Badminton

Published: Friday August 22, 2014 MYT 9:29:00 PM
Updated: Saturday August 23, 2014 MYT 9:17:25 PM

Rosman is a true successful ladies' man

Under Rosman (centre), Malaysia for the first time have four pairs in the World Championships.

Under Rosman (centre), Malaysia for the first time have four pairs in the World Championships.

COPENHAGEN: National coach Rosman Razak is indeed a ladies' man. Under his spell, Malaysia for the first time have four pairs in the World Championships. 

They are Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei, Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean and Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern.

“I actually have to take care of 10 girls in my life right now. Don’t forget my wife and daughter,” said Rosman.  

Rosman has done well as the women’s doubles coach since taking charge in 2012. 

Khe Wei-Vivian won the solitary gold medal at the Myanmar SEA Games last year and two weeks ago, they nailed the Commonwealth Games gold medal at Glasgow. 

Yin Loo-Meng Yean also did well in Glasgow when they upset top seeds Shina Mulia Sari-Yao Lei of Singapore in the semi-finals. 

Rosman agreed that there had been progress but his ultimate goal was to see one or two of them at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. 

“We did not have any representatives at the 2012 London Olympics – which is sad. I have tried different approach since I took over (after the London Olympic Games). 

“There have been some progress but we still have some work to do to catch up with China and South Korea. I believe we have done well to narrow the gap. 

“At the World Championships, we have the numbers and to have at least one of them upsetting a big name will be great. I believe, they can do it.” 

On paper it will be tough as all of them will likely be up against seeded pairs from China. 

Vivian-Khe Wei are in the same quarter with top seeds Bao Yixin-Tang Jinhua; Hui Lin-Hui Ern and Yin Loo-Meng Yean are in the draw with eighth seeds Luo Ying-Luo Yu and Amelia-Fie Cho will likely play fourth seeds Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang in the second round.

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