New Badminton Queen In The Making KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- Birmingham-bound singles shuttler Wong Mew Choo may not be fully ready for the World Championship but she is steadily turning into a sparkling gem in the Malaysian badminton scene. At least by end of this year, said national chief coach Misbun Sidek. He said Mew Choo, 20, now ranked 124th in the world, was a fast learner and had became more matured in her game. "She has all the ingredients to become Malaysia's badminton queen. Apart of her strength, speed and power, I need a few more months to sharpen her skills before Mew Choo can produce her best results," Misbun said when met at the Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara here Sunday. However this does not mean Mew Choo is not yet ready for the world meet as she has proven her ability by defeating several higher ranking shuttlers during the Sudirman Cup Tournament last March. At the tournament, Mew Choo put up a good show to edge Japan's Kanako Yonekura, ranked ninth in the world. Mew Choo, together with the women doubles pair of Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty, will be playing in the World Championship at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England on July 28-Aug 3. Misbun said Mew Choo exhibited superb physical endurance during the fitness drills. "In the fitness test held at the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, Mew Choo showed her Herculean strength when she was always ahead of the men's shuttlers in the long distance run. "Sometimes she left the men's third singles shuttler Lee Tsuen Seng trailing in the 1,600m run. "What really surprised me was that Mew Choo needed only a few minutes to recover from each endurance test and this would benefit her in the court," said Misbun. While on the court, Mew Choo has also beaten men's singles shuttler Hazli Izwan. "Give her time. By end of this year, I believe Mew Choo will be a different player. "Perhaps, the December Sea Games in Vietnam will be the venue of her first triumph as the new Malaysian badminton queen," Misbun said.