• Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong take revenge on Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin

    Sydney: When Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia were eliminated by Taiwan’s Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin 21-14, 10-21, 19-21 in the final 16 of last year's world championships in Copenhagen, their fans were so devastated to say farewell to the Malaysian pair after the loss.Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat are going strong at the 2015 Australian Open

    Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat are going strong at the 2015 Australian Open

  • Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong storm back to survive Australian Open scares

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat have to fight hard to survive a stern test from world No. 15 Japanese men's doubles pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong off to a great start in Australian Open

    Sydney: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia got their comeback campaign at the Australian Open in Sydney off to a flyer. The Malaysian duo produced straight sets 21-12, 21-19 victory over Hong Kong's Alan Chan Yun Lung/Reginald Lee Chun Hei in their first qualifier. Koo/Tan then returned to the court at around 4.30pm Sydney time to demolish their compatriots Jagdish Singh/Roni Tan Wee Long 21-17, 21-13 in just 31 minutes to make it to the main draw that starts on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong get off to good start in Australian Open 2015.

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong get off to good start in Australian Open 2015.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still have chance with BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will make their comeback debut at the Australian Open qualifying round in Sydney next Tuesday, after they were broke up by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) following a series of poor performances early 2014.Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

    Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

  • Malaysian shuttlers gear up for Australian Badminton Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttlers will head to Sydney to play at the Australian Badminton Open that will be held from May 26 - 31. The Australian Badminton Open is one of the 12-leg prestigious Superseries events sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) and is offering prize money of US$750,000.Can't wait to see Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong back in action!

    Can't wait to see Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong back in action!

  • Yeah baby, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are back!

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong has officially announcing their comeback in badminton at a singing ceremony with Seri Mutiara Development Sdn Bhd on Monday.Can't wait to see Tan Boon Heong, Koo Kean Keat back in action. But, they both really need to lose some weight in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: Kong Khai Kent)

    Can't wait to see Tan Boon Heong, Koo Kean Keat back in action. But, they both really need to lose some weight in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: Kong Khai Kent)

  • Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat to reunite

    Kuala Lumpur: A lot of badminton fans were heartbroken after the former world number one men's doubles pair in the world, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat of Malaysia played their last match together in the final 16 of the World Championships last August.Wish Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat a strong comeback!

    Wish Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat a strong comeback!

  • Tan Boon Heong drops an 'atomic bomb', quits BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Called the sad state of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), when Tan Boon Heong has decided BAM was an unworthy place for him to stick around and has turned in his resignation letter.Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

    Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

  • Koo Kien Keat says farewell in rubber game loss

    Copenhagen: Goodbye, Kien Keat.

    Koo Kien Keat, one of the most talented men's doubles badminton players in badminton history played the final game of his illustrious career on Thursday afternoon. He and Tan Boon Heong went down in a hard-fought contest to Taiwan’s Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin 21-14, 10-21, 19-21 in the last 16 of BWF World Championships.Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Ehong plays their last game in Copenhagen

    Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Ehong plays their last game in Copenhagen

  • World Champs Day 3: Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong advances

    Copenhagen: Former world number one men's doubles pair, Koo Kien Keat - Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia, presented a fascinating game in the second round of World Championships when they trashed world number 19 Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen of China 21-14, 21-18 in 34 minutes.Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong still a very dangerous pair

    Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong still a very dangerous pair


  • Koo Kien Keat’s last shot at World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is a rigorous and physically demanding sport. It requires staunch athleticism, tremendous conditioning and many hours spent in the weight room.See Koo Kien Keat's weight gain history

    See Koo Kien Keat's weight gain history


  • Boon Heong-Kien Keat plays final game at World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong is looking forward to reunite with Koo Kien Keat for one last shot at the World Championships in Copenhagen on August 25-31.Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong Malaysians won the 2007 All England men's doubles title

    Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong Malaysians won the 2007 All England men's doubles title

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia's roster still loaded without Lee Chong Wei

    Glasgow: Team Malaysia will be an overwhelming favorite to repeat its 2010 success in New Delhi and continue its reign as Commonwealth Games champion in badminton mixed team event despite the absence of Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat.Are you able to recognize the Malaysian players without seeing their faces?

    Are you able to recognize the Malaysian players without seeing their faces?

  • Koo Kien Keat to Miss Australian Open

    Bangkok: In the hope to rejuvenate his career, Koo Kien Keat left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on March to join the Granular professional badminton club in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, he only played in New Zealand Open, where he partnered with Ng Hui Lin in mixed doubles and Pakkawat Vilailak in men's doubles.The future doesn't look promising for Koo Kien Keat if he continues to stay in Granular

    The future doesn't look promising for Koo Kien Keat if he continues to stay in Granular

    On Monday, his professional career was hindered by his own club again when the Granular's chairman Jane Piyatat decided to withdraw his players from Australian Badminton Open, which will be held from June 24 to 29, and the Yonex US Open Badminton Championship that runs from July 8 to 13.

  • Koo Kien Keat joins Tan Boon Heong for World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has confirmed that they will field Koo Kien Keat with Tan Boon Heong in the World Championships, Copenhagen from Aug 25-31.Koo Kien Keat needs to ramp up his self-discipline and lose a lot of weight in order to restart his career!

    Koo Kien Keat needs to ramp up his self-discipline and lose a lot of weight in order to restart his career!


    According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), each country can send a maximum of three pairs of men's doubles if they are ranked within the top 24. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are currently ranked number 24th, which allowed them to qualify for the world meet on merit.
  • Chan Peng Soon concerns about lack of chemistry

    Kuala Lumpur: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon said it is hard to produce good results if he and his partner, Lai Pei Jing don't have the right chemistry to get it done.Hope Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing can develop their chemistry rather quickly.

    Hope Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing can develop their chemistry rather quickly.

    BAM decided to pair 21-year-old Pei Jing with Peng Soon in Commonwealth Games squad after his longtime partner Goh Liu Ying underwent surgery on her knees last month. Koo Kien Keat- Chin Eei Hui defeated Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork of England 22-20, 21-12 to win the mixed doubles gold in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwelath Games.

  • Tan Boon Heong shows leadership qualities in training camp

    PETALING JAYA: The 26 year-old Tan Boon Heong, who was once the world No. 1 with Koo Kien Keat (who had quit the national team early this year), has played an integral role in keeping men's doubles in Malaysia Thomas Cup team to play their game at its highest possible level.Tan Boon Heong has been very motivational and inspirational to his teammates.

    Tan Boon Heong has been very motivational and inspirational to his teammates.

    Other doubles players in the team are Hoon Thien How, Lim Khim Wah, Goh V Shem, Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon. Coaches are trying to pair Boon Heong with any of them, to try to trick their opponents if necessary.

  • Koo Kien Keat could be the X-factor for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) may bring back Koo Kien Keat to beef up one of the weakest Thomas Cup squad in Malaysia's badminton history.Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton

    Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton


    Lee Chong Wei proposed to BAM on Friday that Koo Kien Keat could allow the coaches more flexibility to try different line-ups.

  • Thrilling Day for Malaysian at Quarter Finals of New Zealand Badminton Open

    After a relatively smooth run through the first 2 rounds of the tournament, the New Zealand is finally live up to its hype with some exciting matches in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, yes, two matches in one day.“That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

    “That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

  • New Zealand Badminton Open: Koo Kien Keat win one, lose one

    Auckland: In the second round of New Zealand Badminton Open mixed doubles, the brother-sister top seed Oliver and Susannah Leydon-Davis from New Zealand were knocked out of the mixed doubles event by Malaysia’s Koo Kien Keat and Ng Hui Lin.Oliver and Susannah Leydon-Davis are the top mixed doubles from New Zealand

    Oliver and Susannah Leydon-Davis are the top mixed doubles from New Zealand

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