• Men's doubles the weakest link for Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia badminton has traditionally been known to produce and to nurture top men's doubles. Started with Tan Aik Huang/Yew Cheng Hoe in the 60's, Ng Boon Bee/Punch Gunalan in the 70's, Razif Sidek/Jalani Sidek in the 80's, Cheah Soon-Kit/Soo Beng Kiang, Cheah Soon-Kit/Yap Kim Hock, Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.

    Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.
    Lee Wan Wah/Chong Tan Fook in the 90's, and Chew Chong Eng/Chan Chong Ming, Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong in the 2000's. Although some of these pairs may not always be the dominant power in the badminton world, but, men's doubles has always been huge factor to secure points for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team.

  • Kim Hock wants a second crack at coaching national team (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Former Olympic Games silver medallist Yap Kim Hock wants a chance to become the national coach once again – to find a remedy for the ailing men’s doubles department.

    Kim Hock, who was chief coach from 2004-2008, said on Thursday that he had submitted an official job application letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last week and is awaiting a reply.Yap Kim Hock (left). He wants to coach again to find a remedy for the national men's doubles woes.

    The 43-year-old Kim Hock’s genuine interest to revive the fortunes of Malaysia’s doubles pairs could not have been more timely, judging by their poor outing in the ongoing Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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