• 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"

  • Tee Jing Yi ready for Glasgow test

    Kuala Lumpur: Whether you believe respect is given or earned, the fact remains that Malaysia's women badminton have always been viewed as the weakest division of the national team.Tee Jing Yi was undefeated in the 2014 Uber Cup Finals

    Tee Jing Yi was undefeated in the 2014 Uber Cup Finals

    In order to prove that her success at the Uber Cup finals was no fluke, Tee Jing Yi will have to fight hard at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as she continue to establish herself in the world of badminton.

  • Malaysia plays down Commonwealth Games expectations

    National Sports Council (NSC) of Malaysia only expects Malaysia to win two gold medals in badminton events at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    However, Rashid Sidek, the national singles coach holds a different opinion that he thinks Malaysia shuttlers could win more.Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

    Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

    “I think we can win more than two gold medals, we are hoping to win at least four golds like we did over each of the past two Commonwealth games.”

  • 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.

  • As easy as "ABC" for Malaysian girls

    Korea: While their male counterparts were struggling, Malaysian women's team got off to a good start at day one of Asian Badminton Championship (ABC).

    Malaysia's first women's singles, world No. 49 Tee Jing Yi, defeated world No. 20 Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in the first round of the ABC in Gimcheon, South Korea on Wednesday.Lim Yin Fun will take on South Korean youngster Kim Hyo-min in the second round of Asian Badminton Championship (ABC)

    Lim Yin Fun will take on South Korean youngster Kim Hyo-min in the second round of Asian Badminton Championship (ABC)
  • Soon Huat Took the Final Spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat - the back-up shuttler from Malaysia will be part of the Malaysia Thomas cup team after beating

    Tan Chun Seang (former BAM player) 21-14, 21-13 in the three-day selections trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Friday. Goh Soon Huat finished top in Thomas Cup Trial

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun and former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli pulled out of the trials due to personal health reasons.

    During the trial, Soon Huat showed his fighting spirit and steely determination, and he is likely to be join the Thomas Cup team as the fourth men’s singles player.

  • Doubles world champs withdraw from Malaysian Open (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: It was confirmed after the team manager’s meeting on Monday that women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi has been withdrawn from competing in women’s doubles alongside Sannatasah Saniru.Top seed Wang Xiaoli (left) and Yu Yang of China have withdrawn from the Malaysian Open badminton championships which begins on Wednesday.

    Top seed Wang Xiaoli (left) and Yu Yang of China have withdrawn from the Malaysian Open badminton championships which begins on Wednesday.

    Jing Yi who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) stable in November last year only to rejoin them after a few weeks, had to withdraw because Sannatasah is not a BAM player.

  • Clean slate for Jing Yi at home tourney (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttler Tee Jing Yi is ready to put her career back in order after going through a rough patch last year.

    For starters, she hopes to get through the qualifying tournament of the Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukti Jalil tomorrow.

    The 23-year-old Jing Yi will be joined by five others – Yang Li Lian, Lim Chiew Sien, Lim Yin Fun and former internationals Sannatasah Saniru and Lydia Cheah – in the qualifying tournament. National singles player Tee Jing Yi, who'll be playing in the Malaysian Open qualifying rounds on Tuesday, hopes to put a bad year behind her and help Malaysia qualify for the Uber Cup Finals in May.

    Malaysia will be hoping for at least one of them to make it through to the tournament proper which starts on Wednesday.

    Olympian Jing Yi failed to get past the early round of any international tournament last year, with her biggest disappointment being a first-round knockout at the World Championships in Guangzhou in August.

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