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Hayom ready to oust Chong Wei (pic)

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Published: 06 August 2013
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After the shocking defeats of Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso, Indonesian back-up shuttler Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka is ready to score the biggest upset in the World Championships.
 
The 25-year-old has set his sights on ousting world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Wednesday’s second round. 

Hayom created a stir in last month’s Indonesian Open when he pushed Chong Wei to all corners before going down fighting 17-21, 14-21 in the semi-finals. His feisty display even earned praises from Chong Wei.Indonesia's Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka is ready to give world No.1 Lee Chong Wei a surprise.

Hayom, who won the India and Indonesian Opens Grand Prix Gold in 2010, admitted that Chong Wei would start as the favourite but warned fans not to write him off – just yet.

 

Jing Yi switches her focus to SEA Games after early exit (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 August 2013
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“I WILL focus on my preparations for the SEA Games first. Then I’ll think about my badminton future.”

This was women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi’s statement after losing in the first round of her maiden World Championships in the Tianhe Gymnasium on Tuesday. 

The 22-year-old Jing Yi showed the good and bad sides of her game – combining good shots with some sloppy ones – en route to losing 21-17, 21-17 to Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi. Japan's Sayaka Takahashi will take on compatriot Mitani Minatsu in the second round.

With her exit, Malaysia’s challenge in the women’s singles is over.

The last time a Malaysian women’s singles shuttler put up a strong showing was when former international Wong Mew Choo did well in the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur when she dumped world champion Xie Xingfang of China to reach the quarter-finals. 

 

Dream Final Between Chong Wei And Lin Dan On The Cards - Rashid Sidek

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 August 2013
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GUANGZHOU, Aug 6  -- National singles head coach Rashid Sidek feels the men's singles final of the 2013 World Championships would be a face off between Datuk Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Lin Dan of China.

Rashid said his predictions were based on the fact that Chong Wei, the world number one, and Lin Dan, the four-time World Championship winner, were in a class of their own.

"If there was a player who can derail the dream final between Chong Wei and Lin Dan, it would be Chen Long (China). However, the standard of world number three Du Pengyu will not match Chong Wei or Lin Dan's calibre," he told reporters, here, Tuesday.

Rashid believes for Chong Wei who is still looking for his maiden World Championship title, this year would be his best opportunity although the Chinese players led by Lin Dan would be the main challengers.

 

Badminton duo banned for on-court fight (pic)

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Published: 06 August 2013
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Thai player Bodin Issara has been banned for two years following a fight with former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit, the Badminton World Federation has announced.

His compatriot Jongjit has also been suspended for three months for his part in the incident, which occurred during last month’s Canada Open in Richmond, British Columbia.The Thai badminton player Bodin Issara has been banned for two years following a fight with his former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit.

The BWF has taken a hard line after footage of the extraordinary incident during the men’s doubles final spread quickly via the internet.

Issara was seen chasing Jongjit around the arena and then raining several blows to his body after catching up with him.

 

Peng Soon-Liu Ying shown early exit in Guangzhou (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 August 2013
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IT WAS a miserable outing for mixed pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying who failed to live up their seedings, crashing out in the first round against South Korea’s Kim Ki-jung-Jung Kyung-eun at the Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou today.

The world No. 5 were nowhere near their usual best as they lost 18-21, 19-21 to the unseeded Koreans.

“It was not a good day for us. Liu Ying was not in the best condition and I tried to cover for her but it didn’t work,” explained Peng Soon.

Liu Ying added that she injured her hand during a training session in Hong Kong and could not bring out her best game.Miserable outing: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying were beaten 18-21, 19-21 by South Korea's Kim Ki-jung-Jung Kyung-eun.

“I injured my hand on the last day of training in Hong Kong but received treatment for it,” said Liu Ying.

 

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