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All England: Chen Long beats Lin Dan in semis

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Published: 07 March 2015
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England: Reigning men's singles world champion Chen Long of China sensationally beat compatriot the two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time All-England champion Lin Dan for the first time in his career on Saturday to earn a spot in the All England final.Chen Long (blue shirt) waves at the crowd after he won his All England semi-final match against Lin Dan

 

Taufik Hidayat: Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

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Published: 06 March 2015
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Birmingham: The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat.

In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, Taufik remains Indonesia's last singles world champion in 2005.The legendary Taufik Hidayat has a powerful and accurate backhand. Watch his Top 10 Backhand smashes.

 

All England: Lin Dan to play Chen Long in semis

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Published: 06 March 2015
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Birmingham: 2-time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan of China shrugged off a defiant Kento Momota of Japan 21-18, 21-19 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals at the 2015 All England.Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

 

BAM sign with Taiwan's Victor in RM60m deal

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Published: 05 March 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) 15-year “marriage” with Sunrise Yonex came to an end when Taiwan sports goods supplier Victor came on board with a RM60 million sponsorship deal over six years on Tuesday.

BAM president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff said Victor will become the main sponsor for equipment needed by the players and the BAM, replacing Sunrise Yonex, which has been with the BAM as the main sponsor for 15 years.BAM president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (right)  shaking hands with the Chairman of Victor International Chen Den-li

 

Viktor Axelsen: Learning mandarin is important for career

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 March 2015
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By Rod Gilmour

England: Denmark's Viktor Axelsen is living proof that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

The 21-year-old is one of just three Europeans to have cracked the top 10 of the men's badminton world rankings.

Axelsen is currently ranked ninth in the world. His fellow Danes, Jan O Jorgensen (second) and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (eighth), are the other two.Viktor Axelsen has bright future ahead of him

 

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