• Lin Dan still going strong, Yu Xiaohan/Ou Dongni dropped from China World Championships team

    Chengdu: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan's recent form has been a bust as he only won the Asia Championships but fell short in other six tournaments he has participated this year.Lin Dan shows he is ready for World Championships by defeating Chen Long at training camp.

    Lin Dan shows he is ready for World Championships by defeating Chen Long at training camp.

  • Amelia and Fie Cho - Childhood dream came true

    PASIR GUDANG: Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho was able to step up to the plate in the ongoing Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold by advancing into the quarter-finals at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium after a hard-fought 21-17, 21-16 win over Chaladchalam Chayanit-Peeraya Munkitamorn of Thailand.Amelia-Fie Cho from Malaysia

    The duo will take on China’s rising pair, Huang Yaqiang-Yu Xiaohan, in the last eight on Friday – and they hope to be able to do well to solidify their status as second best women’s pair in Malaysia.

  • Malaysia all-out in India Open

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will have no representatives in the final of the India Open GP Gold after both their women’s and mixed pairs crashed out in the semi-finals in Lucknow.

    SEA Games champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei were shown the exit on Saturday by youngsters Yu Xiaohan-Huang Yaqiong of China, losing 18-21, 12-21.

    The Malaysians, who crashed out in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week to new pair Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting of China, had a good start as they led 17-14 in the first game.

    But Vivian-Khe Wei, the world No. 18, succumbed to nerves and surrendered the lead to lose 18-21. Xiaohan-Yaqiong, the world No. 67, then ramped up the pressure to lead 11-3 in the second game before comfortably sealing their place in the final after 40 minutes.

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