The Sudirman Cup for 2009 is just round the corner. Every country is preparing their players for this mixed team badminton championship.
This competition comprises of men singles, men doubles, women singles, women doubles and mixed doubles events.
For once, Malaysia will be sending a formidable squad for this championship. It has always been a poor hunting ground for Malaysia as our women players are not on par with other ladies from around the world. Not anymore!
If Malaysia put their squad according to rankings, this will be as below :-
Men Singles – Lee Chong Wei (Rank: 1)
Men Doubles – Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong (Rank: 4)
Women Singles – Julia Wong(Rank :12)
Women Doubles – Wong Pei Tty & Chin Eei Hui (Rank :1)
Mixed Double – Koo Kien Keat & Ng Hui Lin (Rank :28)
I am not too sure about whether has Malaysia made passed the semi finals of the Sudirman Cup, nonetheless i am quite optimistic Malaysia can qualify for the semi finals. If Malaysia could avoid the Chinese dragons, Malaysia might even make it to the finals.
Winning? Quite hard but an improved all round performances will be good.
Those are just my point of view. Ideas and criticisms are welcome! ^^