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Misbun Ramdan vs. Soon Huat for final spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad

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Published: 28 April 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun is one game away to be eligible to play in the Thomas Cup Finals, when his first opponent Zulfadli Zulkiffli failed to show up for the second selection trial at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

Ramdan will take on Goh Soon Huat on Tuesday and the winner will be the fourth member of the singles squad to the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, together with Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

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(Video) China, Korea each win 2 titles at Asian Badminton Championships

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Published: 27 April 2014
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Lin Dan won his third and a hard-fought title in men's singles at the Asian Badminton Championships against Sho Sasaki of Japan 14-21, 21-9, 21-15 in the seesawLin Dan shows off his 2014 Asian Badminton Championship gold medal final that took 66 minutes in Gimcheon. This was his back to back win after last week's China Masters title. Lin got off to a sluggish start in the first set, Sho Sasaki took advantage of Lin Dan's sloppy mistakes, and reeled off the first set with a 21-14 win.

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Lee Chong Wei: "Welcome back, Lin Dan"

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Published: 26 April 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chong Wei's dramatic defeat against Lin Dan in the final of the London Olympic was exactly the kind of epic showdown that stops him thinking about retiring.I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

After 8 months long "vacation" the two-time Olympic Games champion Lin Dan captured the China Masters Grand Prix Gold title last week to jump 19 rungs from No. 104 to No. 83 in the world rankings.

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Lin Dan will face Sho Sasaki in Asia Badminton Championships Final

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Published: 26 April 2014
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Korea: Lin Dan is on course to a back to back title after he reached the men's singles final at the Asia Badminton Championships (ABC) on Saturday.

Things looked so easy for Lin by beating compatriot Liu Kai 21-14, 21-13 in the semi-finals in just 27 minutes. Lin Dan has been so dominance in ABC, as he has yet to lose a set and win all his games with less than 34 minutes in Gimcheon.Sho Sasaki finised 5th at London Olympics.

Lin will play against world number 23, Sho Sasaki of Japan, in Sunday's final. Sho Sasaki defeated Hwang Jong-Soo of South Korea 21-13, 21-15 in another semi-final.

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Bronze for PV Sindhu and Jwala-Ashwini in Asian Badminton Championships

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Published: 26 April 2014
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Korea: P.V. Sindhu and women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa of India all settled for bronze medals in the Badminton Asia Championships as they all lost the semi-finals to teir Chinese opponents on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Sindu fought hard for one hour and 18 minutes before losing to the two-time reinging All England champion 18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship Shixian 21-15 20-22 12-21 in the women's singles competition. The World No.10 started the encounter on a positive note by clinching the first game 21-15. The second game went right till the end and Sindhu had victory in her sights but Shixian wasn't going to give it

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