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2016 Rio Olympic Badminton qualifying begins on Monday

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Published: 04 May 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The starting pistol for the race to the Rio 2016 Games has been fired on Monday, May 4, 2015. Competition is going to be very fierce for places, with Badminton players around the world are fighting to earn qualification spots for the greatest sporting event on the planet.The Olympic qualification period is always a very exciting time for the sport of badminton

 

Du Pengyu turns business owner

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Published: 04 May 2015
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Nanjing: About eight months after he retired from badminton, former world No. 3 Du Pengyu has transformed from a world-class athlete to become a business owner of a badminton equipment and supplies company in Beijing, China.Du Pengyu is an incredible badminton player who has been living under Lin Dan and Chen Long's shadows throughout his career.

 

World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

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Published: 03 May 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

 

Lee Hyun-il, Saena Kawakami win New Zealand Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 May 2015
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Auckland: Despite being 10 years older than his Chinese opponent, the 35 year old former world number one shuttler Lee Hyun-il of South Korea sent a reminder to the young gun Qiao Bin from China, that he is nowhere near close to riding quietly into the sunset when he romped to victory in the men's singles final in just 43 minutes at the New Zealand Open on Sunday.Lee Hyun-il takes home USD$9,000 by winning the New Zealand Open. (photo: New Zealand Open)

 

New Zealand Open: Lee Hyun-il in final, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah exit

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 02 May 2015
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Auckland: Korea's former world No. 1 men's singles badminton star Lee Hyun-il who has come back from retirement at least three times and has not letting age slow down his games. The 35 year old Korean dominating men’s singles semi-finals at New Zealand Open, beating top seed Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-6 to set up a championship clash against unseeded Qiao Bin of China in the men's singles final on Sunday.Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

 

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