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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 July 2008
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- A demonstration sport at the 1972 Games in Munich, badminton became an official Olympic sport at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

- Few people know it, but badminton is the world's fastest racquet sport. The shuttlecock, that missile of cork and goose feathers, can whip across the net as fast as 260 kilometres per hour. The best don't duck.

- Beijing's badminton facility is touted as the best ever. Tiny air-conditioning vents were built under 7,000 spectators' seats to keep everyone cool but not create drafts that might affect how the shuttle cock flys.

 

Minh defeats Chong to hold onto Challenge title (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 July 2008
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HA NOI — Nguyen Tien Minh came from behind to successfully defend his title at the Viet Nam Challenge – Robot Cup badminton tournament, which closed yesterday at HCM City’s Phan Dinh Phung Gymnasium.
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Smashing performance: Host player Nguyen Tien Minh makes a return to Malaysian Chong Wei Feng in the men’s final match of the Viet Nam Robot Challenge. Minh successfully defended his title after winning 17-21, 21-10, 26-24. — VNA/VNS Photo The Anh

 

Joy for Lydia, but it’s heartbreak for Wei Feng (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 July 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was heartbreak for men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng but Lydia Cheah finally landed her first senior international title at the Vietnam Challenge in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.

Back-up shuttler Wei Feng was on the brink of winning his first international title outside of the country when he took an 11-4 and 20-17 lead in the rubber game of the final against top seed Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam but the Malaysian Satellite champion went down 21-17, 10-21, 24-26.

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Sweet victory: Lydia Cheah defeated Hung Shih-han of Taiwan to win her first senior international women’s singles title.

 

Beijing's Badminton Draw Date Brought Forward

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 July 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- The draw date for the Beijing Olympic Games (BWF) badminton competition has been brought forward to July 26 from Aug 4 to ensure better scheduling of television broadcast of the events.
 
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Vietnam’s best male badminton player wins Robot title (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 July 2008
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Tien Minh, Vietnam’s number one male badminton player, came from behind to defeat Malaysian fourth seed Chong Wei Feng at the Robot Challenge 2008 final in Ho Chi Minh City Sunday.

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Top seed Tien Minh in action in the Robot Challenge 2008 badminton tournament men’s singles final in Ho Chi Minh City Sunday.