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Sukma: Federal Territory crashes out of men’s team event

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Published: 28 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Federal Territory (FT) was the overall badminton champions at the 2012 Pahang Malaysia Games (Sukma), thanks for the help of former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli. However, FT suffered a 3-2 defeat to Selangor on Wednesday in the 2014 Perlis Sukma men’s team competition.Zulfadli Zulkifli is Malaysia's first World Junior boys' singles Champion

Zulfadli Zulkiffli who played the opening game for FT, was struggling in the first set, and went down 15-21 to Selangor’s Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub. In the second set, a suddenly alert and focused Zulfadli turned the tables on Mohd Azriyn, closed out the match by sweeping the next two games 21-10, 21-16.

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"Doubles troubles": A good problem to have

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Published: 27 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Although they were temporarily paired up during the Thomas Cup Finals, but the pair of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have shown a strong potential for becoming the best men's doubles pair in the world. The pair played their first game in the Thomas Cup Finals against Akshay Dewalkar-Pranaav Jerry Chopra of India by winning 21-17 14-21 21-14; They then defeated world number four Kim Sa Rang-Kim Ki Jung 21-17 21-19 in the last game of Group C. They tamed Carsten Mogensen - Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark 21-19, 21-13, and came to the rescue to level the tie at 2-2 when they defeated Keigo Sonoda - Takeshi Kamura 19-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the Thomas Cup final. Their stayed calm under pressure and they were confident in launching attacks against their opponents.Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem celebrate after delivering the winning point for Malaysia by beating South Korea's world No.4 Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

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Malaysia's Thomas Cup heroes get rousing homecoming

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Published: 26 May 2014
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Sepang: Hundreds of fans packed the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday to welcome the Malaysia badminton squad who arrived home from the Thomas Cup championship in New Delhi at about 6.50pm on flight MH105 from Bangalore.

Upon arrival, the Malaysia shuttlers were greeted with flowers together with cheers and applause from the fans. Some supporters also chanted ‘Malaysia boleh’ near the KLIA arrival halls.Lee Chong Wei tweeted an adorable photograph of his baby and him upon his arrival at the KLIA

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Lee Chong Wei wins 2013 BWF Male Player of the Year

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Published: 26 May 2014
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New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei was named the BWF Male Player of the Year for 2013 for his remarkable performances in 2013 by winning 6 superseries tournaments and the Super Series Masters Finals; he was also the runner-up in the World Championships in Guangzhou last year. Other BWF Male Player of the Year 2013 nominees were Lin Dan and Chen Long of China, the doubles duo Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia; and Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae of South Korea.Lee Chong Wei received the 2013 Male Player of the Year award from the President of Badminton Association of India, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta at the annual BWF Gala Awards Dinner held in the sidelines of Thomas and Uber Cup tournament being held in Delhi.

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Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 8 Results

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Published: 25 May 2014
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Complete Day 8 Results - Thomas Cup Final, May 25, 2014

 Congratulations to the Japanese team!

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