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Rudy Hartono: PBSI must realize success will follow if player comes first

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Published: 19 January 2015
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Jakarta: Legendary Indonesian badminton player, the eight-time All England Champion Rudy Hartono said Tommy Sugiarto would not have left the Indonesia national team if the PBSI management and coaches understood what the player wanted from the organization.Rudy Hartono, like Lin Dan/Lee Chong Wei today, was the iconic figure of his era


Rashid Sidek re-appointed as BAM's singles chief coach

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Published: 19 January 2015
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Kuching: Rashid Sidek was re-appointed as the singles chief coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), again, just two weeks after he was dropped from that same position when BAM announced a reshuffle of its coaching structure early this year.

That decision was made by BAM in a council meeting held on last Saturday.With the re-appointment of Rashid Sidek as singles chief coach, hopefully the political drama in BAM would grind to a temporary halt.


Tommy Sugiarto leaves Indonesia national team

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Published: 18 January 2015
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By Jakarta Globe

Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto has resigned from the national training camp, saying that he has not  been able to reach his true potential in the current situation.

"It’s the best decision for me as I think I haven’t improved under my current trainer. After I leave the national training camp, I will return to my club, Pelita Bakrie, and I want to pace myself," Tommy said on Saturday.Tommy Sugiarto is looking for a career breakthrough


Lee Hyun-il, Nozomi Okuhara win Malaysia Masters

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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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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.




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