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Tan Boon Heong hopes to rejuvenate his career with Ow Yao Han (pic)

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Tan Boon Heong-Ow Yao Han survived a thrilling match against Hardianto Hardianto-Agripinna Prima Rahmanto Putra of Indonesia, winning 28-26, 21-13, in a 43-minute hard fought match of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium. They are going to face Markis Kido-Gidoen Markus Fernaldi for a place in the semi-finals. Tan Boon Heong (right) and Ow Yao Han on their way to beating Hardianto Hardianto-Agripinna Prima Rahmanto Putra of Indonesia 28-26, 21-13 in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.

“Frankly, I was lost and thinking about quitting when Kien Keat resigned,” admitted Boon Heong. "But, I told myself, why don't I give my career another chance by partnering some one younger? Then, the coaches asked me to play with two-time world junior champion Ow Yao Han  in three international tournaments (the ongoing Malaysia Open GP, India and Singapore Superseries) and see how it goes?"

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Soo Teck Zhi is the flame of hope for Malaysia's singles department (pic)

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: 19-year-old Soo Teck Zhi - the former Asian Junior champion, upset professional player Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, 21-12, 21-15, with a lot of aggressive shots, to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.Teck Zhi strive to be the next Chong Wei

Yesterday, Arif was the one who created an upset by beatting top seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand.

Teck Zhi will face former world No. 3 Simon Santoso of Indonesia on the next round.

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Markis Kido and Gideon Markus Fernaldi do have ton of firepower (pic)

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Markis Kido - the olympic gold medalist, now partnering with Gidoen Markus Fernaldi, still has passion to do well in badminton world.

The duo is now ranks 11th position in the world, after just six months into their partnership. They are ready to play for Indonesia in the Thomas cup final and are qualified for the World Championships in Copenhagen in August.Young partner reignites fire for badminton: Markis

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Amelia and Fie Cho - Childhood dream came true

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Published: 27 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho was able to step up to the plate in the ongoing Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold by advancing into the quarter-finals at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium after a hard-fought 21-17, 21-16 win over Chaladchalam Chayanit-Peeraya Munkitamorn of Thailand.Amelia-Fie Cho from Malaysia

The duo will take on China’s rising pair, Huang Yaqiang-Yu Xiaohan, in the last eight on Friday – and they hope to be able to do well to solidify their status as second best women’s pair in Malaysia.

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Tan Boon Heong-Ow Yao Han have room for improvement (pic)

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Published: 26 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG: Doubles shuttlers Ow Yao Han-Tan Boon Heong were struggling on the first set, but where able to pull it off by beating Christopher Risdianto-Trikusuma Wardhana of Indonesia 19-21, 21-15, 21-8 in their first international debut on Wednesday.Goh Soon Huat in a file photo. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.

“We got off to a slow start and fortunately, fortunately our opponents were not too strong. We were able to finish strong today."

“We played well in training, hopefully, we will play with more fervour in the next match.” said Boon Heong.

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