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Lee Chong Wei clings on, Carolina Marin exits from Dubai World Superseries Finals

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Published: 15 December 2016
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Dubai: Malaysia's World number one Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his fifth World Superseries Finals title, bounced back from an unexpected defeat to Son Wan Ho on Wednesday by holding off Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-15, 22-20 in the second Group B match on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei and other big names fall at Day 1 of Dubai World Superseries Finals

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Published: 14 December 2016
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Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei suffered a surprise defeat on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals, losing to his first opponent Son Wan Ho of Korea in Group B at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

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Purple League: Muar City BC smash past Petaling BC

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Published: 14 December 2016
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Cyber Jaya: The Purple League's defending champions Muar City Badminton Club (Muar City BC) got off to a strong start in the 2016/2017 season when they beat Petaling Badminton Club (Petaling BC) 10-8 at Gem in Mall, Cyberjaya on Wednesday.Zhao Yunlei (right) is the biggest name in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

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Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

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Published: 13 December 2016
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Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

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UK Sport cut badminton funding for Tokyo 2020

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Published: 12 December 2016
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London: Although Britons Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won bronze medal in the men's doubles event in Rio Olympics this summer, Badminton became one of five sports to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

UK sports have invested £5.74m in the last Olympic cycle in badminton, and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were able to live up to expectation by taking home the bronze in men's doubles. Unfortunately, Badminton was the only sport that won an Olympic medal this summer to have its funding removed.Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)

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