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Refreshed Daren hopes for a better year (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA; After an underwhelming start to the year, Liew Daren is feeling refreshed, mentally and physically, and is ready to step up his game.

And his first goal, will be to improve from his current lowly rank of No. 36 in the world to a more respectable position.Daren Liew hopes to rise up the world rankings from his currently lowly position of 36th in the world.

The 26-year-old was ranked as high as No. 10 in the world in 2012 but a spate of bad luck, poor form and injuries saw him hurtle down the rankings.

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Lee Chong Wei to compete in All-England Badminton Championships (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, who won his 10th consecutive Maybank Malaysian Open title in January, has appeared in the last five men's singles finals.

Malaysia's badminton ace Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Chen Long of China confirmed their participation in the All-England Badminton Championships to be held in Birmingham from March 4-9.Can Lee Chong Wei win another All England Title?

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The China Factor: Top Indian badminton player with Chinese-Indian lineage (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton players, but what's unique is her Chinese-Indian lineage. Born to a Chinese mother and an Indian father, Jwala excelled in the field of badminton.

Hyderabad is the home of Indian badminton players….many successful players come from this South Indian city.Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton player

One who stands out is Jwala Gutta. It was in the year 2000 when Jwala won the national junior championship when she was 17…but later she became iconic as a doubles player.

Born to a Chinese mother and an Indian father, Jwala Gutta first came into limelight when she won the Under-13 national championship in 1996. Jwala credits her parents and her coach for her success.

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Lin Dan fails to make the cut for All-England (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will not have his nemesis Lin Dan of China as one of his opponents at the All-England in Birmingham from March 4-9.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released the entries for the prestigious event on Thursday and five-time world champion Lin Dan, who had indicated making a return to the training centre recently after a six-month absence, did not make the cut.

Lin Dan is currently ranked 103rd in the world.In the absence of Lin Dan, he is expected to be the main threat to world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in the All England badminton tournament.

Chong Wei, who is the top seed, will be hoping to win the All-England title for the third time. However, he will face strong opposition as the rest of the players in the top 10 standings have confirmed their entry.

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‘Old hand’ Hoon’s still got the fire (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: It seems like just yesterday but 15 years have gone by since doubles shuttler Hoon Thien How joined Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as a junior.

But the good news is that this “old timer” hasn’t lost his drive nor passion for the game. Doubles player Hoon Thien How (left) who has been with BAM for 15 years, aims to do well in the up-coming German and All-England championships with his partner Tan Wee Kiong.

Together with his partner Tan Wee Kiong, the duo are all geared up to make a quick rebound at the German Open from Feb 25-March 2 in Mulheim and the All-England from March 4-9 in Birmingham.

Thien How-Wee Kiong did well at the tail-end of last year – putting up promising performances in several tournaments.

The World No. 8 did well to reach the China Open final; ended their title drought by winning the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold; and gave a heart-warming show before bowing out in the BWF World Super Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur in December.

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