Friday, April 30, 2010

Badminton Video: Asia Badminton Championship 2010 Mixed Doubles Finals Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying vs Yoo Yeon Seong & Kim Min Jung

An expected and fairy-tale run for a very young pair from Malaysia, Chan & Goh so far. Would they be able to continue their domination and get the better of the more experienced pair from Korea?

Badminton Video:Asia Badminton Championship 2010 Men Doubles Finals - Yoo Yeon Seong & Cho Gun Woo vs Chen Ling Hung & Lin Yu Lang

An encounter between the younger pair from Korea and the more veteran pair from Taiwan. While Yoo & Cho have played in several tournaments this year and their results were rather mediocre, this is the first international tournament for Chen & Lin. Would the more experienced pair have an advantage over the uprising pair? Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Badminton News: Hong Kheng finally lands a title to remember

SEPANG: Shuttler Yew Hong Kheng was wearing the broadest smile despite arriving home after a 13-hour flight from London at the KLIA here yesterday.

Badminton News: Rexy not worried over defeat suffered by Fairuzizuan-Zakry


KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif have raised questions on their ability to carry the challenge as the second doubles pair in the Malaysian team for the Thomas Cup Finals.
They were beaten by the back-up squad’s Tan Wee Kiong-Mak Hee Chun in a simulation exercise at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here yesterday. But chief doubles coach Rexy Mainaky said that there was nothing to worry about over in their 21-18, 15-21, 17-21 defeat.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Badminton Video: Badminton Asia Championship 2010 Men Singles Finals Badminton - Lin Dan VS Wang Zhengming

An interesting counter between the Olympic champion, Lin Dan and his fellow junior teammate, Wang Zhengming who is only 20 year old but has won both the World and Asian Junior Championships in 2008. Being the first international tournament that Wang is playing in, his performance so far in the tournament has been superb, beating Shoji Sato and then Kenichi Tago, the recent runner-up in All England.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Badminton Videos: Badminton Asia Championship 2010

I will be uploading some videos from the just concluded Badminton Asia Championship 2010 over the next few days. Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

TheStar Badminton news: Young pair win Malaysia's first major mixed doubles title


PETALING JAYA: Youngsters Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying made Malaysian badminton history yesterday when they became the country’s first ever mixed doubles champions in a top–flight international tournament.

Badminton News: Saina should improve fitness and speed, says Malaysian star

NEW DELHI: Malaysia's star shuttler Muhammad Hafiz Hashim feels it is premature to talk about badminton sensation Saina Nehwal reaching the top of the world rankings heap.

Badminton News: Lin Dan wins Asian badminton men's singles title

Associated Press

Reigning World and Olympic champion Lin Dan of China defeated compatriot Wang Zhengming in the men's singles final of the Asian badminton championships at New Delhi's Siri Fort Badminton Stadium on Sunday.

Badminton News: Asian Badminton Championships - Malaysian Pair Win Mixed Doubles Title

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying emerged champions when they defeated their South Korean rivals in the final of the Asian Badminton Championships in New Delhi Sunday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TheStar Badminton news: Hafiz struggles to reach the third round

PETALING JAYA: Singles shuttler Mohd Hafiz Hashim made it to the third round of the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) yesterday but it was all over for the other Malay­sian Thomas Cup trainees as they lost to the rising Japanese stars in New Delhi yesterday.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TheStar Badminton news: Rashid on a double mission at Asian Badminton Championships


KUALA LUMPUR: National singles chief coach Rashid Sidek will be on a double mission at the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), which begins today in New Delhi.
He will have to take over Hendrawan’s duties, including charting the strategies of the singles players, headed by Mohd Hafiz Hashim, after the Indonesian coach was prevented from making the trip to India because of visa problems.

TheStar Badminton news: Nothing as easy as ABC for Hafiz in New Delhi

PETALING JAYA: It will be a crucial battle on all fronts for Mohd Hafiz Hashim in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) in New Delhi.

He is not only seeking to impress in the hope of sealing his place in the singles line-up for the Thomas Cup Finals in Kuala Lumpur next month but he also has his eyes set on making the cut for the World Championships in Paris in August.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Badminton Video: German Open 2006 Men Singles Finals - Chen Hong VS Chen Jin

Just a classic match that I uploaded four years ago on google video. Thought that it is worth sharing it anyway. I still remember how Chen Hong used to dominate the badminton arena along with his compatriots, Xia Xuanze and Lin Dan. Enjoy the match between a veteran and uprising player, Chen Jin.

Badminton News: Nehwal top seed in Asian Badminton Championships

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has become the first Indian to get top billing in Asian Badminton Championships as she has been seeded number one in women's singles in the tournament starting at Siri Fort Stadium from April 12.

Friday, April 9, 2010

TheStar news: Hee Chun-Wee Kiong to face scratch Indonesian pair


KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia are testing out new scratch combinations in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) in a bid to form solid doubles pairings at the Thomas Cup Finals.
And Malaysia’s back-up doubles shuttler Mak Hee Chun does not want to be the first victim of their experiment.

TheStar news: Thomas-Uber Cup tickets finally go on sale

KUALA LUMPUR: Tickets for the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, scheduled to be held from May 9-16 at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, are finally on sale.
Fans can catch all the action by purchasing the tickets priced between RM28 and RM103 each.
The most expensive tickets are on the final day, with tickets costing RM53 for regular seating arena, RM73 for the lower tier and RM103 for the best seats.
Fans can also watch all the matches from the group stages right up to the final day by purchasing the RM225 season pass (regular seating).
Students too can enjoy special price for two days – on May 9-10. They only need to fork out RM18 to watch the matches on each day.
For more details, log on to
Malaysia last won the Cup at the 1992 Finals on home ground.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

TheStar news: Thien How hopes to be sixth time lucky with Soon Hock

KUALA LUMPUR: It could be sixth time lucky for national doubles shuttler Hoon Thien How.
The 24-year-old Thien How is on the right track to represent Malaysia in the Thomas Cup Finals with Ong Soon Hock if he can keep up with his momentum in international tournaments.
Soon Hock is the sixth player to partner Thien How since the latter joined the national senior team in 2005.

TheStar news: Old Hann-d keeps it up

By RAJES PAUL       

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran Wong Choong Hann is feeling his age as he goes through the routine with the energetic back-up shuttlers at the national training centre.
But such is his determination that he is ready to plough through the regimented training programme once more – after a two-year absence from the national team – as he seeks to make his seventh appearance in the Thomas Cup Finals.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TheStar news: Rashid wants camaraderie in Thomas Cup cast


KUALA LUMPUR: There is no place for individual heroes in the squad gearing up for the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, which will be held at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil from May 9-16.
National chief coach Rashid Sidek wants to have camaraderie among the players ahead of the world premier team events for men and women.

TheStar news: Chong Wei’s All-England final T-shirt nets RM1,400

PETALING JAYA: The T-shirt Lee Chong Wei wore in the All-England final last month has been auctioned off for US$437 (RM1,400).
The world No. 1 defeated Kenichi Tago of Japan to emerge as the 100th All-England men’s singles champion.
The auction was carried out by Solidarity Badminton Foundation (Solibad) and the money raised will be used to help under-privileged children.


Monday, April 5, 2010

TheStar news: Kwong Beng hopes to give Chinese players a run for their money

KUALA LUMPUR: Back-up shuttler Chan Kwong Beng has not played against a player from China over the last three years.
And he is excited over the prospect of meeting more than one of them at the Asian championships (ABC), which will be held in New Delhi from April 12-18.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Badminton Video: 2010 All England Men Singles Semi Finals Badminton - Bao Chunlai vs Kenichi Tago

The odds are stacked high upon Kenichi Tago, the former world junior champion to beat Bao Chunlao, the reigning German Open champion. Nevertheless, based on his current form, Kenichi Tago would definitely stand a chance against Bao, who may be really exhausted from his previous day's match against Olympic champion, Lin Dan.