• New Zealand Open: Lee Hyun-il in final, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah exit

    Auckland: Korea's former world No. 1 men's singles badminton star Lee Hyun-il who has come back from retirement at least three times and has not letting age slow down his games. The 35 year old Korean dominating men’s singles semi-finals at New Zealand Open, beating top seed Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-6 to set up a championship clash against unseeded Qiao Bin of China in the men's singles final on Sunday.Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

    Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

  • New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

    Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

  • Lim Khim Wah and Hoon Thien How receive RM 1 million sponsorship deal

    Kuala Lumpur: Former Badminton Associtaion of Malaysia (BAM) men's doubles shuttlers, Lim Khim Wah and Hoon Thien How signed a sponsorship deal with three companies on Thursday - Absolute Protech Sports (M) Sdn Bhd (a local badminton apparel company); Agromate (M) Sdn Bhd (fertiliser company) and M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd (a property developer company) with a two-year term that worth RM 1 million.Lim Khim Wah (4th left) and  Hoon Thien How with their sponsors (photo: Kosmo)

    Lim Khim Wah (4th left) and Hoon Thien How with their sponsors (photo: Kosmo)

  • Hafiz, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah advance at China Masters

    Kuala Lumpur: Eight Malaysian shuttlers including a sole men's singles player advanced further at the 2015 BWF China Masters Badminton Tournament held at the Olympic Sports Centre in Changzhou, China, today.It's a surprise to see Hafiz play at the China Masters

    It's a surprise to see Hafiz play at the China Masters

  • BAM's response to player departures

    Kuala Lumpur: Following the latest round of resignations from top Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttlers, BAM have issued a statement (see below) on Saturday trying to provide a logical reasoning for the whole situation. Whether that was yet another denial that came out of BAM’s own persisted arrogance, or they finally acknowledged there were deeper issues underlying the whole mess, it's up to you the reader to decide the good, the bad and the ugly in this ongoing story.Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (left) and his deputy, Datuk Norza Zakaria

    Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (left) and his deputy, Datuk Norza Zakaria

  • Hoon Thien How & Lim Khim Wah drop a "bomb" on BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After Ng Hui Ern, Ng Hui Lin, Ong Jian Guo, and Yang Li Lian have called it quits, two top Malaysian men's doubles players - Hoon Thien How and Lim Khim Wah have reportedly submitted their resignation letters to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Wednesday.Quitting BAM may turn out to be a positive experience for Hoon Thien How & Lim Khim Wah (blue shirt, back)

    Quitting BAM may turn out to be a positive experience for Hoon Thien How & Lim Khim Wah (blue shirt, back)

  • From underdog to champion - Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen win Sabah Open

    Kota Kinabalu: In the end, the right men won. And they ended their year on a high note.

    Former world junior champion Mak Hee Chun who was dropped from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in 2012, teamed with Tan Bin Shen who left the national team in 2010, as they defied all odds to triumph over top seeds Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han in the men's doubles final of Sabah Open on Sunday. Mak-Tan won the intense battle 16-21,21-19,21-16 in 58 minutes.Mak Hee Chun and Tan Bin Shen win Sabah Open

    Mak Hee Chun and Tan Bin Shen win Sabah Open

  • Sabah Open: Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen continues upset streak

    Kuala Lumpur: After knocking second seeds Low Juan Shen-Ong Yew Sin out of the tournament on Friday, the unseeded Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen reached the finals at Sabah Open on Saturday with another shock upset over fourth seeds Tan Wee Gieen-Teo Ee Yi winning 21-12,15-21,22-20 in 52 minutes. Mak - Tan will battle number one seeds Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han in the men's doubles final.Ow Yao Han (left) trains with Lim Khim Wah

    Ow Yao Han (left) trains with Lim Khim Wah

  • World Champs Day 3: Disappointing end to Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah

    Copenhagen: On Wednesday, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah marked the end of their partnership with a loss, after awarded their opponents a walkover citing back injury V Shem suffered during the match.

    The Malaysia pair already found themselves in trouble early in the first set as they were struggling to response to the relentless pace and chaos created by Taiwan’s Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin. The Malaysian pair eventually went down with 11-21 at the Bellarup Super Arena.Sad end to Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah's partnership

    Sad end to Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah's partnership


  • World Champs Day 2: Chong Wei Feng Ousted

    Copenhagen: Malaysia’s second men’s singles -  Chong Wei Feng suffered a devastating first round exit on day 2 of badminton World Championships at Copenhagen.

    The 16th seed Malaysian wasted a six-point lead in the second set and a five-point advantage in the rubber game for a 21-17, 22-24, 16-21 defeat to England's Rajiv Ouseph in 65 minutes.Chong Wei Feng (yellow) vs Rajiv Ouseph

    Chong Wei Feng (yellow) vs Rajiv Ouseph

  • Australian Open: Malaysia shuttlers sail through qualifying matches

    Sydney: All Malaysian players were able to advance to the main draw of Australia Open on Tuesday.

    Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif defeated Mitchell Wheller of Australia 21-11, 21-8 in his first qualifying match, and knocked out Andrew Smith of England 21-17, 22-20 in the second qualifying match.Olympic gold medalist Fu Haifeng (left) looked absolutely stunned by the size of the giant lobster in Australia!

    Olympic gold medalist Fu Haifeng (left) looked absolutely stunned by the size of the giant lobster in Australia!

  • Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah gear up for Indonesian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesia Open would be Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah's last chance to fulfil their potentials as the promising men's doubles for Malaysia. Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem has shown some improvements by winning the Malaysian Open early this year, but they have been struggling for form since.The future of Khim Wah (left) -V Shem partnership will depends on their result in the Indonesia Open

    The future of Khim Wah (left) -V Shem partnership will depends on their result in the Indonesia Open

    Goh V Shem has been partnered with different players since Thomas Cup, his partnership with Tan Wee-Kiong stood out as the most impressive during Thomas Cup Finals, where they won all their matches against top pairs from Korea and Japan.

  • Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem will be split after World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: It's confirmed! BAM will split up Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem after the World Championships in Copenhagen which will be held from August 25 to August 31, 2014.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem are the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles champions

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem are the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles champions

     Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem has shown some improvements by winning the Malaysian Open early this year, but Lim Khim Wah's poor serve have had a devastating impact on the pair especially during crunch time.

  • Lim Khim Wah needs to go back to the basics to fix his serve problem

    KUALA LUMPUR: If you ever see Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah play, it's always dire and scary to see Lim Khim Wah serves. They almost allowed the China pair to force a rubber game in the Malaysia Open on January, due to several service faults called against the Malaysian pair at the end of the second set in men's doubles final.The Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah pair is lacking the stability to become dominant in men's doubles

    The Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah pair is lacking the stability to become dominant in men's doubles

    Although Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem were able to capture the Malaysian Open title eventually, but they have been struggling for form since.

  • Smells trouble for Malaysia men's doubles

    PETALING JAYA: Just when you think Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah could become another dominant pair in badminton men's doubles, they faltered yet again.
    They were sent packing in the first round of Singapore Open 17-21, 24-26 by South Korean newly formed pair Kim Sa-rang-Yoo Yeon-seong.
    Sa-rang-Yeon-seong was able to catch up from 7-11 deficits on the first set ; V Shem-Khim Wah  only has themselves to blame as they wasted five game point opportunities in the second game to hand the Koreans the victory.Hoon Thien How - Tan Wee Kiong had a good start at Singapore Open, hopefully they can continue to perform well in the tournament

    Hoon Thien How - Tan Wee Kiong had a good start at Singapore Open, hopefully they can continue to perform well in the tournament


    The pair bit the dust in the second round of the Indian Open last week and failed to defend their Malaysian Open GP Gold title by losing to a relatively unknown pair from Singapore two weeks ago.

  • Indian Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Khim Wah-V Shem out

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Open champions Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem went down 18-21, 21-15, 16-21 to Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea. This was a bitter blow to the pair because they were once ahead with 14-10 and 15-12 in the third set.India's P. Kashyap is waiting for Lee Chong Wei in the Indian Open quarter-finals.

    Their coach Rosman Razak said: “Khim Wah and V Shem played much better this game, they had their chances to seal the deal, and they were once in control by leading 15-12 in the rubber game. Then, they started making mistakes. The South Koreans took advantage of Kim-Wah-V Shem's mistakes and never look back”

  • Lee Chong Wei is on his way to his third Indian Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 badminton player - Lee Chong Wei cruised through the first round of the India Open in New Delhi easily by defeating Ajay Kumar from Indian 21-9, 21-9 in 24 minutes.Lee Chong Wei has pretty easy draw in India Open until he meets Chen Long

    Lee Chong Wei has pretty easy draw in India Open until he meets Chen Long


    He is going to play against the runner-up of Malaysian Open GP Gold, rising star Sourabh Varma from India in the second round.

  • Malaysia's doubles need to work on their service

    Kuala Lumpur: One obvious problem for the Malaysian men's doubles players in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold was their serves. Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Tan Boon Heong-Ow Yao Han seems didn't know how to serve properly.Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong lost in the first round of the Malaysian Open GP Gold event last week.

    When Lim Khim Wah- Goh V Shem played against Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart in the final, their service were either

  • Goh V Shem/Khim Wah Failed to Win Yonex-Sunrise GP Gold Men's Doubles Title

    PASIR GUDANG, March 30 -- Malaysian men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah failed to shine at the most appropriate time, losing 17-21, 20-22 to Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart from Singapore in the final of the Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold, here Sunday.Champions fall to Singapore's Danny-Chayut as Malaysia end up with nothing

    The duo who had won the 2014 Malaysian Open Super Series in January failed to produce a performance that was worthy of the title and lost the first game 17-21.

  • 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.

     

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