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Chong Wei in the semis (pic)

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PETALING JAYA: National number one Lee Chong Wei marched into the Danish Open quarter-finals in convincing fashion in Odense on Thursday.  But Mohd Hafiz Hashim crashed out yet again in an early stage of an international tournament, raising a big question mark over his status in the national team.  Hafiz: Lost 17-21, 15-21 to Danish Joachim Persson in...

Rian/Yonathan to challenge Markis/Hendra in Denmark quarter-final

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian men`s double Rian Sukmawan/Yonathan Suryatama will challenge another Indonesian double Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan in the quarter final of the Denmark Super Series badminton tournament after the two booked victories in the second round. Markis/Hendra beat Xie Zhongbo/Guo Zhendong of China 22-20, 17-21, 21-19 on Thursday night. Rian/Yonathan,...

Kien Keat on a mission to win (pic)

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By RAJES PAUL PETALING JAYA: Malaysia have a shot at winning a double for the second time in the Danish Open but much will depend on the performances of flamboyant men's doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat.  The Danish Open, which is the ninth leg of the Super Series, begins today in Odense and Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and...

Denmark Open: Chong Wei, Pei Tty-Eei Hui in last eight (pic)

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By : K.M. Boopathy WORLD No 2 Lee Chong Wei and high-riding women's doubles Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui advanced to the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open with convincing victories in Odense yesterday. Chong Wei, the second seed, beat ...

International battle of the shuttlecock

Big time badminton has arrived in New Zealand.The world junior championships, which started with opening rounds in the teams event at Trusts Stadium in Waitakere City yesterday, will explode into a full-on international event over the next few days with the individual competition starting on Tuesday bringing together some of the best players from 33 countries. It is...

Badminton coach blames Tan Fook for shocking defeat by Americans

By RAJES PAUL PETALING JAYA: Veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah suffered a shocking first round defeat at the Danish Open in Odense on Wednesday.  The World Championships bronze medallists went down 21-23, 21-13, 17-21 to Americans Howard Bach-Malaythong Bob Khan.   Tan Fook was singled out as the culprit with national doubles coach...

China sweeps four titles at Macau

China proved it was the world's badminton powerhouse after a nearly-cleansweep of four titles at the US$120,000, with Malaysia taking one in the men's doubles event. Indonesia's sixth seed Taufik Hidayat -- in his third final this year -- failed to grab what would have been his first title in the past six months. His last victory...

BWF president shares thoughts on future of badminton

Recent disputes within the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have jeopardized the future of the world's fastest racket sport. During the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in June, BWF President Kang Hyung-joon made a statement regarding the organization's overall performance and a vote of no confidence made against him at a council meeting in Glasgow in March. In an interview...

Malaysian shuttlers set to clinch world No. 1 ranking (pic)

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By RAJES PAUL PETALING JAYA: Malaysians Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are set to become the world number one pair for the first time after completing their great run in Macau yesterday.  In an all-Malaysian final, the world number three defeated veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah 21-18, 17-21, 23-21 to claim their sixth international title within a...

Chen Jin downs Taufik for Macao Open badminton title

MACAO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttler Chen Jin clinch the title of Macao Badminton Open when he beat his more illustrious Indonesia opponent Taufik Hadayat in the men's singles final here on Sunday. Chen won 19-21, 21-17, 21-18 in 65 minutes to give Taufik the second defeat as Chen ousted Taufik in the China...

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