Abdullah Piruz

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Abdullah Piruz (born September 14, 1929 in Kuala Lumpur ) is a former Malaysian badminton player .

Athletic career

With the Malaysian team he won the second edition of the world championship for men's teams , the Thomas Cup , in the 1951/52 season . Together with Chan Kon Leong they lost in the final against the USA against Bobby Williams and Wynn Rogers , but won against Dick Mitchell and Carl Loveday , so that the Malays could successfully defend their title.

In 1955, a ban on the part of the Malaysian Badminton Association prevented Piruz from participating again in the cup final. Piruz had not entered a national team competition without excuse. The suspension hit Piruz particularly hard, as he had reached the peak of his career. The Malaysian team also had a run and won the Cup in 1955 without Piruz. In 1958 he was nominated for the team again, but he was defeated in his singles in the final Eddy Yusuf in three sets and could not prevent the overall defeat against Indonesia.

In his home country Piruz won the double discipline with Chan Kon Leong at the Malaysian Open in 1951 . In October 1954 he married Katherine Au-Yong, who was also active as a badminton player.