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China clean up in Shanghai

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 December 2010
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SHANGHAI - The hosts stormed to a near-clean sweep of the China Open Super Series in Shanghai on Sunday, the all-powerful country cementing its dominance of the sport.

The fifth-seeded Chen Long came from a game down to beat his eighth-seeded fellow Chinese Bao Chunlai 9-21, 21-14, 21-16 to battle to the men's singles title.

In the women's singles, which was also an all-Chinese affair, the fourth-seeded Jiang Yanjiao upset third-seeded Wang Shixian 21-16, 21-19. Wang won gold at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last month.

 

In the men's doubles, the Korean duo of Jung Jae-Sung and Lee Yong-Dae, the fourth seeds, took just 40 minutes to smash past China's Chai Biao and Zhang Nan 21-15, 21-12.

The Koreans were the only non-Chinese players competing in any of Sunday's five finals.

Unseeded pair Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing won the mixed doubles crown over fifth-seeds and compatriots Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, who went down 21-18, 21-17.

The women's doubles final was won by second seeds Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei in a walkover.

 
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China Open Super Series 2010: China Guaranteed Four Titles (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 December 2010
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China had interest in nine of the ten matches on semi final day, and promptly won them all. There were no less than six All-Chinese semi finals to ensure Chinese participation on finals day, but the day was a victory for the underdogs and the future of Chinese Badminton.Chen Long Defeats Chen Jin

Chen Long defeated current World Champion Chen Jin in an 84-minute classic to book his place in tomorrow’s final against the 8th seeded Bao Chunlai, who ended Du Pengyu’s run with a narrow two game victory that took just under an hour to conclude. Their last meeting was in the first Chinese Super Series in September, where Chen Long defeated Bao Chunlai to reach the final on the day, a repeat would secure Chen Long’s first Super Series title.

 

Alcala gains main draw of HK Badminton tiltle

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 December 2010
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MALVINNE Alcala scored a pair of upset victories, including a three-setter over Malaysia’s top singles junior player, Lydia Li Ya Cheah, to advance to the main draw of the Hong Kong Super Series Badminton Championship at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong.

Alcala, 16, recovered from a second set setback but needed to toughen up in an extended third set duel to essay a 21-15, 17-21, 22-20 win over Cheah last Monday.

Sustaining her form, Alcala subdued Hong Kong’s Ngan Yi Cheung 22-20, 21-18 in 32 minutes of play to qualify to the tournament proper of the second highest Badminton World Federation level event that offers a total purse of $250,000.

Alcala faces fancied fifth seed Pi Hongyan of France in the main draw.

 
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Super Dan bags it all (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 November 2010
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THE world’s most celebrated men’s singles badminton player, Lin Dan of China, finally has it all.

He fitted the final piece of the jigsaw in his immaculate career winnings by nailing the elusive Asian Games title in front of his adoring fans at the Tianhe Gymnasium yesterday.Beijing Olympics and three time world championships winner Lin Dan and world number one Lee Chong Wei could extend their long time duel to the 2012 Olympic Games while China once again dominated at the Asian Games.

And “Super Dan” did it in super style, defeating world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei 21-13, 15-21, 21-10 in the final.

And then he celebrated the victory in the only way he knew – letting out a loud cry, punching the air repeatedly and taking off his shirt to the deafening roars of the home crowd.

And he did a little more yesterday after the usual salute. He threw his shoes and sweat-soaked shirt to the delirious crowd.

 
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'Super Dan' tops Malaysia's Lee in badminton clash (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 November 2010
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GUANGZHOU, China — Lin Dan stood on the medal podium and pointed at the gold hanging around his neck, signaling something new for his vast collection.

The Chinese superstar with an unprecedented three straight world titles secured a long-covered Asian Games gold medal on Sunday night, beating world No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in characteristic flamboyant style, 21-13, 15-21, 21-10.Olympic and three-time world champion Lin Dan finally added the Asian Games trophy, the only glory eluding him, to his collection when he outplayed world number one Lee Chong Wei in a breath-taking badminton final here on Sunday.

"Both of us were under a lot of pressure in this final, so everyone will say that we played really hard," Lin said. "This year's Asian Games might very well be my last, so I'm very happy that I was able to achieve my dream."

It was a rematch of the 2008 Beijing Olympics final, which ended with the same result. Lin and Lee tried to outwit each other in this latest clash by mixing fierce, 185 kph (115 mph) smashes with feathery flicks that floated the shuttle just over the net.

The highly charged crowd at Tianhe Gymnasium screamed "Sha!!" — the Chinese word for smash — every time Lin leapt with racket poised for a powerful forehand or just when they thought he was being too passive.

 

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