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Other Sport 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Choong Hann vows to get better results this year

National number one Wong Choong Hann aims to reach at least the quarter-finals in the World Badminton Championships, which will be played in Birmingham from May 12-18.

Other Sport 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

No clear favourite for World Championships this time, says Misbun

National singles chief coach Misbun Sidek sees no crystal clear favourite to win the men's singles crown in the World Badminton Championships, which will be held in Birmingham from May 12-18.

Other Sport 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Coach wants to see more commitment from Tan Fook

Doubles specialist Choong Tan Fook has been lackadaisical in training and has not been providing enough support for partner Lee Wan Wah. Head coach Yap Kim Hock, understandably, is not at all amused.

Other Sport 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Choong Hann hopes to evade own mates in Birmingham

It has happened before and it could happen again. Malaysia's number one men shuttler Wong Choong Hann fears that he may be drawn to meet his own teammates in the early rounds in the World Championships in Birmingham next week.

Other Sport 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kim Hock says lack of exposure could hinder players' progress

Malaysian pairs Chan Chong Ming-Chew Choong Eng and Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah will have to beef up on their match temperament if they are to go all the way in the World Championships in Birmingham next month.

Other Sport 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

One-year sponsorship keeps alive Yong’s playing career

Former national badminton player Yong Hock Kin has received a shot in the arm with a one-year sponsorship from Pro-Ace to keep alive his international playing career.

Other Sport 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heat on Koreans

The heat is on South Korea to avoid conceding defeat to Malaysia in the men's competition of the three-leg Transnasional Invitation Badminton Challenge.

Other Sport 07 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Our badminton top pairs get ‘raw’ deal in Test

The national men's doubles players certainly did not get the deal they wanted in the three-leg Transnasional Invitational Badminton Challenge against the South Koreans, which ended at the KLBA Stadium on Saturday.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Roger gets a cow as reward, Nadal dumps El Aynaoui

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is now the proud owner of a cow after Swiss Open organisers marked his Grand Slam success in bizarre fashion yesterday.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Meet the famous Federer

A glass of champagne and a two-van police escort greeted newly-crowned Wimbledon winner Roger Federer when he touched down in a private jet in the heart of the Alps on Monday a day after the biggest win of his tennis career.