World Youth C’ships: BAM aiming for two bronze medals

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have set a target of two bronze medals in the 2015 World Youth Championships, to be held in Peru from 4th to 15th of November.

According to BAM deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, they have set a specific goal for shuttlers who are in the possibility of winning two medals.

The boys singles category will see Yeoh Seng Zoe, R. Satheistharan, Lee Zii Jia and Cheam June Wei taking part, while Goh Jin Wei, M Thinaah, Lee Ying Ying and Ng Qi Xuan will be participating in the girl’s singles event.

Cheam June Wei | Photo credits:
Cheam June Wei | Photo credits:

Boys doubles event will be joined by Tan Jinn Hwa-Goh Sze Fei and Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik, whilst Teoh Mei Xing-Anna Cheong and Thinnah-Qi Xuan is in the girls doubles group.

Sze Fei-Mei Xing and Wooi Yik-Anna are also involved in the mixed doubles category, with coaches Kwan Yoke Meng, Rony Agustinus and Lim Pek Siah guiding the players.

In the mean time, BAM technical director, Morten Frost Hansen said that the junior squad have shown great development from time to time, in preparation for Peru.

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“We have high expectations on our youth shuttlers and I believe we have a great shot in the boys and girls singles event,” he told Arena Metro.

The national youth side are expected to leave on the 30th of October to Peru.


Two bronze medals is a realistic aim, but let’s face it, the expectations are too low. Our junior shuttlers can certainly do better than that, given enough time to prepare and all the facilities provided. In both the singles categories, Cheam June Wei and Goh Jin Wei have proven their worth on an international stage and can spring a big surprise in Peru. This is a huge stepping stone for our young players, who need to take this chance if ever they want to continue representing the nation on a regular basis.

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