No breakup, says Frost
BADMINTON Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost has dismissed talks that men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong would be split up following Malaysia’s disastrous outing at the recent Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Australia.
He said the Coaching and Training (C&T) committee will hold a me eting, to be chaired by BAM president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, this week.
”I can’t make further comments on the matter but I will submit my reports on our shuttlers’ performance during the C&T meeting. Let’s see how it goes,” he said yesterday.
Malaysia were eliminated from the Sudirman Cup after losing 1-3 to Japan in the quarter-final with Goh-Tan suffering back-to-back defeats to the unheralded pair, Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda.
They met the Japanese pair twice — in the group stage and in the quarter-final of the world mixed-team competition.
Goh-Tan, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist, reached only the quarter-final stage in three Super Series tournaments: the All England, India Open and Singapore Open. Bernama