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03-27-2010, 12:32 AM #69
Yao Han scores a first by reaching semi-finals of two events
“I reached the final of the boys’ doubles last year but this is the first time that I have made it to the semi-finals of both the doubles events. Hopefully, I can continue to stay strong,” said Yao Han.
Bukit Jalil Sports School doubles coach Yap Kim Hock said that the real challenge would begin today for his top two pairs.
“I expected easy wins for both and they accomplished it without much of a problem. It will be a disappointment if Yao Han-Hong Kheng do not make the final but it will be a breakthrough for Ee Yi-Nelson if they can overcome their higher ranked opponents,” said Kim Hock.
“It will be great if both of them can make it an all-Malaysian final.”
03-27-2010, 12:33 AM #70
Tearful day for Sonia
"I am disappointed with myself. I should have won but unforced errors cost me a victory. I prefer the singles but it looks like I am not making an impact here," said Sonia at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.
"I was crying during the doubles match as I was thinking about my earlier loss in the singles. Winning in the doubles is always a bonus for me as I have not been concentrating in the event."
Her loss in the singles quarter-finals means she will not get an automatic spot in the Singapore Youth Olympics in August.
"It was my goal to qualify for the Youth Olympics from here. I still have another chance in next month's World Junior Championship (Mexico)," said the Form Five student of SMK Sri Hartamas.
In the girls doubles semi-final, Sonia-Li Lian will face China's top seeds Xia Huan-Tang Jinhua, who thrashed teammates Wu Qianqian-Xiao Ting 21-8, 21-9.
Sonia said it will be a difficult match as their opponents are really good.
"We will definitely try our best to earn a spot in the final. It will not be easy but with the support from fans and teammates, just maybe, we can achieve something," she added.
03-27-2010, 09:50 PM #71
Underdog Wei Sheng continues fairy tale run, favourite Zulfadli falters
“This is like a dream run for me here. I find it hard to believe that I am in the final. I think that since I was least expected to deliver, there was not much pressure on me,” said Wei Sheng.
“This is my best ever performance in a tournament. My net play worked wonders today and I think that was the key to my success.
“Malaysia have never won a boys’ singles title. Hopefully, I will be the one to end the long wait.”
“This is the best performance by Wei Sheng. He put into practice everything he learned in training. He always felt that he was not good enough, but today he played confidently. I hope this is the start of better things to come from him.”
“He read my game well and I was caught by surprise with his aggressive play today. I also made some unforced errors,” said a dejected Zulfadli.
“Perhaps the pressure got to me. After Wei Sheng had made the final earlier, I knew there was a chance for me to make it an all-Malaysian final and end the country’s long wait for a singles title. But nothing went according to plan. It is disappointing.”
Dark horse Wei Sheng vows to deliver
"I rarely made unforced errors. My coach (Wong Tat Meng) told me before the match to attack Evert's weak forehand and it worked," said Wei Sheng at Juara Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
"However, I must forget about today (yesterday) as I don't want the result to get into my head. I need to prepare for my final tomorrow (today).
"I can't believe that I am just a step away from the gold medal. I hope to come good tomorrow (today) to earn Malaysia's first ever boys' singles gold medal in recent times."
"I need to be at my best. He is strong in defence and also a good attacking player," said the Port Dickson-born shuttler.
03-27-2010, 09:53 PM #72
Semi-final defeat proves costly for Zulfadli
“I will now shift my attention to preparing for the world junior meet. This defeat here has only fuelled my desire to achieve better results. I have learnt my lesson and, next time, I hope to be more consistent,” he said.
“For now, I am happy with the arrangement. I will join the centralised training with the BAM players for the world meet,” said the KL Rackets (KLRC)-sponsored player.
atleast u know what u lack off
03-27-2010, 09:55 PM #73
Yao Han and Hong Kheng want to get it right this time around
“We have another chance here and Hong Kheng and I will go all out to make sure that we win it this time,” said 18-year-old Yao Han.
“We beat the Koreans in the semi-finals of the last Asian junior meet. But past records will count for nothing tomorrow (today). The Koreans have improved their attacking game,” said Yao Han. “We hope we won’t repeat our mistakes. This time, we are playing better as a pair and, with a better defence, we hope to win the title.”
Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) doubles coach Yap Kim Hock said: “It is 50% success for us today. Despite the defeat, I think Ee Yi-Nelson showed great promise. They lack experience and good court control but the good news is that they will still be around next year.
“Yao Han-Hong Kheng have made it to the final again. The Koreans have their strong points and our boys have theirs. I hope our boys will get it right this time.”
03-27-2010, 09:57 PM #74
Pei Jing endures ankle pain to reach final with Yao Han
“My ankle was hurting and I had to stop. Our NSI (National Sports Institute) physician tried to help relieve my pain. I did not want to give up at that time because I felt that Yao Han and I still had a chance to win,” said Pei Jing.
“It is incredible to make it to the final for the first time ... and in this manner. I have been assured that my ankle injury is not that bad and I should be able to play tomorrow (today),” she said.
“This will be our chance for revenge against the Chinese pair. I hope to be in good condition against them,” Pei Jing said.
i dont mind to belanja u as u did get the medal
and it is at least a silver medal now
03-28-2010, 04:09 AM #75
Loh WS went down to Huang Yuxiang...
Now it is left to Ow/Yew to carry the honours for Malaysia.
So far......4 CHN
03-28-2010, 05:40 AM #76
The only surprise from this AJC is Loh WS..........no one expect him to do so well.......
Every one focusing on Zul and Ow....LOL
03-28-2010, 09:46 AM #77
well,if he had better stamina,he will be faster,hence the tactical play from china will not pay off(in the semi final)
so,he will play in wjc again and he is with the team for centralize training
is a good news to us,wong tat meng should be able to give him the stamina loh wei sheng have
then shouldnt be problem for him in wjc.
a medal in wjc shouldnt be a problem for him
loh wei sheng
well,he is very calm on court
knowing how to return the shuttle and where to return,have the speed to reach,have the stamina to keep his pace with opponent
the final is his biggest match in his life till now,i didnt watch it so i wont comment it
i believe this is a great experience for him
a medal in wjc shouldnt be a problem for him too
tew gee chong and lim yu sheng,both 18
both are hardworking type player
nothing much special,but lim yu sheng with greater fighting spirit and better ability
i hope one of them will go to wjc,and i prefer lim yu sheng
arizyn and goh giap chin,both 17
i think goh giap chin is more to a loh wei sheng type of player
and giving him another year of training,he will be pretty good,hopefully he will
gain some height too
arizyn is a player that i dont know how to describe his ability,but he is there,a good player
wong tat meng is doing good job for training them
this show that those who know to training player is in bjss
and some who only know play politic is in bam
they will send 4 player to wjc
my preferred player list should be zulfadli,loh wei sheng,lim yu sheng and goh giap chin
my target is 2 medal in wjc
03-28-2010, 10:12 AM #78
sonia and yang li lian,both 17
from what i saw
both of them think too much about placement on court until they cant concentrate on opponent return
their footwork enable them to reach every place of the court,the problem is they cant concentrate on opponent return thats why they might be 1 second slower,or even they reach there,they cant return in proper way,all become error and the game gone
when they playing their perfect game,opponent hardly can score
they have the ability to get medal in ajc,but then they are too tense on court
should play with a more relax manner
need more experience on court against other country player,to understand how to handle different situation and different style of opponent, practical and theory is totally different
one medal from either one of them is realistic in wjc
ng sin er and nurhani,both 18
their ability is not good enough to play ws,if they decide to enter back up squad,they should swift to double department and it should be better for them
lim yin fun,16
well,of course she is not as good as sonia/yang when they are 16
a slightly weaker than a 16 years old tee jing yi
still have time for her to develop
lim chiew sien,16
she is tall at 16
atleast same height with me,have height advantage but not fast enough
and the skill is not good enough too
let see how she progress in this 2 years
a medal in wjc should be realistic provided they learn from mistake
03-28-2010, 10:31 AM #79
it is another disappointment for them that they lost in the final
i didnt watch the final so i dont know what happen
but its good to both the coach and the pair to know that they still lack a little bit of thing to be the best pair in junior
nothing less than a silver medal in wjc is acceptable
reach semi final of the md for a 17 years old pair is good enough
teo didnt have big match temperament like ow did.
commit many mistake
anyhow,this is a good learning experience and lesson for both nelson and teo
with a good draw,they can get a bronze in wjc too
tan wee tat/tan kah zhan,18
well,goh is injured so this is a scratch pair
if tan wee tat put extra effort in training,he can go a bit further but too bad,only 2 pair can go wjc
low jun sheng/lim chun min,low 17/lim 18
1st time watch they play
low can be superior at the net when he is confident
they can be a good pair with greater experience
at 16,calvin the left hander is quite good,but court coverage need to improve
still yet to see any special in sant.
expect atleast a silver in wjc
2 medal is realistic
i wonder if the coach dare to patner ow/nelson to increase the chance to clinch the md title
03-28-2010, 10:41 AM #80
lim maggie should be shevon patner next year
she is good at the net
just like how lai pei jing play at the net
erica khoo and chow mei kuan have good potential
hopefully coach will put them together as a pair and we can see the result in 2012
with a good draw,we might have a bronze from either lai/shevon or sonia/yang
03-28-2010, 10:56 AM #81
maggie lim/nelson or shevon lai/nelson will be our 1st xd next year
they might not be as good as ow/lai but they are good enough to compete with country like ina and korea(but not china)
expect atleast a bronze from ow/lai in wjc
wish lai pei jing have a speedy recover
03-28-2010, 11:05 AM #82
speaking about wjc
my expectation is
atleast a silver in team event
2 medal in ms
1 medal in ws
2 medal in md
1 medal in either xd or wd
which mean the best outing for malaysia in wjc
we will only have 12 player/pair in wjc
03-28-2010, 11:16 AM #83
03-28-2010, 11:23 AM #84
03-28-2010, 11:56 AM #85
I thk Loh Wei Sheng wil hv tough matches in world junior.........tis is due to our opponent strted 2 analysis his game......
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