A blast from the badminton past

Former badminton greats are in town for the Foo Kok Keong International Cup, which is being held in Singapore for the first time. The previous five editions were staged in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The tournament began yesterday, with 16 teams comprising
PHOTO: SINGAPORE SWIMMING CLUB

Former badminton greats are in town for the Foo Kok Keong International Cup, which is being held in Singapore for the first time. The previous five editions were staged in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The tournament began yesterday, with 16 teams comprising 240 shuttlers from nine countries competing in doubles action at the Singapore Swimming Club over three days. The final will be held tomorrow. From left: 1998 All-England runner-up Ong Ewe Hock; Gary Oon, the Singapore Swimming Club president; former world no. 1 Foo Kok Keong; two-time All-England champion Hariyanto Arbi and 2004 Olympic semi-finalist Boonsak Ponsana.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2017, with the headline 'A blast from the badminton past'. Print Edition | Subscribe