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Koo Kien Keat joins Thailand's badminton club (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Koo Kien Keat, the once men's doubles aces of Malaysia’s top men’s doubles players, joins Granula - a professional badminton club in Bangkik, Thailand.Koo Kean Keat looks happy after meeting BAM on Friday. He joins Thai badminton club Granular but will play for BAM if Malaysia needs his service.

 

Koo Kien Keat hope his move could rejuvenate his career in the doubles department, and he has started training with other players from the club such as Bodin Isara. Bodin is the Thai's doubles player who was involved in a fight with his former partner Maneepong Jongjit at the Canada Open in July 2013.Bodin is currently serving a two-year suspension handed out by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

 

 
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Swiss Badminton Open: Final Results (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 March 2014
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Men's Doubles

Chai Biao and Hong Wei beat Fu HaiFeng and Zhang Nan in two sets and win the men's doubles final with 22:20 and 21:14.

Biao Chai/Wei Hong beat Haifeng Fu/Nan Zhang in two sets and win the men's doubles final with 22:20 and 21:14.

Men's Singles

Viktor Axelsen won the men's singles in three long and very thrilling sets.

Viktor dominated the first set with few unforced errors and a strong defense against TIan Houwei from China. He won by 21:7.

 

 
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Saina Nehwal drops to No.8 in badminton rankings (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 March 2014
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Saina Nehwal slipped a place to No.8 and is now only a spot ahead of World No.9 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who despite her first round exit from All-England Open Badminton Championships last week, still retained the position.Saina Nehwal

New Delhi:  The quarter-final exit at the All-England Open Badminton Championships last week has led India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal dropping a place to No.8 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday.

 
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Yap Kim Hock Might be Back to BAM (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yap Kim Hock (former men’s doubles Olympic Games silver medallist) could become the doubles national coach with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) again.

President Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, secretary Ng Chin Chai and general manager Kenny Goh interviewed him on Friday. They will let Kim Hock know about their decision on March 20. The comittee will also decides what will happen to Tan Kim Her, the existing national coach; and whether Datuk Misbun Sidek will accept the position of the coaching director for BAM.Former national chief coach and player Yap Kim Hock, seen here with kids from Pandamaran at his badminton academy, has applied for the men's doubles coaching position with BAM on Friday.

 

 
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Ouseph reaches Swiss Open last eight (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 March 2014
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Hounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph brushed aside Dutchman Eric Pang to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Swiss Open.

Ouseph, the number four seed, will face eighth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark after beating Pang 21-13 21-15.Rajiv Ouseph

Ouseph had previously knocked out China’s Huan Gao to reach the third round in Basel, where he beat Swiss player Lukas Nussbaumer in the opening round.

 
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