KUALA LUMPUR: National instruct Pang Cheh Chang has been moved to the junior squad to reinforce the lads’ doubles branch.
Yesterday, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) training director Wong Choong Hann showed that Cheh Chang might not be the top instruct of the combined doubles branch.
Since a final week, Cheh Chang has been seen schooling the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) juniors at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM).
Former global Chin Ee Hui will formally take over as mixed doubles head coach after this Friday’s coaching and training committee meeting in Bukit Kiara.
“We’ve swapped coaches. Cheh Chang has commenced coaching the juniors while Teo Kok Siang from BJSS will be assigned to the countrywide combined doubles branch,” said Choong Hann.
“We want to strengthen the junior branch too so that we’ll have satisfactory gamers entering the countrywide group.
“Cheh Chang is greater cozy education the men’ doubles. We’ll decide this Friday whether or not he needs to be in charge of the Form Five or the Form One students.”
Choong Hann stated the alternate could not disrupt the preparation of the mixed doubles players.
The mixed doubles branch has been the maximum success as they have got three pairs within the world’s top 20 – Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (No. Five), Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie (No. Thirteen) and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (No. 18).
He is assured that Eei Hui will do a fantastic activity to get two pairs to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games subsequent year. After all, Eei Hui became heading the department earlier than Cheh Chang replaced her in January closing 12 months and guided Peng Soon-Liu Ying to silver on the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A country could have two pairs in Tokyo if each of them are ranked within the global’s top 8 while the only-12 months qualifying period results in April subsequent 12 months.
“All is settled within the blended doubles department. The onus is now on the senior gamers to stay centered on their bid to qualify for the Olympics,” brought Choong Hann.
Men’s singles: 1. Viktor Axelsen (Den), 2. Jonatan Christie (Ina), three. Kento Momota (Jpn), four. Lin Dan (Chn), five. Anthony Ginting (Chn), 6. K. Srikanth (Ind), 7. Chen Long (Chn), eight. Wang Tzu-Wei (TPE). Selected Malaysian: 10. Lee Zii Jia
Men’s doubles: 1. Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn), 2. Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Ina), 3. Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin (TPE), four. Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas), five. Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (Mas), 6. Fajar Alfian-Muhd Rian Ardianto (Ina), 7. Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den), eight. Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe (Jpn). Selected: nine. Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi
Women’s singles: 1. Ratchanok Intanon (Tha), 2. Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn), three. Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn), four. Chen Yufei (Chn), 5. Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE), 6. Busanan Ongbamrungphan (Tha), 7. Sung Ji-Hyun (Kor), eight. Li Xuerui (Chn).
Women’s doubles: 1. Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara (Jpn), 2. Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota (Jpn), three. Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn), four. Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu (Ina), 5. Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn), 6. Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha), 7. Kim So-yeong-Kong Hee-yong (Kor), eight. Chang Ye-na-Jung Kyung-eun (Kor).
Mixed doubles: 1. Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Mas), 2. Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha), 3. Praveen Jordan-Melati Oktavianti (Ina), 4. Hafiz Faizal-Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Ina), 5. Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino (Jpn), 6. Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong (Chn), 7. Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie (Mas), eight. Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping (Chn).