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Lilyana-Tontowi bring new hope

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Published: 18 November 2010
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A new hope for gold came from new badminton mixed pair Lilyana Natsir and Ahmad Tontowi who easily defeated Malaysian pair Koo Kien Keat and Woon Khe Wei in the preliminary round 16 of the 16th Asian Games on Wednesday.

Lilyana and Tontowi defeat the Malaysian rival 21-10, 21-9 at Tianhe Gymnasium.

“I think we started out strong and I kept up the front of the court while Tontowi [Ahmad] took the back. Koo [Kien Keat] is very strong but Tontowi’s attack was stronger,” said Lilyana after the match. “We were just able to take control from the start.”

Lilyana attributed the victory to her younger partner saying that Tontowi is very strong mentally and physically. “So as the older, experienced player, I just work with him on technique and confidence,” said Lilyana.

“When I first found out that I wouldn’t be playing with my old partner [Nova Widianto] I was a little uncertain because my former partner and I were world number one for a long time. I felt I had to start all over again but when I started playing with Tontowi, I saw his potential and his ability.

“Together we have won a few tournaments. Nothing big yet but it’s a good start to this partnership. He is definitely stronger and quicker but then, he’s young, so it’s to be expected.”

 

Taufik Blasts Badminton Body Over Failure to Find Young Guns

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Published: 18 November 2010
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Jakarta. Eight years after he won his first gold medal in the Asian Games, Taufik Hidayat is still Indonesia’s best hope for victory in the quadrennial meet.

And that doesn’t sit well with the country’s leading men’s singles shuttler.

Taufik, who topped the podium in the event during the 2002 and 2006 Games, is looking to complete a hat-trick of gold medal and he looked sharp in his first singles match in Guangzhou, routing Taiwan’s Hsieh Yu-hsing 21-16, 21-12 at Tianhe Gymnasium on Wednesday.

 

China women sweep Thailand to win team badminton gold (pic)

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Published: 18 November 2010
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China moved a step closer to its clean sweep bid in badminton at the Guangzhou Asian Games by beating Thailand 3-0 in the women's team final on Monday.

It was the fourth consecutive Asian Games gold for China's women in the event and they outclassed the Thais in front of a cheering home crowd.Members of China's badminton team celebrate winning their women's team final match against Thailand at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 15, 2010.

World number one Wang Xin lost the first game to Ratchanok Intanon but rallied to take the opener 20-22 21-17 21-14.

"I've prepared for this match beforehand but I didn't realise it would be so hard," said Wang, who hugged her coach afterwards.

There was no such drama in the following two matches when world number four Wang Shixian and number six Jiang Yanjiao both beat their rivals easily.

South Korea and Indonesia shared the bronze medal.

China's shuttlers expect to savour a team badminton golden double later today when they face South Korea in the men's team final led by Olympic champion Lin Dan.

 
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China sweeps badminton team events in Asiad (pic)

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Published: 18 November 2010
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China sweeps badminton team events in Asiad

Powerhouse China lived up to expectations as they ruled the men's and women's team events in the badminton competition of the 2010 Asian Games on Monday.

The Chinese men's squad downed South Korea 3-1 while their women's team demolished Thailand 3-0.Lin Dan at Asiad 2010

In the men’s team event, Olympic champion Lin Dan led the Chinese over the South Koreans. Lin defeated Park Sung-hwan 19-21 21-16 21-18 in the opening singles match.

But the South Koreans levelled the best-of-five series when Chung Jae-sung and Lee Yong-dae defeated Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in the doubles 21-17 20-22 24-22.

Chen Jin regained China's lead with an easy 21-9 21-15 victory over Son Wan-ho before Xu Chen and Guo Zhendong clinched the gold by beating Yoo Yeon-seong and Ko Sung-hyun 23-21 21-17 in the fourth match.  

 

Misbun: Extra attention will fan Chong Wei’s fire (pic)

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Published: 18 November 2010
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WORLD No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei is a big hit in Guangzhou. And coach Misbun Sidek welcomes the overwhelming attention on his charge.

In fact, he is hoping that the extra spotlight would fan the fire in Chong Wei to raise his game at the Asian Games.Hot item: Lee Chong Wei signing autographs for fans after a training session at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou yesterday.

It will be an achievement for Chong Wei to reach the final as his previous best was winning a bronze medal at the 2006 Doha Games.

Yesterday, a large group of journalists from China turned up for the Malaysian team’s first training session at Tianhe Gymnasium to interview Chong Wei.

And the 28-year-old Malaysian ace duly entertained them after going through a solid one-hour workout.

Misbun said that two-time China Open runner-up Chong Wei was lapping up all the attention.

 

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