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Rape cases in Delhi scare badminton star Saina Nehwal (pic)

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Published: 22 April 2013
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The world star said in a statement that she is scared to walk alone in Delhi's streets. The London Olympic bronze medalist is expected to play in the Indian Open later this week.

Delhi's increasing reputation as an unsafe city is inviting some criticism from the sporting community as well. The spate of rape cases and the inability of the administration to provide safety to women of all ages is now scaring a 'world' citizen like Saina Nehwal.The world star said in a statement that she is scared to walk alone in Delhi's streets. The London Olympic bronze medalist is expected to play in the Indian Open later this week.

The London Olympics bronze medalist is scheduled to play the Indian Open Grand Prix badminton championship in Delhi later this week and it's a (unhappy) coincidence that last time she was in the Capital for the same tournament, the city was grappling with a rape case.

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Chong Wei decides to play in New Delhi after all

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Published: 22 April 2013
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PETALING JAYA: World No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei will compete in the India Open, which begins in New Delhi tomorrow, after all.

The 30-year-old Chong Wei, who became a father on April 12, faces Ireland’s Scott Evans in the first round.

Chong Wei is expected to reach the final where he is tipped to meet Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro.

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Finally, Pengyu lands the big one with ABC title (pic)

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Published: 22 April 2013
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TAIPEI: World No. 3 Du Pengyu of China finally won his first-ever career title after he stunned compatriot Chen Long in the men’s singles final of the Asian Badminton Championships yesterday.

Pengyu, the second seed, required only 40 minutes to beat All-England champion and top seed Chen Long 21-17, 21-19.Du Pengyu

“I’m happy to win my first-ever title, but I still need to work hard and keep on improving,” said the 25-year-old Pengyu, who previously lost all his seven finals.

China were also victorious in the women’s singles through Wang Yihan, who downed Li Xuerui 21-15, 21-13 in an all-Chinese final.

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Former world champ Chen Jin retires (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2013
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BEIJING: Former world badminton men’s singles champion Chen Jin has called it a day after a decade-long career.

The 27-year-old is now an assistant women’s singles coach of the Chinese national team.

It is learnt that he handed in his letter notifying the team of his retirement at the end of last month.Chen Jin

The team approved it and roped him in to help out the women’s singles coaching department, which has been short-staffed since Zhang Ning went on maternity leave.

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Proud dad Chong Wei returns to action in Axiata Cup final (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who just became a father on Friday, will play in the US1 mil (RM3.04mil) Axiata Cup after all.

After some coaxing from his teammates, Chong Wei has decided to come to the team's rescue by playing in the final tie against Thailand at 7.30pm, Sunday at Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.Chong Wei and Mew Choo with Kingston.

With Chong Wei playing, the team's chances are certainly better against the Thais and the home team now stand a better chance of winning the mixed team Cup for the first time and also pocket a whopping US400,000 (RM1.217mil) top prize money. The runners-up get to take home US200,000 (RM608,000).

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