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Lee Chong Wei 'would quit' if suspended for doping (video)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 January 2015
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By Jennifer Pak

Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.We and Badminton need you, Lee Chong Wei!

 

Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 January 2015
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Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

"We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

 

Purple League: Petaling beat Puchong United

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 January 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Jan O Jorgensen beat Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk in dramatic fashion to lead Petaling BC past Puchong United on Saturday.

His 9-11, 1-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 victory over Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk in the first men's singles sealed an unassailable 3-2 lead for Petaling.Jan O Jorgensen plays a critical role in Petaling BC's run to win the tie on Saturday (photo: Petaling BC)

 

2015 India Masters final: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei vs Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 January 2015
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Lucknow: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho have ignited the excitement of Malaysian women's badminton on Saturday when both pairs advanced to the India Masters women's doubles final.

Top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei overcame a challenge by third seeds Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand to move into the women's doubles final of India Masters with a 12-21, 21-16, 21-13 victory in 57 minutes.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho taking selfies with their coach Rosman Razak (photo: Rosman Razak's Facebook)

 

Purple League: Puchong United survive Cheras scare

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Published: 23 January 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Puchong United BC hailed Cheras BC's fighting spirit as they hung on for victory to secure a hard-fought 11-10 win on Friday.

World number 20th Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk opened the tie against Muhammad Hafiz Hashim of Cheras in the first men's singles match. Fittingly it was veteran Hafiz who clinched it for Cheras with his tricky net shots that forced a lot errors from the shuttler who came from Thailand. After nearly 48 minutes toe-to-toe combat, Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk lost 7-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 9-11 to the 2003 All England champion.Cheras BC give Puchong United BC a good fight on Friday before wilting late (photo: Cheras BC)

 

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