2nd Rio silver medallist pair in one month leaves BAM

For the second time in a month, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has had to accept the resignation of a pair of Rio silver medallists.  Today, BAM published an […]

For the second time in a month, the (BAM) has had to accept the resignation of a pair of Rio silver medallists.  Today, BAM published an official statement on their Facebook page saying they had accepted the resignations of former world #1 Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.  The Malaysian national body expressed its ‘sincere appreciation and gratitude’ to Goh and Tan for ‘sharing the values, principles and philosophy of the Association during their 17-year tenure with the National team’.

Goh and Tan’s departure follows that last month of the Rio mixed doubles silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying, after which BAM released a similarly-worded statement.  Both pairs appear intent on continuing their international careers as independent players and both are entered in both the Malaysia and Indonesia Masters events later this month, as well as the , which kicks off in a week’s time.

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Don Hearn

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Don Hearn is an Editor and Correspondent who hails from a badminton-loving town in rural Canada. He joined the Badzine team in 2006 to provide coverage of the Korean badminton scene and is committed to helping Badzine to promote badminton to the place it deserves as a global sport. Contact him at: don @ badzine.net