PUCHONG (24 September, 2017):  Junior Purple League 2017 (JPL2017) Division 2 leaders, Bukit Cheras BC extended their lead at the top with a resounding 15-2 win over bottom placed Bangsar Hawks BC at Sports Arena Puchong today. In the boys’ singles, Low Eu Cong edged Mohammad Syahmi Irfan 3-2 (11-4, 0-11, 11-10, 9-11, 11-10) to give Bukit Cheras BC a slender lead before getting a walkover (3-0) in the next category because their opponents failed to field a girls’ doubles pair. Bukit Cheras extended their lead through Andrew Ng Jia Jun/Toh Ee Wei in the mixed doubles as they thumped Oh Jia...

Despite what the critics say, Datuk Lee Chong Wei deserves to be called the ‘Greatest of all time’ - ‘GOAT’ - after his heroics in capturing a 12th Malaysia Open title against Japan’s Kento Momota during the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 (CAMO2018) final yesterday. Facing an opponent 12 years his junior, Chong Wei overcame a stiff test in the second set before prevailing 21-17 23 - 21 in 70 minutes. The 35-year old did not drop a single set throughout this edition to continue his dominance in Malaysia’s premier badminton tournament since 2004, only being denied three times in 15 years...

Kemenangan 6-0 menewaskan Thailand dalam perlawanan akhir pusingan pertama Kejohanan Hoki Siri Terbuka Singapura 2018 (Wanita) yang berlangsung hari in di Pusat Sukan Seng Kang, Singapura menjulang Malaysian Tigress selaku juara selain mereka turut merekodkan enam perlawanan tanpa kekalahan. Kegembiraan kem negara terus bertambah apabila Nuraini Abd Rashid muncul selaku penjaring terbanyak kejohanan dengan meledak sembilan gol menerusi dua gol padang dan tujuh pukulan sudut penalti dan Nuraini juga turut menerima anugerah selaku Pemain Terbaik Kejohanan. Skuad negara tidak menunggu lama untuk membuka akaun jaringan apabila seawal minit kedua Fatin Shafika Md Shukri memastikan kelebihan pukulan sudut penalti yang diterima tidak di...

Datuk Lee Chong Wei clinched his 12th Malaysia Open men’s singles title after a close battle with Japan’s Kento Momota during the final day of the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 (CAMO2018) at Axiata Arena. Chong Wei required a dramatic match point through a hawk-eye review which perfectly justified the nail-biter of a final. With the backing of a packed arena, the atmosphere clearly spurred the veteran to a 21-17 23-21 win and snapped Momota’s  21-match winning streak since March. [caption id="attachment_47978" align="alignleft" width="300"] Datuk Lee Chong Wei addressing the crowd after defeating Kento Momota of Japan in the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open...

National men’s single and our sole survivor in the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 (CAMO2018), Datuk Lee Chong Wei overcame a determined Tommy Sugiarto 21-18 21-15 in the semi-finals at Axiata Arena today. Chong Wei, who has never lost to Sugiarto in 16 meetings before this, demonstrated a more tactical and cautious game play compared to his matches in the previous rounds. It was a nervy start for the World No.6 when he went 4-0 behind early on but eventually managed to get a grasp of the match and composed himself to dominate the rest of the match. “I am delighted with this...

Skuad hoki wanita negara berjaya membuktikan mereka berada dalam kelas tersendiri di pusingan pertama Kejohanan Hoki Siri Terbuka Singapura 2018 (Wanita) apabila memastikan lima perlawanan bagi aksi round robin disudahkan dengan cemerlang tanpa sebarang kekalahan dan terbaru pertemuan kelima dengan Singapura yang berlangsung di Pusat Sukan Seng Kang, Singapura disudahkan dengan kemenangan 5-0. Malaysian Tigress yang mengumpul 15 mata penuh telah meledak 45 gol dalam lima perlawanan dengan 29 gol padang sementara 16 gol menerusi pukulan sudut penalti. Bagi pengendali negara, Muhammad Dharmaraj Abdullah jumlah jaringan bukanlah keutamaannya kerana apa yang penting adalah memberikan peluang kepada pemain-pemain yang lebih muda untuk...

Datuk Lee Chong Wei continued his quest for a 12th Malaysia Open title with a dominant win over World No.1, Victor Axelsen of Denmark during the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 quarterfinals at Axiata Arena today. In front of the home crowd, Chong Wei showcased his trademark swag and why he is still considered one of the best in the world even at his prime by condemning the top seed to a 21-17 21-9 loss in 46 minutes. “At this time in my career, I just want to enjoy every match as long as the fire and hunger is there. I am...

National men’s doubles, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong played out an entertaining three setter against China’s Liu Cheng-Zhang Nan to advance to the quarterfinals of the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018. V Shem-Wee Kiong started brightly by taking the first set 21-14 before dropping the second 21-23 to the World No.2 ranked pair and eventually rallying to clinch the rubber set 21-17 in front of a loud home crowd. After this, the Olympic silver medallists will hope to continue their fine run in the competition when they face sixth seeds, Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda from Japan tomorrow. Another men’s doubles pair, Ong Yew Sin-Teo...

National women's single, Lee Ying Ying persevered to a rubber sets victory over Taiwan’s Chiang Ying Li on the second day of the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 (CAMO2018) at Axiata Arena, KL Sports City. The youngster's brilliant start saw her take the first set with less fuss before narrowly missing out on the second due to some tactical changes by her opponent. She then showed her maturity and regained focus in the third set to eventually take the match 21-14, 19-21, 21-7 and join compatriot Goh Jin Wei in the next round. She said after the match, “I am delighted with the...

Walaupun masih mempunyai baki satu perlawanan dalam aksi round robin, pusingan pertama Kejohanan Hoki Terbuka Singapura 2018 (Wanita), skuad hoki wanita negara telah berjaya memastikan tempat mereka di pentas final selepas menewaskan Thailand 4-0 dalam aksi keempat yang berlangsung hari ini di Pusat Sukan Seng Kang, Singapura. Kejayaan mencatatkan rekod bersih empat kemenangan dengan mengumpul 12 mata serta telah meledak 40 gol sudah cukup untuk memastikan Malaysian Tigress mengisi slot beraksi di final dan pengendali negara, Muhammad Dharmaraj Abdullah nyata puas apabila skuad bimbingannya mara ke final ketika masih mempunyai baki satu perlawanan. Dharmaraj juga turut memuji anak-anak buahnya yang langsung tidak...

National men’s doubles pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi sprung a surprise over the current World No.3 ranked pair, Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen in the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 which opened its doors today at Axiata Arena, KL Sports City. Ee Yi-Yew Sin upset the experienced Danish pair 21-17, 18-21, 21-31 to move into the second round on Thursday. “Unbelievable. We are actually shocked that we won today. Initially we targeted a strong performance, but the win feels even better,” said Ee Yi. He added, “They managed to disrupt our momentum in the second set but with the backing and support of the...