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Soon Hock and Bin Shen getting better results with new partners (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 September 2008
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Soon Hock and Bin Shen getting better results with new partners

By RAJES PAUL

KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttlers Ong Soon Hock and Tan Bin Shen were heading nowhere as a pair. Now, they are banking on their younger partners to help salvage their careers.

Soon Hock and Bin Shen are determined to make a mark with their new partners ” the back-up squad’s Hoon Thien How and Khoo Chung Chiat respectively.

 Separate ways: Tan Bin Shen (left) and Ong Soon Hock are now banking on their new partners to salvage their careers.

Having played several international tournaments over the last three months, Soon Hock-Thien How have proven to be more consistent after reaching the semi-finals of the Indonesian and Taiwan Opens and the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open.

Soon Hock and Bin Shen are now hoping to guide their younger partners to greater heights when they compete in this week’s China Masters.

Soon Hock said that his partnership with Thien How had given his career a huge boost.

 

Cheers for our hero in Olympic badminton final (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 August 2008
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BUTTERWORTH: Even politics took a back seat when the Olympic men’s badminton singles final was played yesterday.

Both candidates for the Permatang Pauh by-election took about an hour's break from their walkabouts to watch the match between Malays’a Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan.

Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim watched the live telecast barely 3km away from each other in Seberang Jaya.

While Arif Shah joined a group of youths to witness the match at a nasi kandar restaurant along Jalan Todak, Anwar stopped at a small stall on Jalan Tenggiri to watch the game. Image

 
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Lin Dan golden in olympic badminton (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 August 2008
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BEIJING: Lin Dan, the man with the reputation for putting the bad in badminton, did not hit his coach or argue with his opponent in the men's singles final Sunday. Instead, his victory over a determined and athletic foe was a thing of beauty.
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Lin Dan of China celebrated after winning the gold medal for the men's badminton singles final match against Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on Sunday.
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Lin Dan of China competes during the men's s singles gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games badminton event in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Lin Dan won the match over Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and got the gold medal.
 
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Olympic Badminton -- Final Results

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2008
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Indonesia grab men's doubles gold (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2008
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Indonesia won their first gold at the Olympics in Beijing after Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles badminton on Saturday. Image