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A tumultuous year for Chinese men's badminton team

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Published: 25 December 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: 2014 has been an up-and-down year for the Chinese badminton team. While it's women's team have shown considerably less formidable than it used to towards the end of the year, the women's team still a relatively strong and stable team compare to the men's team.Asian Games 2014: China lost to South Korea 2-3 in men's badminton team final


Chen Long is the new World No.1

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Published: 25 December 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings


Tai Tzu Ying receives warm welcome home

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Published: 24 December 2014
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Taiwan: It was warm welcome home on Monday for Taiwanese badminton player Tai Tzu-ying who won women's singles title in the prestigious Badminton World Federation's World Superseries Finals last Sunday.

Upon her return at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, she said she didn't think too much when playing her matches and felt fortunate to even be in the tournament because she did not qualify for it until late in the year.Tai Tzu-ying and her grandmother pose for a photo at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. (Photo/Chen Chi-chuan)


Lee Chong Wei vows to regain his crown as world No 1

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Published: 24 December 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: With Chen Long officially taking over as world number men's singles player on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei who is still waiting for the BWF (Badminton World Federation) panel hearing date, couldn't wait to return on court to start playing badminton.

The 32-year-old Lee had held the number one ranking for the last six years barring a few weeks when Chinese Olympic champion Lin Dan became the top-ranked player in 2012.Wish Lee Chong Wei and his family a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!


Akane Yamaguchi is the women's player to watch out for

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Published: 23 December 2014
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Katsuyama, Fukui — Rising badminton star Akane Yamaguchi’s name was taken from the color of the sunset (akane-iro, a shade of red) because her parents believe a crimson-tinted sky signals clear weather is in the forecast for the next day.

Indeed, the forecast for Yamaguchi seems to be calling for rosy success now after the Badminton World Federation chose the 17-year-old from a remote city in Fukui Prefecture as the Most Promising Player of the Year, to cap the young talent’s remarkable advancement this year.Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal winning her maiden China Open Super Series Premier women's singles title against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi (left) in Fuzhou, China on Nov 16, 2014.




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