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Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem will be split after World Championships

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Published: 04 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: It's confirmed! BAM will split up Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem after the World Championships in Copenhagen which will be held from August 25 to August 31, 2014.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem are the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles champions

 Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem has shown some improvements by winning the Malaysian Open early this year, but Lim Khim Wah's poor serve have had a devastating impact on the pair especially during crunch time.

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Malaysia plays down Commonwealth Games expectations

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Published: 04 June 2014
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National Sports Council (NSC) of Malaysia only expects Malaysia to win two gold medals in badminton events at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

However, Rashid Sidek, the national singles coach holds a different opinion that he thinks Malaysia shuttlers could win more.Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

“I think we can win more than two gold medals, we are hoping to win at least four golds like we did over each of the past two Commonwealth games.”

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Sukma: Goh Jin Wei and Zulfadli Zulkiffli win gold

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Published: 03 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: The 14-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Penang shocked the Badminton community in Malaysia on Tuesday with a 20-22, 22-20, 21-15 upset against Malaysia’s second women's singles player Yang Li Lian of Selangor in a nail biting Sukma women’s singles final.Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

When asked about another teen sensation Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand after the match, Jin Wei refused to be compared to Ratchanok who won her first world junior title at the age of 14 and won the world championship last year when she was 18.

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Lai Pei Jing will play in Commonwealth Games

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Published: 02 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: BAM has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing in the mixed doubles event for the XX Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

The decision was made due to Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year. Liu Ying, who forms the World No 11 pair with Peng Soon, will take at least six months to return to training but the recovery could take longer if there are other complications.

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Lin Dan needs to go through the qualifying stages for Australian Open

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Published: 02 June 2014
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Beijing: Two-time Olympic badminton gold medallist and five-time world champion Lin Dan will have to qualify to make his debut at this month's Australian Open, organisers said Monday.China's Lin Dan's world ranking has plummeted to a point he must first take part in qualifiers for Australian Open.

Lin, 30, considered the greatest badminton player of all time, saw his ranking drop to 104 after a seven-month sabbatical from the sport, returning to win the Asia Championships and China Masters this year.

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