Malaysian Juniors 2008

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  1. winnie

    winnie Regular Member

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    this is an old article published in november in The Malay Mail newspaper.. enjoy..................


    Smashing islander

    HARESH DEOL

    AN island boy who has yet to master the sea.

    Khoo Chung Chiat knows of his `flaw' but would rather spend his time
    practising his racquet skills rather than master ing the art of
    floating in water.

    "Many people are sur prised when they find out I can't really swim
    even though I'm from Langkawi," said Chung Chiat, 21.

    "I guess they expect me to be a good swimmer since I stay in the
    coun try's most popular island. Yet, I'm not much of a sea freak and
    prefer walking along the beach instead."

    The former Bukit Jalil Sports School student takes every step
    seriously in the court.

    Partnering Mohd Razif Latif in the men's doubles, the duo hit
    headlines earlier this month after stunning world No 10 pair
    Indonesians Alven Yuli anto-Luluk Hadiyanto 10-21, 21-16, 21-16 in
    the first round of the Ma cau Open.

    Their journey was cut short after losing to vet eran pair Choong Tan
    Fook-Lee Wan Wah in the quarter-finals of the Ma cau meet.
    "We were really in form during the match and the Indonesians were
    caught off guard. We were clearly the better players," said Chung
    Chiat on beating Yulianto and Hadiyanto.

    Chung Chiat and Razif are hoping to continue performing upsets as
    they gear up for their debut outing in the Korat SEA Games this
    December.

    "It's not going to be easy with the Indonesians coming in full
    force. But Razif works well with me and he creates opportun ities
    for us to gain points."

    "If things go our way, we might make it to the quarter-finals
    without much problem."

    With the full backing from his family, Chung Chiat, a third child
    out of four siblings, hopes his combination with Razif would
    continue Malaysia's dominance in the scene.

    "I make sure I call my parents after the match. They've been really
    supportive and I hope to repay them soon."
     
  2. **KZ**

    **KZ** Regular Member

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    how does he get good training in langkawi? Maybe he goes to the mainland for training? most probably in Kedah
     
  3. eaglehelang

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    Thanks for the info on Shen Ye/He Hanbin. I should start an excel file too, he he.
    hmmm, Huang thinks Razif/Khoo are potentially more dangerous than current seniors Gan/Lin. This was after Razif/Khoo beat Luluk/Alvent. You guys have seen them playing, would know better in that sense. + Razif is Zakry's younger bro, wouldnt be surprised if Zakry pass some tips.
    A pair to watch next year.

    Razif, Khoo, Chan PS, Chan HP are 20 or 21. Same batch with TBH/Hoon TH. TBH/Hoon were the best of the crop and whisked off to senior squad, one half is now Msia's no 1 MD.

    Razif/Khoo = World no 56
    Chan/Chang = World no 61, one might be partnered with Hoon TH to replace CCM
    Lim/Mak = World no 66

    Lim/Mak are only 18, long way more to go. As I've posted earlier, high possibility Lim may be concentrated in XD like Tan Wee Kiong, at least till Beijing. Lim KW/Ng HL are World Junior Xd Champs. IN XD, these 2 young pairs will get a chance to go to OG.

    How old are Bona/Ahsan? Couldnt find DOB when I searched their names
     
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  4. badMania

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    I think Bona Septano/Mohd Ahsan are both 20 this year. They are pretty much the next in line to be promoted to the main team. I think once Luluk/Alvent are disbanded (post Olympics), we will see Bona/Ahsan stepping up to be PBSI's no 3 pair (excluding Rian/Yoke and Rendra/Fran).

    Lim Khim Wah/Mak Hee Chun are still very young...very good for Malaysia indeed. INA needs more blood in MD....so far only one in Wifqi Windarto/Afiat Yuris Wirawan.
     
  5. erin_hakkinen

    erin_hakkinen Regular Member

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    Tuesday December 25, 2007
    Ying Jin-Kok Leong win men’s doubles title in Greece

    PETALING JAYA: KLRC Bhd shuttlers Goh Ying Jin-Au Kok Leong secured a timely Christmas present for themselves, winning the men's doubles title in the just concluded Hellas Victor Open in Thessaloniki, Greece.
    The unseeded Malaysian pair defeated Mikkel Elbjorn-Mads Pieter Kolding of Denmark 21-12, 21-13 in the final.
    Ying Jin-Kok Leong also eliminated two Danish pairs en route to the final. They beat Thomas Fynbo-Emil Holst 21-15, 21-18 in the quarter-finals and defeated Niklas Hoff-Peter Mork 21-17, 18-21, 21-15 in the next round.
    In the men's singles, former national champion James Chua came through from the qualifying tournament but his run came to an end in the quarter-finals, going down to a 18-21, 16-21 defeat by Marc Zwiebler of Germany.
    The top seeded Zwiebler went on to take the title with a 21-14, 21-16 win over Raju Rai of the United States in the final.
    In the women's doubles, KLRC Bhd's Haw Chiou Hwee-Lim Pek Siah failed to live up to their billing as second seeds, losing in straight games against Maria Helsbol-Anee Skelbaek of Denmark in the semi-finals.
     
  6. champion8

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    KLRC have been great to give supports to some of the ex natonal players and they are given a chance to prove themselves. Some of the ex back up players are send for tournament and they are able to perform.

    Heard Zulfardi have joined KLRC. Is it true? I heard he is only 14 years old.
     
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    *dance* Philip - Ying Jin *dance*

    LMAOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D
     
  8. george@chongwei

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    congratulations to them!!!:):):)
     
  9. eaglehelang

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    from The Star Online
    5 Jan 2008

    Chong Wei and Hafiz praised for helping juniors


    KUALA LUMPUR: Men’s singles shuttlers Lee Chong Wei and Mohd Hafiz Hashim may be busy with their own pursuits for individual glory in the Malaysian Open, which will begin from Jan 15-20 at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, but they have not forgotten the back-up players.

    During a sparring session with the Project 2010-12 squad players, the two seniors gave it their all, earning glowing praise from the squad’s chief coach Rashid Sidek.

    “I know that not every top player will want to go all out when they train with the back-up players. But Chong Wei and Hafiz went out of their way to help them,” said Rashid after a training session at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.

    “Some seniors tend to hold back. They do not want to share their wealth of experience and skills with others.

    “Although busy with their own preparation for the Malaysian Open, Chong Wei and Hafiz were committed in sparring with the back-up shuttlers. Chong Wei, especially, always gives his best regardless of the background of the back-up player.

    “I must also thank Misbun (Sidek) for allowing his players to work closely with the back-up players. Sometimes, two or three of my players spar against Chong Wei or Hafiz. Sometimes, it is a one-on-one match play. This is really beneficial – at least it will narrow the gap.

    “Misbun is also there occasionally to help out. I am happy with the working arrangement we have right now.”

    Rashid hoped that the sparring sessions between the seniors and juniors every three to four times a week would help improve the standard of the back-up players.

    By rubbing shoulders with the best in the country on a regular basis, Rashid expects better performances from his charges.

    “They can learn a lot from these sparring sessions. I have raised the bar higher for them this year. I want them to reach at least the semi-finals of the higher ranked Open tournaments,” he said.

    For the Malaysian Open, only a handful of Rashid’s players have qualified for the opening leg of the Super Series. They are Tan Chun Seang (men’s singles); Julia Wong and Anita Raj Kaur (women’s singles); Vountus Indra Mawan-Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Chan Peng Soon-Chang Hun Pin (men’s doubles); and Amelia Anscelly-Sabrina Chong (women’s doubles).
    Except for Julia, all the others will begin their campaign in the qualifying tournament
     
  10. erin_hakkinen

    erin_hakkinen Regular Member

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    Sunday January 20, 2008
    MYT 4:30:37 PM

    Badminton: Youngsters join qualifying team

    PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) named newly-recruited back-up singles players Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Lydia Cheah for the Thomas-Uber Cup qualifying tournament which will be held in Vietnam next month.

    The 19-year-old Arif will join the country's top three men singles players Lee Chong Wei, Wong Choong Hann and Mohd Hafiz Hashim.

    The top three men's doubles for the qualifier are Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif.

    Lydia joins Wong Mew Choo, Julia Wong, Anita Raj Kaur and the doubles-pairings of Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty, Lim Pek Siah-Haw Chiou Hwee and Ng Hui-Goh Liu Ying.

    The Thomas-Uber Cup Finals will be held in Jakarta in May.
     
  11. erin_hakkinen

    erin_hakkinen Regular Member

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    Congratulations Arif!! And Lydia!
    Make use this opportunity to gain more experience ok??
     
  12. meiying

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    great that arif and lydia got selected..
    hope they make full use of this chance given to them to bring their career to a higher spot..
     
  13. samuel882

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    I am still quite surprise with Arif inclusion in the Qualifying Squad, instead of the Monkey ..
     
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    good news.... they have opportunities...
     
  15. meiying

    meiying Regular Member

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    true..why arif huh instead of TCS*puzzled*:confused:
     
  16. kenny7_2006

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    hey i heard from my mum that Beryno Wong is back here in KK, Sabah already, no more with the Project squad... Beryno's mum told me mum... is it true? or did me mum misunderstood??
     
  17. eaglehelang

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    Me too, me too. Unless... TCS is in main squad for the May tourney, still, a bit weird.
     
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  18. yannie

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    well it's true. he's back to sabah since a while already.
     
  19. samuel882

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    Yan.. What's wrong with him? :confused:
     
  20. yannie

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    hehe, nothing wrong. it's just that everyone has to choose their paths in life.
    just wait and see.. beryno sure knows what is better for him. :)
     

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