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08-15-2012, 06:52 AM #18
RIP Dato Punch.............
08-15-2012, 06:52 AM #19
Like many of you contributors out there, I am sorry and saddened to hear this news.
My deepest condolences to his family.
A true Badminton legend, figther, admininstrator and last but not least, player deep in his heart.
For Gallery of yesteryears:
RIP Mr. Badminton Ambassador. You will be missed greatly.
08-15-2012, 07:05 AM #20
08-15-2012, 08:10 AM #21
Heroes never dies, they turn into legends
RIP Datuk Punch Gunalan.
08-15-2012, 08:30 AM #22
Ever the gentleman. Was an honour and privilege to be in your company. Rest well, my friend.
08-15-2012, 09:02 AM #23
08-15-2012, 09:19 AM #24
08-15-2012, 01:48 PM #25
Datuk Punch was diagnosed with liver cancer stage 4 in April. His passing surprised many as not many know he was battling with cancer. Many officials and former players paid their last respect today including DLCW. RIP Datuk Punch.... U will be deeply missed.
08-15-2012, 03:42 PM #26
RIP a legend and a good human being. The memories will endure, as will his legacy.
08-15-2012, 08:23 PM #27
Hartono remembers Malaysian great as an uncompromising competitor
By RAJES PAUL
“I’m truly very sad that he has passed away so soon. I have lost a friend,” said Rudy when contacted in Jakarta.
...“As a friend, he was true and dependable. He was also a great motivator. What drove him was his passion for the game..
“He was an excellent administrator. I don’t know where he got all his ideas but he always came up with something new. I often came away mesmerised by his brilliance after each discussion.
“He was the brains behind the change of format in badminton that has made it such a success and one of the most watched sports on television. Of course, there were a few who resisted his ideas but he got his way because his arguments were always sound.”
Hartono hailed Punch as a perfect role model for sports administrators.
“He was a success because he knew his sport. Hopefully, his talent has been tapped by others,” said Hartono.
08-15-2012, 09:51 PM #28
08-16-2012, 05:18 AM #29
Blurry D is right. Punch Gunalan played the role of chief coach and team manager in helping Malaysia regain the Thomas Cup after a lapse of 25 years. Moreover, he was also instrumental in bringing in 3 Chinese foreign coaches to help strengthened the Malaysian team.
08-16-2012, 05:31 AM #30
08-16-2012, 07:00 AM #31
RIP Datuk Punch Gunalan...
08-16-2012, 07:28 AM #32
"Razif pointed out that it was Gunalan's strategy and vision to recruit China's coaches -- Han Jian, Yang Yang and Chen Changjie -- that culminated in Malaysia's Thomas Cup success."
08-17-2012, 12:11 AM #33
My best memory of him is seeing him celebrate the 3-2 win vs China in the 1992 Thomas Cup semi-final.
RIP Punch Gunalan.
08-17-2012, 08:33 AM #34