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Malaysia Switches Badminton Finals Venue

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Published: 14 November 2009
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Badminton’s Super Series Masters Finals will be played in Johor Baru after Malaysian organizers switched the Dec. 2-6 event from Kuala Terengganu.

The southern city was picked after organizers took into account its experience in hosting major badminton events.

“Due to the short time, we felt that Johor Baru will be in a better position to host the event,” Kenny Goh, the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s general manager, told The Star newspaper.

“They have an experienced team. It is also close to Singapore and Indonesia and it will attract the big names from these countries.”

 
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Chong Wei wins TOYM award (pic)

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Published: 10 November 2009
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PETALING JAYA: World No 1 badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei has clinched the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian award (TOYM) for the Personal Improvement and Accomplishment category.Big winners: The 2009 TOYM awards chief judge Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (fifth from left) posing for a picture with award recipients at the ceremony in Petaling Jaya Saturday. Lee (second left) won the ‘Personal Improvement and accomplishment’ award.

Thr 27-year-old, who beat out two insurance sales people and world No 1 in women’s badminton doubles Wong Pei Tty for the award, said he had to postpone his trip to the Nov 11 Hong Kong Open to today in order to attend the awards ceremony last night.

“I am very excited about this. I did not expect to win,” he said.

 
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Malaysia's Lee to come back at Hong Kong

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Published: 05 November 2009
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KUALA LUMPUR  - Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei will return to action at next week's Hong Kong Open after being sidelined with a knee injury for three weeks, local media reported on Thursday.

Malaysian Lee will be battling to hold onto his top ranking in a field that includes Chinese Olympic champion and world number two Lin Dan, the New Straits Times said.

 
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Chong Wei, Lin Dan set to renew rivalry in HK Open (pic)

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Published: 05 November 2009
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PETALING JAYA: The return of world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to international badminton action and the looming presence of Olympic champion Lin Dan are set to spice things up in the Hong Kong Open from Nov 11-15.

Chong Wei will feature in the penultimate round of the 12-leg Super Series after coming out of a two-month enforced break due to a knee injury.The fight is on: Chong Wei (right) and Lin Dan will be taking part in the Hong Kong Open. Chong Wei is returning to action after a two-month break.

He aggravated the knee injury at the Japan Open, where he lost to Simon Santoso in the quarter-finals.

And the draw for the Hong Kong Open has set up the world No. 1 and Olympic champion for a mouth-watering final encounter.

 

Malaysian Pair Save Four Match Points To Win World Title

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Published: 01 November 2009
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1, Malaysian pair Chooi Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han created a history of their own by saving four match points in the deciding set to win the men's doubles individual title in the World Junior Badminton championships at the Sultan Abdul Halim Indoor Stadium on Sunday night.

Kah Ming-Yao Han beat Muhammad Ullinuha-Berry Angriyawan of Indonesia 19-21, 21-12, 23-21 in a thrilling three-set final which could have gone either way as the Indonesian pair had four match points as the score stood at 20-16 in their favour.

But as the Indonesian pair squandered four match points, the Malaysian duo held their nerves to clinch the match on their second match-point attempt, sending the home crowd into a frenzy.

 

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