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Indonesia targets 2 golds at Rio Olympics

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Published: 25 June 2016
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Jakarta: Despite all the obstacles ahead of them, Achmad Budiharto, Deputy Secretary General of The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) believed Indonesian shuttlers could overcome challenges in Rio to bring home two gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - one from Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan in men's doubles, and another one is from Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in mixed doubles.Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan are one of Indonesia's hope of winning an Olympic gold medal in Rio. (photo: AFP)

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Cai Yun officially retired from badminton

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Published: 24 June 2016
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Beijing: Cai Yun, 36, formally confirmed his retirement from competitive badminton on his personal Weibo (similar to Facebook and Twitter in China) yesterday.Cai Yun receives his retirement certificate from the Chinese Badminton Association. (photo: Cai Yun's Weibo)

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Rio 2016 Olympics - Lee Chong Wei avoids Chen Long until final

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Published: 23 June 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: After claiming the sixth Indonesia Open title of his career by downing Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 at the Indonesia Open 3 weeks ago, badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei cemented his status as the world’s top ranked men’s badminton player on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

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Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Taiwan Open to prepare for Rio

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Published: 22 June 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided to withdraw from the Taiwan Open on Tuesday. The Taiwan Open which will be held from June 28 to July 3 will be Lee's last tournament before the Rio Olympics.Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

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Kirsty Gilmour is inspired by Andy Murray

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Published: 21 June 2016
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Scotland: As she awaits confirmation of her place in the British Olympic team Kirsty Gilmour has admitted to drawing heavily on the inspiration offered by fellow racquet-wielding Scot Andy Murray.

The 22-year-old badminton player has been clear at the top of the British women’s singles rankings for the past four years and has made her own fair share of sporting history during that period, but as she anticipates heading to the biggest competition of all she is particularly thrilled by the prospect of being a teammate of the man who grew up 30 miles across central Scotland.Kirsty Gilmour is currently ranked World No. 15. (photo: GettyImages)

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