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Interview Malaysia Badminton Legends : Dato' Eddy Choong

by Andrew

Eddy Choong was one of the most successful badminton players in Malaysia. He's a living legend winning over 500 titles in the world. He is also the coach of Misbun Sidek and other 20 world champions around the world.

He was included in the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Badminton World Federation also bestows a special honor onto players, named Eddy Choong Player of the Year. Noted for his quickness, tenacity, and stamina, Eddy Choong won men's singles at the All England Open Badminton Championships four times between 1953 and 1957 when it was considered the unofficial world championship of the sport.

He also reached the All-England singles final in 1952 and 1955 and won the men's doubles with his brother in 1951, 1952, and 1953. He was a member of the 1955 Malayan Thomas Cup (men's international) team which retained the world team championship. In this video, he shares his road to success and how is his mental aspect about it. He also expand the point of Malaysia badminton development.

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