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Muhammad Hafiz Hashim storms into Chinese Taipei Open main draw

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Published: 14 July 2015
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Taipei: For a long time it seemed we would not able to see the 2003 All England champion Muhammad Hafiz Hashim to compete at the highest level of badminton anymore, proving he still had plenty of fuel in his tank, the 32-year-old Malaysian sprung two surprises on Tuesday at the Chinese Taipei Open qualifying round when he defeated compatriot Jimmy Tay Yu Lun 21-17 , 15-21, 21-7 in 50 minutes, and sparked a strong comeback to closed out a tough victory over Lin Chia Hsuan of Chinese Taipei in the second qualifying match with 18-21, 21-17, 22-20 in 55 minutes. Hafiz is set to square off with Jeon Hyeok-Jin of Korea on Wednesday. Jeon Hyeok-Jin is going to be a tough nut to crack for Hafiz, since he has proved his worth by pulling off an upset triumph over world No. 9 Son Wan Ho at last week's 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade men's singles final.Hafiz plays much better than a lot of players in the Malaysia national team.


Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long among the big-names at Chinese Taipei Open

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Published: 14 July 2015
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Taiwan: After claiming back-to-back titles in both US Open and Canada Open recently, and after welcoming his newborn son last week, badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will again be the sentimental favourite when the main draw of Chinese Taipei Open gets under way on Wednesday. Unlike his recent two tournaments at North America, Lee could face world No. 1 Chen Long of China in quarter-finals, and could possibly set up a mouthwatering final clash with his nemesis Lin Dan in the final.Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)


Michelle Li advances to Pan Am semi-finals

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Published: 13 July 2015
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Canada: The reigning Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games gold medalist in women’s singles, Michelle Li, made it to the Pan Am Games semi-finals in both women's singles and women's doubles categories on Monday.Best of luck to Michelle Li at the 2015 Pan Am Games.


Carolina Marin may skip World Championships due to injury

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Published: 12 July 2015
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Madrid: Carolina Marin of Spain who came out of nowhere to win the world title last year, may well skip the 2015 world meet which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 10 to August 16, 2015, after she has broken her 5th metatarsal.Carolina Marin of Spain cannot believe she has just beaten China's Li Xuerui to become world champion, August 31, 2014.

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Korea complete clean sweep of 5 badminton golds at Universiade 2015

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Published: 12 July 2015
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Gwangju: South Korea mixed doubles pair got off to a good start for the host country when Shin Seung-Chan and Kim Gi-jung defeated Chiang Kai-Hsin and Lu Ching-Yao of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-11 at Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, Korea, to pick up the first gold medal for Korea in the badminton individual event. Last Wednesday, South Korea won the badminton mixed team gold medal at the Universiade.Son Wan-ho loses to Jeon Hyeok-Jin (right) in the 2015 Universiade men's singles final.




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