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World champion Lin Dan beaten in Korean final

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Published: 27 January 2008
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SEOUL (Reuters) - Lee Hyun-il thrilled his home crowd with a battling victory over world champion Lin Dan of China in the final of the Korean Open Super Series on Sunday.
 
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Chong Wei Out Of Korean Open, Malaysia's Top Women's Pair Survive (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 January 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) -- Ace shuttler Lee Chong Wei bowed out of the South Korean Open badminton championships in Seoul today, leaving only Wong Pei Tty/Chin Eei Hui to keep the Malaysian flag flying after the second round.
 
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Chong Wei advances, Hafiz crashes (pic)

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Published: 24 January 2008
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By : K.M. Boopathy

 WORLD No 2 Lee Chong Wei easily cleared the first round of the Korea Open in Seoul yesterday but compatriot Hafiz Hashim bit the dust.

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Wong Choong Hann beat Lee Tsuen Seng 19-21, 21-16, 21-10 in the first round.

 
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Repeat of Malaysian Open final

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 January 2008
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SEOUL: Malaysian number one Lee Chong Wei breezed into the second round of the Korean Open, which began here yesterday. And he will play in a repeat of the Malaysian Open final against local hope Lee Hyun-il today for a place in the quarter-finals. 

The second seeded Chong Wei, who won the Malaysian Open last Sunday, took only 23 minutes to beat Canadian Andrew Dabeka. 

Chong Wei is gunning for a fifth consecutive Super Series final appearance but he cannot expect another easy match against the fast improving South Korean, who rallied from 15-19 down in the second game to beat Sho Sasaki of Japan 21-14, 21-19 yesterday.

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Early shower: Wong Mew Choo lost to South Korea’s Lee Yun-hwa in the opening round of the Korean Open yesterday.

 
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Chong Wei keeps his cool to sink Hyun-il (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 January 2008
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Badminton fans in the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil erupted in joy yesterday when national number one Lee Chong Wei smashed his way to his fourth Malaysian Open title in five years. 

The top seeded Chong Wei came through unscathed despite immense pressure to beat South Korean Lee Hyun-il, who is the protege of the Malaysian’s former coach, Li Mao, 21-15, 11-21, 21-17 in a 62-minute final. And after the victory, Li Mao gave him a hug and a pat on the back.

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Hush-hush: Li Mao whispering words of encouragement to Chong Wei after his win in the men’s singles final. – S.S. KANESAN

 
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