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Hoon-Tan go down fighting in Super Series Finals (pic)

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Published: 13 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was only heartbreak for Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong when a late surge failed to prevent them from crashing out of the Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.

World No. 8 Thien How-Wee Kiong needed a win against South Korea’s Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang to book their semi-final spot.

Instead, a poor start put paid to their hopes despite a fighting 18-21, 20-22 loss to Ki-jung-Sa-rang.Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong who beat All-England champions Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan on Thursday (pic) could not repeat the feat as they crashed out of the Super Series Finals after losing to South Korea’s Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang on Friday.

Still, Thien How-Wee Kiong, who defeated All-England champions Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan on Thursday, can walk tall as their fighting display won over the crowd, who gave them a standing ovation.

“Losing is never nice ... but I’m happy with the level of our performance in this tournament,” said Wee Kiong.

“I think we were too rushed and not patient enough in waiting for the kill.

“But we’re happy that we’re back playing at the top level . It’s good ... but we can definitely still improve.

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Many more talents in line from Indonesia: Joko (pic)

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Published: 12 December 2013
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NAYPYITAW: Former world champion Joko Suprianto had a huge smile on his face after one of his future stars – Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo – made the semi-finals of the men’s singles in the SEA Games badminton competition.

And Joko, the 1993 men’s singles world champion, said that there are more players “knocking vigorously on the door of stardom” ready to replace their king of badminton – the great Taufik Hidayat.Indonesia's Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo (left) beat Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia 21-10, 21-15 in the men's singles quarter-finals at the SEA Games on Dec 12, 2013.

“I’m delighted to see Wisnu’s breakthrough here. He is one of the many trying to fill the vacant spot,” said the country’s singles coach.

“Like Malaysia, we are also trying to find new stars and I’m happy to say that Indonesia does not lack talents.

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SEA Games: Singapore’s badminton doubles pair reach semi-finals (pic)

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Published: 12 December 2013
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Team Singapore's hopes of bagging a medal in the sport live on, after the country's women's doubles pair reached the semi-finals.

SINGAPORE: Team Singapore's hopes of bagging a medal in the sport live on, after the country's women's doubles pair reached the semi-finals.

Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari beat Indonesia's Imawan Gebby Ristiyano and Nuraidah Tiara Rosalia in three sets.Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari in action during the badminton women's doubles quarter final round at the 27th SEA Games on December 12. They beat Indonesia's Imawan Gebby Ristiyano and Nuraidah Tiara Rosalia 2 - 1.

The Singaporean pair took the first game 21-16, before losing the second 20-22.

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A historic ‘challenge’ and Saina Nehwal’s exit (pic)

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Published: 12 December 2013
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Badminton took a giant step towards ending player heartburn with the introduction of a decision review system at the BWF World Superseries Finals that began Wednesday.

The review system - implemented for line calls only - gives a player two chances to challenge line calls. When a call is challenged, the chair umpire will signal the referee, who will check the legitimacy of the call on his TV monitor.Interestingly, it was Malaysia’s favourite son, Lee Chong Wei, who issued the first challenge on a shot that was called ‘out’.

Interestingly, it was Malaysia's favourite son, Lee Chong Wei, who issued the first challenge on a shot that was called 'out'. Replays showed the shuttle had caught the line, and the world No.1 was awarded the point. "It's good and fair for everybody and all the players are very happy with it," said Chong Wei. "I would like to thank the BWF for introducing it...Having reviews is great for badminton."

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Chong Wei on lookout for Jorgensen

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Published: 12 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: With the semi-final slot booked, Datuk Lee Chong Wei is still hungry for a win over Jan O. Jorgensen of Denmark in his last group match of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium tomorrow.

The world number one, who breezely sidelined Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 21-6, 21-8 today, said Jorgensen had shown a lot of improvement in the past few years to become a more confident player. 
 
"He's an attacking-style player, so I've to keep my defence in check. Do not underestimate him," he told reporters on the sidelines of the tournament here today.
 
To date, Chong Wei has won eight matches and lost one against the 26-year-old Danish player.
 
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