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Badminton


Chong Wei to face familiar foes in quest for world title - but not Lin Dan

KUALA LUMPUR: It's deja vu for Lee Chong Wei, as he will begin the quest for his first World Championship badminton title against the same opponent who knocked him out at Glasgow, Scotland, last year.

Blow for Soon Kit

KUALA LUMPUR: Cheah Soon Kit’s reign as the men’s doubles head coach lasted only 13 months.

New role: Cheah Soon Kit is now in charge of the Under-21 squad.

Malaysia go down to Japan in Asian junior mixed team semi-finals

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia did not have star player Goh Jin Wei but it did not stop them from equalling their last year’s bronze medal feat in the mixed team event of the Asian Junior Badminton Champion­ships in Jakarta.

Lifeline for Iskandar but it’s end of the road for two players

KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin can heave a huge sigh of relief for now but the badminton careers of two others - Asian junior champion Soo Teck Zhi and Chong Yee Han are over.

Tsuneyama scores a first for Japan in men’s singles of Thailand Open

PETALING JAYA: Kanta Tsune­yama emerged as the first Japanese men’s singles winner in the Thailand Open in Bangkok.

Bangkok outing whets Aaron-Wooi Yik’s appetite for better results

PETALING JAYA: National men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik vow to build on their solid outing in the Thailand Open as they bid to break into the world top 30 by the end of the year.

Soniia falls to India’s Sindhu in straight games in Thailand Open

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s decision to drop women’s singles players from the Asian Games squad is indeed justified.

Thomas Cupper Aaron syncs well with Wooi Yik to beat world No.9 pair

PETALING JAYA: Doubles shuttler Aaron Chia showed the experience gained at the Thomas Cup Finals did not go to waste.

Well done: Aaron Chia (back) and Soh Wooi Yik beat world No. 9 Lee Jhe-huei-Lee-yang of Taiwan 21-18, 13-21, 21-19 to reach the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok yesterday.

BAM looking to drop another 20 shuttlers by Monday

KUALA LUMPUR: Another 20 badminton players are expected to be dropped from the national team following the exits of Chooi Kah Ming and Tee Jing Yi.

Coach giving strugglers Kian Meng-Pei Jing another chance

PETALING JAYA: National mixed doubles head coach Pang Cheh Chang is willing to give struggling Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing more time to get back on their feet.

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