Former national shuttler determined to bring glory for country‘s deaf badminton squad

The Malaysian deaf badminton contingent (front row, from left) Yeo Kok Fang, 41, Francis Tan, 37, Boon Wei Ying, 22 and Fuo Zu Tung, 18, with (back row from left) MSDeaf president Kamarzaman Harun, Daphne, and MSDeaf secretary-general Ong Shin Ruenn.

FORMER national badminton player turned full time sports consultant Daphne Ng, 29, went above and beyond for the national deaf badminton team when she was asked to prepare them for the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, next month.

Generally, deaf athletes are just as able as normal athletes and are only hearing impaired, presenting communication challenges when it comes to training and strategy.

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