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Japan to send nine badminton players to Rio Olympics

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Published: 09 May 2016
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Tokyo: After Japanese World No. 1 women's doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo defeated Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao 21-13, 21-15 in an all-Japan women’s badminton doubles final at the Asian Championships, Takahashi/Matsutomo have been named among the nine Japanese shuttlers who clinched their spots in all five disciplines at the Rio Olympics.A lot of respect to Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo and Naoko Fukuman/Kurumi Yonao's "Samurai spirit" when both pairs put up real fight in the BAC final, contrary to "Li Yongbo" style that brought shame to badminton with walkovers and match throwings.

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Indonesia men's team in training camp to prepare for Thomas Cup

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Published: 09 May 2016
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Jakarta: In their bid to prepare for the Thomas Finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to May 22, 2016, the Indonesian team will put their focus on diversifying their strategies, and patterns of play.Shuttlers for the 2016 Indonesia Thomas Cup squad. (photo: Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

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Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

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Published: 08 May 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

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Kidambi Srikanth to skip Thomas Cup

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Published: 07 May 2016
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New Delhi: World No. 12 Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has decided to skip the Thomas Cup that will kick off on May 15 in Wuhan China, in order to keep himself fully fit and prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Kidambi Srikanth has had a very moderate season so far. (photo: GettyImages)

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Kenichi Tago to find opportunities overseas after gambling penalty

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Published: 07 May 2016
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Tokyo: Six-time Japan national champion and the 2010 All England runner-up Kenichi Tago, who lost about 10 million yen in over 60 visits to illegal casinos in Tokyo and Yokohama from October 2014 to January 2016, is looking to resume his badminton career overseas after he received indefinite suspension by the Nippon Badminton Association.The punishments for Kenichi Tago's misconduct may seem too harsh! (photo: GettyImages)

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