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Goh-Chan partnership put on ice (pic)

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Published: 23 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The successful partnership of Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon has been temporarily disbanded.

The 24-year-old Liu Ying has finally decided to go for a surgery to treat her nagging knee problems. The op on both her knees will rule her out of competition for a minimum of six months.The 24-year-old Goh Liu Ying has finally decided to go for a surgery to treat her nagging knee problems that'll keep her out of competition for a minimum of six months.

The damage is more severe on her right knee, which has a meniscus tear and a partial tear on her ligament. There is also a small meniscus tear on her left knee.

Liu Ying said on Friday that it was best for her to go under the knife now – and then work towards getting to peak form for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Saina slips to ninth in world badminton rankings (pic)

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Published: 23 January 2014
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A second round loss at the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier last week saw India’s Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal drop a place to No.9 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Saina Nehwal has a good chance to climb up once again if she progresses to the semifinals or final of the ongoing India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

The Olympic bronze medallist, however, has a good chance to climb up once again if she progresses to the semifinals or final of the ongoing India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

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Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in pre-quarterfinals of Syed Modi badminton tourney (pic)

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Published: 23 January 2014
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Lucknow: Two-time winner Saina Nehwal and defending champion Parupalli Kashyap made a positive start to their campaign at the Syed Modi International badminton tournament, reaching the pre-quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively.

London Olympics bronze medallist, Saina reached the second round with a 21-7 21-9 thrashing of Matilda Petersen of Sweden in just 28 minutes to set up a clash with Russian Natalia Perminova at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here.Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in pre-quarterfinals
     
Saina was in complete control throughout the match and won seven points on the trot in both games to force her Swedish opponent into submission.

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Khim Wah-V Shem move up to world No. 14 (pic)

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Published: 23 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s latest badminton darlings – the men’s doubles of Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem – have moved up three rungs to No. 14 in the world after their breakthrough performance in the Malaysian Open last week.

And, if they can maintain their performances in the next three months, they could even become the country’s top pair before the Thomas Cup Finals in May.Lim Khim Wah (right) celebrates with Goh V Shem after beating Chinese pair Hong Wei-Chai Biao during the Malaysian Open last Sunday.

On Thursday, they were the only men’s pair to have shown an improvement in the world rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The other two pairs – Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong – remained at No. 7 and No. 8 respectively after losing in the opening round of the home tournament.

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Zulfadli and Iskandar power into India Open quarters (pic)

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Published: 23 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lucknow is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for Malaysian singles shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

There’s no luck involved though, just pure skill and determination, as the duo turned the formbook upside down to power into the quarter-finals of the India Open Grand Prix Gold tournament in Lucknow on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

World No. 62 Zulfadli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

Iskandar, currently ranked 67th in the world, was also on cloud nine yesterday after knocking out India’s world 33rd ranked Anand Pawar 22-20, 21-11.

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