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Lee Chong Wei: I couldn’t afford badminton racquet when I was a kid

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Published: 09 October 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei today shared his humble beginnings and how his family could not even afford to buy him a racquet.

Lee said his father had to raise him and his four siblings on a monthly income of RM800 (USD $192), adding that he had to use a racquet owned by his father’s friend when he was training as a child.The story of Lee Chong Wei motivates everyone of us. (photo: AFP)

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Is Lin Dan going to be a father soon?

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Published: 08 October 2016
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Beijing: On Saturday afternoon a picture of Lin Dan and his pregnant wife - former World No.1 women's singles player Xie Xingfang has circulated the internet.Congratulations to Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang!

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Sony Kuncoro reaches Thailand Open final, Goh Jin Wei makes exit

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Published: 08 October 2016
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Bangkok: Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia defeated Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong 19-21, 21-16, 21-17 on Saturday, taking revenge on the Hong Kong player for his crushing defeat in the 2016 Indonesian Masters that was held exactly a month ago in East Kalimantan.Goh Jin Wei at 2016 Thailand Open. (photo: Granular)

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Tan Wee Kiong explains poor form

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Published: 07 October 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Lack of preparation due to a tight schedule is behind the poor showing by Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong in the Japan Open and the Korea Open recently.Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem receive massage chairs as a gift for the performance in Rio. (photo: Bernama)

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Goh Jin Wei beat Ho Yen Mei to reach Thailand GPG semis

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Published: 07 October 2016
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Bangkok: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia wowed Thailand again with another sizzling performance when she dashed past compatriot Ho Yen Mei 21-17, 21-13 in the Thailand Open quarter-finals that was held at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on Friday.Goh Jin Wei needs to stay focused in the 2016 Thailand Open GPG. (photo: AP)

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