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Red-hot Chong Wei set to go one up on mentor (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 11 November 2008
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CURRENT World No 1 and Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei, the main drawcard in the Proton Johor Open badminton championships which begin at the Johor Baru City Council Indoor Stadium here today - will be on a mission of his own.

Chong Wei, the top seed, is the hot favourite for the title which will give him a shot at winning a record-breaking eighth men's singles national title and go one better than his coach Misbun Sidek. Lee Chong Wei is using the Johor Open as a build-up to the China Open and Hong Kong Open.

More importantly, Chong Wei is using the Johor Open as a build-up to the China Open in Shanghai (Nov 18-23) which will be followed by the Hong Kong Open (Nov 25-30).
 
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Proposed BAM Academy Will Have State-of-the-art Facilities Says BAM President

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 11 November 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- The setting up of a national badminton academy that was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today, would have full-fledged facilities says Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) President Datuk Nadzmi Salleh.

Nadzmi said the academy would be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment for shuttlers.

"The academy will not only be a place for training but also double up as a research and development centre (R&D)," he told reporters here Tuesday.

Nadzmi said from the 30 courts proposed, two would be earmarked and equipped with devices, including cameras to help players and coaches to analyse their game and identify their flaws and weaknesses.

"Prior to the setting up, we will discuss and get feedback from all parties involved to determine the types of facilities that need to be put up or made available," he said.

Najib who officially opened a two-day National Sports Convention at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here today announced that the government would set up the academy at a cost of RM24 million.

"Since the 2012 London Olympics will take place in less than four years, work on the academy will start as soon as possible," said Nadzmi who added that a committee might be formed to ensure a smooth process in the setting up of the academy.

"In the long run, the academy can start generating income of its own and become self-sufficient instead of depending on BAM. The facilities can also be used by foreign shuttlers," he said.
 
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Wan Wah-Tan Fook Have Asia In Sight

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 November 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- Former national doubles pair Lee Wan Wah- Choong Tan Fook will continue to participate in the Asian stage of the Super Series Championship next season.

The duo who quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) fold to turn professional said except for Japan, they would be competing in the China Open, Malaysia Open and the Taiwan Open.
 

Punjab badminton teams named

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 November 2008
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LAHORE: Punjab Badminton Association Thursday announced its teams to participate in 3rd Inter-provincial Games being held from November 9 at Peshawar.

A spokesman of PBA said teams were selected on the performance of players and it is hoped they will produce good results.

Liaqat Ali will be the coach and Sayeda Nosheen Zaidi will be the official of female team.

Following are the teams:

MEN: Rizwan Azam, Atif Nadeem, M. Ijaz, Kashif Sulehri, Sabir Haneef, Muhammad Ali and Usman Raza.

WOMEN: Khyzra, Sidra, Naheed Akhtar, Mehreen, Miss Iqra, Anum Bilal.

Punjab wrestling team announced: Punjab Wrestling Association (PWA) has announced a seven-member wrestling squad for Third Inter-provincial Games.
 
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The Yonex National Badminton Awards 2008

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 November 2008
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BADMINTON England in partnership with Yonex UK is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the Yonex National Badminton Awards 2008.

Do you know someone who would like to receive an all expenses paid trip to the semi-finals and finals of the Yonex All England Championships? Do you know someone who would like to receive a collection of kit and equipment from Yonex? The Winners will be recognised by a presentation of their Trophy and Certificates at the BADMINTON England VIP reception on semi-finals day of the Yonex All England Championships.