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The inspirational story of Ratchanok Intanon

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Published: 07 June 2016
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Sydney: As the humble daughter of factory workers at a Bangkok sweet-maker, badminton was a ticket out of poverty for Ratchanok Intanon, who hopes winning gold at the Rio Olympics might inspire more Thai girls to chase their dreams.

The 21-year-old will be among Thailand's main medal hopes in Brazil and one of the chief threats to China's chances of defending their astonishing sweep of all five badminton titles at the London Games.Ratchanok Intanon is an inspirational figure to many Thailand badminton players. (photo: GettyImages)

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Carolina Marin withdraws from Australian Open

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Published: 06 June 2016
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Madrid: World No. 1 women's shuttler Carolina Marin of Spain has withdrawn from the Australian Open as she had suffered some "discomfort" in Indonesia.

The Spanish badminton star was stunned by Wang Yihan of China in the Indonesia Open semi-final last Saturday, and has tweeted that she will not be playing at the Australian Open.Carolina Marin is looking forward to the challenge of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei pulls out of Australian Open

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Published: 06 June 2016
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Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

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Tai Tzu Ying shocks Wang Yihan to win Indonesia Open

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Published: 05 June 2016
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Jakarta: Chinese Taipei's women's singles shuttler Tai Tzu Ying stunned former World Champion Wang Yihan of China to lift her first ever Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

The unseeded Tai, who has been in sizzling form since defeated 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the second round, dashed past No. 4 seed Wang Yihan 21-17, 21-8 in 34 minutes for the title.The 2016 Indonesian Open women's singles champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan stands on the podium next to runner-up Wang Yihan of China. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei returns to World No. 1 after winning Indonesia Open

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Published: 05 June 2016
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Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed off tough challenge from World No. 5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to win his sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

Jorgensen was off to a solid start in the first set and quickly surged ahead with 6-2. Although Lee came back from 9-14 to level the score at 14-14, the Dane managed to hold off a late charge from Lee to claim the first set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

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