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Fruitful outing for veteran shuttlers

THE Malaysian contingent of veteran shuttlers won six medals including one gold medal in the biennial BWF World Senior Championships in Kochi, India.

The team (from left) Yap Foo Keong, Lai Loon, DJ Dave, Wan Seong, Kon Kong, Ong Sin Oong, Kim Swee and Ah Hooi posing for a photo at the Selangor badminton hall. — Photo: IZZRA FIQ ALIAS / The Star

Momota just too good for Zii Jia in Czech Open semi-final

PETALING JAYA: Lee Zii Jia’s (pic) quest for a second international title has come to an end in the fourth-tier Czech Open International Challenge.

Axelsen is the new world No. 1 as Chong Wei remains at No. 7

PETALING JAYA: Viktor Axelsen (pic) of Denmark has become the world No. 1 men’s singles shuttler for the first time.

Bubbly Thai badminton pair holding court

THE badminton court is a playground for world champions Amnouy Wetwithan and Sujirat Pookkham of Thailand.

At your service: Thailand’s Sujirat Pookkham at training at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

V Shem and Wee Kiong to have different partners for French Open

PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have entered Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong with different partners for the French Open.

Finding the right measure

SHUTTLER Cheah Liek Hou has set himself a big challenge.

Deadly pair: Cheah Liek Hou (right) and Hairul Fozi Saaba will defend their doubles gold medal at the KL Asean Para Games.

Standing tall despite short stature

KUALA LUMPUR: Mathematics tea­cher Didin Terasoh stands at a mere 1.28m.

Aiming for gold: Didin says he trains with able-bodied players.

BAM to push for inclusion of men’s doubles in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

THE Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have promised to push for the inclusion of men’s doubles event in the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.

Chin Kiat wants BAM to appeal for men’s doubles to be included

KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Moe Chin Kiat (pic) was one of the happiest men when the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decided to include badminton in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Denmark's Axelsen, Japan's Okuhara in World Championships final

(Reuters) - Denmark's Viktor Axelsen became the first male player from Europe since Peter Rasmussen in 1997 to enter the final of the BWF World Championships while Japan's Nozomi Okuhara ended Saina Nehwal's campaign in Glasgow on Saturday.