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Best Chance Of An Olympic Gold In Chong Wei’s Court

BEIJING, Aug 6 (Bernama) -- Malaysias best ever hope of winning a gold medal in the Olympics will undoubtedly rest on the shoulders of the shuttlers, more precisely on men's singles world number two Lee Chong Wei, who will helm the local charge. The 26-year-olds recent form and winning streak has raised the optimism of 27 million...

Badminton world champion Cai vows to perform best

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Badminton men's doubles world champion Cai Yun vowed here Wednesday to play his best games on home soil at the impending Beijing Olympics. "It could be the last Olympic Games I would take part in, and I will try my best to reach a happy ending," said 28-year-old Cai, who clinched the title...

Bao hopes to meet teammate in badminton men’s singles

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttler Bao Chunlai, the world's number three men's singles player, said here Wednesday he wanted to see a teammate if he enters the final at the Olympic Games.  "I am looking forward for the matches. The best result for me is that I could meet another Chinese player in...

Badminton’s bad boy (pic)

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In the U.S., badminton is nothing much more than a game played during a backyard barbecue. But in much of Asia, it’s a national passion and the elite players are amazingly skilled, having to handle serves that can top 200 mph.  The favorite in the men’s singles is Lin Dan of China, who owns a ton of titles but...

Clicking on court (pic)

THEY may be like chalk and cheese but the national badminton pair of Lee Wan Wah and Choong Tan Fook has consistently been among the top ranked doubles outfit in the world since they combined forces over a decade ago. When on the court, their almost telepathic-like understanding and overwhelming desire to succeed have helped them amass numerous titles...

Well wishes for Beijing-bound shuttlers after last training session at Bukit Jalil (pic)

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KUALA LUMPUR: Wishes of “good luck” and “all the best” were the order of the day when the shuttlers for the Olympics completed their final training session at Gymnasium II in Bukit Jalil yesterday before they left for Beijing. At midnight, nine players – Lee Chong Wei, Wong Choong Hann, Wong Mew Choo, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah, Tan...

Chinese Taipei badminton hopefuls dream big at Beijing Olympics

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chien Yu Chin and Cheng Wen Hsing, an unseeded pair of women's doubles from Chinese Taipei, are dreaming of marching into semi-finals at the Beijing Olympics. Chien and Cheng, currently ranked No. 5, said here Monday that the unseeded position will do good to their preparations as they could feel more at ease...

Beijing Olympics: Lee Chong Wei bids for Malaysia’s first gold medal

Lee Chong Wei has the weight of expectation resting on his shoulders as he bids to become Malaysia's first ever Olympic gold medal. Lee, who is badminton's world two, has admitted in the run up to the Games that he is feeling the pressure of taking on the Chinese juggernaut...

Malaysian badminton team keeps low profile before Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Malaysian badminton team with the world's number two Lee Chongwei keeps a low profile before the Beijing Olympic Games start, saying their goal was two medals.     "We will fight for medals at first and then strive for golds," said team manager Lim Teong Hiat here on Tuesday, adding the Malaysian Olympic Committee set...

Badminton is More Than a Backyard Game for US Olympian Eva Lee (pic)

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For most Americans, badminton is a backyard game played at parties and barbecues. But for Eva Lee, it is very serious - she is one of five members of the U.S. Badminton team that will be competing for gold at the Beijing Olympics in August. VOA's David Byrd has this look at Eva Lee and her...

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