• Sukma: Selangor defeats Penang in the men’s team final

    Kangar: Selangor won the gold medal in Sukma badminton men’s team event by defeating Penang 3-2 in the final. The final lasted for almost four hours at the State Sports Complex badminton hall in Kangar.It was a thriller all the way, but in the end it was Selangor who turned out to be the heroes as they edged Penang 3-2 in the men’s badminton team final to claim the gold medal.

    It was a thriller all the way, but in the end it was Selangor who turned out to be the heroes as they edged Penang 3-2 in the men’s badminton team final to claim the gold medal.

    Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub became the key player who delivered two points to lead Selangor with a 3-2 comeback win over Penang. The 21 year-old got off a good start by defeated Tan Jia Wei 21-15, 21-14. However, Selangor soon found themselves trailing 2-1 when their second Chong Yee Han lost to Penang’s Goh Giap Chin 20-22, 14-21, and their third singles, Soong Joo Ven lost to Cheam June Wei of Penang 21-17, 21-18.

  • 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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