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National back-up shuttlers in danger of being booted out (pic)

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Published: 03 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some of the back-up shuttlers are in danger of being booted out of the national badminton team.
 
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be conducting an open selection trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara from Jan 20-24 and all the states have been asked to send their best players to challenge the back-up shuttlers.
 
Talent search programme chief David Wee said the trials would be closely monitored by the national coaches.
 
“We are trying out this open selection trials for the first time. It is a transparent way of selecting the players for the national team and we hope that the best will get in. If a state player can beat the national back-up player, he or she will be invited to join the national team and the back-up player will be dropped,” said David.
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Coach Jeremy withdraws Chan-Goh from Korean Open (pic)

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Published: 03 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has withdrawn Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying from the Korean Open, which begins in Seoul next Wednesday, due to the latter’s knee injury. Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon (left) and Goh Liu Ying will not be competing at the Korean Open, which begins in Seoul next Wednesday.

Peng Soon-Liu Ying are the second pair to opt out of the season-opener following an earlier decision to withdraw Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong from the men’s doubles due to Boon Heong’s viral fever. 

“Liu Ying is down with a knee injury. For now, it is best that we pulled Liu Ying-Peng Soon out of the Korean Open. Their participation in the preceding Malaysian Open (Jan 14-19) and other future tournaments depends on Liu Ying’s condition,” said Jeremy. 

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Chong Wei is badminton top earner for 2013 (pic)

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Published: 31 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: It’s a Happy New Year indeed for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.

The Malaysian men’s singles shuttler finished 2013 as the top moneymaker in world badminton. The 31-year-old, a winner of seven Super Series titles, hit close to RM1mil in prize money. And that’s not counting his appearance fees and money won at several professional leagues, his allowance from the Badminton Association of Malaysia as well as the endorsements as brand ambassadors.Lee Chong Wei is a Top Earner of 2013

Yesterday, online sports news magazine Badzine unveiled the top 50 earners in 2013 based on the prize money won in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned tournaments.

Chong Wei was a runaway winner with a total haul of US$292,540 (RM960,028). China’s Zhao Yunlei, a women doubles star, was second with US$167,195 (RM548,018) and women’s singles player Li Xuerui, also of China, took home US$143,095 (RM469,000).

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Chong Wei is badminton top earner for 2013 (pic)

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Published: 31 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: It’s a Happy New Year indeed for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.

The Malaysian men’s singles shuttler finished 2013 as the top moneymaker in world badminton. The 31-year-old, a winner of seven Super Series titles, hit close to RM1mil in prize money. And that’s not counting his appearance fees and money won at several professional leagues, his allowance from the Badminton Association of Malaysia as well as the endorsements as brand ambassadors. Millionaire shuttler. With prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and allowances, Malaysia's world No.1 badminton player, Lee Chong Wei, easily surpassed the RM1mil mark in total earnings for 2013.

Chong Wei was a runaway winner with a total haul of US$292,540 (RM960,028). China’s Zhao Yunlei, a women doubles star, was second with US$167,195 (RM548,018) and women’s singles player Li Xuerui, also of China, took home US$143,095 (RM469,000).

Chong Wei admitted that it was his biggest payday in a single season.

“Indeed, it has been a great year for me – on and off the court. I was able to play consistently well at the highest level despite my age and I became a father,” said Chong Wei, the four-time BWF World Super Series Finals champion.

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Ireland Name Strong Squads for European Championships (pic)

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Published: 31 December 2013
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Basle in Switzerland will play host to the 2014 European Men and Women team Championships and Ireland have sent teams to compete in both events.

The Irish teams have been placed in two difficult groups and will need to be on the top of their game when they start the event on Tuesday the 11th of February. Scott Evans, Barry murphy and Kevin Kilty

The players selected to play in the European Men Team Championships are as follows: 

Scott Evans

Sam Magee

Jonathan Dolan

Tony Stephenson

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