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Singles shuttler Chong Wei looks the better bet for gold (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 May 2008
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AKARTA: Malaysia used to look at winning their first-ever gold medal in the Olympics from men's doubles badminton in Beijing in August as a high possibility.

But now, the abilities of youngsters Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah to even get into the playoffs for medals are highly in doubt.

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Best bet: Chong Wei’s good show at the Thomas Cup has certainly slashed the odds against him being among the medal contender in Beijing.

 

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Doubtful: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong’s inconsistent form will make it difficult for them to even get into the playoffs for medals in the Olympics.
 

 
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Malaysians should come out tops in Singapore Open (pic)

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Published: 21 May 2008
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PETALING JAYA: The absence of the Chinese and South Korean big guns will present Lee Chong Wei and the doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong the better chance to come out triumphant from the Singapore Open scheduled for June 10-15.

World number one Lin Dan will be giving the fifth leg of the Super Series a skip together with Bao Chunlai and Chen Jin, who are now ranked third and fourth in the world respectively. Also sitting out are the top two Koreans, Park Sung-hwan and Lee Hyun-il.

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Lone ranger: Chen Yu is the only Chinese representative in the men’s singles.

 
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Badminton: Deputy ousted after 'coup d'etat' claims at BWF (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 May 2008
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JAKARTA (AFP) — Malaysia's Punch Gunalan has been ousted as deputy president of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after a vote of no confidence, ending months of internal wrangling and tension.
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Badminton World Federation (BWF) deputy president Punch Gunalan in Kuala Lumpur
 

Beijing 2008 - China beat Korea to Thomas Cup (pic)

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Published: 18 May 2008
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A rampant China underlined their dominance of badminton by shattering South Korea's dream of claiming a first Thomas Cup team championship with a 3-1 victory.

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Rampant China beat Korea to win badminton's Thomas Cup (pic)

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Published: 18 May 2008
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JAKARTA (AFP) — A rampant China underlined their dominance of badminton Sunday by shattering South Korea's dream of claiming a first Thomas Cup team championship with a 3-1 victory.

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Chinese players celebrate on the podium

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Fu Haifeng (R) and Cai Yun of China hold up the winning trophy
 

 
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