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BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

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Published: 03 May 2014
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PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.

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Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng need to revive their glory days

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Published: 02 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Last few months had been disastrous for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng, their lack luster performance is especially worrisome ahead of the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi on May 18-25.Really hope Daren (small pic) and Wei Feng can hustle back to redeem themselves

So far, the confirmed men’s singles for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad are Chong Wei, Wei Feng and Daren. World No 152 Goh Soon Huat will most likely be the fourth singles.

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Lin Dan can't play in World Championships? Not done deal just yet!

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Published: 02 May 2014
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Beijing: China is the superpower of badminton, they have solid depth of elite shuttlers that ranked in the top 100. These shuttlers provided China more versatility for designing a better line-up to target certain tournaments. Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yetAnd you are right, China is capable of pulling off another surprising twist in this year's World Championship by adding Lin Dan to its roster.

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Men's doubles the weakest link for Malaysia Thomas Cup team

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Published: 01 May 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia badminton has traditionally been known to produce and to nurture top men's doubles. Started with Tan Aik Huang/Yew Cheng Hoe in the 60's, Ng Boon Bee/Punch Gunalan in the 70's, Razif Sidek/Jalani Sidek in the 80's, Cheah Soon-Kit/Soo Beng Kiang, Cheah Soon-Kit/Yap Kim Hock, Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.Lee Wan Wah/Chong Tan Fook in the 90's, and Chew Chong Eng/Chan Chong Ming, Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong in the 2000's. Although some of these pairs may not always be the dominant power in the badminton world, but, men's doubles has always been huge factor to secure points for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team.

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No wildcard for Lin Dan at World Championships 2014

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Published: 01 May 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: In last year’s world badminton champioIn World Championships 2013, Lee Chong Wei had to throw in the towel when he succumbed to cramps during the final World Championships match against China's Lin Dan (right).nships, Badminton World Federation (BWF) granted Lin Dan a wild card so he could compete in the tournament. The Olympic champion from China ended up winning his fifth world title after first coming from a game down and then overturning a 10-6 final game deficit to force his great rival, and good friend, Lee Chong Wei to retire at 20-17 down in another epic Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown.

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