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Big shots Lee and Xie out of badminton worlds

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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An unusual day for the world badminton championships as Malaysia's golden hopeful Lee Chong Wei and world number two women's singles player Xie Xingfang were both shown the exit on Thursday.

Second seed Lee Chong Wei lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia 21-11, 21-9.
 
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Roslin To Face Chen Jin In Second Round

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Nusa Mahsuri's player, Roslin Hashim goes into the second round of the men's singles after beating minnow Magnus Sahlberg of Sweden in the 16th World Badminton Championships held at Putra Stadium, here today.
 

Eyes for Chong Wei (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 August 2007
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Reports by RAJES PAUL and LIM TEIK GUAT
Pictures by S.S. KANESAN and GLENN GUAN

VETERAN Mohd Roslin Hashim survived a scare to reach the second round of the men’s singles event in the World Championships but Malaysia’s focus was not on him at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

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Focused: Malaysia’s Mohd Roslin Hashim goes for a return during his men’s singles first round match against Sweden’s Magnus Sahlberg. Roslin won 21-17, 21-9 and will meet China’s Chen Jin today.
 

 
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Denmark's Gade clears first hurdle toward elusive World title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Former World No. 1 Peter Gade of Denmark cleared the first hurdle in his bid to win the elusive World Badminton Championship title, beating England's Andrew Smith 21-18, 21-10 on Tuesday.

It took the 31-year old Dane only 36 minutes to put Smith out of the competition and earn a second round match against Hong Kong's Chan Yan Kit.
 

Malaysia to break badminton world championships jinx

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 August 2007
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Malaysia has never won a title in the world badminton championships. Now might be the time for them to break the jinx.

In the 16th edition on home soil and as the 50th national anniversary is approaching, they have every reason to be optimistic.