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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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Saina Nehwal is the top 3 earning female badminton player in 2016 ... so far

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Published: 20 June 2016
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Hyderabad: Even though Saina Nehwal only won the Australian Open so far this year, she became the third highest paid female badminton player in the first half of 2016.Saina Nehwal returns a shot at the 2016 Australian Badminton Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh win mixed doubles title at Spanish International

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Published: 19 June 2016
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Madrid: English mixed doubles pairing Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh notched up their first international senior title of 2016 at the Spanish International today.

The fourth seeds in Madrid were imperious throughout the competition, sweeping Jakub Bitman and Alzbeta Basova aside in straight sets in the semi-finals to reach Sunday’s final in style.Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh are the World No. 72 mixed doubles pair. (photo: Badminton Europe)

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