• BAM launch player exchange program with Denmark

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have devised a six-week shuttler exchange program with Denmark aimed to provide numerous opportunities to facilitate, to  guide, and to develop badminton players from both countries.In addition to Denmark, Morten Frost should also design an exchange program with shuttlers and coaches from China.

    In addition to Denmark, Morten Frost should also design an exchange program with shuttlers and coaches from China.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin wins Singapore International Series

    Singapore: After winning his first local title at the Perak Open on July 30th, Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin added another feather in his cap after winning his maiden international badminton title at the Singapore International Series on Saturday.Keep up the good job Iskandar!

    Keep up the good job Iskandar!

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin clinch Perak Open

    Perak: Lee Chong Wei showed us how he truly is the maestro of badminton, even in mixed doubles, when he and Vivian Hoo dominated for control of the momentum on the court, displaying a perfect understanding and use of the sport's geometry, to defeat No. 2 seeds Tan Chee Tean/ Shevon Lai 21-11, 21-15 and to lift the Perak Open mixed doubles title on Thursday.Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

    Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Goh Jin Wei advance to Perak Open finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar, Lee Chong Wei, and his mixed doubles partner Vivian Hoo, both playing equally well to stun the top seeds Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing 21-9, 21-12 in the semi-finals of Perak Open on Wednesday.

    Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo are no strangers to teaming up together, having taken home the 2012 Maybank National Circuit Selangor Open title after defeated No. 1 mixed double in Malaysia, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying 21-15, 27-25. Lee/Hoo will take on second seeds Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai in the final on Thursday. Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai won a hard-fought three-set semi-finals against Tan Kian Meng/Peck Yen Wei with 21-13, 15-21, 21-9 in 49 minutes.May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

    May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

  • Perak Open: Daren Liew ousted in quarters, Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo ease to semis

    Perak: Defending champion Daren Liew took the Perak Open men's singles match all the way to its limit only to fall short after being beaten in the quarter-final by Soong Joo Ven on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old fourth seed went down 22-20, 13-21, 9-21 to Soong Joo Ven, who is ranked No. 112 in the world.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo to 2nd round at 2015 Perak Open

    Perak: Whether it was for fun or whether Lee Chong Wei needed to create some room for the very much-needed relaxation ahead of world championships, the serious Perak Open badminton tournament that kicked off three days ago, turned in to a fun time when Lee stepped onto badminton court with Vivian Hoo to play in the first round of mixed doubles on Monday. Lee/Vivian's scary power, speed and athleticism proved too much for a courageous Mohd Lutfi Zaim Bin Abdul Khalid/Julia Wong Pei Xian pair, winning the match 21-10, 21-16 and advancing into second round where they will face Lim Tiat Long/Ng Sin Zou on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

    Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong cruise into 2nd round

    Taipei: Malaysian shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei made a winning start to their campaigns at the $200,000 Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament on Wednesday by entering the second rounds of their respective categories.Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei advance to last 16 of German Open

    Germany: The freshly reunited Malaysian mixed doubles partners Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing gave their off-and-on partnership a boost on Wednesday when they recovered from a slow start in the first set (by rescuing two set points) to battle past fifth seeds Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand 25-23, 21-19 in 47 minutes. Tan/Lai will play Sam Magee/Chloe Magee of Ireland on Friday.Hopefully Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing's partnership will become permanent

    Hopefully Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing's partnership will become permanent

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain loses in Austrian Open final after receives red card

    Wien: When Iskandar Zulkarnain was shown probably the most controversial red card of badminton in years, men's singles final of the 2015 Austrian Open was ended abruptly upon his disqualification from the tournament. Iskandar Zulkarnain (black shirt) was hit by a red card in the 2015 Austrian Open men’s singles final.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain (black shirt) was hit by a red card in the 2015 Austrian Open men’s singles final.

  • Lim Chi Wing plays Daren Liew in semis of National GP Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's back-up men’s singles shuttlers Lim Chi Wing who won the Vietnam International Series title in October, has done just enough to qualify for the National Grand Prix Finals in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

    Despite losing to R. Satheishtharan 21-13, 12-21, 14-21 on Sunday morning, Lim Chi Wing defeated second seed Lim Fang Yang 21-17, 21-10 later in the afternoon. Together with his victory against Goh Giap Chin on Saturday, he has earned sufficient points to come out on top in Group B.Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

    Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

  • Goh Soon Huat, Iskandar, Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen at Sabah Open semis

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler Goh Soon Huat remained on course to qualify for the semi-finals at the Sabah Open after a straight sets win over Chong Yee Han 21-13, 21-17 on Friday. Another BAM shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin also booked his place in the semi-finals when the seventh seed defeated Lim Chi Wing 21-12, 13-21, 21-14 in a hard fought battle that lasted 46 minutes.    Young guys like Mak Hee Chun (left) and Tan Bin Shen deserve a second chance if they could outperform their peers from BAM

    Young guys like Mak Hee Chun (left) and Tan Bin Shen deserve a second chance if they could outperform their peers from BAM

  • Vivian Hoo- Ng Hui Lin in Korean Open Semis

    Jeonju City: It's a difficult battle, but Vivian Hoo- Ng Hui Lin continued to edge ahead at the Korean Open Grand Prix in Jeonju City. The Perak Open champion fought off the heat and fourth-seeds Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota of Japan 15-21, 21-18, 21-8 to reach the women's doubles semi-final. They will face top seeds Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-chan of South Korea on Saturday.Vivian Hoo (left) and Ng Hui Lin in Korea Open semi-final

    Vivian Hoo (left) and Ng Hui Lin in Korea Open semi-final


  • Korean Open: Iskandar, Kian Meng in quarters

    Jeonju City: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin advanced to the men's singles quarter-final of Korean GP by defeating fellow Malaysian Goh Soon Huat 21-17, 21-11 in 40 minutes on Thursday. He will clash with South Korean Yim Jong-woo in the next round. Another Malaysian men's singles player - 13th seed Tan Kian Meng outperform compatriot 4th Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif 21-16, 13-21, 21-17 in the third round to book a showdown with Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai on Friday.Iskandar Zulkarnain is looking for breakthrough in the Korean Open Grand Prix

    Iskandar Zulkarnain is looking for breakthrough in the Korean Open Grand Prix


  • Iskandar plays in the quarter-finals of team event

    Incheon: Malaysian men's singles coach Tey Seu Bock has decided to field Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin over Goh Soon Huat as third singles for the opening match of the team event. The Malaysia men’s team have a first-round bye, and will face winner of Macau-Mongolia tie in the quarter-finals on Sunday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the new face of team Malaysia

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the new face of team Malaysia

  • Soon Huat, Iskandar need to step up at the Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian men's singles coach - Tey Seu Bock urged Goh Soon Huat and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin to help the Malaysia team advance past the group stages in the Incheon Asian Games.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Goh Soon Huat play crucial role for Malaysia in the Asiad team event

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Goh Soon Huat play crucial role for Malaysia in the Asiad team event


  • Soon Huat, Iskandar, Hui Lin included in Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian men's and women's teams both welcome few new faces to their rosters for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

    World number 109 Goh Soon Huat and world number 94 Iskandar Zainuddin will be playing alongside world number 1 Lee Chong Wei and world number 18 Chong Wei Feng as members of the men's team in Incheon.Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

    Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

  • Making the cut is Iskandar’s main priority (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Top singles back-up shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is ready to soak in the experience of playing in his first Maybank Malaysian Open at Putra Stadium on Tuesday.

    After missing out on the opportunity to play at home last year due to a freak motorcycle accident, Iskandar is ready to shine at home.National back-up player Iskandar Zulkarnain, who missed last year's Malaysian Open due to a motorcycle accident, hopes to make an impact in this year's edition from the qualifying round on Tuesday.

    National back-up player Iskandar Zulkarnain, who missed last year's Malaysian Open due to a motorcycle accident, hopes to make an impact in this year's edition from the qualifying round on Tuesday.

    He will take on his younger compatriot - Asian junior champion Soo Teck Zhi in the opening round of the qualifying tournament.

  • National back-up shuttlers in danger of being booted out (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Some of the back-up shuttlers are in danger of being booted out of the national badminton team.
     
    The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be conducting an open selection trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara from Jan 20-24 and all the states have been asked to send their best players to challenge the back-up shuttlers.
     
    Talent search programme chief David Wee said the trials would be closely monitored by the national coaches.
     
    “We are trying out this open selection trials for the first time. It is a transparent way of selecting the players for the national team and we hope that the best will get in. If a state player can beat the national back-up player, he or she will be invited to join the national team and the back-up player will be dropped,” said David.

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