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11-14-2008, 10:09 AM #86
and also as expected, lcw and wmc won the title here
11-14-2008, 12:52 PM #87
11-14-2008, 10:03 PM #88
syed akbar shah is from malacca
11-14-2008, 10:24 PM #89
11-15-2008, 11:07 PM #90
11-16-2008, 01:21 AM #91
The Star Online > Sports
Sunday November 16, 2008
Badminton: Junior pairs step up to the plate in Johor Open
By LIM TEIK HUAT
PETALING JAYA: Two things became clear when the dust settled in the Johor Open badminton championships on Friday.
Firstly, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has no peers when it comes to singles action. It is hard to see anyone challenging him in the near future.
Secondly, the race for honours in the men’s doubles event is wide open. And here is where the excitement lies.
Johor Baru proved again to be a happy hunting ground for veterans Lee Wan Wah-Choong Tan Fook, who overcame a 14-18 deficit in the rubber game to beat Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong 19-21, 21-18, 21-19 in the final.
Still going strong: Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah claimed the men’s doubles title in the Johor Open, but not before surviving a fright from the junior rivals.
Wan Wah-Tan Fook had won the Asian Badminton Championships title for past two years at the same venue.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing for Wan Wah-Tan Fook and Kien Keat-Boon Heong, who had to dig deep into their reserves to overcome thier junior opponents in the last eight.
Tan Fook-Wan Wah scrapped into the semi-finals with a 21-16, 16-21, 21-17 win over Mohd Razif Latif-Tan Wee Kiong while Kien Keat-Boon Heong were almost shamed by Mohd Arif Abdul Latif-Vountus Indra Mawan.
Kien Keat-Boon Heong, who will be defending their title in the National Grand Prix Finals in Alor Star next month, had to rely on their experience to pull through 16-21, 21-18, 24-22.
Last year’s World Junior Champion*ships bronze medallists Goh Wei Shem-Ong Jian Guo gave further proof of the abundance of doubles talent available in Malaysia when they packed off current national No. 1 Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Latif 21-15, 21-19 in the quarter-finals.
World junior champions Mak Hee Chun-Teo Kok Siang also proved their credentials with a 21-23, 21-13, 21-19 quarter-final win over former top national pair Chan Chong Ming-Chew Choon Eng.
The junior pairs have thrown down the gauntlet to the seniors, who must now be aware that they cannot continue to take their places for granted.
The juniors’ performances must have brought smiles to doubles head coach Rexy Mainaky as he starts planning for next year.
There are five or six national back-up pairs waiting on the sidelines and they are bound to improve with time.
Doubles coach Rosman Razak said the junior pairs had benefited from the joint training sessions with the elite squad.
“They are fast learners and were able to keep up with the fast game played by the seniors.
“It is a healthy development as we have depth in the doubles department,” said the former national doubles player, who added that it was good to see a competitive streak in the national circuit.
“We will only be worried if one pair keeps dominating. But the juniors should not be satisfied with what they have achieved.
“They are familiar with their team-mates’ styles but it is different in overseas competitions. That is where they must aim to prove themselves.”
And the China Open starting on Wednesday will be the perfect stage.
Nine Malaysian pairs are competing in the penultimate round of the Su*per Series calendar. Besides Kien Keat-Boon Heong and Fairuzizuan-Za*k*ry, the others are Wan Wah-Tan Fook, Chong Ming-Choon Eng, Ong Soon Hock-Hoon Thien How, Razif-Wee Kiong, Tan Bin Shen-Khoo Chung Chiat, Chan Peng Soon-Lim Khim Wah and Hong Chieng Hun-Wong Choong Hann.
The other junior pairs will compete in the Malaysian International Challenge in Kota Kinabalu from Wednesday.
11-23-2008, 03:33 AM #92
For those interested, RTM 1 will show Finals of Johor Open TONITE,23 November starting 11.30 pm to 1.30 am
11-23-2008, 12:02 PM #93
11-23-2008, 08:32 PM #94
11-23-2008, 10:41 PM #95
the rtm1 head surely unwise...
11-24-2008, 12:08 AM #96
11-26-2008, 05:42 PM #97
According to TV Guide, RTM 1 is scheduled to show Johor Open FInals from 12 midnite to 1.30 am TONITE, 27 Nov. Hopefully this time they dont suddenly change the shedule again.
11-26-2008, 10:45 PM #98
11-27-2008, 10:09 AM #99
11-27-2008, 10:25 AM #100
1st time i heard umpire announcing scores in malay.... wow julia wong can jump smash
11-27-2008, 10:59 AM #101
11-27-2008, 11:19 AM #102
if the show really stop at 1.30 am...too bad then......we have no chance to see ng/goh,woon/sabrina......
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