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World Championships: Zakry-Fairuz in positive mood

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Published: 10 August 2009
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ZAKRY Latif-Fairuzizuan Tazari have thrown away numerous chances to establish themselves as a world-class combination but the pair are determined to not miss out on a medal in the World Championships.

Everything is in place for Zakry and Fairuz to achieve the feat in the Hyderabad World Championships after the withdrawal of defending champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia on Friday.

Markis-Hendra would have won hands down in an expected quarter-final clash had they decided not to withdraw and Zakry is optimistic this is the best chance for them to turn around their troubled partnership.

 

England Quits Badminton Event in India Over Security (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2009
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 Aug. 9  -- England’s badminton squad has pulled out of the Yonex-Sunrise BWF World Badminton Championships in India amid reports of a terrorist threat.

A specific threat from Pakistan-based militants Lashkar-e- Taiba had reportedly been made against the championships, due to start tomorrow in the southern city of Hyderabad, Badminton England said in a statement on its Web site today.England badminton players Nathan Robertson, left, and Andrew Smith practice with teammates at the venue of the World Badminton Championships in Hyderabad, India on Aug. 8, 2009.

“This was an incredibly tough decision and one we didn’t take lightly,” the team’s Chief Executive Officer Adrian Christy said in the statement. The eight-strong team would be returning to the U.K. “immediately.”

India’s Home Ministry and the police chief of Hyderabad ruled out a terror threat to the event, V.K. Verma, president of the Badminton Association of India, said in a phone interview from Hyderabad.

 

Go forth and make history

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 August 2009
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KUALA LUMPUR: They may have gone down different paths in their careers but former national women’s doubles pair Lim Pek Siah-Chor Hooi Yee have one common wish for their former team-mates and current world No. 1 Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty.

They want Eei Hui-Pei Tty to do better than them and create history at the world championships which will be held in Hyderabad, India, from Aug 10-16.

Pek Siah and Hooi Yee believes that Super Series Masters Final champions Eei Hui-Pei Tty have what it takes to make a breakthrough.

Eei Hui-Pei Tty have equalled the feat of Pek Siah and Hooi Yee by reaching the last eight three times at the world meets in United States (2005), Madrid (2006) and Kuala Lumpur (2007).

 
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Pakistan cannot participate in World Badminton Championship (pic)

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Published: 04 August 2009
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LAHORE: Players of the Pakistan badminton team cannot take part in the World Badminton Championship, to be held in India, due to their demotion in world ranking.

The World Badminton Championship will be held in Indian city of Hyderabad Deccan from August 10 to 16.

Senior vice president of Pakistan Badminton Federation Syed Naqi Mohsin told Geo News that ranking of Rizwan Azam and Mohammad Ateeq in doubles was 62 while ranking of Wajid Ali in singles was 106 but these players could not participate in any international contest due to non-availability of funds for the last five months due to which their ranking fell to 170 and 250, respectively and now they have become ineligible for taking part in the World Championship.

 
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Using 'The Force' (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 04 August 2009
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June this year saw Anthony Clark return from the Aviva Open in Singapore as Men’s Doubles Champion; a great accomplishment for him and Team England.
He is a two time silver medallist at the 2006 World Championships (with Donna Kellogg and Robert Blair) and has a cool five medals under his belt from the Commonwealth Games. Add to that the 11 National titles he holds, six European Championship medals and runners up in the 2007 Yonex All England Open, and Anthony is a force to be reckoned within the World of badminton. 
 
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