• Sukma: Goh Jin Wei and Zulfadli Zulkiffli win gold

    Kuala Lumpur: The 14-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Penang shocked the Badminton community in Malaysia on Tuesday with a 20-22, 22-20, 21-15 upset against Malaysia’s second women's singles player Yang Li Lian of Selangor in a nail biting Sukma women’s singles final.Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

    Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

    When asked about another teen sensation Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand after the match, Jin Wei refused to be compared to Ratchanok who won her first world junior title at the age of 14 and won the world championship last year when she was 18.

  • Great chance for Jin Wei to shine (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Young badminton talent Goh Jin Wei will get a chance to strut her stuff at the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan from Feb 16-23.

    The 13-year-old Jin Wei, who was promoted to the national women’s singles squad last month, has been named for the junior meet together with Ho Yen Mei, Lee Ying Ying and S. Kisona.Goh Jin Wei has a knack for beating players older than her and will hoping to do well in the Asian Junior Championships.

    Malaysia have yet to taste success in the girls’ singles event in the Asian junior series.

  • Time for a concerted effort in badminton (pic)

    TENGKU Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff has been president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) for five months.

    So, how has he stacked up, so far?

    A bit of a hit-and-miss, actually.

    Changes have been made, no doubt about that.

    But the question that begs to be answered is were they done for the sake of changing and were they effective?

    Let’s look back.

    It took one month of groundwork before Tengku Mahaleel unveiled his grand scheme – a new structure, new key personnel and an ambitious five-year plan.

    It looked good on paper, I would say.

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