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Lin Dan defeats stubborn Sho Sasaki in Men’s Singles fight at Thomas Cup Finals 2012 (pic)

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Published: 25 May 2012
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China’s top player Lin Dan, who is current World Champion, had to work extra hard to get rid of his lower ranked opponent Sho Sasaki of Japan in a well fought contest at the semi-final stage of Thomas Cup Finals on Friday, May 25, in China.

The World Number Two Lin, who remained impressive in all of his matches in Thomas Cup, had to dig into his reserves to outplay a stubborn Sasaki who is currently number 6 in the world.Lin Dan defeats stubborn Sho Sasaki in Men’s Singles fight at Thomas Cup Finals 2012

Lin struggled hard in the opening set and bagged it with a tight margin. However, he found a good flow in the second game and took it with a reasonable score on the board.

On the other hand, Sasaki showed his class and troubled his higher ranked opponent in the opening game but remained unlucky in the ending points and lost the set.

 

It’s possible to speed up Chong Wei’s recovery, says Ramlan

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Published: 25 May 2012
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PETALING JAYA: A second round of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the KL Sports Medical Centre (KLSMC) revealed that world No.1 Lee Chong Wei has indeed suffered nothing more than a partial torn ligament in his ankle.

Chong Wei retired after just four minutes into his Thomas Cup Group C match against Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen on Tuesday and flew home the next day for further treatment.

National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz believes that it is possible to speed up Chong Wei’s recovery period but he cannot guarantee that the shuttler will be fit in time for the London Olympics in July.

 

Lee admits injury a blow to Olympics bid

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Published: 24 May 2012
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  WUHAN, China: Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei has admitted his injury at the Thomas Cup in China this week is a blow to his Olympics title bid, where the Malaysian has a last shot at an elusive gold.

"Injury like this can affect mental preparation," a tearful Lee said before flying back to Malaysia Wednesday to have a second MRI scan and treatment on his torn ankle tendon.

"It is still painful... One has to be strong. I know I will be okay. I have to be stronger mentally to do well in the Olympics."

The 29-year-old star shuttler landed awkwardly after going two points ahead in his group match against Denmark's Peter Gade.

 

Badminton association must make amends: Former players

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 May 2012
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 Officials of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) must redeem themselves after the country’s embarrassing loss at this year’s world badminton group championship in Wuhan, China, former badminton champions say.

Former men’s doubles hero, Sigit Budiarto, said Thursday that while the failure of the Indonesian Thomas Cup team was the worst defeat in Indonesia’s badminton history, the PBSI must help the country regain the days of glory by preparing a better training ground for players.

“We don’t need to play the blame game. The most essential aspect to think about now is how to improve ourselves in the next competition,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

Sigit was a member of the winning Thomas Cup team in 1998, 2000 and 2002. With Candra Wijaya, he won the World Championship in 1997 as well as captured the prestigious All-England championship title in 2003.

 

Olympics-Lee needs 'miracle' to make London shuttle

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Published: 24 May 2012
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 May 24 - World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei needs a miracle if he is to take part in the London Olympics after suffering an ankle injury, a top Malaysian official said on Thursday.

 
Lee, beaten by Chinese rival Lin Dan in the 2008 Beijing final, tore an ankle tendon in a Thomas Cup match against Denmark's Peter Gade in Wuhan earlier this week.
 
"We are all very sad that Chong Wei has suffered an injury that will hamper his Olympic preparation," Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Shabery Cheek told the Star newspaper.
 
"We don't know how long he will need to recover and it will probably be a miracle if he does make it in time. He'll have the best treatment possible.
 
"Most importantly, there is no pressure on him to recover fast."
 

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