Latest Badminton News and Articles

Future looks bleak for Malaysian badminton (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 04 November 2013
Posted by Hits: 304

Japan continued to show their impressive progress in world badminton when Akane Yamaguchi defended the girls’ singles title while Taiwan went home with one silver medal through Wang Tzu-wei in the boys’ singles and a bronze through Tien Tzu-chieh-Wang Chi-lin in the boys’ doubles.

South Korea, whose team enjoyed a short training stint in Malaysia before the world junior meet, were one of the big winners when they took home two titles – Heo Kwang-hee (boys’ singles) and Chae Yoo-jung-Kim Ji-won (girls’ doubles).Boy's singles player Soong Joo Ven (pic) and doubles' pair Darren Isaac Devadass-Ong Yew Sin were the only bright spots in the recent World Junior meet in Bangkok. They made it to the quarter-finals in their respective events.

The only good thing to come out of the world junior meet for Malaysia was the exposure given to 13-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Penang.

Jin Wei withdrew in the third round of the girls’ singles with a hamstring injury but returned home with a wealth of experience.

National coach Wong Tat Meng, who was given the mandate to hold a selection trial for the girls’ singles before the world junior, should be credited for having the courage to include Jin Wei although she does not train in the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS).
In the past, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) only chose players who had completed their programme in the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and never took the risk of exposing players at a very young age.

Joo Ven and Darren-Yew Sin will now enter the senior squad and their rise, or fall, depends on what BAM have in store for them.

Are they going to be mere sparring partners or will they be given the due exposure and opportunity to establish themselves in the big leagues?

  • No comments found



Google Plus

Replays: China Open 2015

2015 China Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Jonatan Christie stuns Kidambi Srikanth in Macau Open 1st round

Macau: 18-year-old Indonesian Jonatan Christie stunned top s

Fu Haifeng withdraws from China Open after father's death

Fuzhou:The Chinese badminton team has confirmed Wednesday th

Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli

Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mix

Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Recommended badminton news for you