• Sizzling Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem stays hot (pic)

     

    PASIR GUDANG: Shuttlers Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem are the only survivors for Malaysia in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold tournament after Chong Wei Feng's walkover to Sourabh from India, and Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean's loss of 17-21, 17-21 to China’s juniors Ou Dongni-Xiong Mengjing in the semi-finals.

     Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah defeated Indonesia's Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido

    Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem's opponents in the final will be another top form pair from Singapore - Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart.

     

    The duo will have to play better and harder in the final in order to pull off the champion feat.

     

  • 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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