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Lin Dan's worst enemy in Olympics becomes father again

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Published: 30 May 2014
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Singapore: What!! Wait a minute ... are you referring to Lee Chong Wei? I thought his wife just gave birth to a cute baby boy not too long ago?? Actually, BadmintonPlanet.com is referring to Ronald Susilo. Ronald Susilo - the former Singapore shuttler, is the only guy that has defeated the undefeated Lin Dan in Olympics. He created a huge upset by ousting Lin Dan 15-12, 15-10 in the 1st round of the 2004 Athen Olympic.Congratulations to Ronald Susilo and his wife. Ronald, please train very hard, we need you in the 2016 Olympics :-P

 

Kunshan, China to host 2016 Thomas-Uber Cups

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Published: 29 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Jakarta lost out to the city of Kunshan, China in the bid of hosting the 2016 Thomas-Uber Cup Finals. Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Paul-Erik Hoyer revealed on Thursday that the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cups will be held in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China, at the Kunshan Sports Center. Kunshan, a scenic and beautiful city of watery villages in southeast Jiangsu Province, China

 

Daren Liew is not deterred by defeat in Thomas Cup Final

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Published: 28 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia was beaten by Japan in the Thomas Cup Final but Daren Liew suggested that they must take solace in their performance and ensure that the defeat doesn't derail their good run in the future.Daren Liew is determined to become an even better badminton player

In truth, Malaysia didn’t play badly at all in the Thomas Cup Final. Daren Liew was able to orchestrate a greatest fight back of the final, coming back from 10-16 to tie the game at 17-17 and went on to win 21-18 in the second set.

 

Sukma: Federal Territory crashes out of men’s team event

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Published: 28 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Federal Territory (FT) was the overall badminton champions at the 2012 Pahang Malaysia Games (Sukma), thanks for the help of former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli. However, FT suffered a 3-2 defeat to Selangor on Wednesday in the 2014 Perlis Sukma men’s team competition.Zulfadli Zulkifli is Malaysia's first World Junior boys' singles Champion

Zulfadli Zulkiffli who played the opening game for FT, was struggling in the first set, and went down 15-21 to Selangor’s Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub. In the second set, a suddenly alert and focused Zulfadli turned the tables on Mohd Azriyn, closed out the match by sweeping the next two games 21-10, 21-16.

 

"Doubles troubles": A good problem to have

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Although they were temporarily paired up during the Thomas Cup Finals, but the pair of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have shown a strong potential for becoming the best men's doubles pair in the world. The pair played their first game in the Thomas Cup Finals against Akshay Dewalkar-Pranaav Jerry Chopra of India by winning 21-17 14-21 21-14; They then defeated world number four Kim Sa Rang-Kim Ki Jung 21-17 21-19 in the last game of Group C. They tamed Carsten Mogensen - Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark 21-19, 21-13, and came to the rescue to level the tie at 2-2 when they defeated Keigo Sonoda - Takeshi Kamura 19-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the Thomas Cup final. Their stayed calm under pressure and they were confident in launching attacks against their opponents.Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem celebrate after delivering the winning point for Malaysia by beating South Korea's world No.4 Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

 

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