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Beijing's Badminton Draw Date Brought Forward

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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.

 

 

Shuttler Saina cracks top-20 of world ranking (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 July 2008
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India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal received a major boost ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August as she cracked the top-20 singles ranking for the first time in her career.
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Saina
 

Malaysian pairs must play every match like its a final, says coach Rexy (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 July 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: Doubles coach Rexy Mainaky wants shuttlers Lee Wan Wah-Choong Tan Fook and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong to treat all their rivals in the Beijing Olympics in China next month with respect.

The early rounds of the Olympic badminton competition should be a breeze, especially for the seeded players but Rexy does not want the two men’s doubles pairs to treat their opponents lightly.

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Show respect: Wan Wah (left) and Tan Fook have been told to finish off their opponents in the Beijing Games quickly.
 

 

Duo out to beat the odds

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 July 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: One of the top four seeded pairs have always gone on to contest the Olympic final in the men's doubles competition and Koo Kien Keat-Boon Heong will be out to beat the odds in Beijing next month.

The duo will not be seeded for their first outing in the Olympics. Veterans Lee Wan Wah-Choong Tan Fook look set to be named as the fourth seeds behind Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung of South Korea, Fu Haifeng-Cai Yun of China and Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.

 

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