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Chong Wei to get tips from The Thing (pic)

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Published: 27 September 2013
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BUKIT JALIL: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is excited to pick up some pointers from China’s maestro Tang Hsien-hu at the China League which starts this weekend.

The famed Hsien-hu, also known as The Thing, is the coach of Guangdong Century City Badminton Club which Chong Wei is joining.

Hsien-hu, who coached Indonesia in the late 80s and can converse in Bahasa Indonesia, is also influential to China’s five-time world champion Lin Dan. He is credited with being the man behind Lin Dan’s success at winning the gold medal for the first time at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng are in the same team as Lee Chong Wei in the China league.

Chong Wei, who leaves for China on Friday, said he has crossed paths with Hsien-hu many times during his career but this will be the most exciting encounter.

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Soon Huat to go for surgery (pic)

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Published: 27 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton will have to take a back seat for top back-up men singles shuttler Goh Soon Huat for a while.

On Thursday, the 19-year-old Soon Huat fainted while trailing against Reksy Aureza Megananda of Indonesia 18-21, 9-15 in the second round of the Indonesian Open Grand Prix Gold at Yogyakarta.

The reigning Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold runner-up was rushed to the hospital and on Friday, he returned home for further treatment.

He is suffering from an illness and is expected to go for an operation as soon as possible. Due to his unstable condition, he has been withdrawn from the Kuala Lumpur Open from Oct 2-6. Goh Soon Huat will be out of the badminton scene for the duration as he resolves his health issues.

In fact, Hendrawan wants Soon Huat to take a long break and recover from his illness before he makes a comeback.

“I have not trained him for the last 10 days due to the changes in BAM’s (Badminton Association of Malaysia) coaching set-up. I was not sure of his condition before he left for the Indonesian Open GP Gold. He did not complain of anything,” said Hendrawan.

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Coaches given free rein for training and schedule (pic)

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Published: 27 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former international Razif Sidek knows how to win the hearts of the national badminton coaches.

On Friday, Razif, who was the captain when Malaysia won the 1992 Thomas Cup, announced that power and authority has been given to the national coaches in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up.

With power, though, the coaches will have to be accountable for every decision they make. Razif Sidek: 'At the end of the day, the coaches will have to call the shots and justify their decisions. They will be accountable for the decisions they make.'

Razif, who is the BAM’s head of assessors unit, said that the coaches have been given free rein to draft their training programme and tournament schedule, which will project their plans on a quarterly basis.

Their main goal is to prepare a solid team for next year’s major tournaments - Thomas Cup Finals, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

Razif said that his team would monitor and assess their coaches’ plans. Currently, the only other member of the unit is former doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her.

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Bad day for Malaysians at Indonesian Open (pic)

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Published: 27 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was a double blow for Malaysia’s second echelon of men’s singles shuttlers in the Indonesian Open Grand Prix Gold in Yogyakarta Thursday.

None of them made the cut for the third round. It was a day to forget for Goh Soon Huat, the country’s top back-up shuttler.

Soon Huat, the Malaysian Open GP Gold winner, was forced to concede a walkover to Reksy Aureza Megananda after suffering an injury. He was then trailing 18-21, 9-15.

It was also a bad day for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Loh Wei Sheng and independent shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif. Malaysian Open GP Gold winner Goh Soon Huat conceded a walkover to Reksy Aureza Megananda after trailing 18-21, 9-15 in the second round.

Iskandar and Wei Sheng cleared their second round matches in convincing fashion but they were a class below the Indonesians in the next round round.

Iskandar was beaten 13-21, 12-21 by second seed Sony Dwi Kuncoro, the 2007 World Championships runners-up, in just 32 minutes. The former No. 1 Indonesian shuttler is coming back from a back injury and out to prove to coaching director Rexy Mainaky that he still deserves a place in the national team.

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It's all over for Malaysia at Indonesian Open (pic)

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Published: 27 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s challenge in the Indonesian Open Grand Prix Gold at Yogyakarta came to an end when mixed doubles pair Ong Jian Guo-Lim Yin Loo went down fighting in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Jian Guo-Yin Loo, the world No. 37 and currently the third ranked pair in the country, fought gallantly for one hour and 14 minutes before losing 21-18, 19-21, 19-21 to Indonesians Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle. file photo of Ong Jian Guo-Lim Yin Loo. The mixed doubles pair went down fighting in the Indonesian Open Grand Prix Gold quarter-finals on Sept 27, 2013. They lost 21-18, 19-21, 19-21 to Indonesians Edi Subaktiar-Gloria Emanuelle.

With their narrow defeat Friday, Malaysia’s interest in the tournament is over.

In the absence of Malaysia in the men’s singles event, Indonesia’s top four men singles players – Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Simon Santoso, Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and Tommy Sugiarto – lived up to their billings to check into the semi-finals.

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