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...

Kejayaan menewaskan Kazakhstan 8-1 dalam perlawanan ketiga peringkat round robin, pusingan pertama Kejohanan Hoki Siri Terbuka Singapura 2018 (Wanita) yang berlangsung hari ini di Pusat Sukan Seng Kang, Singapura meletakkan Malaysian Tigress sebagai pendahulu carta dengan mengumpul sembilan mata penuh. Selepas tamat tiga perlawanan, Nuraini Abd Rashid kekal selaku penjaring terbanyak kejohanan setakat ini dengan enam gol dan diikuti rapat oleh rakan senegara Nuraslinda Said dengan lima gol juga dua pemain lain dari Thailand. Malaysian Tigress membuka tirai jaringan pada minit ketujuh menerusi satu jaringan padang yang cantik daripada Hanis Nadia Onn dan berselang dua minit kemudian, Hanis sekali lagi mencatat nama...

Kejohanan Hoki Siri Terbuka Singapura 2018 (Wanita) yang berlangsung di Pusat Sukan Seng Kang, Singapura hari ini menyaksikan skuad hoki wanita negara berjaya meraih kemenangan kedua berturut-turut pada aksi bertemu Hong Kong China selepas menewaskan lawannya itu 10-0. Skuad bimbingan Muhammad Dharmaraj Abdullah meledak empat gol padang dan enam pukulan sudut penalti pada perlawanan kedua hari ini dan secara keseluruhan selepas dua perlawanan Malaysian Tigress telah menjaringkan 28 gol tanpa bolos. Malaysian Tigress membuka tirai jaringan pada minit ketujuh menerusi jaringan padang Fatin Shafika Md Shukri dan berselang sepuluh minit kemudian giliran Nur Amirah Shakirah Zulkifli untuk meledak gol kedua juga menerusi...

National men's doubles pair, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi are up for the challenge as they were drawn to face experienced Danish pair, Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen in the first round of the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 (CAMO2018). Instead of worrying about their opponents, Yew Sin and Ee Yi are quietly confident of producing a possible upset victory over the current World No.2 ranked pair. [caption id="attachment_45510" align="alignright" width="277"] Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 ticket infographic.[/caption] Ee Yi said, “Obviously it is not the easiest of tasks to overcome such an accomplished duo like them (Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen), who are also at the...