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Aik Mong quits as TMG director (pic)

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Published: 24 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was another twist in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Tuesday when former international Tan Aik Mong resigned as the Talent Management Group (TMG) director.

His decision just comes six days after singles coach Rashid Sidek quit the national body. Rashid stated that he could no longer work under the charge of Aik Mong as he felt his credibility as a coach was undermined.Tan Aik Mong

The 63-year-old Aik Mong said his decision to quit in a huff was in relation to the recent changes that took place in the coaching structure on Monday.

Aik Mong had separated the national team into three groups – Team A, Team B and Team C and moved around all the coaches, which led to Rashid’s resignation.


BAM revert to original plan with launch of new project (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some cheers and smiles were back in the coaching stable of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Monday after another round of change.

All the national coaches were reinstated in their original positions as BAM launched their new project – Project Win-Win – with the aim of becoming champions in the Olympic Games, Thomas Cup, Asian Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.The Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff having a word with doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat.

The BAM also decided not to proceed with the plan to form Teams A, B and C, which caused some uneasiness among the coaches as many were moved around. Instead, they will stick to just one national team.

Most of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) coaches, who were earlier promoted to the national team, have been sent back to the school programme.


Indian team for Junior World Badminton Championships announced

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 September 2013
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NAGPUR: Country's best upcoming talent will get a chance to showcase their talent in the Junior (U-19) World Badminton Championships scheduled to be held at Bangkok, Thailand from October 23 to November 3.

The junior selection committee of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has finalized the strong 17-member Indian squad for the prestigious World Junior Championships, which is being held once in two years.

The official announcement of the team will be made by BAI in a couple of days.

Out of three U-19 boys singles players, two are from Maharashtra. National junior champion Harsheel Dani, 17, and doubles expert Shlok Ramchandran, 18, belong to Mumbai Suburban district. The teenage duo gets Air India (AI) scholarships.

While Shlok trains at Pullela Gopichand Academy at Hyderbad, Harsheel is a trainee of Uday Pawar. Both Harsheel and Shlok are the members of Gracelands' Graceful Gulls team, which plays in the Maharashtra Badminton League.


Chong Wei’s the No. 1 role model for young aspring players (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is truly a role model for young aspiring players.

On Sunday, the 30-year-old showed the right attitude and strong resolve to win the Japan Open in Tokyo.

He came from behind in the opening game to beat a gritty Kenichi Tago of Japan 23-21, 21-17 to lift a record fourth Japan Open crown.

It was his fifth Super Series title this year after winning in Malaysia, South Korea, India and Indonesia. Lee Chong Wei showing the participants the proper way to hold a badminton racquet at a coaching clinic yesterday.

Just a month ago, Chong Wei was down in the dumps.

He suffered cramps and lost to Lin Dan of China in the final of the World Championships. Then on Thursday, Rashid Sidek, one of his coaches, resigned.


Chong Wei bags fourth Japan Open title (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tokyo continues to be world No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei’s happy hunting ground.

On Sunday, the 30-year-old Chong Wei played brilliantly to overcome home favourite Kenichi Tago 23-21, 21-17 for his fourth Japan Open title since its inception in 1984.

This makes Chong Wei the most successful men’s singles player in the Japan Open. He had previously won in 2007, 2010 and 2012.

It was also his first title since losing to China’s Lin Dan in the final of the World Championships last month. The Japan Open triumph clearly shows that Chong Wei’s desire to win is still intact. Kenichi Tago (right) congratulating Lee Chong Wei after clinching the Japan Open title in Tokyo on Sunday. Chong Wei beat Tago 23-21, 21-17.

It was his 14th win over Kenichi – and probably one of the most meaningful one.

Chong Wei showed great determination and focus throughout the tournament despite the resignation of his coach Rashid Sidek on Thursday.




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