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The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

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Published: 12 August 2014
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By Cheryl Tay

The love story of Singapore badminton players  Derek Wong, 25, and Vanessa Neo, 27, nearly did not happen when Wong was rejected the first time.Shuttler Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo put wedding plans on hold to pursue his Olympic dream. Photo: Cheryl Tay

Neo, who left Raffles Junior College to join the national squad in 2004, said: “I’m older and I wasn’t sure if I could accept someone younger. I was afraid of what others might say.”


Du Pengyu is retiring from badminton

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Published: 12 August 2014
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Beijing: Although not officially confirmed as of yet, world number 8 Du Pengyu's last minute withdrawal from the World Championships, being excluded from the Chinese Asian Games squad, did not play in any tournaments after Thomas Cup Finals, and there were no reports of injuries related to him - all signs indicated that he is no longer an active member of the Chinese national badminton team.Du Pengyu, it's sad to see you go, wishing you all the best in your future endeavors


World Champs: Lee Chong Wei is not 100% yet

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Published: 11 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei could face Chen Long of China in the final of World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Aug 25-31.  Wish Chong Wei the best luck for the World Championships


The draw for the 2014 World Championships on Monday placed the top-seeded Lee Chong Wei in one half while and No. 2 Chen Long of China was drawn in the other. According to Chong Wei's recent records over Chen Long, he has a higher chance of capturing the title for the first time for his home country.


Razif has harsh words for Mahaleel

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Published: 11 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Former Malaysian national coach Razif Sidek was unhappy and slammed the irresponsible attitude of President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff who pointed fingers at the coach following poor performance of men's singles, Daren Liew at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two weeks ago. Razif is unhappy with Mahaleel's attitude in defeat



Jwala Gutta lashes out at coach Gopichand

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2014
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Rupam Jain

When the Commonwealth Games players returned home on Tuesday a hero's welcome awaited only a few - P Kashyap, Guru Saidutt and PV Sindhu.Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa wave after winning gold in the women's badminton doubles event of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

They then headed to the city's badminton academy to meet well-wishers. However, CWG silver medalist, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, were not part of this welcome. And Jwala Gutta made no bones of it. Lashing out at chief national coach, P Gopichand, Jwala said, "We were not even informed about it while he (Gopichand) is supposed to be our chief national coach. He is supposed to include all, and not just a few of his favourites," said Jwala. But the shuttler says she knows she wouldn't be 'invited' to the (proverbial) party. "This is something I have gotten used to. It was evident that we wouldn't be called there. Things have become so bitter that perhaps, even if we were invited, we wouldn't have gone."


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