Kento Momota, who was caught in a traffic accident in Malaysia along with several badminton officials, was discharged from the Putrajaya Hospital and left for Japan on Wednesday.
The 2020 Malaysia Masters dished out its first big upset when young Malaysian pair Man Wei Chong-Pearly Tan stunned world number five pair Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva 21-18, 21-13 in the mixed doubles first round on Wednesday.
Soh Wooi Yik and Aaron Chia will show Kevin Sanjaya-Marcus Fernaldi no mercy after the men’s doubles pair beat Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong 21-19, 21-18 on Tuesday for a potential second-round collision course against the Indonesians.
Things are looking rosy for SEA Games gold medalist Lee Zii Jia, who was announced as 100Plus ambassador just before getting his first tournament of the year underway at the Malaysia Masters on Wednesday.
Kento Momota's former junior coach. Izuan Ibrahim, who was due to start work with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) next week, passed away on Monday.
Winning the SEA Games women’s singles gold has propelled S. Kisona from a virtual unknown to a serial head turner, as the rising star is now recognised almost everywhere she goes since triumphing in Manila on December 9.
The Malaysian badminton team enjoyed a successful SEA Games campaign in the Philippines as they won three gold medals on Monday.
Malaysia will face Singapore in the badminton men's team semi-finals at the 2019 SEA Games after brushing aside the Philippines on Sunday.
Soniia Cheah claimed one of her biggest wins this year after she ousted world number four Akane Yamaguchi 21-19, 21-16 to step into the second round of the Fuzhou China Open on Wednesday.
S. Kisona could be the toast of the women’s singles if she lives up her fast-growing reputation in the final three months of 2019.