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Indonesia International Challenge: Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi advance

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Published: 02 September 2015
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East Java: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew fought from a set down to overcome Indonesian Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin 21-23, 21-4, 21-10 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of 2015 Indonesia International Challenge.

Liew and Fauzin met for the first time in their career on Wednesday, and the Indonesia player who ranked world No. 190 was able to steal a set against Liew who ranked world No. 86. Fortunately, Daren Liew managed to play some superb badminton to fend off a fine effort from his young Indonesia opponent in 50 minutes. Liew will take on Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam who also encountered a tough fight in the men's singles second round, where he was made to work to dispatch Kaushal Dharmamer of India 17-21, 21-10, 21-16 in 55 minutes.Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.


Morten Frost is on the lookout for local coaches

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Published: 01 September 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen is more interested in engaging local coaches for the national team and Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) programmes.Morten Frost Hansen has been calling for the hiring of local coaches. (photo: vtr)


Japan bidding to host 2019 BWF World Championships

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Published: 01 September 2015
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Tokyo: Japan unveiled its bid for the 2019 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships as the world's top players continue the countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.Kento Momota will only be 26 years old when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics arrive.


Lin Dan putting celebrity lifestyle on hold to focus on badminton

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Published: 31 August 2015
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Beijing: 2015 has been a dismal year for Lin Dan, a.k.a the greatest men's singles player to ever played the sport of badminton. He began his 2015 campaign reaching the semifinals of All England, he lost to Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-finals of India Open, lost to Chen Long in Malaysia Open final, was consecutively eliminated in the first round of Australian Open Superseries and Indonesia Open Superseries Premier, and lost to Jan Jorgensen in the quarter-finals of World Championships.Lin Dan looks cool in sunglasses which carry his name.


Goh Jin Wei to set sights on 2020 Olympics

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Published: 31 August 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei, who is smally-built, but fast in movement and court coverage, has been rated as a genuine medal prospect for the 2020 Olympics, by which time she will be 20 years of age.

Jin Wei received a tremendous boosts in her young career last Friday as she was included by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) together with 7 other shuttlers into the Podium Programme.Khairy Jamaluddin takes picture with Goh Jin Wei following her SEA Games semi-final loss. (photo: Khairy Jamaluddin's Twitter)


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