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Kim Hock: Junior shuttlers lack basic skills when they join elite school (pic)

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Published: 29 August 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR: The badminton programme at Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) is going on just fine as far as its role as the feeder for the national team is concerned. The problem lies with the periods before and after the players join the elite sports school.

This is the frank assessment of BJSS doubles chief coach Yap Kim Hock.

He feels there is a serious lack of focus on the 8-12 years old and a veritable ‘black hole’ in the transition period when a player leaves the school to join the national back-up squad.Right track: Yap Kim Hock has been producing world junior doubles champions at the BJSS.

Kim Hock feels there will be no shortage of credible talent if the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) tie up these two lose ends so that there can be a seamless production process.

This will be Kim Hock’s feedback when the coaches come together at the coaching and training committee meeting on Sept 8 to chart the future of Malaysian badminton.

 

Chong Wei wants state sports leader to stay on

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 August 2012
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TWO-TIME Olympic silver medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei urged the Penang government to persuade Datuk Ong Poh Eng to reconsider his decision to resign as Penang Sports Council deputy chairman, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

Lee said he hoped the state government, led by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, would persuade Ong to stay.

“It will be a loss to the Penang sports industry if Ong leaves the council.

“I do not know what actually happened but it is very rare to have a leader like him. He has a heart to serve,” Lee said.

 

Penalties on players, coaches in badminton match-throwing scandal reduced

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 August 2012
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SEOUL, South Korea  - Badminton authorities in South Korea have eased penalties against four players who tried to lose their last group matches at the London Olympics.

A Badminton Korea Association disciplinary committee had earlier barred the two women's doubles pairs from international and domestic play for two years after they were ejected from the Olympics for trying to deliberately lose in order to gain an easier path to the final. The players appealed for leniency.

The association lowered the punishment to six months on Wednesday, saying their earlier decision was too harsh.

The association says the players' two coaches are barred from working for the national team for four years. They had previously been expelled from the association.

Two other doubles teams, from China and Indonesia, also were kicked out of the Olympics.

 
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Lee Chong Wei highlights five Men’s Singles shuttlers to lift Malaysian flag at international stage (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 August 2012
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The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is passing through a critical phase as currently there is no worthy successor of the top player Lee Chong Wei but the shuttler has highlighted five players who have potential to become world beaters.

The London Olympics silver medallist Chong Wei, who has been positioned at number two in Men’s Singles world ranking, expressed that it is a tough task for BAM to replace him as there is no shuttler who could challenge the world.Lee Chong Wei highlights five Men’s Singles shuttlers to lift Malaysian flag at international stage

The 29-year-old Chong Wei pointed five potential shuttlers to life Malaysian flag at international stage and these shuttlers are Liew Daren, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Chan Kwong Beng, Misbun Ramdan and Chong Wei Feng.

The Malaysian mega star wants all shuttlers to give their best in training and improve in every department of the game in order to become potential contenders for title in major international tournaments.

 

Porntip Buranaprasertsuk claims Women’s Singles crown at Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 August 2012
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Thailand’s spirited shuttler Porntip Buranaprasertsuk lived up to the expectations of her fans as she proved her mettle by claiming Women’s Singles crown at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012 on Sunday, August 26, in Vietnam.

In the final encounter, the impressive Porntip played remarkable badminton and outplayed her lower ranked opponent Lindaweni Fanetri of Indonesia.

The World Number 17 Porntip, who was top seed in main draw of Vietnam Open, was in smashing form on the final day of the event as she put up a wonderful show of top class badminton and easily registered her mark over her Indonesian rival.

The in-form Thai shuttler played with precision and easily wrapped up opening set with a lopsided score. However, she had to work hard in the following set to seal off victory in straight games with a wonderful margin on score board.

 

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