Rajes Paul

Recent and archived articles by Rajes Paul

5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hit the ground running

LIKE any other ordinary child, former national No. 1 shuttler Wong Choong Hann grew up adoring several superhero characters.

1 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ee Wei-Koong Le eye a medal at world junior meet

PETALING JAYA: Doubles shuttler Toh Ee Wei wants to get it right in her last World Junior Champion_ships with Pearly Tan Koong Le after missing out on the girls’ doubles medals in the last two editions.

31 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rashid: Aidil is fit and talented but needs to be more consistent

KUALA LUMPUR: Former national coach Rashid Sidek is cautious about setting a target for boys’ singles shuttler Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin (pic) in the World Junior Championships in Markham, Canada from Nov 5-18.

31 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hafizh all pumped up to shine at home MotoGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Local star Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah (pic) will be all fired up to raise the bar when he heads into his first home MotoGP in the premier class at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) this weekend.

24 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Choong Hann and Xuanze to continue rivalry as supremos

ODENSE: Former Malaysian great Wong Choong Hann and Xia Xuanze of China used to be bitter rivals during their playing days.

New challenge: Wong Choong Hann was appointed as the coaching director on Saturday.
23 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Momota misses good times with Chong Wei and Lin Dan

ODENSE: World No. 1 Kento Momota has been on a hot streak but he yearns for the return of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan of China to spice up the men’s singles battle.

Japan’s pride: Kento Momota posing with his medal after winning the Danisa Denmark Open in Odense on Sunday. —Reuters
22 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Momota ends Japan’s 48-year wait for men’s singles title in Denmark

ODENSE: World No. 1 Kento Momota ended Japan’s 48-year wait for the men’s singles title by winning the Danisa Denmark Open.

All smiles: Tai Tzu-ying posing with the trophy after beating Saina Nehwal to win the women’s singles title in the Denmark Open badminton  championship in Odense, Denmark, yesterday. — AP
20 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Success is no walk in the Park

THE legendary Park Joo-bong of South Korea is one of badminton’s special ones – revered for his success as both a player and coach. As a doubles great, he has won all the major titles – including the Olympic gold. Joo-bong has also excelled as a coach, transforming Japan into a powerhouse of the game. Starsport’s RAJES PAUL caught up with the 54-year-old former Malaysia chief coach at the Danisa Denmark Open in Odense to discover the ‘secrets’ of his success.

Understanding coach: Park Joo Bong consoling a Japanese player.
20 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

India’s Srikanth and Sameer in quarters as Lin Dan and Axelsen crash out

ODENSE: India continued to show that they are serious contenders for the men’s singles title at the Danisa Denmark Open when K. Srikanth and Sameer Verma marched into the quarter-finals – on a day when local hero Viktor Axelsen and Lin Dan of China crashed out.

Shock of the day: K. Srikanth of India sent China’s Lin Dan out of the Denmark Open with an 18-21, 21-17, 21-16 win.
20 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Peng Soon-Liu Ying go down fighting in roller-coaster match

ODENSE: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying’s challenge ended in the Danisa Denmark Open after going down fighting in the quarter-finals at the Odense Sports Centre.

Good fight: Chan Peng Soon (back) and Goh Liu Ying lost 14-21, 21-17, 12-21 to South Koreans Seo Seung-jae-Chae Yu-jung in the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Danisa Denmark Open last night. —AFP