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Lee Hyun-il, Nozomi Okuhara win Malaysia Masters

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 January 2015
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Kuching: After winning the Thailand International Challenge title in Bangkok last week, the 34-year-old Korean veteran Lee Hyun-il put himself on top of the podium again on Sunday when he defeated compatriot Jeon Hyeok Jin in the men's singles final to clinch the 2015 Malaysia Masters title.

Lee who ranked 38th in the world, lost in the first set 19-21. He was showing few signs of age as he played a much faster game in second set by winning 21-13 to force a decider. Lee’s experience and immense speed came to the fore in the rubber game, knocking off his younger opponent 21-15 to take the men's title together with prize money US$9,000.Lee Hyun-il beats compatriot  beat compatriot Jeon Hyeok-jin to win the men's singles title in the Malaysian Masters (Photo: Bernama)


BAM held council meeting in Kuching

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 January 2015
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by Matthew Umpang
Kuching: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) held their first council meeting outside Peninsular Malaysia here yesterday, with the subject of grooming future players as the main agenda.

Speaking during a press conference before the meeting at a local hotel here, BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff admitted the urgency of developing a new batch of players to replace the current batch.Morshidi (centre) receiving the Datuk Lee Chong Wei autographed racquet from Tengku Mahaleel (second left) yesterday. Also seen are Aziz (second right) and other BAM officials.


Malaysian pairs fail to reach Malaysia Masters finals

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 January 2015
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Kuching: With one fell rather easily and another failed to come back from one set down, two Malaysian pairs of mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing and men's doubles pair Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem exited Malaysia Masters on Saturday and helped set another low point in Malaysian badminton.

Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing were no match for the top seeds Joachim Fischer Nilsen/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in mixed doubles semi-final, they were shut down by the Denmark pair 10-21, 7-21 in just 32 minutes.Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match


Badminton England awarded Equality Standard for Sport

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 January 2015
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England: Badminton England is delighted to announce that we have achieved the Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport.

The Equality Standard for Sport was launched by the UK Sports Councils in 2004 to help address the inequalities that exist within the sport sector. The Standard provides a framework for sports organisations to guide them towards achieving equality in all areas, from playing and officiating to coaching and volunteering. Badminton England along with many other organisations achieved the first 2 levels of the Standard in 2006 and 2008.Badminton England deserves the Equality Standard for Sport award.


Malaysia Masters: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong,Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing only Malaysian left

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 January 2015
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Kuching: There were quite a few Malaysian shuttlers that took the courts at Malaysia Masters on Friday, but in the end, only Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing blasted their way into Malaysia Masters' semifinals at the Stadium Perpaduan, Kuching.Both Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem have some sort of injuries on them, hope they could do well in Malaysia Masters


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