Twist of event gets veteran shuttler Choong Hann Asiad berth KUALA LUMPUR: In a twist of event, veteran men singles shuttler Wong Choong Hann has been given the nod to compete in his third Asian Games after Mohd Roslin Hashim was ruled out due to an elbow injury. On Friday, national chief coach Yap Kim Hock announced that Roslin had withdrawn from the Asiad, which will be held in Doha from Dec 1-15. Signs of trouble surfaced when Roslin pulled out from last week's Dutch Open after picking up his old injury. And two days ago, Roslin confirmed his worst fears by informing that he could not play at the Asiad. Without Roslin, world number two Lee Chong Wei, Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Kuan Beng Hong, Choong Hann, Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Lin Woon Fui and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will represent Malaysia in the men’s team. Choong Hann or Beng Hong will be counted on as the third singles. By including Choong Hann, who is on the road to recovery following an injury (ruptured Achilles tendon) during the Thomas Cup Finals in May, it will be tougher for Malaysia to meet the National Sports Council (NSC)'s target of a silver medal in the men's team event. Kim Hock however, was confident that the late switch in the men's singles would not dampen the spirit of the team in their effort to win at least a gold medal at the Asiad. Malaysia have not won a gold medal since the badminton team powered by Punch Gunalan, Ng Boon Bee and Sylvia Ng bagged a total of three gold medals at the 1970 Asiad in Bangkok.