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03-11-2007, 10:33 AM #1
KKK & TBH,, U make us proud again!!!!!!!!
Congratulation to KKK & TBH as you 2 guy has make us to be proud again by winning the all england in style and end another tittle drought.. Also thank to rexy the great coach who has help us to train up such a marvelous player for malaysia....
03-11-2007, 10:53 AM #2
I must reply to this thread...Ya,congrats..
03-11-2007, 10:56 AM #3
Yup, Congratution to them! They deserve it the credit
03-11-2007, 11:01 AM #4
Ya, they are in good form today,There also lot of unforce error done by china.I was so nervous watching the game.My heart like wanna stop when Mas point behind China pair.But everything change in end of the games.I goes crazy.Sream and cheering.Thanks to both of them.I really hope they keep their momentum and plz dun be like hafiz.It easy to win but to defence, it too hard.But anyway congratulation, seem my smile never let me go.
03-11-2007, 11:11 AM #5
cheers to the fine pair!!
03-11-2007, 11:41 AM #6
Piece of news
Kien Keat-Boog Heong gives Malaysia first All-England doubles title in 25 years
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian hotshots Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong gave an awesome display to end Malaysia’s 25-year wait for a men’s doubles title in the All-England badminton championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham here Sunday.
The duo, who hardly showed any nerves in their first outing as a pair in the All-England, tore apart world champions and top seeds Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China 21-15, 21-18 in a 38-minute battle.
And as soon as they had won, 21-year-old Kien Keat jumped for joy and rolled over in sheer delight, while national coach Rexy Mainaky ran onto the court and hugged 20-year-old debutant Boon Heong.
Kien Keat and Boon Heong's victory was the perfect birthday gift for Rexy, who turned 39 on March 9.
In fact, Kien Keat, who had crashed out in the early rounds of the All-England with different partners over the last three years, will go bald, as he had promised to do if he won the title.
The pair's superb win Sunday ended Malaysia’s agonising 25-year wait for the title, which was last won by the Sidek brothers – Jalani and Razif -- in 1982.
And what makes the All-England victory sweeter for the Malaysians was that they did not drop a single game in the competition.
There was never a doubt that Kien Keat-Boon Heong were in with a shot after they began the match with a superb attacking display in the first game to take an 8-6 lead.
The Chinese, who had lost to the Malaysians in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games in December, found it hard to keep pace with their speedy opponents, who were superior in all departments.
The Chinese pair lost tamely in the first game, but the second game saw them putting up a better fight.
It was a ding-dong battle from the start of the second game as the lead was exchanged several times.
The Chinese kept up the pressure throughout but the Malaysian "bravehearts" did not give in and held on to clinch victory.
Jalani Sidek, who last won the title with brother Razif, said the Malaysians won because of their superior tactical game.
"I knew this pair would win the title for us. The Chinese were good in attacking too but our Malaysians were superb in both attacking and tactical play. "Kien Keat played brilliantly and Boon Heong certainly did not show his inexperience at all playing in his first All-England," said Jalani.
03-11-2007, 12:36 PM #7
YUP.. we all feel proud to have a pair man doubles like them to get the title!!
yet, we should remember d COACH!! REXY!! His efford n spirit is so unbelieveable~~
So, it's d time for malaysian to MEMBALAS JASA!!
gratz to KKK n TBH n oso REXY!!
keep it on guys~~ u r d best!!
03-11-2007, 12:59 PM #8
Yeah, congrats to them and they are GREAT!!
This pair is the only one who can hold back the clean sweep of China in this tournament.
Now, I'm just looking forward to KKK's bald head
03-11-2007, 01:01 PM #9Originally Posted by ixory
im reli reli reli happy n excited for their victory!! yes!! malaysia boleh!! kkk boleh!! tbh boleh!! kkk+tbh+rexy boleh!! we all boleh!! (for screaming like mad ppl after they win the AE MD )
03-11-2007, 01:09 PM #10Originally Posted by winnie
03-11-2007, 01:11 PM #11
excellent results by KKK/TBH. it looks like Rexy has created a top pair. and i think we can pretty safely consider them one of the best MD pair in the world now. earlier on, there were skepticism whether they will pull a "Hafiz", but now they have showed that they can consistently stop as well as winning major tournaments.
and hopefully this will boost the moral of the Malaysian team as a whole. we look forward to more and better badminton in the future.
03-11-2007, 03:23 PM #12
I kinda saw this coming. From my pyramid of skill, speed supercede power and this match is a great example. Cai and fu has power but not the speed of KKK/TBH.
03-11-2007, 03:46 PM #13
I have a feeling that they are going to win as they have not lost any sets at all throughout the tournament. Tan Boon Heong is just 19 years old of age. He will be a force in the years to come.
03-11-2007, 04:55 PM #14
Congrats! Boleh! You can and you did.
03-11-2007, 06:58 PM #15
the boys really did us proud . I was watching this on TV and my gf came in to ask me what I was screaming so much for!
anyway I recorded it all and I plan on releasing it as a torrent once I get it reencoded which should take 2 days I hope (using x264 so much slower than xvid but quality should be better) .
03-11-2007, 07:02 PM #16
Congrats to KKK and TBH. After the finals were decided, there was no doubt in my mind that they would win if they faced Fu/Cai.
03-11-2007, 07:49 PM #17
Young Pair End Malaysia's 25-Year Wait For All England Men's Doubles Title
From Jaiarajo Letchumanan
BIRMINGHAM, March 11 (Bernama) -- Doha Asian Games gold medallists Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong put up a smashing performance to end the country's 25-year wait for the All England men's doubles title after beating China's top seeds Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena here today.
The new kids on the block, playing together for only about five months now, emulated the success of brothers Razif-Jalani Sidek who were the last Malaysians to win the title back in 1982 after beating William Gillard/Dan Travers of Scotland.
Despite taking the first game with relative ease, the duo gave coach Rexy Mainaky, the Malaysian camp and the few hundred Malaysian fans present some anxious moments in the second game when the Chinese pair began to stamp their authority on the match, largely due to numerous unforced errors by the duo, especially Kien Keat who looked very tense.
The second game was in fact 17-16 in favour of the Chinese before the Malaysian pair regrouped to walk out winners and pocket the USD14,400 (RM50,400) prize money on offer.
The tears of emotion rolling down his cheeks during the prize presentation best reflected the feelings of Kien Keat, who has played at the championship three times before with former partner Chan Chong Ming.
"This title means the world to me after three earlier failures. This one's for the Malaysian fans who had given us tremendous support throughout the competition and our coach. We had beaten the Chinese pair at the Doha Asian Games and were optimistic of repeating that feat today.
"However, the second game saw the Chinese coming at us in full force but thank God we managed to steady ourselves," said Kien Keat after the prize presentation ceremony.
It was the second title of the year for the duo who had won the Malaysian Open in January.
Their win also completes an accomplishment of having beaten the world's top two pairs in the competition as they had overcome second seeds Jens Eriksen/Martin Lungaard of Denmark in the semi-final yesterday.
"We did not have any specific game plan but we were ready to go into the attack right from the start as the Chinese pair also play a similar game like us. We knew that the team that made the less mistake would win," said Boon Heong.
Winning the title is a breath of fresh air for Malaysian badminton as a whole, especially after all the others had failed to surpass the semi-finals.
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