Badminton

Published: Monday December 2, 2013 MYT 10:37:00 PM
Updated: Monday December 2, 2013 MYT 10:40:05 PM

Chiew Sien gets nod for SEA Games

Lim Chiew Sien will make her debut in the SEA Games as the replacement singles shuttler for Tee Jing Yi who quit the national team recently. - Filepic

Lim Chiew Sien will make her debut in the SEA Games as the replacement singles shuttler for Tee Jing Yi who quit the national team recently. - Filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s singles shuttler Lim Chiew Sien is a player without any outstanding results in the national team but on Monday she received a big break in her career after being named for the SEA Games in Myanmar.

Debutant Chiew Sien has been chosen to replace Olympian Tee Jing Yi, who quit the national team recently.

Chiew Sien will play alongside Yang Li Lian in the individual event but, based on the lack of depth in the squad, it will be tough for Malaysia to win any medals – especially since Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia have good players in their ranks.

The others in the badminton team are Chong Wei Feng, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin (men’s singles); Goh V Shem-Teo Kok Siang, Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han (men’s doubles); Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo, Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean (women’s doubles); and Ong Jian Guo-Yin Loo and Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing (mixed doubles).

Malaysia failed to win any gold medals at the last Games in Jakarta two years ago and hopes are high on the men’s doubles department to spring a surprise in Myanmar.

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