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All England Championships: Chun Seang advances, Choong Hann still in hun

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
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Chun Seang defeated Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-18, 17-21, 21-18 in his final qualifying match to make the cut. He will play Thailands Boonsak Ponsana in the first round of the main draw today.

Choong Hann defeated Thailands Poompat Sapkulchananart 14-21, 21-16, 21-14 in the second round of the qualifiers and played Indonesias Simon Santoso for a place in the main draw late last night.

 

China should help other countries, says Li

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
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Li, who won more than 50 grand prix and international titles including two world singles crowns in the 1980s, thinks her country needs to help out.
"As China is one of the strongest teams in the world, I think we have the responsibility to help the other less-developed countries to promote this sport," Li told Reuters on the sidelines of this week's session of the CPPCC, an advisory body to China's parliament.
One way that China could help is by letting leading players go abroad to play and coach at the end of their careers. Some hoping to do this, however, have been accused of "treachery".
Li thinks this unfair and once the national team has dispensed with a players' services, they should be free to go.

"I don't think it's very bad for China," said Li.

 

Taufik quits All-England badminton Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
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One of the team officials confirmed on the tournament's official website that Taufik had withdrawn "because he was not physically prepared".

The Indonesian had been drawn to face 2003 All England champion Muhammad Hafiz Hashim of Malaysia in Wednesday's first round with the prospect of meeting world and All England champion Lin Dan of China in the quarter-finals.

 

Lin Dan hurdle for Choong Hann (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 February 2007
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Choong Hann, desperate to improve his world ranking to secure a place in the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in August, was hoping to avoid Lin Dan (picture) at least until the semi-final stage but they are now likely to meet in the last eight.

Choong Hann should overcome Raul Must of Estonia in the first round, Hong Kongs Ng Wei in the second round and Singapores Kendrick Lee in the third round.

 

Rexy challenges duo (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 February 2007
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K.M. Boopathy

WINNING the All England title, especially on their debut, is the hallmark of true champions.

And coming from national doubles coach Rexy Mainaky, who as a player won the title twice, it is a message that Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong must take very seriously.

 

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