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Gail Emms receives MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 June 2009
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OLYMPIC silver medallist Gail Emms has been awarded an MBE for her services to badminton in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.HONOURED: Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms rewarded for services to badminton

Emms, who teamed up with Nathan Robertson to capture silver at Athens 2004, hung up her racquet after the Beijing Olympics, but currently works for Badminton England in an ambassadorial capacity.

The 31-year-old also captured the World Championships title in 2006, and the European crown in 2004, again with Robertson.

"It came as a bit of a shock but it's nice to be appreciated and reflects all the hard work that all athletes have to put in to their sport," said Emms.

"This award isn't about me, it's about all the coaches and support staff who have been behind my success."

Emms collected 68 caps for England and remains Commonwealth champion. She and Robertson were the world's number one pair between 2005 and 2006 in a purple patch, which brought back-to-back victories at the Yonex All England and Wilson Swiss Open.

She also teamed up with Donna Kellogg in the women's doubles to be crowned European champions in 2006 and runners up in 2008.

"Her achievements in recent years have been outstanding and she is truly recognised as one of the greatest players of all time. This award is richly deserved," added Badminton England chief executive Adrian Christy.

 
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Action heats up ahead of Aviva Open Singapore finals (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 June 2009
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SINGAPORE: Action heated up the court on Saturday at the Aviva Open Singapore, with shuttlers vying for a spot in the finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Among the hopefuls was Xie Xingfang of China, who beat compatriot Jiang Yanjiao, 17-21, 21-10, 21-19, to take a place in the finals of the women's singles. She will face Hong Kong's Zhou Mi on Sunday. Boonsak Ponsana

Thai shuttler, Boonsak Ponsana, clinched his spot in the finals by taking down South Korean Park Sung Hwang, 19-21, 21-18, 21-13.

Ponsana, who won the Aviva Open Singapore in 2007, will be up against China's Bao Chunlai on Sunday.

Viewers in Singapore can catch all the action of the finals "live" on MediaCorp's Channel 5 on Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.

 
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More major upsets in Aviva Singapore Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 June 2009
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SINGAPORE: Quarter-final action from the Aviva Singapore Open brought some major upsets.

Singapore's only players left in the competition - the men's doubles pair Hendri Kurniawan and Hendra Wijaya - are out.
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The pair lost to Indonesia's Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan in three sets: 20-22, 21-17, 21-18.

In the women's singles, second seed Wang Yihan from China was outclassed by her fellow country woman Jiang Yanjiao.

Jiang, who is ranked 21 in the world, beat World No. 3 Wang, 21-17, 21-11, to move into the semi-finals.

Another upset in the men's singles involved third seed Sony Dwi Kuncoro. The Indonesian lost to Korea's Park Sung Hwan, 21-19, 21-15.

In another men's singles quarter-final tie, it took China's Chen Jin an hour to overcome Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen 15-21, 21-17, 21-18 to enter the semi-finals.

Other results from the men's singles - Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana is through to the next round. The Thai beat India's Anup Sridhar, 21-11, 21-8 and will meet Korea's Park Sung Hwan in the semis.

 
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Sony Exit Headlines Singles Disaster (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 June 2009
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Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir are closing in on their second Super Series title of the year. And they’re doing it with relative ease.

The top-seeded Indonesian pair overwhelmed Poland’s Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk 21-17, 21-8 in a mixed doubles quarterfinal match in the Singapore Super Series, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday. Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro prepares to hit a return to South Korea's Park Sung-hwan.

In a late match, the women’s unseeded tandem of Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii upset top-ranked Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty of Malaysia 17-21, 21-16, 21-19.

It was another lopsided win for Nova and Lilyana, who logged only 26 minutes on the court, on the same day countryman Sony Dwi Kuncoro lost to an unseeded South Korean in men’s singles.

 

Proteges to raise funds for late coach

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 June 2009
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There are many ways to pay respects to someone, especially when they have passed away. In a bid to remember his beloved coach, Indonesia's 1995 badminton world champion Hariyanto Arbi has kicked off an effort to sell his racket, along with those of six other top shuttlers, to raise funds for the family of the late Indra Gunawan.

Indra passed away last Sunday at 6:25 a.m. from intestinal cancer.

"We will sell our rackets during *next week's* Indonesia Open Super Series tournament in Jakarta," he said Thursday, after attending Indra's funeral at the San Diego Memorial Hills Heroes Plaza in west Karawang, West Java.

"The rackets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis, starting at the kick off of the tournament. The base price is Rp 20 million *US$2,000* but could increase depending on the enthusiasm of badminton lovers," said Hariyanto, who was coached by Indra for about seven years of his time at the national badminton training center.

 

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