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Boon Heong blames his inconsistency for defeat

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Published: 20 August 2007
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THE dejected look said it all, as doubles player Tan Boon Heong sat hunched in one corner, slowly wiping the tears from his eyes.  

All he uttered at first was: “I want to say sorry to my partner Koo (Kien Keat).” 

Hopes were high on Kien Keat-Boon Heong to book a place in the semi-finals on Friday but crumbled under pressure and allowed Shuichi Sakamoto-Shintaro Ikeda of Japan to snatch a 21-13, 17-21, 25-23 win.

 

All’s well, say BWF

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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THE Badminton World Federation (BWF) have refuted claims that their house, based in Malaysia, is in disorder. 

Yesterday, four of the top BWF officials – deputy president Datuk Punch Gunalan, chairman of international relation Roger Johansson and vice-presidents V.K. Verma and Robin Bryant – came out with guns blazing to explain the council’s motion of no-confidence vote against the president, Dr Kang Young-joong.

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Loud and clear: Some disgruntled fans holding up a banner urging Datuk Punch Gunalan to quit as BWF deputy president during the World Championships in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.
 

 

BWF leaders reject President Kang's slam

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Badminton World Federation (BWF) leaders rejected president Dr Kang Young-joong's slam on Sunday.

 

 

Chinese badminton players immature, says coach Li

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's head coach Li Yongbo said his players were not "mentally mature enough" despite winning three of the five titles at the world championships in Kuala Lumpur last week.

 

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Chinese players throw coach Li Yongbo into the air after China defeated Indonesia 3-0 at the finals of the Sudirman Cup 2005 World Mixed Team Badminton Championships in Beijing in this May 15, 2005 file photo.
 

 

Shocks on and off court at world badminton championships (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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 By Dave Thompson

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Shocks on court and a big rift at the top of the sport's governing body marked the world badminton championships which ended on Sunday with three golds for China and two for Indonesia.

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China's Lin Dan returns a shot against his compatriot Bao Chunlai during their men's singles semi-final match at the World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur August 18, 2007.
 

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