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Saina Nehwal almost quit badminton last year

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Published: 18 August 2015
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Hyderabad: World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.

Saina reiterated that she contemplated quitting last year following a string of poor performances but Vimal came as a saviour and instilled confidence and self belief in her.Saina Nehwal poses her World Championship medal with her father in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (photo: PTI)

 

Lee Chong Wei to focus on Olympic preparations

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 August 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The road to become an Olympic Champion is a grueling process that brings most men to their knees long before they ever get close. Badminton is a very demanding sport at any level of competition, but to play at the highest level imaginable requires a grit and determination that, for some, may quit before they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For Lee Chong Wei, who suffered his fourth consecutive world championship final defeat - and second straight by Chen Long - on Sunday, has earned a lot of respect from badminton fans and players around the world through his perseverance and determination.Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade join Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta

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Published: 17 August 2015
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Jakarta: Three of badminton's great legends Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade gathered in Jakarta on Monday for the second event of the Legends’ Global Tour, helping to raise awareness for the sport of badminton across the globe.

"While badminton has been a popular sport many Asian and European countries, I hope the sport can become popular in virtually every corner of the world," said the 2004 Olympic Games gold-medalist Taufik Hidayat.Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade (from left) are pleased and proud to announce the launch of Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta. (photo: Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

 

Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan win World Championships

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Published: 16 August 2015
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Jakarta: The crowd erupted in cheers inside the Istora Senayan Complex on Sunday, as Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the only world title for the host country by seizing the men's doubles world title from Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan of China.Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Reuters/Beawiharta)

 

Carolina Marin overcomes Saina Nehwal at World Championships final

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Published: 16 August 2015
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Jakarta: Carolina Marin produced a brilliant display to defend her world badminton title on Sunday with a smooth progress to a 21-16 21-19 win over Saina Nehwal.

The Spaniard was brimming with confidence in the first game, pumping her fist and screaming in triumph.Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

 

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