Latest Badminton News and Articles

Sharing ideas with Li Mao will benefit my charge, says Misbun (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 30 July 2009
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 526

 KUALA LUMPUR: Sharing ideas with a rival coach is not a norm – especially ahead of the World Championships.South Korea's coach --- Li Mao

But national coach Misbun Sidek had no qualms accompanying world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to South Korea for a 10-day training and spending time together with Li Mao (pic) to evaluate the player’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

Misbun also laid to rest speculations about Chong Wei’s training in South Korea by stating that the stint was meant to provide the shuttler with the best preparation for the world meet, which will be held in Hyderabad, India, from Aug 10-16.

 

In fact, it was Misbun who did not want Chong Wei to be distracted as he prepared for the world meet.

 

“I cannot stop people from having an opinion or perception about this training stint in South Korea. But Chong Wei’s interest was a priority,” said Misbun.

 

Some speculated that the trip to South Korea was Chong Wei’s desperate bid to win the psychological war against his main rival Lin Dan of China.

 

It is no secret that Li Mao has a strained relationship with China and that he would not mind being part of China’s downfall.

 

There was also talk that Chong Wei preferred to train under Li Mao instead of Misbun.

 

“I approved his plan to go to South Korea so that he could stay focused on badminton. And I am quite pleased that he was able to have a solid time over there,” said Misbun.

 

“Li Mao and I would sit together and watch Chong Wei spar with Sung-hwan.

 

“He gives his opinion on Chong Wei and I share mine on Sung-hwan. It was about two coaches trying to get the best out of each other.”

 

Misbun admitted that it was a humbling process.

 

“I can keep Chong Wei all to myself if I wanted to.

 

“But sometimes, it is good to be open and allow others to have a say. What I want is for Chong Wei to be the world champion.”

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: French Open 2014

playbutton-2014-square-french-open

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
A disturbing rush to judgment over badminton doping case

Kuala Lumpur: Any time when an athlete is linked to a failed

BAM, it's time to put together a stronger team around Chong Wei

To Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM):While the existin

Lee Chong Wei pulls out from Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong: World number one Lee Chong Wei will not defend hi

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next