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World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

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Published: 03 May 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

 

Lee Hyun-il, Saena Kawakami win New Zealand Open

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Published: 03 May 2015
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Auckland: Despite being 10 years older than his Chinese opponent, the 35 year old former world number one shuttler Lee Hyun-il of South Korea sent a reminder to the young gun Qiao Bin from China, that he is nowhere near close to riding quietly into the sunset when he romped to victory in the men's singles final in just 43 minutes at the New Zealand Open on Sunday.Lee Hyun-il takes home USD$9,000 by winning the New Zealand Open. (photo: New Zealand Open)

 

New Zealand Open: Lee Hyun-il in final, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah exit

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Published: 02 May 2015
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Auckland: Korea's former world No. 1 men's singles badminton star Lee Hyun-il who has come back from retirement at least three times and has not letting age slow down his games. The 35 year old Korean dominating men’s singles semi-finals at New Zealand Open, beating top seed Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-6 to set up a championship clash against unseeded Qiao Bin of China in the men's singles final on Sunday.Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

 

Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's Sudirman Cup team in Dongguan

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Published: 01 May 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Sudirman Cup team is getting excited with the addition of Lee Chong Wei after his suspension officially ended on April 30, 2015. Lee went back to train with the Malaysia team on Friday. In fact, he was one of the earliest players who showed up to attend the Sudirman Cup training session at Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara.Lee Chong Wei returns to train with the Malaysian team on May 1st. (photo: Bernama)

 

New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

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Published: 01 May 2015
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Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

 

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