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Koo Kien Keat off to good start at New Zealand Badminton Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 April 2014
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The SkyCity New Zealand Badminton Open 2014 is taking place in New Zealand at North Shore Events Centre, Auckland on Tuesday.04-16-2014-badminton-news-koo-kien-keat

Many well-known and world class players will take part in the event such as former world number 1 doubles player Koo Kien Keat (Malaysia) teaming up with compatriot Ng Hui Lin in mixed doubles and with Thai player Vilailak Pakkawat as 5th seeds in the men’s doubles.

 

Lin Dan is set to play in the Asian Badminton Championships

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 April 2014
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Beijing: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will take part in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) in Gimcheon, South Korea from April 22-27.

Lin Dan will first play in China Masters Grand Prix Gold, and then Asian Badminton ChampionshipsLee Chong Wei will skip the tournament and Badminton Association of Malaysia is going to pay Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC), a fine of US$2,000 (RM6,500) for withdrawing Chong Wei from the men’s singles event. In addition to Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia will also withdraw doubles pairs Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem. Of course, Malaysia will have to pay the fine for withdrawing these pairs.

 

Oppa Badminton Style! Lee Yong-dae and Kim Ki-jung's suspensions lifted

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 April 2014
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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Tuesday that after reviewing "new evidence" given by the Badminton Korea Association (BKA), it has reinstated South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medalist Lee Yong-dae and another Korean player Kim Ki-jung. Both players were banned from playing in any tournaments for one year after missing their dope tests. After the decision, they are free to compete at this year's Asian Games.Oppa! Oppa!! Oppa!!!!! Welcome back, we miss you!!

Back in January, the BWF suspended them for a year, for violating doping procedures, saying administrative lapses led to three missed drug tests.

 

Badminton still belongs to Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 April 2014
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The rivalry between between world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan has been called the greatest rivalry in badminton history. But almost simultaneously another Chinese shuttler — Chen Long has been inching closer to creating the same kind of contest with these 2 players. The greatest rivalry in badminton - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

 

Wang Yihan captures Singapore Open title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 April 2014
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Wang Yihan, who was upset by Li Xuerui in the 2012 Olympic final, won 21-11, 21-19 in the Singapore Open women's singles final. 

She was trailing the top seed Li Xuerui for most of the second game, but luck was on her side when she were able to tie the second game at 19-19, and then score two critical net points to seal the match.Wang Yihan celebrated her victory with a loud roar!

 

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