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Malaysian sponsored Zhou Mi gets her just reward (pic)

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Published: 18 December 2008
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HONG KONG’S Zhou Mi will end the year as the world’s number one women’s singles player — ahead of China’s legion of stars.

And that is a personal success for Zhou Mi, who is being sponsored by KLRC Bhd, owned by Malaysian Datuk Seri Andrew Kam.

Zhou Mi, who left China with a heavy heart after the 2004 Athens Olympics to seek new fortunes in Hong Kong, said that the will to outperform the so called “invincible” Chinese players drove her to achieve remarkable results this year.Hong Kong's Zhou Mi during the interview after training for the World Super Series Masters Finals 2008 at the Likas Sports Complex in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday - Starpic by Normimie Diun

 

Super Series Masters Final: Gunawan slams the absentees

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 December 2008
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FORMER Indonesian ace Tony Gunawan, who now resides in the United States, expressed surprise over the decision by several top players to snub the Super Series Masters Finals.

Gunawan, who partners Candra Wijaya, said that Super Series Masters Finals is not only rich in prize money but also one of major events organised by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and that the top shuttlers have the responsibility to promote badminton by competing in such events.
 

Sony back at his best and is a threat to Chong Wei

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 December 2008
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Indonesian men’s singles player Sony Dwi Kuncoro is back at his best after recovering from a hamstring injury.

And top it up with a favourable draw in the Super Series Masters Finals, the stocky Sony is set to be Malaysian Lee Chong Wei’s major threat for the title in the tournament beginning tomorrow at the Likas Indoor Stadium.

In the draw made yesterday, top seed and world number one Chong Wei is in Group A with Dane Peter Gade-Christensen, former Malaysian international Wong Choong Hann and Hong Kong’s Chan Yan Kit.

The second seeded Sony is in Group B with compatriot Taufik Hidayat, Denmark’s Joachim Persson and England’s Andrew Smith.

Barring any upsets, Chong Wei and Sony are tipped to top their groups in the tournament that offers a lucrative US$500,000 in total prize money.

Indonesian singles coach Hendrawan hoped that Sony and Taufik, who only confirmed his participation two days ago after recovering from a wrist injury, would make a strong finish to the season.

“The draw is fair and balanced. On current form, Chong Wei and the two Danes (Gade-Christensen and Persson) are strong contenders for the title,” he said.

 

Hot favourite Lee secures badminton semis berth in style (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 December 2008
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KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (AFP) — Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei made sure of a semi-final berth in the inaugural World Super Series Masters Finals here Thursday, winning his first two Group A matches in style.Wang Chen

The world number one overcame his toughest group opponent, Peter Gade of Denmark, 21-19, 21-17 in 39 minutes even though he declared afterwards that he was not in his best form.

Earlier in the day, the top seed had an easy opener against compatriot Wong Choong Hann. Lee hardly broke sweat, needing only 23 minutes to dispose of the ageing Wong 21-14, 21-13.Lee Chong Wei

Gade had earlier beaten Hong Kong's Chan Yan Kit 21-15, 21-17. He plays Wong next and should have no difficulty overcoming the Malaysian to secure the second semi-final berth from Group A.

 

Badminton: Fairuzizuan-Zakry relish the challenges in Masters Finals (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 December 2008
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PETALING JAYA: The national number one men’s pair of Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Latif have avoided Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan in the group stages of the Super Series Masters Finals, which begin on Thursday in Kota Kinabalu.Dangermen: Jung Jae-sung and Lee Yong-dae (right) of South Korea are among the title favourites in the Super Series Masters Final.

But they still have to brace for some tough battles. Fairuzizuan-Zakry qualified for the Finals as the second ranked pair in the Super Series standings behind the Markis-Hendra and can only be up against their bogey pair from the semi-finals.

But that is of little comfort as they can expect to have matches against top pairs in the likes of South Koreans Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung and 2000 Sydney Olympic champions Candra Wijaya-Tony Gunawan, who now play under the Indonesian and American banner respectively.

Other qualifiers are team-mates Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, South Koreans Cho Gun-woo-Yoo Yeon-seong and two Danish pairs — Simon Mollyhus-Anders Kristiansen and Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen.

Gun-woo-Yeon-seong and Boe-Mogensen are the replacements for China’s Fu Haifeng-Cai Yun and another Danish pair Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen, who withdrew from the Series Finals, which offer a prize money of US$42,000 to the men’s doubles champions.

 

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