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All set to fly, Naresh’s dreams soar sky-high (pic)

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Published: 22 August 2007
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HYDERABAD: Two years ago, a group of children from the Nandi Pipes Badminton Academy gaped at the aircraft touching down and taking off from Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. Most of them hadn’t seen jets from such close quarters.
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READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: Attla Naresh Kumar’s good show at the Krishna Khaitan meet helped him make the Indian sub-junior team.
 

India Open offers Chong Wei chance to bounce back

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 August 2007
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PETALING JAYA: National number one Lee Chong Wei gets the chance to make a quick rebound from a disastrous showing in the World Championships at the US$150,000 India Open, which will be played in Hyderabad from Sept 4-9. 

 

Vietnamese badminton star has great chance in American Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 August 2007
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In the first two rounds the world number 45 plays opponents ranked far below him. If he beats Sri Lanka’s world number 237 Dinuka Karunaratne in the opening round, he will play the winner of the match between 240th ranked Agusriad Amphie (Indonesia) and 62nd ranked Roman Spitko (Germany).

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Rexy cancels one-week holiday for shuttlers (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was no one-week holiday for the men’s doubles players after the World Championships. They resumed training as early as 6.30am on Monday but Koo Kien Keat and his team-mates are taking it all in their strides. 

“The coach (Rexy Mainaky) is very annoyed with our performances in the World Championships. We were looking forward to a holiday but he has cancelled it. Now we have to train three times daily instead of two,” said Kien Keat.

 

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No respite: Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong had to cancel their holiday to resume training under coach Rexy Mainaky.

 

Former badminton prodigy watches old friend from the sidelines

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 August 2007
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By Dev S. Sukumar, IANS

Kuala Lumpur : It's always a strange moment when a former prodigy returns to court. Six years after Abhishek Bakshi gave up badminton - on the cusp of becoming P. Gopichand's successor and the game's most charismatic figure in India since Prakash Padukone - he returned to watch childhood friend Anup Sridhar reach the quarter-finals of the world championships.

Bakshi's decision to quit in his teens, just when he was beginning to show glimpses of extraordinary talent, has never been understood.

 

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