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Thomas Cup Finals 2012: Lee Hyun Il overpowers Peter Hoeg Gade in an epic battle (pic)

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Published: 25 May 2012
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Korea’s veteran shuttler Lee Hyun Il put up thrilling show of top class badminton as he overpowered Denmark’s Peter Hoeg Gade at the Thomas Cup Finals 2012 in China, on Friday, May 25.

The in-form Lee Hyun, who is currently World Number 7, played to his maximum potential and overpowered his higher ranked Danish shuttler Peter Gade who has been placed at number 5 in the Men’s Singles rankings.

The Korean played remarkable badminton against his experienced Danish rival and won the battle in a hard-fought three-set games while working for 64 minutes in the court.Thomas Cup Finals 2012: Lee Hyun Il overpowers Peter Hoeg Gade in an epic battle

On the other hand, Peter Gade played with precision in the opening game but failed to live up to expectations in the following sets and lost the battle with a comfortable margin on the board.

 

Shon Wan Ho beats Jan O Jorgensen in a nail-biting contest at Thomas Cup Finals 2012

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Published: 25 May 2012
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Korea’s upcoming shuttler Shon Wan Ho proved his mettle in the court when he overpowered his higher ranked opponent Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in Men’s Singles contest at the Thomas Cup Finals at Wuhan, China, on Friday, May 25.

The World Number 14 Wan Ho, who has been impressive throughout the tournament, played to his maximum speed and overwhelmed his higher ranked rival Jorgensen who is placed at number 13 in Men’s Singles world standings.

The lower ranked Korean entertained the huge local crowd with his impressive play and managed to win the battle in three-games by taking 64 minutes in the court.

On the other hand, the higher ranked Jorgensen could not cope up with the speed of his spirited Korean rival and lost the fight in three sets without impressing the crowd.

In the opening game of this contest, the Korean found a fascinating start when he played with impressive variations in his shots and remained successful in taking a stunning lead on the score board against Jorgensen until the mid-game interval.

 

Lin Dan defeats stubborn Sho Sasaki in Men’s Singles fight at Thomas Cup Finals 2012 (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 May 2012
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China’s top player Lin Dan, who is current World Champion, had to work extra hard to get rid of his lower ranked opponent Sho Sasaki of Japan in a well fought contest at the semi-final stage of Thomas Cup Finals on Friday, May 25, in China.

The World Number Two Lin, who remained impressive in all of his matches in Thomas Cup, had to dig into his reserves to outplay a stubborn Sasaki who is currently number 6 in the world.Lin Dan defeats stubborn Sho Sasaki in Men’s Singles fight at Thomas Cup Finals 2012

Lin struggled hard in the opening set and bagged it with a tight margin. However, he found a good flow in the second game and took it with a reasonable score on the board.

On the other hand, Sasaki showed his class and troubled his higher ranked opponent in the opening game but remained unlucky in the ending points and lost the set.

 

It’s possible to speed up Chong Wei’s recovery, says Ramlan

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 May 2012
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PETALING JAYA: A second round of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the KL Sports Medical Centre (KLSMC) revealed that world No.1 Lee Chong Wei has indeed suffered nothing more than a partial torn ligament in his ankle.

Chong Wei retired after just four minutes into his Thomas Cup Group C match against Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen on Tuesday and flew home the next day for further treatment.

National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz believes that it is possible to speed up Chong Wei’s recovery period but he cannot guarantee that the shuttler will be fit in time for the London Olympics in July.

 

Lee admits injury a blow to Olympics bid

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Published: 24 May 2012
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  WUHAN, China: Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei has admitted his injury at the Thomas Cup in China this week is a blow to his Olympics title bid, where the Malaysian has a last shot at an elusive gold.

"Injury like this can affect mental preparation," a tearful Lee said before flying back to Malaysia Wednesday to have a second MRI scan and treatment on his torn ankle tendon.

"It is still painful... One has to be strong. I know I will be okay. I have to be stronger mentally to do well in the Olympics."

The 29-year-old star shuttler landed awkwardly after going two points ahead in his group match against Denmark's Peter Gade.

 

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