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Penalties on players, coaches in badminton match-throwing scandal reduced

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 August 2012
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SEOUL, South Korea  - Badminton authorities in South Korea have eased penalties against four players who tried to lose their last group matches at the London Olympics.

A Badminton Korea Association disciplinary committee had earlier barred the two women's doubles pairs from international and domestic play for two years after they were ejected from the Olympics for trying to deliberately lose in order to gain an easier path to the final. The players appealed for leniency.

The association lowered the punishment to six months on Wednesday, saying their earlier decision was too harsh.

The association says the players' two coaches are barred from working for the national team for four years. They had previously been expelled from the association.

Two other doubles teams, from China and Indonesia, also were kicked out of the Olympics.

 
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Lee Chong Wei highlights five Men’s Singles shuttlers to lift Malaysian flag at international stage (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 August 2012
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The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is passing through a critical phase as currently there is no worthy successor of the top player Lee Chong Wei but the shuttler has highlighted five players who have potential to become world beaters.

The London Olympics silver medallist Chong Wei, who has been positioned at number two in Men’s Singles world ranking, expressed that it is a tough task for BAM to replace him as there is no shuttler who could challenge the world.Lee Chong Wei highlights five Men’s Singles shuttlers to lift Malaysian flag at international stage

The 29-year-old Chong Wei pointed five potential shuttlers to life Malaysian flag at international stage and these shuttlers are Liew Daren, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Chan Kwong Beng, Misbun Ramdan and Chong Wei Feng.

The Malaysian mega star wants all shuttlers to give their best in training and improve in every department of the game in order to become potential contenders for title in major international tournaments.

 

Porntip Buranaprasertsuk claims Women’s Singles crown at Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 August 2012
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Thailand’s spirited shuttler Porntip Buranaprasertsuk lived up to the expectations of her fans as she proved her mettle by claiming Women’s Singles crown at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012 on Sunday, August 26, in Vietnam.

In the final encounter, the impressive Porntip played remarkable badminton and outplayed her lower ranked opponent Lindaweni Fanetri of Indonesia.

The World Number 17 Porntip, who was top seed in main draw of Vietnam Open, was in smashing form on the final day of the event as she put up a wonderful show of top class badminton and easily registered her mark over her Indonesian rival.

The in-form Thai shuttler played with precision and easily wrapped up opening set with a lopsided score. However, she had to work hard in the following set to seal off victory in straight games with a wonderful margin on score board.

 

Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012: Tien Minh Nguyen emerges as Men’s Singles title winner (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 August 2012
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Vietnam’s most decorated shuttler Tien Minh Nguyen did not disappoint his home fans as he grabbed Men’s Singles title after putting up staggering show of impressive badminton in the final battle when he overpowered Japan’s Takuma Ueda at the Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012 on Sunday, August 26, in Vietnam.

The impressive Tien Minh, who was placed at the top in Men’s Singles seeding in the tournament, showed his elevated craft on court in the title match and easily wrapped up victory by crushing his lower ranked Japanese opponent.Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2012: Tien Minh Nguyen emerges as Men’s Singles title winner

The World Number 14 Tien Minh played in a commanding fashion as he did not let his rival to dictate the pace of rallies and finished off this final clash in straight games by taking the court time for 50 minutes.

The sixth seeded Ueda, on the contrary, could not stretch his impressive run as he failed to live up to the expectations in the final encounter. He found himself helpless against the power play of his higher ranked rival and lost the battle without grabbing any game.

 

Olympic Champion Lin Dan intends to stick around until 2016 Olympics

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 August 2012
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China’s most seasoned player Lin Dan, who has recently won his second consecutive gold medal at Olympic Games, plays down the rumours of his retirement by saying that he has no plan to take retirement soon and there are chances that he will go for the 2016 Olympics.

The World Number One Lin, who is ruling Olympic and World Champion, has been putting up spectacular show of top quality badminton for the last one decade and has won every major tournament which earned him Grand Slam title for his unmatched achievements.

The 28-year-old Lin, who is widely known as Super Dan, showed a wonderful performance in the 2012 London Olympics and won gold medal after winning against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in an epic final battle.

 

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