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Lee, Rasmussen triumph at Japan Badminton Open (pic)

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Published: 16 September 2007
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TOKYO (AFP) — Malaysia's world No.4 Lee Chong Wei and Danish underdog Tine Rasmussen captured the men and women's singles titles at the Japan Open badminton tournament on Sunday.

Lee, who shocked China's world number one Lin Dan in the semi-finals on Saturday, defeated Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia 22-20, 19-21, 21-19 in 65 minutes.

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Tine Rasmussen of Denmark returns the shuttle to second-seeded Xie Xingfang of China during the women's singles finals match of the Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo, 16 September. Rasmussen beat Xie 21-15, 21-17.
 

 
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Chong Wei redeems pride with win at the Japan Open (pic)

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Published: 16 September 2007
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PETALING JAYA: National number one Lee Chong Wei restored his pride by winning the Japan Open title for the first time in sensational fashion in Tokyo yesterday.

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Chong Wei beat his friend Taufik to win Japan Open
 

 
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Japan Open Badminton Championships: Poor start for men's doubles (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 September 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

MALAYSIA’S men’s doubles had a poor start in the Japan Open when only two out of six pairs survived their first round encounters at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium yesterday.

Second seeds Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong advanced to the second round courtesy of a 18-21, 21-13, 21-14 win over compatriots Tan Bin Shen-Ong Soon Hock.

 

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Choong Tan Fook (left) and Lee Wan Wah beat Taiwan’s Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu 21-11, 14-21, 21-11 yesterday.

 
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Battle for Olympic points gets tougher for our shuttlers (pic)

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Published: 13 September 2007
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PETALING JAYA: It will be an uphill battle for the Malaysian singles shuttlers to pick up Olympic qualifying points at the Japan Open, which begins in Tokyo today.Image

 
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Chong Wei, Malaysia's Sole Survivor At Japan Open

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Published: 13 September 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's top singles Lee Chong Wei became the country's sole survivor at the Japan Open badminton championships after all his compatriots crashed out in the second round today.

The tournament's fourth seed survived an early scare when he came from behind to beat world No. 14 Ronald Susilo of Singapore at the Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo.
 
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