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04-25-2010, 12:52 AM #256
world ranking update for those who involved in bac(only list those who rank up,not rank down)
lok chong chieh number 198(rank up 86)
mak/tan number 39(rank up 1)
hoon/ong number 47 (rank up 8)
teo/goh number 114(rank up 21)
woon/vivian hoo number 73(rank up 58)
chan/goh number 17(rank up 4,historical high!)
tan/woon number 95(rank up 9)
04-25-2010, 02:29 AM #257
04-25-2010, 02:33 AM #258
04-26-2010, 11:05 PM #259
The Star Online > Sports
Tuesday April 27, 2010
Kok Siang finally nails senior title
PETALING JAYA: Former world junior champion Teo Kok Siang finally landed his first senior title at the Ciputra Hanoi Vietnam International Challenge on Sunday.
Together with Goh Wei Shem, the duo pulled of an upset to beat world No. 59 Kim Ki-jung-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea in a 48-minute men’s doubles final.
The unseeded Kok Siang-Wei Shem are ranked at world No. 114 while the Koreans have the credentials of having beaten several higher ranked pairs, including top Chinese Guo Zhengdong-Xu Chen in the Korean Open in January.
It was Kok Siang’s first senior title since the coaches decide to split his partnership with Mak Hee Chun in 2008 after the duo won the world junior title in Pune, India.
The achievement is certainly a boost for the men’s doubles department in the country and it showed that Malaysia have several pairs with the potential to take over the mantle from the seniors.
04-27-2010, 06:16 AM #260
Congratulations to Goh/Teo from bouncing back from an easy BAC defeat from Cho/Yoo to beat another Korean pair in the finals of the Hanoi Vietnam IC.
04-27-2010, 08:21 PM #261
Injuries to Lydia, Julia put semis target in jeopardy
We hope they can resume light training next week. All athletes must be 100% fit two weeks before the tournament but from my estimation, they are obviously not,” he said. “But I’m not at liberty to discuss more until I have presented my recommendations to the coaches tomorrow.”
“But the replacement has to be lower ranked than the one she comes in for and it has to be approved by the tournament referee,” he said.
Double blow to team
"Hopefully they will be fine. I am not at liberty to reveal the extent of their injuries," said Ramlan at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.
"I will give my medical decision on both players to the national coaches and the BA of Malaysia tomorrow (today). They have not been training since last weekend."
However, Ramlan said even if they are given the green light for the Finals, they will not be 100 per cent fit.
"In my estimation, a player needs to be 100 per cent physically fit two weeks before a competition. Both players cannot achieve it as even if they are given the go ahead, they can only start with light training," added Ramlan.
If Lydia and Julia are unavailable, BAM may opt to name World No 99 Sannatasah Saniru and Sonia Cheah, the World No 280, for the Uber Cup. Lydia, the World No 53, is the highest ranked Malaysian in the women's ranking but is below teammate Wong Mew Choo, the World No 22.
wish u a speedy recovery
04-28-2010, 09:02 AM #262
Good luck to Mak Hee Chun/Tan Wee Kiong against Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong tomorrow! I hope that if they defeat Koo/Tan, it will be a wake up call for KKK/TBH!
04-28-2010, 09:23 AM #263
04-29-2010, 01:56 AM #264
05-01-2010, 08:29 AM #265
Playful Tan gets serious
“I have dreamt of playing in the Thomas Cup ever since I took up badminton at a very young age.
“In fact, it was the team’s victory in 1992 (when Malaysia last won the Thomas Cup Finals) that fanned the fire in me to take up the sport,” said the 23-year-old.
“I will not waste any chance to play for the team. If I am fielded, the team can be rest assured that I will fight for every point.
“Of course, there will be great pressure. The faint-hearted ones will tremble if they are to play in a decider. But I will fight and not give up.”
Chun Seang was chosen ahead of seasoned campaigner Kuan Beng Hong for the reserve spot.
Beng Hong had been thrown into a similar situation at the 2006 Thomas Cup Finals in Tokyo when Choong Hann, who was the team captain then, had to limp out after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
Beng Hong froze and allowed an inexperienced Joachim Persson to clinch the winning point to take the Danish team to the final with a narrow 3-2 win.
“It could either be the most relaxing Finals debut for me or the toughest. I will be prepared for any eventualities. For now, I am just thrilled to be in the Thomas Cup team for the first time,” said Chun Seang.
If he plays as the third singles, Chun Seang is likely to cross path against some of these players – Persson, China’s Bao Chunlai or Chen Long, Indonesia’s Simon Santoso and South Korean’s Hong ji-hoon or Lee Hyun-il.
“I have played against Chunlai and Chen Long but I have not beaten them. I have beaten Ji-hoon once before but it was two years ago. I have not played against the others,” said Chun Seang.
“I consider the Thomas Cup Finals a great platform to prove myself. If I get to play, I will give my best,” he promised.
05-01-2010, 08:46 AM #266
He only gets serious now? Too late. I'll look forward more to Loh Wei Sheng and Zulfadli although they are not world junior champion runner ups like Arif.
05-01-2010, 09:01 AM #267
05-01-2010, 09:14 AM #268
05-01-2010, 09:30 AM #269
they are all too young for tc 2010 consideration maybe next tc 12 or 14
05-02-2010, 05:26 AM #270
05-02-2010, 07:10 AM #271
05-03-2010, 11:14 AM #272
Sannatasah to make Sabah proud
"I thought I would be watching the Uber Cup as a fan. I was delighted when BAM informed me that I would be playing in the event," said the World No 119.
"I am excited to be given the chance to make my debut in the Uber Cup. I've been training hard even though I was not in the original squad."
The 19-year-old was also a member of the women's team who won the team gold medal in last year's Laos Sea Games.
"My form of late has not been good and that is the reason I was not selected earlier. However, I still gave my best in training as a national player.
"I'm happy to be the first shuttler from Sabah to play in the Uber Cup but at the same time, sad for Lydia are Julia," she said.
Sannatasah's has yet to make a mark in a senior tournament. Her best showing was reaching the quarter-finals of last year's Malaysia International Challenge.
"I'm confident in my ability and I know I'm ready to make the step up to the Uber Cup. I will fight till the last drop for every point," added Sannatasah, who is now ranked second in the team after World No 22 Wong Mew Choo. -- AJITPAL SINGH
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