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Thailand Open: Boonsak eases to opening win

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Published: 25 June 2008
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Lin pushed by Thai qualifier Pakkawat

TOR CHITTINAND

China's world number one Lin Dan and local star Boonsak Ponsana got off to a winning start at the SCG World Grand Prix Thailand Open Badminton Championships at Nimibutr Gymnasium yesterday. But while the Thai secured a comfortable win, the Chinese struggled to reach the second round in the men's singles. Lin took the first game 21-11 against Thai qualifier Pakkawat Vilailak. But the little-known Thai fought back to stun the Chinese star 21-17 in the second game.

 

 

Coach Rexy unhappy with Kien Keat’s no-show (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 June 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: One doubles player overcame stomach cramps and knee pains to win at the Indonesian Open. Another has yet to show up for training since a freak accident.

And the different level of commitment showed by Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari and Koo Kien Keat over the last one week has drawn mixed reactions from national doubles chief coach Rexy Mainaky.

 

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Where are you? Olympic-bound Koo Kien Keat has yet to report for training under national coach Rexy Mainaky.

 

 

Indonesia eyes badminton golds in Beijing Olympics

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 June 2008
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JAKARTA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian athletes have been ready to compete in the Olympic Games in August, eyeing particularly on gold medals in badminton and weight lifting, the country's sport minister Adiyaksa Dault told Xinhua here Tuesday.
 

Indonesia Open: Zakry-Fairuz join the elite club

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 June 2008
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By : K.M. Boopathy

ZAKRY Latif-Fairuzizuan Tazari can now stake claim to be one of the elite combinations in world men's doubles after securing their second straight Super Series title at the Indonesia Open in Jakarta yesterday.

Zakry-Fairuz, the World No 13, came back from a game down to beat former Olympic champions Candra Wijaya of Indonesia and Tony Gunawan of the United States 19-21, 21-18, 21-14 in 53 minutes at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.

 

 

 

Malaysia win doubles title in Indon badminton meet (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 June 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have finally nailed the Indonesian Open men’s doubles title that had eluded them for 18 years with Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari rising to the occasion to win it yesterday.
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Malaysia's Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari, left and Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif show their medals and prize check after winning the men's doubles final of Djarum Indonesia Open badminton championship at Istora stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, June 22, 2008. The Malaysian team defeated the mix team of Tony Gunawan of the United States and Candra Wijaya of Indonesia 19-21, 21-18, 21-14. (AP Photo/Erwin Ferdiansyah)
 

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