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Lin and Gade in a repeat of Olympic clash (pic)

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Published: 13 August 2009
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HYDERABAD, India — Chinese Lin Dan and Peter Gade of Denmark set up a repeat of their Olympic clash when they stormed into the men's singles quarter-finals at the world badminton championships here on Thursday.Peter Gade of Denmark in action

Lin, aiming to become the first shuttler to bag three successive world titles, proved too strong for Dicky Palyama of the Netherlands as he raced to a 21-11, 21-11 victory in 31 minutes.

Third-seeded Gade beat 10th-seeded Chan Yan Kit of Hong Kong 21-11, 21-12 in another pre-quarterfinal encounter.

"The pressure will be on him because I think he won't like to lose to an old guy," said the 32-year-old Gade, who was beaten by Lin in the quarter-finals of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

 

Tien Minh faces world’s top player again (pic)

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Published: 13 August 2009
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VietNamNet Bridge – Defeating his French rival on August 12, Vietnam’s leading badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh entered the round for the top 16 players of the World Badminton Championship 2009 in India.

Tien Minh will play against Lee Chong Wei, the world’s number-one player, who was unexpectedly trounced by Tien Minh at the Singapore Super Series 2009 two months ago.
 
The Vietnamese player entered the 1/16 round after his Hungarian opponent retired in his first match. In his second match against the world’s 41st-ranked player, Brice Leverdez from France, Tien Minh needed only 31 minutes to win 2-0 (21-14, 21-16).

 
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Badminton's Power Couple Keeps Rolling (pic)

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Published: 13 August 2009
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If Nova Widianto and Liliyana Natsir must end their partnership, they plan to do so in style.

In what is likely their last tournament together, the world’s No. 2 mixed doubles pair stayed on course for a world championship hat trick after beating Malaysia’s Koo Kien Keat and Ng Hui Lin 21-15, 21-19 on Thursday. Winning a third consecutive world title would put Nova and Liliyana in rare company.

Though the match lasted just 30 minutes, Koo and Ng made the Indonesians work for their third-round victory in Hyderabad, India, pulling level at 15 in the first game and erasing an 18-13 deficit in Game 2 to tie it at 19.

“That was really a hard match because we played on the same level,” Nova said. “But finally we held our nerve and played better to win the match.”

 

Security fears see top seeds quit

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Published: 13 August 2009
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The top seeds in the men's doubles have become the latest players to withdraw from the World Badminton Championships in India on security grounds.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed Austrians Jurgen Koch and Peter Zauner have already flown home.

"They left Hyderabad in the early hours of Tuesday stating they did not feel secure," said a BWF statement.

The event has been beset by problems since the English team pulled out, citing a "specific terrorist threat".

Teams from Wales and Scotland are taking part in the Hyderabad tournament, however, with members of the Scottish team saying they are "virtual prisoners" in their hotel because of the heightened levels of security.

The Austrian pair sought advice from their embassy and ministry of foreign affairs before deciding to leave.

There are also suggestions the pair were concerned about rising levels of swine flu in the country, but another Austrian player and a coach have decided to stay.

Security has been tightened across India ahead of Saturday's Independence Day celebrations.

 
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Chen overcomes early resistance, Lin cruises in Badminton worlds (pic)

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Published: 13 August 2009
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HYDERABAD (Reuters) - Chinese world number two Chen Jin overcame early resistance to join Malaysian number one Lee Chong Wei and Indonesian former champion Taufik Hidayat in the world badminton championships third round on Wednesday.China's Chen Jin returns a shot against India's Kashyap P. during their men's singles match in a preliminary round of the World Badminton Championships in Hyderabad August 12, 2009.

Chen, 23, last year's Olympic bronze medallist, struggled due to the drift caused by the air-conditioner before switching to flatter shots to overcome India's Parupalli Kashyap 14-21 21-10 21-7.

The organisers turned the air-conditioner ducts towards the roof before the event after complaints there was too much drift.

Chinese Olympic champion Lin Dan, seeking a hat-trick of titles, overcame awkward fellow left-hander Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 21-16 21-12.

 

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