• Goh Liu Ying eager to get back on court

    Kuala Lumpur: Top mixed doubles players of Malaysia - Goh Liu Ying, who underwent successful knee surgery in May expressed slightly mixed feelings about having to sit out the World Championships for the first time since 2009.Wish Goh Liu Ying a speedy recovery from her knee surgery

    Wish Goh Liu Ying a speedy recovery from her knee surgery

  • Pei Jing ready to step out of the shadow of Liu Ying

    Glasgow: The days of living in the shadow of being compared to Goh Liu Ying are about to end for Lai Pei Jing.
    The 22-year-old had been associated with Goh Liu Ying since she started partnering Chan Peng Soon. Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year.Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

    Team Malaysia lines up for group shot in KLIA before departing for Glasgow. From left- Rashid Sidek, Rosman Razak, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem, Jeremy Gan, Tan Wee Kiog, Daren Liew, Lim Yinloo, Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon, Vivian Hoo, Ehui Chin, Tee Jing Yi, Lai Pei Jing.

  • Lai Pei Jing will play in Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur: BAM has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing in the mixed doubles event for the XX Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, over 11 days of competition from 23 July to 3 August 2014.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are the reigning Malaysia champions

    The decision was made due to Chan Peng Soon's longtime partner, Goh Liu Ying has decided to undergo a career saving knee surgery on May 20th this year. Liu Ying, who forms the World No 11 pair with Peng Soon, will take at least six months to return to training but the recovery could take longer if there are other complications.

  • Chong Wei, Peng Soon-Liu Ying are in the second round of Singapore Open

    Singapore: World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei got off to a perfect start in the Singapore Open as he beat the China-born Wei Nan of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-15 in 40 minutes.

    With world No. 2 Chen Long opting to skip the meet and several top players withdrew from the tournament, Lee Chong Wei has a very high chance of bagging Singapore Open as his fourth title of the year. The last time Chong Wei played in Singapore Open was six years ago, and he won the men’s singles title that year. He will play China’s Chen Yuekun in the second round.Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

    Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

  • Goh Liu Ying-Chan Peng Soon reunited in Singapore Open

    Singapore: Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying were split up 2 months ago when Goh was planning to undergo knee surgery. However, after few weeks of consultations with the medical team, instead of going for knee surgery, Goh LiuYing changed her mind and opted for aprogramme with the National Sports Institute (NSI) to strengthen her injury-prone knees. The duo will resume their partnership in Singapore Open which begins on Wednesday.Goh Liu Ying is back in action with Chan Peng Soon

    Goh Liu Ying is back in action with Chan Peng Soon

    This year, the pair only played at the Malaysian Open in January where they lost in the second round to Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan-Debby Susanto.

  • Ultimatum to Liu Ying (pic)

    SURGERY: Coach wants her to decide soon or risk missing Commonwealth Games

    GOH Liu Ying's goal  is to win the mixed doubles gold in the Commonwealth Games with Chan Peng Soon but first she has to prove she is fit enough to compete in the event in Glasgow in July.

    The injuries to both her knees are serious but she is not keen to go for surgery, and this has forced mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan to pair off Peng Soon with Lai Pei Jing with the Commonwealth Games in mind.Mixed doubles player Goh Liu Ying has continued competing while regularly attending physiotherapy.  Read more: Ultimatum to Liu Ying

    Peng Soon-Pei Jing will compete in the German Open on Feb 25-March 2 and the All England on March 4-9 and Jeremy wants the pair to also compete in the Malaysia Open grand prix gold on March 25-30, the India Open and the Singapore Open in April.

  • Pei Jing to focus on partnership with Peng Soon for now (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: It does not matter whether it is a short or long term stint. Mixed doubles shuttler Lai Pei Jing is determined to cherish her new partnership with Chan Peng Soon for as long as it lasts.

    The 21-year-old Pei Jing is pairing up with Peng Soon because the latter’s usual partner Goh Liu Ying had decided to go for a knee surgery. Liu Ying was expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing will play in three tournaments in Europe with Chan Peng Soon over the next few months.

    Pei Jing and Peng Soon have been named for three tournaments in Europe - the Austrian Open from Feb 19-22, German Open from Feb 25-March 2, and the All-England from March 4-9.

    This week, however, Liu Ying had a change of heart, deciding to postpone her plan to go under the knife. She  intends to hang on until the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland from July 21-Aug 4.

  • Peng Soon hopes to strike gold with Pei Jing (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon plans to make full use of the three back-to-back tournaments in Europe to win the trust of his new partner Lai Pei Jing.

    Peng Soon and Pei Jing are the top seeds in the Austrian International Open from Feb 19-22 but are unseeded for the more challenging German Open GP Gold from Feb 26-March 2 and the All-England from March 4-9.Peng Soon is quietly hoping to make the cut with Pei Jing for this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen in August.

    Peng Soon is quietly hoping to make the cut with Pei Jing for this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen in August.

    This is based on the latest list of entries disclosed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

    Pei Jing is combining with Peng Soon as his partner of five years, Goh Liu Ying, has decided to undergo knee surgery.

    Liu Ying is likely to be ruled out of competition for at least six months once she goes under the knife.

  • Liu Ying decides to delay surgery (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: In a rather surprising U-turn, national mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying has decided to postpone her decision to go for surgery.

    The 24-year-old Liu Ying who is ranked sixth in the world with partner Chan Peng Soon has been suffering from long-standing knee problems, with her right knee revealed to have a meniscus tear and a partial ligament tear. There is also a small meniscus tear on her left knee.Goh Liu Ying is suffering from a meniscus tear in both her left and right knees.

    And the Malacca-born Liu Ying had initially made up her mind to go under the knife which would in effect rule her out for at least six months.

    That would mean she would miss out on several big tournaments such as the Asian and Commonwealth Games, as well as the World Championships in August.

  • Pei Jing chosen as Peng Soon's new partner (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: National mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has decided to pair up Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing as he believes the pair have what it takes to make an impact.

    Peng Soon is currently ranked sixth in the world with Goh Liu Ying but that partnership has been put on hold following the latter’s decision to undergo knee surgery. She is expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon speak to reporters after winning the National GP mixed doubles final in Putrajaya last month. They will be put to the test at the Austrian International Challenge, German Open and the All England.

    The 21-year-old Pei Jing meanwhile has been paired with Tan Aik Quan for the past three years and the duo were ranked as high as No. 15 in the world last May.

  • Goh-Chan partnership put on ice (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: The successful partnership of Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon has been temporarily disbanded.

    The 24-year-old Liu Ying has finally decided to go for a surgery to treat her nagging knee problems. The op on both her knees will rule her out of competition for a minimum of six months.The 24-year-old Goh Liu Ying has finally decided to go for a surgery to treat her nagging knee problems that'll keep her out of competition for a minimum of six months.

    The damage is more severe on her right knee, which has a meniscus tear and a partial tear on her ligament. There is also a small meniscus tear on her left knee.

    Liu Ying said on Friday that it was best for her to go under the knife now – and then work towards getting to peak form for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Liu Ying's knee holds up through first round (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: There was a huge smile of relief on Goh Liu Ying’s face after she cleared the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open without needing any extra medical attention.

    The 24-year-old Liu Ying is suffering from a meniscus tear on her right knee and has been advised to go for surgery, which would see her sidelined for eight months at least.Goh Liu Ying is relieved that she and her partner Chan Peng Soon, as well as her knee, made it through the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

    Goh Liu Ying is relieved that she and her partner Chan Peng Soon, as well as her knee, made it through the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

    Liu Ying however has decided to put off making a decision about the surgery until after the Malaysian Open, and as such she was relieved that the injury did not flare up during her first match of the year with partner Chan Peng Soon.

  • Liu Ying puts off surgery, for now (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying has decided to give herself one more chance to salvage her career – before deciding whether to undergo knee surgery.

    On Thursday, Liu Ying decided to play on with her loyal partner Chan Peng Soon in the Malaysian Open starting next Wednesday at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

    Last week, she pulled out of the ongoing season opener Korean Open in Seoul because she could not go full swing in training.

    “For now, I am not experiencing any unbearable pain in my knee. I can move around during training and I have decided to gauge my condition at the Malaysian Open,” said Liu Ying.

    “I want to see whether my knee can handle the strain of playing in a competitive tournament like the Malaysian Open. If I cannot move as freely as I wish, I will opt for surgery.

  • Liu Ying to seek alternative medicine for knee injury (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: A desperate Goh Liu Ying went to Kelantan at the behest of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff to seek help from a traditional healer to recover from a right knee injury.

    For the 24-year-old Liu Ying, the traditional method is another option to consider before she makes a decision whether to go under the knife.

    A surgery could put her out of action for about four to eight months and jeopardise her mixed doubles partnership with Chan Peng Soon. There are a number of major tournaments this year – the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4, World Championships in Copenhagen from Aug 25-31 and Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from Sept 28-Oct 5.

  • Coach Jeremy withdraws Chan-Goh from Korean Open (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan has withdrawn Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying from the Korean Open, which begins in Seoul next Wednesday, due to the latter’s knee injury. Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon (left) and Goh Liu Ying will not be competing at the Korean Open, which begins in Seoul next Wednesday.

    Peng Soon-Liu Ying are the second pair to opt out of the season-opener following an earlier decision to withdraw Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong from the men’s doubles due to Boon Heong’s viral fever. 

    “Liu Ying is down with a knee injury. For now, it is best that we pulled Liu Ying-Peng Soon out of the Korean Open. Their participation in the preceding Malaysian Open (Jan 14-19) and other future tournaments depends on Liu Ying’s condition,” said Jeremy. 

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