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Frost wants shuttlers to maintain good form for coming challenges
MORTEN Frost wants the Malaysian elite shuttlers who recently competed at the All England to maintain their form.
The BA of Malaysia (BAM) technical director expressed his satisfaction over the team’s performance in Birmingham, believing that things are finally moving in the right direction.
“I think our players did very well at the All England. Mixed doubles’ Chan Peng Sooh-Goh Liu Ying came really close and it was unfortunate for them to lose in the final.
“Our men’s doubles (Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong) did reasonably well too, but after playing the China pair (Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen) a couple of times, it’s normal to win some and lose some.
“Our women’s doubles Vivian Hoo Kah Mun-Woon Khe Wei are slowly regaining their confidence and despite losing in the second round, I think they gave the third seeded South Koreans (Jung Kyung Eun-Shin Seung Chan) a really good fight.
“Our second men’s doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi and mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing also gained valuable experience there, so I’m not too worried,” said Frost.
“Of course we can’t guarantee a good outing for everyone at every tournament, but I think they know what is expected of them as they have all matured.”
On a separate note, Frost con- firmed that former world junior champion Goh Jin Wei is set to return at the Malaysia Open on Apr 4-9.
According to the Dane, the 17year-old who suffered an ankle injury, is showing good progress in training and looks set to make a comeback since her last outing at the Malaysia Masters in Sibu in January.
“Iskandar (Zulkarnain Zainuddin) is the only one carrying a long term injury (slipped disc) and we are not going to risk him until he gets better. The good news is Jin Wei is back on court and has been showing good progress during training.
“I am quite sure she will make a comeback at the Malaysia Open.”