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Chong Wei says it’s chief coach’s fault after defeat by Sony (pic)

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NATIONAL number one Lee Chong Wei served a double dose of shock for Malaysian badminton last night. He suffered a whitewash by Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the third round of the World Championships at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, losing the match 11-21, 9-21. And after the defeat, he revealed a soured relationship with chief coach Yap...

Taufik at stadium to support team-mates

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AFTER getting over the shock of a second-round defeat by Indian Anup Sridhar, Indonesian star Taufik Hidayat (left) turned up at the Putra Stadium yesterday to lend support to his team-mates.Taufik becomes the cheer leader for his Indonesia teammates   He was in the spectators’ stands instead of the players’ area for the duration of the afternoon’s action. When...

Big shots Lee and Xie out of badminton worlds

An unusual day for the world badminton championships as Malaysia's golden hopeful Lee Chong Wei and world number two women's singles player Xie Xingfang were both shown the exit on Thursday.Second seed Lee Chong Wei lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia 21-11, 21-9. Lee's exit made Malaysia's 30-year wait for world champs title almost in vain."My coach...

Roslin To Face Chen Jin In Second Round

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Nusa Mahsuri's player, Roslin Hashim goes into the second round of the men's singles after beating minnow Magnus Sahlberg of Sweden in the 16th World Badminton Championships held at Putra Stadium, here today. World number 26th, Roslin, trained by Rashid Sidek since a year ago, beat the Swede 21-17, 21-9 in...

Eyes for Chong Wei (pic)

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Reports by RAJES PAUL and LIM TEIK GUATPictures by S.S. KANESAN and GLENN GUANVETERAN Mohd Roslin Hashim survived a scare to reach the second round of the men’s singles event in the World Championships but Malaysia’s focus was not on him at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.Focused: Malaysia’s Mohd Roslin Hashim goes for a return during his...

Denmark’s Gade clears first hurdle toward elusive World title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Former World No. 1 Peter Gade of Denmark cleared the first hurdle in his bid to win the elusive World Badminton Championship title, beating England's Andrew Smith 21-18, 21-10 on Tuesday.It took the 31-year old Dane only 36 minutes to put Smith out of the competition and earn a second round match against Hong Kong's Chan...

Malaysia to break badminton world championships jinx

Malaysia has never won a title in the world badminton championships. Now might be the time for them to break the jinx.In the 16th edition on home soil and as the 50th national anniversary is approaching, they have every reason to be optimistic. Besides one men's singles silver medal in 2003 and three runner-ups in men's doubles in...

Surprise exit for English men’s doubles pair

KUALA LUMPUR: Last year's World Badminton Championships runners-up Robert Blair-Anthony Clark headed for an early flight home to England after they were sent packing in the second round by Poland's Michal Logosz-Robert Mateusiak at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil today. The ninth-seeded English pair lost 16-21, 16-21 to unseeded Logosz-Mateusiak in just 34 minutes. Their defeat handed...

Tan shrugs off pressure at badminton worlds

Tan Boon Heong, who pairs with Koo Kien Keat as favorites to win Malaysia's first gold medal at the world badminton championships, shrugged off pressure from home people. Tan/Koo began to pair up since the Japanese Open last October, and won the men's doubles title at the Asian Games, Malaysian Open, All England Open and Swiss Open. Their...

Koo and Tan has opportunity to become world No. 1

PETALING JAYA: National number one Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong have an extra drive to win the men's doubles world title. Success will see them claiming the status as the world number one for the first time. If they do so, the pair forged in October last year, will become the first men's pair to be ranked at number...

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