challenge of Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour and her passionate home following at the Emirates Arena.Canada's Michelle Li, gold medallist, is flanked by Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, left, silver medallist, and India's PV Sindhu, right, bronze medallist, after the women's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

    Canada's Michelle Li, gold medallist, is flanked by Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, left, silver medallist, and India's PV Sindhu, right, bronze medallist, after the women's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

     

    "This will mean a lot for Canada and it definitely means a lot to me. I'm really happy to have the opportunity to represent my country."

  • Glasgow 2014: Double gold delight for Malaysia

    Glasgow: After winning the gold medal in badminton mixed team event last week, Malaysia received two more golds in both men and women's doubles badminton events on Sunday.Congratulations to Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo

    Congratulations to Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo

    In women's doubles final, Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo’s resilience and determination eventually paid off as they saved five game points when the defending champion Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa was leading 20-16, and then 21-20 in the second set. The duo managed to come from behind to triumph 21-17, 23-21 in 41 minutes.

  • Glasgow 2014 badminton finals results - 2 golds for Malaysia

    Men's Doubles
    Gold and Silver Medal:
    Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia) defeated Danny Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart (Singapore) 21-12, 12-21, 21-15
    Bronze Medal: Chris Langridge-Peter Mills (England) Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem (yellow jacket) wins gold medal at Glasgow

    Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem (yellow jacket) wins gold medal at Glasgow


     

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia's "Doubles" shot at gold

    Glasgow: Despite the disappointments of missing out on the gold of men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles, Malaysia still have two more chances to win gold - through men's doubles Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and women's doubles Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo.

    In the semi-finals, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong shook off a slow start to beat England’s Chris Adcock-Andrew Ellis of England 21-19, 21-19. The Malaysian pair has looked sloppy at times.Can Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem (right) bring back the men's doubles gold medal?

    Can Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem (right) bring back the men's doubles gold medal?

  • 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: P. Kashyap vs Derek Wong in final

    Glasgow: Rashid Sidek, Wong Choong Hann, Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Lee Chong Wei have created the Malaysia badminton dynasty that garnered 6 men's singles gold medals consecutively since the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games. However, the men's singles gold medal chase was left wide open with the exit of Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew in quarter-finals on Friday.Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

    Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

  • 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: Sindhu, Kashyap,Gurusaidutt reach semis

    Glasgow: Second seed Parupalli Kashyap and PV Sindhu, RMV Gurusaidutt as well as defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up quarter-finals wins at the Emirates Arena on Friday. But fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth and sixth seed P.C. Thulasi had to bite the dust as their campaigns came to an end.RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

    RMV Gurusaidutt upsets top seed Chong Wei Feng to reach semi-finals

  • 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: Indian shuttlers cruise to final 16

    Glasgow: Indian medal contenders, P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thulasi in women's singles and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women's and men's singles events respectively to storm into the round of 16 of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.Women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa appear to be in good spirit

    Women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa appear to be in good spirit

  • Glasgow 2014: Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo falters, other Malaysian advance

    Glasgow: The mixed doubles scratch pair of Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo was the only Malaysian that didn't make it to the round of 16 at Commonwealth Games’  individual badminton events on Wednesday. They suffered a hard-fought, 21-15, 14-21, 14-21 loss to world number 13 Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier of Scotland in 58 minutes. Blair-Bankier will play Terry Hee-Fu Mingtian of Singapore tomorrow.Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier was given a real scare as they fought back to beat Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo in 3 sets

    Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier was given a real scare as they fought back to beat Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo in 3 sets

  • Glasgow 2014: One down, more to go for Malaysia

    Glasgow: Malaysia shuttlers showed great spirit in the first round of badminton individual events after winning gold medal in yesterday’s mixed team event.Malaysia win gold in mixed team event at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Malaysia win gold in mixed team event at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Chong Wei Feng who had a bye in the first round, will play Buwaneka Dullewa of Sri Lanka in the second round. Wei Feng felt relief to win a crucial point for Malaysia in the mixed team final.

  • 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: Singapore shock India to win bronze

    Glasgow: In a thrilling third place play-off, Singapore clinched the bronze medal in the badminton mixed team event with a 3-2 win over India at The Emirates Arena.

    In the opening match, mixed doubles pair of Vanessa Neo and Danny Chrisnanta fought hard before winning 21-19-, 21-19 over R.M.V Gurusaidutt and Ashwini Ponnappa of India to hand Singapore an early 1-0 lead.Singapore players storm the court to celebrate their bronze medal victory

    Singapore players storm the court to celebrate their bronze medal victory

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