Wee Wern feeling dejected after losing Commonwealth Games spot

PETALING JAYA: National squash player Low Wee Wern has been ruled out of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – in what she construes as a possible oversight by the National Sports Institute (NSI).

No go: Low Wee Wern’s place in the Commonwealth Games squad has been taken over by Aifa Azman.

Chong Wei out to create history at All-England

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei will be a man on a mission when he makes his 14th All- England appearance from March 14-18.

Do your best: Commonwealth Games chef de mission Huang Ying How shaking hands with the national shuttlers at Academy Badminton Malaysia in Bukit Kiara yesterday. — S.S.KANESAN / The Star

Iskandar and Joo Ven fall but men’s doubles pair advance

PETALING JAYA: Shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soong Joo Ven failed to make their mark in the Swiss Open when they crashed out in the men’s singles second round.

Norza confident his charges will retain mixed team gold in Gold Coast

KUALA LUMPUR: Winning the mixed team title is a must. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria wants Malaysia to rule the sport again at the Commonwealth Games despite facing a genuine threat from India this time.

Swiss Open: Malaysia out of men's singles competition, Aaron-Wooi Yik in doubles quarters

PETALING JAYA: The challenge of Malaysia's men's singles players in the Swiss Open is over with the defeats of Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soong Joo Ven.

Zii Jia aims to make amends after Swiss Open defeat

PETALING JAYA: Falling at the first hurdle at the Swiss Open was a harsh lesson for Lee Zii Jia (pic).

Fix it at the root

IT WAS 1997 and I was a rookie reporter. Already, the media circle was swirling with talk that there was something fishy going on in badminton.

Shuttler Zii Jia crashes out of Swiss Open

PETALING JAYA: Shuttler Lee Zii Jia's challenge is over at the Swiss Open after crashing out in the men's singles first round in Basel.

Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen defeated Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia at the Swiss Open and will meet Iskandar Zulkarnain in the second round.

Jadadish appointed as BAM’s observer

PETALING JAYA: Jadadish Chandra has been appointed as the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)’s observer in a match-fixing hearing of two Malaysian shuttlers in Singapore from Feb 26-27.

Shevon-Soon Huat up to the task Down Under

KUALA LUMPUR: It’ll be their first Commonwealth Games but mixed doubles pair Shevon Lai Jemie-Goh Soon Huat will be up to the task Down Under.

Huge improvement: Goh Soon Huat (right) and Shevon Lai Jemie’s strong performances this season convinced BAM to make a bold decision to include them in the Commonwealth Games this year.