• Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen advance to Indonesian Masters 2nd round

    Malang: Despite playing two matches in the qualifying round yesterday, Malaysia's young men's doubles Tan Kian Meng-Low Juan Shen who were only playing in their second tournament as a pair has plenty of energy left in the tank, as they dashed past Indonesia's Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto-Afiat Yuris Wirawan 21-11, 21-19 in the first round of Indonesian Masters main draw in Malang on Wednesday.Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

    Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

  • Chayut Triyachart quits Singapore badminton

    Singapore: After an eight-year stint at Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), Thai-born Singaporean badminton player Chayut Triyachart has decided to call it quits.(L-R) Silver medalists Chayut Triyachart and Danny Bawa Chrisnanta of Singapore, gold medalists Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem of Malaysia and bronze medalists Peter Mills and Chris Langridge of England at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    (L-R) Silver medalists Chayut Triyachart and Danny Bawa Chrisnanta of Singapore, gold medalists Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem of Malaysia and bronze medalists Peter Mills and Chris Langridge of England at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

  • Gu Juan quits Singapore's women’s team

    Singapore: Singapore's top female badminton player 23-year old Gu Juan has quit the Singapore national team. According to a statement from the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), the world No. 22 Gu Juan Gu Juan is the best female badminton player in Singapore

    Gu Juan is the best female badminton player in Singapore
    submitted her resignation on April 30, she expressed a “desire to look after her aging parents and nagging injuries”.

    She will not be representing Singapore in the upcoming Uber Cup finals in New Delhi from May 18 to 25.

  • Singapore badminton overhauls coaching staff after ‘poor’ performance in 2013 (pic)

    In football, it is not uncommon for coaches to be fired within months, sometimes weeks, of failure.

    But in badminton? Not often heard of.

    Yet it is the very course of action taken by the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), on the back of what president Lee Yi Shyan acknowledged as a year of “faring poorly” at tournaments like the Li-Ning Singapore Open and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

    The association has parted ways with singles coach Luan Ching and doubles trainer Yoo Yong Sung, both of whose contracts were due to run till the end of the year.

    SBA officials confirmed that China native Luan ended his four-year tenure by consensual agreement while Yoo of South Korea resigned from a post he had held for only a year.

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