• 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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