• Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Chong Wei Feng reach semi-finals at Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: World No. 19 Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia brushed aside Indonesia’s Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in straight sets to advance to the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Vietnam Open on Friday.Good luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Vietnam Open semi-finals.

    Good luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Vietnam Open semi-finals.

  • Markis Kido an inspiration for younger players (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Doubles specialist Markis Kido’s fearless attitude on and off the court is an inspiration to rising Indonesian pair Angga Pratama-Rian Agung Saputra.

    Markis has proven that, despite the odds, anything is possible if one puts his heart and mind to achieving success. And Indonesians know what Markis has gone through – battling health problems and also a tiff with the national badminton body – to reach the top.A file picture of Markis Kido (left). He now partners Gideon Markus Fernaldi in the men's doubles.

    And Angga and Rian will be drawing inspiration from Markis’ achievements to defy the odds in search of glory in the ongoing Maybank Malaysian Open.

    Markis, who partnered Hendra Setiawan to win the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, has certainly gone through many ups and downs in his career.

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