Malaysia’s Men’s Singles upcoming player Wei Feng Chong showed an elevated performance in recent events and eventually reserved his berth in the national squad for Thomas Cup Finals, which will take place in China from May 20-27.
Wei Feng, who has been ranked at number 49 in Men’s Singles world placements, has been playing remarkable badminton and proved that he is capable of representing Malaysia in Thomas Cup, which is the biggest team event championship for male shuttlers.
The quivering performance of another Malaysian shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif helped Wei Feng to supersede him and become a part of national squad for Thomas Cup.
Nadzmi Salleh, who presided the executive meeting of Badminton Association of Malaysia, endorsed the national after discussion and the shuttlers will start training in a centralised training camp in a few day.
While talking about the national squad, Salleh said that all these shuttlers are the best available options in the country.
He also emphasized that Malaysia they should at least reach into semi-final of Thomas Cup.
Salleh said, "This is our best squad at the moment and the players selected are based on their recent performance. The Thomas Cup is very important for us and we have targeted a semi-final spot based on the strength of our current squad."
He also added, "The players will be having centralised training in Kuala Lumpur and also a week in Dongguan, China and we are hopeful the players will achieve the target."
Besides Wei Feng, the World Number One Lee Chong Wei, Muhammad Hafiz Hashim, Liew Daren, Lim Khim Wah – Goh V Shem, Tan Boon Heong – Koo Kien Keat and Tan Wee Kiong- Hoon Thien How are included in the Thomas Cup squad.
Ow Yao Han – Chooi Kah Ming, Chan Kwong Beng and Misbun Ramdan Misbun will also serve to Thomas Cup squad as sparring partners.
The coaching squad of Malaysia will comprise on Tey Seu Bock, Tan Kim Her, Rashid Sidek, Pang Cheh Chang and Hendrawan.
Wei Feng is now a part of Thomas Cup squad and is expected to perform well in this prestigious tournament by playing to his maximum potential against the top shuttlers of the world.