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Khe Wei banking on German touch (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s doubles shuttler Woon Khe Wei is banking on the German touch to do wonders for her in the back-to-back German Open Grand Prix Gold and All-England tournaments.

Khe Wei, who came out of an ankle injury last year, has been depending on the faithful service of National Sports Institute (NSI) physiotherapist Sandra Fiedler from Germany to maintain her condition ahead of the two big events in Europe. Woon Khe Wei getting some much needed attention from National Sports Institute physiotherapist Sandra Fiedler.

The 23-year-old Khe Wei will be partnering Vivian Hoo in the German Open Grand Prix Gold starting on Wednesday and the All-England in Birmingham from March 4-9.

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European Team Championships: England lose to Denmark in final (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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England collected the silver medal at the European Team Championships after a 3-1 final defeat by Denmark in Basel.

Team captain Rajiv Ouseph gave England a solid start with a singles victory over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

But Andy Ellis and Chris Adcock, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, lost their doubles encounters while Toby Penty lost the second singles match.Adcock and Ellis were unable to follow that up as they suffered a 21-17 19-21 21-14 defeat by Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe.

"We were here to win, but also to measure our level, and I'm proud of the silver," said England coach Jakob Hoi.

"Being in the final gave us the opportunity to compete against the best and that's what we are here for."

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England defeat Germany to reach Euro Team final (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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England's men beat Germany 3-1 to set up a meeting with Denmark in the final of the European Team Championships.

Rajiv Ouseph won his singles match while doubles pairs Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, were both victorious.England took command of the contest when Adcock and Ellis defeated Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler 21-19 21-19 in the first doubles encounter.

It means England will collect silver for the first time in the competition after taking bronze two years ago.

Victory over the Danes on Sunday would also give England their first gold in a European team event since 1984.

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Scotland's women exit European Team Badminton Championships (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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A defeat by Russia finally ended Scotland's women's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the European Team Championships in Basel.

Kirsty Gilmour beat Natalia Perminova in the singles and paired with Imogen Bankier to win their doubles match.

But singles losses for Rebekka Findlay and Caitlin Pringle tied the match before Nina Vislova and Evgeniya Kosetskaya beat the duo in the doubles. Kirsty Gilmour beat Natalia Perminova in the singles and paired with Imogen Bankier to win their doubles match.

Scotland's men hope to progress as one of the two best runners-up.

They came back from a 2-0 deficit at the St Jakobshalle venue to beat Belgium 3-2 and finish second in the group behind England to whom they lost 4-1 on Tuesday.

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China too strong for Korea in Asian Juniors (pic)

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Published: 19 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: China proved once again that they are just too strong for the rest with their continued dominance in the mixed team event at the Asian Junior Championships.

They beat South Korea 3-0 in the finals on Wednesday, making it their fifth win since the introduction of the event in 2006.

The Chinese junior shuttlers got off to a perfect start when their mixed doubles pair Huang Kaixiang-Chen Qingchen took only 24 minutes to defeat Koreans Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hyang-im 21-7, 21-12. Goh Jin Wei beat Grace Chua Hui Zhen of Singapore 21-11, 21-19 in the Asian Junior Championships individual event on Feb 19, 2014.

They then went on to get their second point when Lin Guipu beat Seo Seung-jae 21-11, 21-16 in the boys’ singles.

China then sealed the deal through their boys’ doubles – Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Siwei beat Kim Jung-ho-Kim Jae-hwan 21-17, 21-19.

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