• Goh Jin Wei wins Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg

    Kuala Lumpur: 16-year-old Malaysian women's singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei barely broke a sweat as she was granted an easy victory at the Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg finals at Juara Stadium on Saturday.

    The women's singles final between the top 2 women's shuttlers of Malaysia lasted only 5 minutes after Tee Jing Yi conceded a walkover when trailing 2-11 in the first set.Goh Jin Wei wins the Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg title. (photo: BAM)

    Goh Jin Wei wins the Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg title. (photo: BAM)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Daren Liew march on at China Masters

    Jiangsu: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Daren Liew led the Malaysian squad into the third round of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold in Jiangsu, China on Wednesday.Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

  • BATC: Goh Jin Wei only bright spot as Malaysia lost to China 1-4

    Hyderabad: The World No. 117 and 16 year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia is only 1.58m in height, but she can certainly stand tall. Playing against a much taller and much experienced player World No. 11 Sun Yu from China with the height of 1.83m, the little Malaysian girl with big heart was charging up with energy attacks and pulling off one of the shocks of the tournament by beating Sun Yu 21-13, 21-16 in 42 minutes, scoring the only point won by Malaysia in the final Group A tie against China at the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) in Hyderabad, India on Thursday.Goh Jin Wei is an amazing young shuttler with BIG heart and such a bright future ahead of her!

    Goh Jin Wei is an amazing young shuttler with BIG heart and such a bright future ahead of her!

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing falter in Malaysia Masters finals

    Georgetown: After a steady first set against their Indonesian counterparts - Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Malaysia's professional men's doubles pair - Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong let their Malaysia Masters title slipped away by losing to the Indonesians 21-18, 13-21, 18-21 in a 3 set thriller.Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

    Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing in Malaysia GPG finals

    Georgetown: An inspired Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong pair continued to fire on all cylinders in the quest for their first title of the year, as they shown what they have in store, bouncing back from one set deficit to topple No.1 seeds Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang of Korea 15-21, 21-18, 21-16 in the Malaysia Masters men's doubles semi-finals on Saturday.Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

    Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters semis

    Georgetown: Badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei enjoyed a relatively easy passage into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after defeating 10th seeded Ajay Jayaram of India, 21-16, 21-16 in 35 minutes at the SPICE Arena on Friday.

    "Ajay caught me off-guard few times today, fortunately I was able to recoup the advantage to win the match," said Lee.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysia GPG: Zulfadli Zulkiffli squanders a big lead to lose to Ajay Jayaram

    Georgetown: Things looked promising for Zulfadli Zulkiffli when he was leading 18-10, 19-11 in the decider and seemingly in control when he played against No. 10 seed Ajay Jayaram in the men's singles 3rd round of Malaysia Masters on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysia GPG: Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing upset Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Georgetown: Playing their third mixed doubles match of the day and the fifth match for Tan Kian Meng (two qualification matches in mixed doubles and two qualification matches in men's doubles), not only that Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing did not feel drained and exhausted, they were rather energetic when they pulled off a huge upset by beating World No. 8 Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto 21-10, 21-16 in the first round of mixed doubles in Malaysia Masters on Tuesday.Wish Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing best of luck in the Malaysia Masters.

    Wish Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing best of luck in the Malaysia Masters.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Soo Teck Zhi through to Indonesian GPG quarters

    Malang: Both Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soo Teck Zhi of Malaysia were tested at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday.

    With a spot in the quarterfinals at stake, No. 12 seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin pushed No. 8 seed R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India and gave him a worthy fight. Iskandar got out to a huge lead with 12-3 in the third set to eventually push through No. 8 Gurusaidutt, winning 21-14, 17-21, 21-15.Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

    Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

  • Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen advance to Indonesian Masters 2nd round

    Malang: Despite playing two matches in the qualifying round yesterday, Malaysia's young men's doubles Tan Kian Meng-Low Juan Shen who were only playing in their second tournament as a pair has plenty of energy left in the tank, as they dashed past Indonesia's Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto-Afiat Yuris Wirawan 21-11, 21-19 in the first round of Indonesian Masters main draw in Malang on Wednesday.Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

    Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

  • Goh Soon Huat, P.V Sindhu enter quarter-finals of Macau Open

    Macau: Goh Soon Huat became Malaysia's sole representative left in the Macau Open when he defeated Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 22-20, 22-20 in the third round of Macau Open in 47 minutes on Thursday. Goh will play No. 15 seed B. Sai Praneeth on Friday.

    The women's competition saw two-time defending champion and No. 5 seed P.V Sindhu of India defeated Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17 21-18 in a women's singles match that lasted 46 minutes. The world No. 12 will next take on China's Chen Yufei.Hope Goh Soon Huat could deliver good results at Macau Open.

    Hope Goh Soon Huat could deliver good results at Macau Open.

  • Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng knocked out in Korea Masters 1st round

    Jeonju City: Lai Pei Jing who started her bid for the mixed doubles title with new partner Tan Kian Meng at Korea Masters, has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Korean mixed doubles pair Kim Duk Young/Go Ah Ra on Tuesday.Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

    Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

  • Korea Open to kick off with Lee Chong Wei playing at qualifying round

    Seoul: The Victor Korea Open Badminton Championships will see quite a few stars when the total USD $600,000 prize money event kicks off the qualifying and mixed doubles first round in Seoul on Tuesday. Qualifiers who reach third round of qualifying will automatically be included in the main draw. Most of the Korea Open main-draw matches will start on September 16, finish on September 20.The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

    The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

  • India Open: Lin Dan, Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing in 2nd round

    New Delhi: No. 3 seed Lin Dan eased into the second round of the India Open Super Series on Wednesday by defeating Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 21-16 in just 32 minutes. Lin Dan will play Hu Yun of Hong Kong on Thursday. His younger compatriot Xue Song, however, managed to pull off an upset to battle past fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan 21-14, 21-16 in 38 minutes.Lin Dan gets off to a good start at India Open

    Lin Dan gets off to a good start at India Open

  • German Open: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in final 8

    Germany: Reigning Glasgow Commonwealth Games women's doubles champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei were the only Malaysian players left at the ongoing German Open.Hope Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei could go far in the tournament.

    Hope Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei could go far in the tournament.

  • 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

  • Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Malaysian pairs fail to reach Malaysia Masters finals

    Kuching: With one fell rather easily and another failed to come back from one set down, two Malaysian pairs of mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing and men's doubles pair Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem exited Malaysia Masters on Saturday and helped set another low point in Malaysian badminton.

    Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing were no match for the top seeds Joachim Fischer Nilsen/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in mixed doubles semi-final, they were shut down by the Denmark pair 10-21, 7-21 in just 32 minutes.Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match

    Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match

  • Malaysia Masters: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong,Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing only Malaysian left

    Kuching: There were quite a few Malaysian shuttlers that took the courts at Malaysia Masters on Friday, but in the end, only Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing blasted their way into Malaysia Masters' semifinals at the Stadium Perpaduan, Kuching.Both Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem have some sort of injuries on them, hope they could do well in Malaysia Masters

    Both Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem have some sort of injuries on them, hope they could do well in Malaysia Masters

  • Malaysia complete 4th in Axiata Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: In the battle for the third and fourth place of Axiata Cup, Malaysia lost to Asia All-Stars based on overall points scored.

    All-Stars Asia and Malaysia were tied 2-2 after each team won two of the four matches played. Nonetheless, victory went to Asia All-Stars based on the overall number of points scored in the games played when they collected 147 points compared to only 140 garnered by the Malaysia squad.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing play beautifully on Sunday, hope the coaches can keep this winning combination intact

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing play beautifully on Sunday, hope the coaches can keep this winning combination intact

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