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Chan-Goh's fate in balance after defeat to Chinese pair (pic)

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Published: 12 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying’s hopes of making the semi-finals of the Super Series Finals are hanging in the balance after a tame defeat to world No. 1 Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei.

A day after pulling off an impressive win over Hong Kong Open champions Chris Adcock-Garielle Adcock of England, Peng Soon-Liu Ying were just not up to the mark, losing 17-21, 12-21 in Group A on Thursday.

They started fairly well and managed to match the 2010 and 2011 champions.Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying were whipped by world No. 1 Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei 17-21, 12-21 in their Group A match on Dec 12, 2013.

At 17-17, they buckled, conceding four straight points to lose 17-21.

That dented their confidence and the reigning Olympic champions went on to close off the match with ease.

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Tzu-ying flying high at Finals after Porntip win (pic)

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Published: 12 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Missing the flight home from France in October proved to be a learning experience for Tai Tzu-ying.

The Taiwanese woman singles shuttler failed to catch her flight home after the French Open and was stranded for three days.

Now, the spunky teenager is determined not to miss a spot in the semi-finals of the Super Series Finals, being held at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium.Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan put on an impressive show to beat Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 21-19, 21-17.

The 19-year-old Tzu-ying is certainly on the right track after scoring an impressive 21-19, 21-17 win over Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in Group A.

It was her first win over Porntip in five meetings and it certainly gives her a realistic shot at making the cut, despite losing to China’s Wang Shixian on Wednesday.

“When I was in Paris for the French Open, I stayed at my friend’s place,” said Tzu-ying.

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SEA Games: Good day for doubles while singles shuttlers bow out (pic)

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Published: 12 December 2013
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NAYPYITAW: It was a day of contrasting fortunes for Malaysia’s five SEA Games debutants at the badminton competition in the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium C on Thursday.

There was heartbreak for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Yang Li Lian in the singles department when the duo limped out in the quarter-finals but three from the doubles department – Tan Aik Quan, Ow Yao Han and Teo Kok Siang – were jumping for joy after reaching the semi-finals with their respective partners to assure at least a bronze medal each.It was a day of contrasting fortunes for Malaysia’s five SEA Games debutants at the badminton competition in the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium C on Thursday.  There was heartbreak for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Yang Li Lian in the singles department when the duo limped out in the quarter-finals but three from the doubles department – Tan Aik Quan, Ow Yao Han and Teo Kok Siang – were jumping for joy after reaching the semi-finals with their respective partners to assure at least a bronze medal each.

The 22-year-old Iskandar was the most dejected after giving in to nerves in his 10-21, 15-21 defeat to Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo of Indonesia in 38 minutes.

With his meek defeat, Malaysia’s challenge ended in the men’s singles event to mark another huge flop for Malaysian singles at the SEA Games.

Iskandar’s more illustrious team-mate Chong Wei Feng crashed out in the opening round.

“I cannot express how frustrated I am right now. I had a good chance but I blew it. I was so tense in the opening game,” admitted Iskandar.

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Chong Wei first to use instant review system (pic)

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Published: 11 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei was all smiles as he became the first person to utilise the instant review system in his win over China’s Wang Zhengming at the Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium on Wednesday.

Chong Wei, who is gunning for his fourth Super Series Finals title since winning three from 2008-2010, was hardly troubled by Zhengming, winning 21-10, 21-18 in their Group A match.

The first set was a breeze as the Chinese shuttler appeared affected by the draft.Lee Chong Wei beat China's Wang Zhengming 21-10, 21-18 in their Group A match of the Super Series Finals on Dec 11, 2013. During the match, the instant review system was used for the first time when Chong Wei challenged the linesman’s call.

But it was the second set which became a milestone of sorts as Chong Wei challenged the linesman’s call whilst trailing 2-4. The video review overruled the call in his favour.

The Super Series Finals marks the first time the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is implementing the instant review system.

And Chong Wei gave two thumbs-up to the system, saying he believes it will serve a better purpose for the sport.

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Lee Wong Wei first to use video line-call review in badminton (pic)

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Published: 11 December 2013
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Lee, who is chasing his fourth BWF World Superseries Finals men's singles crown, asked for a video review on the tournament's first day during his match against China's Wang Zhengming, which Lee won 21-10, 21-18.

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei welcomed the decision to use video reviews of disputed line calls after the world number one became the first in badminton to use the technology on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei beat China's Wang Zhengming 21-10, 21-18 in their Group A match of the Super Series Finals on Dec 11, 2013. During the match, the instant review system was used for the first time when Chong Wei challenged the linesman’s call.

Lee, who is chasing his fourth BWF World Superseries Finals men's singles crown, asked for a video review on the tournament's first day during his match against China's Wang Zhengming, which Lee won 21-10, 21-18.

The Olympic and World Championship silver medallist used the technology after his return to Wang was called when he was trailing 4-2 in the second game.

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