BADMINTON World Federation (BWF) will finally gain an individual who knows the sport by heart as its supremo when two heavyweights, Justian Suhandinata of Indonesia and Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen of Denmark, vie for the top position in Kuala Lumpur today.
RASHID Sidek has cautioned the Malaysian players not to get carried away with the semi-final task in the Sudirman Cup and focus on their objective of winning the group stage which begins at Putra Stadium tomorrow.
FORMER Olympic champion Rexy Mainaky is known for setting big targets but such is the dominance of China in the Sudirman Cup that the Indonesia director of performance only expects the rest to just battle for the runners-up spot in the mixed team event.
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THOUGH Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are the confirmed first choice for Malaysia in the Sudirman Cup world mixed team event, national doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her will not sideline back-up pairs Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Tan Wee Kiong-Hoon Thien How.
MIXED doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying are crucial for Malaysia's semi-finals hopes in the Sudirman Cup and their coach Jeremy Gan is optimistic the under-firing World No 5 will come good in the mixed team event which begins at Putra Stadium on Sunday.
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BUDDING badminton players now have much to look forward to after Milo decided to include the sport in its "Milo Go Further" sports camps for the first time this year.
NATIONAL back-up players Goh Soon Huat and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin will get an opportunity to bridge the gap with the senior shuttlers in the Kedah Open in Alor Star on May 28-June 1.