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Kien Keat and Boon Heong take Sportsman of the Year award

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Published: 14 May 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was double joy for world number one Nicol David when she was named as the 2007 Sportswoman of the Year at the national awards ceremony at the Palace of Golden Horses Hotel in Seri Kembangan last night.

After claiming a third British Open title in Liverpool on Sunday, Nicol learned she had won a fifth national award to join the likes of bowler Shalin Zulkifli and former swimmer Nurul Huda Abdullah. Nicol was also the winner for the 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2006 awards.

As expected, the men’s doubles badminton pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong took the Sportsman of the Year award.

 
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Chong Wei rubbishes Sato’s chances of beating him

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Published: 14 May 2008
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NATIONAL number one Lee Chong Wei will be out to keep his unbeaten record intact against Japan’s Shoji Sato.
 

South Korea's Thomas Cup ploy pays off

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Published: 14 May 2008
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South Korea's controversial Thomas Cup ploy paid off when they eased into the badminton tournament's quarter-finals by outclassing Canada 3-0 in a playoff in Djarkarta.
 

China beats Thailand in Thomas quarterfinals (pic)

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Published: 14 May 2008
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JAKARTA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Top seed China earned a semifinal slot after beating Thailand 3-0 in the Thomas Cup men's badminton quarterfinal showdown Wednesday afternoon at Bung Karno Sports Hall here.

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China's Lin Dan celebrates scoring during the match against Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana at the Bank BRI 2008 Thomas Cup men's team badminton competition in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, May 14, 2008. China beat Thailand 3-0.
 

 

England lose to Indonesia

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England lost their badminton Thomas Cup world team championship quarter-final 3-0 to hosts Indonesia in Jakarta.
 

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