Young Malaysian shuttler dies in car accident

 Once again the badminton fraternity mourns the sudden death of one of his young players – Malaysia’s Tan Chee Tean, only 23, died in a car accident Friday according to […]

 Once again the badminton fraternity mourns the sudden death of one of his young players – Malaysia’s Tan Chee Tean, only 23, died in a car accident Friday according to Malaysia’s Sin Chew Daily.

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The Malaysian shuttler was not part of the national team anymore but was still competiting as an independent player – he was in Czech Republic this week-end to play in an International Challenge tournament – he was playing in the mixed doubles category but had lost in the first round of the tournament. According to the report, the young shuttler died in a car accident while still in Czech Republic.  A statement published later by the Austrian Badminton Association confirmed that a heavy car accident in the south of Brno involved two other shuttlers from Austria – Antonia Meinke and Jenny Ertl – who are  have been severely injured and are under intensive medical care.  

Not so long ago, Dutch shuttler Eric Meijs had lost his life also in a car accident.

We at Badzine send our condolences to Chee Tean’s family and friends and send our support to the Austrian players and their families.

Read the full article (in Chinese) from the Sin Chew Daily website here

Here is the footage of Tan’s last match in Czech Republic

 

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