KUALA LUMPUR: Seasoned campaigner Lin Woon Fui is hoping that his partnership with youngster Hoon Thien How will provide the spark to re-ignite his badminton career.
The 26-year-old Woon Fui, who just a few months ago thought that his days with the national team were numbered, is now looking at qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic Games with Thien How.
The Woon Fui-Thien How combination was one of the new pairs that emerged from coach Rexy Mainaky’s mix-and-match and swapping exercise of the elite back-up team this year.
Woon Fui is keeping his fingers crossed that there would be no more changes.
“We combine very well. We may have only played in two tournaments together, but I think he is the best partner for me so far,” said Woon Fui, whose former partner Gan Teik Chai decided to become an independent player.