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USA to send a record seven badminton players to Rio Olympics

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Published: 10 May 2016
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USA: A record of seven shuttlers from USA have made it to the Rio Olympics based on Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) final allocation in all five disciplines.Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana of USA pose for pictures after winning the 2015 Pan Am Games. (photo: GettyImages)

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Tommy Sugiarto heads 2016 Indonesia Olympic team

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Published: 10 May 2016
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Jakarta: World No. 8 Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto will get to play at the highest level of international badminton championships this August when he was listed as one of the 10 Indonesian badminton players who will take part in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

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Japan to send nine badminton players to Rio Olympics

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Published: 09 May 2016
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Tokyo: After Japanese World No. 1 women's doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo defeated Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao 21-13, 21-15 in an all-Japan women’s badminton doubles final at the Asian Championships, Takahashi/Matsutomo have been named among the nine Japanese shuttlers who clinched their spots in all five disciplines at the Rio Olympics.A lot of respect to Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo and Naoko Fukuman/Kurumi Yonao's "Samurai spirit" when both pairs put up real fight in the BAC final, contrary to "Li Yongbo" style that brought shame to badminton with walkovers and match throwings.

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Indonesia men's team in training camp to prepare for Thomas Cup

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Published: 09 May 2016
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Jakarta: In their bid to prepare for the Thomas Finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to May 22, 2016, the Indonesian team will put their focus on diversifying their strategies, and patterns of play.Shuttlers for the 2016 Indonesia Thomas Cup squad. (photo: Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

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Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

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Published: 08 May 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

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