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Singapore's Susilo downs Chinese star at badminton World's

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 August 2007
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Singapore's Ronald Susilo dumped third seed Chen Jin from the badminton world championships on Thursday, and immediately warned the formidable Chinese shuttlers against complacency.

Susilo, who has a reputation for defeating Chinese stars, downed Chen, who is ranked No.3 in the world, 21-19, 21-14 in a powerful performance to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

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Singapore's Ronald Susilo reacts after defeating China's Chen Jin during their men's singles match at the World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur. Susilo won 21-19, 21-14.
 

 

Big sister Zhang Ning still has the fire in her belly

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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ZHANG Ning is the “big sister” of the Chinese national badminton team who continues to excel despite her age. 

And the steely determination not to finish second best is driving the 32-year-old shuttler on to fulfil her goal to retain the Olympic women's singles title on home soil in Beijing next year.

 

Women’s doubles pair Pei Tty-Eei Hui hope to reach semis

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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Women’s doubles pair Pei Tty-Eei Hui hope to reach semis

THE top national women’s doubles pair of Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui will be looking for a breakthrough performance in their fourth appearance in the World Championships.
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Jumping for joy: Malaysia’s Wong Pei Tty (left) and Chin Eei Hui celebrate after beating Japan’s Satoko Suetsuna and Miyuki Maeda in the third round yesterday.
 

Koo-Tan thrash German pair to enter third round

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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ALL-ENGLAND champions Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong began their World Championships campaign in impressive fashion – routing Germans Roman Spitko-Michael Fuchs in straight games in the second round last night.

The second seeded Malaysians took just 26 minutes to win the match 21-12, 21-13. They will play against Poland's Michal Logosz-Robert Mateusiak today for a place in the quarter-finals.

 

 

Anup Beats Taufik (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat was sensationally dumped from the world badminton championships on Wednesday by unseeded Anup Sridhar from India.

Olympic champion Hidayat, who had been seeded No 8 here, clawed his way back into the match after losing the first game, but ultimately had no answer for the lanky Indian, ranked just 41st in the world.

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India's Anup Sridhar plays a shot at the net against Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat during their men's singles match during the World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur. Sridhar upset championship favourite Hidayat 21-14, 24-26, 22-20.
 

 

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