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Rexy cancels one-week holiday for shuttlers (pic)

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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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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.

 

World meet marks return of Indonesia as powerhouses

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Published: 21 August 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Indonesia have marked their return as a potent force in world badminton with outstanding performances in the World Championships.
 

Shuttlers should cherish their victory, get back to work

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 August 2007
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Damar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, Kuala Lumpur

Indonesia's surprise winning of two titles and second-place spot in the just-concluded World Badminton Championships is worth celebrating, given the year-long title drought for national shuttlers.

 

China´s Lin Dan defends world title (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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China’s Lin Dan celebrates by showing the national flag and his gold medal during the awarding ceremony for the men’s singles at the 2007 World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Aug. 19, 2007. Lin won the gold after beating Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro 2-0. (Xinhua / Luo Xiaoguang)

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's Lin Dan defended his title at the world badminton championships, beating Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia 21-11, 22-20 here on Sunday.

World number one Lin retained the title following a 50-minute duel.

"Ever since 2001, I have never won any titles in Malaysia. Last year after I won the world champion in Madrid. When I learned that the 2007 worlds will be held in Malaysia, I thought this should be a tough challenge for me," said Lin.

 
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