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Choong Hann survives but Lydia stumbles at first hurdle (pic)

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Published: 12 August 2009
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IT was a day of mixed fortunes for Malaysia’s Lydia Cheah and old-timer Wong Choong Hann a the World Championships yesterday.

Lydia, hoping to come good in her second world outing, fell flat when she was blown away by Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in the first round losing 16-21, 18-21 in just 25 minutes.One for the oldies: Wong Choong Hann making a return in the win over Finland’s Ville Lang yesterday.

In the first game Lydia’s play was strewn with errors. She put up a fight in the second but it was not good enough to beat the talented Thai.

“It did not go as well as I planned. This is really disappointing,” said a frustrated Lydia.

“All that I had learnt in the training did not come out today. On top of that, my knee was hampering my movement too,” added Lydia, who rushed to national coach Misbun Sidek after the match seeking for answers on what had gone wrong.

In the men’s singles, Choong Hann hardly raised any sweat when he tamed Finn Ville Lang 21-7, 21-10.

He now joins world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei in the second round today where they will take on Estonia’s Raul Must and Nigerian Ola Fagbemi respectively.

 
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Hidayat and Chen make rousing start at Badminton worlds (pic)

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Published: 12 August 2009
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  HYDERABAD - Former winner Taufik Hidayat and second seed Chen Jin made a rousing start to their campaigns on Tuesday when the world championships also suffered a swine flu scare.

Fourth-seeded Indonesian Hidayat brushed aside Switzerland's Christian Boesiger 21-14 21-14 while Chinese Chen eased past Dutchman Eric Pang 21-14 21-19.

However, Danish seventh seed Joachim Persson was beaten 16-21 21-14 21-13 by unseeded Japanese Kenichi Tago.

Tago fought back from a game down to win in 57 minutes on the same day a Malaysian coach was quarantined with swine flu symptoms and a doubles pair from Thailand pulled out of a match after one of them complained of a fever.

 

Omens may not be good but Taufik seeks birthday joy (pic)

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Published: 12 August 2009
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INDONESIA Taufik Hidayat’s (pic) 28th birthday wish is to win his second world title in Hyderabad.

But if he failed, he will be cool about it.Taufik Hidayat

Taufik, the 2004 Athens Olympic Games champion Taufik, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, said he is enjoying his life as a professional player although things has not been that smooth since he stepped out his house in Jakarta last week.

“I missed the flight on Friday but it was no fault of mine. The pilot told me that he had completed his 12-hour work and will not be flying. I had to stay overnight and take the next flight (on Saturday).”

Then, when he arrived in Hyderabad, the venue was abuzz with the alleged terrorist threat and now the A (H1N1) flu.

 

Saina 'fully fit' and raring to go

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Published: 12 August 2009
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HYDERABAD: The higher the stakes, the greater the motivation to perform. Saina Nehwal says it's this simple mantra that helped her recover so quickly from the bout of chicken pox that nearly threatened her chances of competing at the World badminton championships.

"I'm back to being the same player I was before the infection. I feel no tiredness during training. I'm fully fit and ready to play my first match," the Indian teen said with confidence on Tuesday, the eve of her opener against Russia's Anastasia Prokopenko.

 

Malaysian coach quarantined after coming down with H1N1 fever (pic)

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Published: 12 August 2009
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MALAYSIA’S mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan was rushed to hospital after coming down with fever and sore throat.

Jeremy has been admitted to the isolation unit of the Chest Hospital in Hyderabad for a 48-hour observation.Masked protector: Malaysia’s Sabrina Chong and Ong Jien Guo walking past a masked security personnel after losing to Chinese mixed doubles pair He Hanbin-Yu Yang yesterday.

And the organisers of the World Championships have got down to work on preventive measures over the fear of the influenza A (H1N1) virus that is spreading in India.

 

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