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Chen Long, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open quarters

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Published: 09 June 2016
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Sydney: Men's singles No. 1 seed Chen Long of China cruised through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Super Series as the World No. 2 men’s singles player wasted little time in dismissing Malaysia's former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-12 in 48 minutes on Thursday.Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

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Lee Chong Wei overcomes tough times & regains World No. 1

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Published: 09 June 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: For many people, the period between June 26th, 2015 and June 9th, 2016 was probably just another normal year. However, for Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, it was an important moment in his badminton career that recorded his remarkable journey of hitting the bottom then rising to the top.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei on reaching World No. 1 again! (photo: GettyImages)

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Tan Boon Heong proposes to girlfriend

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Published: 08 June 2016
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Sydney: Former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend are engaged. Tan, who is currently playing at the Australian Open in Sydney, made the engagement official on Tuesday.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend! (photo: Tan Boon Heong’s FB)

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Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

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Published: 08 June 2016
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Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

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The inspirational story of Ratchanok Intanon

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Published: 07 June 2016
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Sydney: As the humble daughter of factory workers at a Bangkok sweet-maker, badminton was a ticket out of poverty for Ratchanok Intanon, who hopes winning gold at the Rio Olympics might inspire more Thai girls to chase their dreams.

The 21-year-old will be among Thailand's main medal hopes in Brazil and one of the chief threats to China's chances of defending their astonishing sweep of all five badminton titles at the London Games.Ratchanok Intanon is an inspirational figure to many Thailand badminton players. (photo: GettyImages)

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