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Mei Kuan-Vivian Hoo Clinch Gold In Women’s Doubles

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GOLD COAST – Malaysia’s women’s pair Chow Mei Kuan-Vivian Hoo bagged the gold medal in the women’s doubles final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In the final battle at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre Mei Kuan-Vivian beat England Lauren Smith-Sarah Walker in a straight set 21-12, 21-12. This is the seventh gold medal for…

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Iskandar, Soniia Win 2018 National Badminton Championships

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KUALA LUMPUR – National badminton players, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soniia Cheah from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) emerged champions at the 2018 National Badminton Championships held at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here today. Iskandar Zulkarnain, who is also the squad’s third singles player, won his second title after defeating his training…

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Malaysia Bounce Back To Win 5-0 Against Myanmar

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ALOR SETAR – Malaysian men’s team clinched an easy 5-0 win against Myanmar in the Group C matches of the 2018 Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) held at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium Suka Menanti, here today. Lee Zii Jia, who featured as the first singles after Datuk Lee Chong Wei was rested, delivered the…

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Lee Zii Jia More Confident Now

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ALOR SETAR — National men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia said that he was more confident to continue the competition at the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) 2018 held at the Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim Suka Menanti. The shuttler, who was born in Jalan Langgar near here, admitted that he had succeeded to overcome the…

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Badminton SEA Games Team Vow To Do Their Best

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KUALA LUMPUR – Despite the absence of top national shuttlers in the upcoming 2017 SEA Games (KL2017), the national team are optimistic and will give their best performance. Malaysia chef de mission, Datuk Marina Chin said every athlete chosen was training hard to do well at the Games. “For badminton, we have a balanced number of senior and…

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Misbun, Chong Wei Will Collaborate To Produce Best Players

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  SHAH ALAM – Badminton singles national head coach Datuk Misbun Sidek and national champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei will collaborate in producing the country’s best players. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) President Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Chong Wei’s experiences during Misbun’s absence from the BAM fold would facilitate the 57-year-old’s duty to…

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Coach Jeremy Believes V Shem-Wee Kiong Will Come Good

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PETALING JAYA – National doubles coach Jeremy Gan believes that men’s doubles shuttlers Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong must be given more time and support as they seek to rediscover their best form. The world No. 6 were the biggest disappointment for Malaysia in their recent Sudirman Cup campaign in Gold Coast, Australia. The Olympic…

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Yew Sin/Ee Yi Stun Danes To Get Into Second Round

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KUCHING – National men’s junior doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi notched up a surprise win over sixth seeds Mads Conrad Petersen/ Mads Kieler Kolding of Denmark to advance to the second round of the Malaysian Open badminton tournament here. The first round action at the Stadium Perpaduan in Petra Jaya here today, saw…

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Malaysia’s Challenge Ends At Swiss Open Badminton Meet

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s challenge at the 2017 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament fizzled out after the only players standing, Vivian Hoo Kah Mun/Woon Khe Wei, lost in the quarter-finals match late Friday (Saturday in Malaysia). Third seeded pair Hoo/Woon suffered an upset after losing 18-21, 21-8 and 15-21 to the seventh seeds,…

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Mixed Doubles Pair Accompany Chong Wei Into All-England Finals

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KUALA LUMPUR – Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying followed national singles ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei into the All England Badminton Championships finals in Birmingham tomorrow. The duo swept aside Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino from Japan, 21-17, 21-15 in straight sets at the Barclays Arena, Saturday. They are set to face Lu Kai/Huang…

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Chong Wei Out Of All-England Tournament In March

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KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttler Lee Chong Wei is out of the All-England badminton championships in Birmingham from March 7-12 after picking up an injury during training. On Monday, national coach Hendrawan confirmed that the world No 1 tore the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee. The 34-year-old Chong Wei slipped and fell on…

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V Shem-Wee Kiong In World Superseries Final

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PETALING JAYA – Men’s doubles shuttlers Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are just one step away from ending the year on a high. On Saturday, the world No. 1 pair put up a fabulous show to beat Chai Biao-Hong Wei of China 21-18, 21-16 in just 37 minutes to reach the men’s doubles final at…

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Zulfadli, Mixed Doubles Pair Adance To French Open Second Round

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KUALA LUMPUR – National men’s singles player Zulfadli Zulkiffli played better than the other foreign competitors, but still struggled to advance to round two of the French Open badminton championship. Zulfadli, now ranked 33rd in the world, defeated Huang Yuxiang from China in 24-22, 12-21 and 22-20, taking one hour 13 minutes, early today at…

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Liew Daren In Semis Of Taiwan Masters

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian professional shuttler Liew Daren continued his smashing performance by advancing to the last four of the Taiwan Masters Grand Prix Badminton Championship held at the Hsing Chuang Gymnasium in Taipei, today. The 29-year-old, who is a former national shuttler, whitewashed Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia; winning in 11-8, 11-3 and 11-2…

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Chong Wei To Compete In Four Super Series Events In Two Months

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KUALA LUMPUR – World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei will compete in four Super Series and Premier Super Series tournaments to maintain his position as the world number one. The four tournaments are the Denmark Premier Super Series from Oct 18-23; French Super Series (Oct 25-30), China Open Premier Super Series (Nov 15-20) and…

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Soon Huat Fails To Get Past Qualifying Round Of Japan Open

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KUALA LUMPUR – National men’s singles player, Goh Soon Huat today failed to get past the qualifying round of the Japan Open Super Series. Soon Huat,26, lost 15-21, 17-21 to Riichi Takeshita of Japan, who took only 46 minutes to book his place in the prestigious badminton tournament. Tomorrow, national singles ace Datuk Lee Chong…

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Chong Wei Might Reconsider Tokyo Olympics Under New Scoring Format

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KUALA LUMPUR: Can you imagine Lee Chong Wei taking on Lin Dan for the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Well, don’t bet against it … especially if the Badminton World Federation (BWF) decide to change the best-of-three 21-point scoring format to the 11-point best-of-five system. If they do, world No. 1 Chong Wei,…

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Be Careful Of Lin Dan’s Psychological Game, Rashid Tells Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR: National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s chance to beat his nemesis Lin Dan in the men’s singles semi-final match is brighter if the current performance becomes the yardstick. Former national coach Rashid Sidek said on Friday that the world number one should be alert of the psychological game that would be used…

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RM150,000 Reward For Peng Soon

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GEORGE TOWN: National shuttler Chan Peng Soon will receive RM100,000 from the Penang government and another RM50,000 from a shopping mall here for having reached the Olympics badminton mixed doubles final. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng stated in his official Facebook page that Chan’s badminton partner Goh Liu Yang, from Malacca, will also be given…

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‘I’m So Proud Of Him’ – Peng Soon’s Wife

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KUALA LUMPUR – Winning the silver medal in the badminton mixed doubles event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil is a precious gift to Chan Peng Soon family. Peng Soon’s wife, Cham May May said it had always been her husband’s dream to achieve Olympic glory and that she wanted to see…

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BAM: Mixed Doubles Pair Not Disappointing

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KUALA LUMPUR: The first participation by the national badminton mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying succeeded to put up a surprising performance for the national badminton fans. Although they missed the first gold medal for Malaysia, Chan-Goh however added a silver medal to the national contingent in the mixed doubles final at…

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Mixed Doubles Pair Win Silver

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PETALING JAYA: Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying will be taking home silver medals for the badminton mixed doubles, coming up just short of achieving their dreams for gold in their final match at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday. It is a historic achievement as Malaysia has previously not been strong in mixed doubles…

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Najib Praises Badminton Mixed Doubles Pair For Entering Final

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has congratulated the Malaysian mixed doubles badminton team that advanced to the final of the event in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “Congratulations Chan Peng Soon & @gohliuying for taking #MAS to the final! What a performance! Another step to the #Olympics…

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Malaysian Mixed Pair In Badminton Final

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Malaysia has confirmed at least a silver medal in badminton when mixed pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying qualified for the final at the Rio Olympic Games, here, Monday. The Malaysian pair disposed of Xu Chen-Maj Jin of China, 21-12, 21-19 in a semifinal match. The Malaysians will meet Indonesia’s Tontowi…

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Chong Wei, Lin Dan Could Face Off In The Semis In Rio

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PETALING JAYA: The last two Olympic men’s singles final battles have been between Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan of China but it will not happen in Rio this time. In the men’s singles draw made for the Rio Olympics, top seed Chong Wei may have to face the defending champion in the semi-finals.…

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Malaysia Beat Taiwan 3-1 To Enter Thomas Cup Semi-Finals

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KUNSHAN: Malaysia went through some anxious moments before beating Taiwan 3-1 to reach the Thomas Cup semi-finals at the Kunshan Sports Center Gymnasium. Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia a flying start with a 21-18, 21-18 win over Chou Tien-chen but the momentum came to a halt after Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong stumbled 21-16, 19-21,…

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Iskandar Marches Into Malaysian Masters Final

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GEORGETOWN – After almost giving up his badminton career last year, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin bounced back to shine at the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold championship at SPICE Arena here today. Iskandar, 24, advanced to the men’s singles final when he shocked second seed K.Srikanth of India in straight sets of 27-25, 21-9. In the…

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Iskandar On A Roll At Malaysia Masters

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GEORGETOWN – National champion, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin continued his brilliant run when he cruised into the semi-finals of Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold at the SPICE Arena here today. With the vociferous support of local fans, the 24-year-old shuttler was in his element when he tamed the tournament’s eighth seed, Angus Ng Ka Long of…

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No More Changes, Please – Lai Pei Jing

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GEORGETOWN – National mixed doubles shuttler Lai Pei Jing is keeping her fingers crossed that there will not be any changes as to her doubles partner and she hopes her combination with Tan Kian Meng will stay. The duo who started their partnership three months ago, have done well to enter the Malaysia Masters Grand…

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Malaysia Badminton Grand Prix Gold Results

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GEORGE TOWN – Following are the first round results in the Malaysia Masters Badminton Grand Prix Gold held at the Spice Arena, here Wednesday: Mixed Doubles: Shin Baek Cheol/Chae Yoo Jung (KOR) bt Liao Min Chun/Chen Hsiao Huan (TPE) 21-17, 21-10 Lee Chun Hei Reginald/Chau Hoi Wah (HKG) bt Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam (THA) 21-17, 21-13…

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