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Glorious homecoming for badminton heroes (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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About 500 people, including the Sports Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, turned up to greet the duo, who did Malaysia very proud by winning the prestigious All-England title and also the Swiss Open crown.

Heroes welcome: The Bukit Jalil Sports School students unveil a large banner to welcome home Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong at the KL International Airport yesterday. S.S. KANESAN and KAMARUL ARIFFIN

The two titles took their tally to four in just six international tournaments together since they forged the partnership last October. They were also the champions in the Asian Games in Doha last December and in the Malaysian Open the following month.


Stay Focused And Keep Your Feet On The Ground - Eddy Choong

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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The seven-time All-England champion said he was proud of the duo's achievements but winning titles alone was not everything, "rather leaving behind a legacy for the young ones to follow and emulate is more paramount".

"I hope we do not have to wait for another 25 years to win an All-England title or the Asian Games gold," said 77-year-old Eddy when met at the launching of the Asian Sports Awards, here.


NSC to reward national heroes Koo, Tan

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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SEPANG: The National Sports Council will consider rewarding the nation's badminton heroes Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, said the council's deputy director-general Zolkples Embong.

We will consider, think, and decide how to reward the pair. We do not want to spoil them with material rewards, which may result in a drop in future performances, he said at KL International Airport last night while awaiting the arrival of the duo.


All-conquering champions (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
Written by Hits: 1829

The attention has always been on their strokes and smashes, but little else is known of doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong off the courts.

KOO Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are adept at talking about their exploits on court; they can weigh their chances of winning, analyse the matches, and are always appropriately modest about beating more experienced and established world-class players.

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Saina bows out of All England tourney

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
Written by Hits: 724

Saina, ranked 28, lost to the World number three 21-17 13-21 16-21 after a battle of 51 minutes.

The Hyderabadi gave a tough fight to Chen to go up 1-0 after winning the first game. But she squandered the advantage.




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