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Star-studded Chinese line-up for OUE Singapore Open badminton championships (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
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SINGAPORE – World badminton powerhouse China have confirmed a strong line-up for the upcoming US$300,000 OUE Singapore Open to be held at the 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium from Apr 8 to 13.

Ahead of the closing deadline for registration on March 4, China was the first foreign country to confirm its participation for the tournament, which will be the fifth-stop in this year’s MetLife Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championship Superseries.China's Li Xuerui (pictured) will be among the stars to headline the US$300,000 OUE Singapore Open badminton championships from April 8 to 13 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Photo courtesy of the Singapore Badminton Association.


Among the star-studded field from China will be Chinese shuttlers like current world No 1 and reigning Olympic women’s singles champion Li Xuerui and world No 2 Wang Yi Han.

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Malaysians off to flying start in German Open (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
Written by Hits: 3773

PETALING JAYA: Even the luggage delay could not derail singles shuttler Liew Daren and men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah from making superb starts at the German Open in Mulheim.

Daren and V Shem-Khim Wah arrived in Germany on Sunday but their baggage only arrived on Monday night.Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah in a file photo. They disposed of Hong Kong’s Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei 22-20, 23-21 in the first round of the German Open.

But it didn’t matter as world No. 38 Daren, in particular, set out to prove a point following a disappointing first-round loss in the Malaysian Open last month.

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Luggage delay does not dampen Malaysia's hopes (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
Written by Hits: 2633

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s challenge at the German Open got off to the worst possible start when five of their shuttlers’ equipment and luggage arrived 24 hours late in Mulheim.

Men’s singles shuttler Liew Daren and the men’s doubles pairs of Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah arrived in Mulheim on Sunday night. But the quintet discovered that their luggage and racquets failed to arrive on the same flight. Liew Daren in a file photo. He is the BAM's sole representative for the men's singles at the German Open.

“We arrived on Sunday but we were unable to train because we had no luggage or equipment. It was pure bad luck,” lamented Daren.

“Fortunately, the luggage arrived last night (Monday night) and we managed to get a feel of the court,” added Daren who went into action against France’s Thomas Rouxel in the first round last night.

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China scoop four titles in Asian Juniors

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Published: 21 February 2014
Written by Hits: 7461

PETALING JAYA: China clinched four of the five individual titles at stake in the Asian Junior Championships in Taiwan.

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi was the only shuttler to stop the Chinese from making a clean sweep yesterday. She defeated Chen Yufei 21-10, 21-15 to bag the girls’ singles title.

China started the final day of the championships on a positive note when Huang Kaixian-Chen Qingchen beat Kim Jung-ho-Kong Hee-yong of South Korea 21-14, 21-13 in the mixed doubles final.

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Peng Soon-Pei Jing fall in Austria final (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
Written by Hits: 5170

PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles shuttlers Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing came close to a perfect start in their partnership at the Austrian International Challenge in Vienna.

Playing in their first international competition together, Peng Soon-Pei Jing marched all the way to the final on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Malaysians lost 15-21, 21-15, 16-21 to the experienced Polish pair of Robert Mateusiak-Agnieszka Wojtokowska. Earlier in the semi-finals, Peng Soon-Pei Jing defeated Taiwan’s Chen Hung-ling-Wu Ti-jung 21-16, 21-16.Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon in training in Stadium Juara.

Pei Jing previously partnered Tan Aik Quan and they were ranked as high as No.15 in the world. As for Peng Soon, his regular partner Goh Liu Ying is taking time out due to a knee injury.

Pei Jing was pleased they managed to reach the final in their first outing.

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