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THE Badminton World Federations (BWF) decision to do away with the nationality separation policy for the Super Series proved costly for Malaysia as all six mens doubles pairs were drawn in the same half for the Malaysia Open which begins in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. WHEN the draw for next weeks Malaysia Open was made yesterday, Lee Chong Wei...

Lee Yi Shyan to be deputy president of Singapore Badminton Association

SINGAPORE: 2006 was a good year for Singapore's badminton, but the association is now looking ahead to 2007. A few targets have been set and even leadership renewal is on the cards. In 2006, Singapore's shuttlers garnered a bronze at the Asian Games in Doha. The women's team clinched the third spot and a first medal for...

Lin Dan and Taufik to clash in opening round (pic)

BY RAJES PAUL PETALING JAYA: The 50th edition of the Malaysian Open Badminton Championships is set for an explosive start with world champion Lin Dan of China up against Olympic and Asian Games gold medallist Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia in the first round of the mens singles competition. Formidable foes: The...

Kien Keat-Boon Heong in race to qualify for world meet (pic)

By RAJES PAUL PETALING JAYA: Asian Games men's doubles champions Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will be out to make a big impact in the Malaysian Open Badminton Championships to keep alive their hopes to qualify for the World Championships. In a hurry: Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong...

Top shuttlers ...

Damar Harsanto, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Indonesia will only be sending a small squad to the US,000 Malaysia Super Series -- the first event of the newly created Super Series -- because of regulations introduced by the Badminton World Federation. "We can only send our top shuttlers to the tournament because the Super Series only allows the...

BAM in another ...

FROM bad to worse with no sign of an immediate solution to what can surely be termed as a crisis. BA of Malaysia (BAM) secretary P. Ganga Rao dropped another bombshell yesterday when he said that Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) chief coach Zhao Kejian has resigned, leaving the associations plans to promote his assistant Sun Chenghua to Project...

Robertson and Emms lead the Super Series charge

ENGLAND include all five World Championship finalists in their squad to tackle this months Malaysian and Korean Opens, the first two events in the Badminton World Federations new Super Series. The England team, led by head coach Ian Wright, leave on Saturday but Commonwealth champion Tracey Hallam is conspicuous by her absence. She is still recovering from...

PROFILE – Morten Frost (pic)

Badzine Correspondent Dev S. Sukumar met with Morten Frost few weeks ago when the Danish Legend came by Bangalore. Here is the story. There was a time when Morten Frost-Hansen was the best badminton player in the world. That was when he was known as Mr Badminton, when he dominated the world stage, winning tournament after tournament...

Jens Grill leaves BADMINTON England

Jens has been with the organisation for over six years contributing significantly to the development and implementation of the World Class Programmes, most notably the World Class Start Programme. One of the legacies that Jens will leave is that those players challenging for medals in 2012 will have been identified and been a part of the programmes whilst Jens...

Roslin banking on Danish lesson for success

By RAJES PAUL KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran shuttler Mohd Roslin Hashim will be banking on his three-month experience in Denmark to make an impact in the Malaysian Open, which will be held from Jan 16-21 at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium (KLBA) in Cheras. The 32-year-old Roslin is back home for the Malaysian Open after his playing-cum-coaching...

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