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NSC to reward national heroes Koo, Tan

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Published: 22 March 2007
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SEPANG: The National Sports Council will consider rewarding the nation's badminton heroes Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, said the council's deputy director-general Zolkples Embong.

We will consider, think, and decide how to reward the pair. We do not want to spoil them with material rewards, which may result in a drop in future performances, he said at KL International Airport last night while awaiting the arrival of the duo.

 

All-conquering champions (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 March 2007
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The attention has always been on their strokes and smashes, but little else is known of doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong off the courts.

KOO Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are adept at talking about their exploits on court; they can weigh their chances of winning, analyse the matches, and are always appropriately modest about beating more experienced and established world-class players.

 
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Saina bows out of All England tourney

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
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Saina, ranked 28, lost to the World number three 21-17 13-21 16-21 after a battle of 51 minutes.

The Hyderabadi gave a tough fight to Chen to go up 1-0 after winning the first game. But she squandered the advantage.

 

All England Championships: Hafiz, Roslin fall

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
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Hafiz, who had been boosted by the withdrawal of Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat they were to clash in the first round found Sony a hurdle too high.

The Malaysians defeat means his aim of registering a first win over world champion Lin Dan of China has to be put on hold. They were drawn to clash in the quarter-finals.

 

All England Championships: Chong Wei begins campaign in style

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 March 2007
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Chong Wei, the joint third seed, secured a 21-12, 21-4 win in his first round match against Chetan Anand of India which lasted just 18 minutes.

Chong Wei, seeking his first All England final appearance after reaching the semi-finals in 2005 and 2006, will meet Denmarks Kasper Oedum today.

 

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