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Warm welcome home for Chong Wei (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 August 2012
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SEPANG: Hundreds of Malaysians waving flags and banners to show their support welcomed home badminton hero Datuk Lee Chong Wei at the KL International Airport on Tuesday.

Over 400 fans had gathered at the airport as early as 4.30am to wait for his arrival to show their appreciation for putting up a good fight in Sunday's badminton final.Chong Wei being escorted out upon his arrival at KLIA

Among those at the airport were a delegation from the Youth and Sports Ministry, as well as students from Bukit Jalil Sports School who described Chong Wei as their "idol".

Chong Wei thanked everyone for their support "but I am disappointed not to bring home the gold."

He said he intended to compete for the next two years, and after that "see how long more I can play."

He expressed his intention to take part in the Commonwealth Games and the China Badminton League, adding that he would play in the 2016 Olympic Games if he is in good shape.

 

Lee to face nemesis Lin for gold (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 04 August 2012
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Top seed Lee entered the tournament scrambling to be fit for the opening match, but was at the peak of his powers in a crushing 20-13 20-14 win over third-seeded Chinese Chen Long.

Reigning champion Lin, who thrashed Lee for the gold medal in an emotional victory at his home Games, duly played his part by destroying South Korea's Lee Hyun-il 21-12 21-10 in the second semi-final.Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei plays against China's Chen Long during their men's singles badminton semifinals match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena August 3, 2012

The mouth-watering final pits two of the finest players of their generation against each other, with both hoping to re-write the records.

Lin, badminton's equivalent to tennis's Roger Federer, has won every major title going, but has the chance to become the first man to defend an Olympic singles title.

Lee was propelled by a rowdy Malaysian contingent in a near-full house at the 4,800 capacity Wembley Arena, and will bid to end his country's 48-year wait for an Olympic gold medal since they first sent a team to the 1964 Tokyo Games.

 

Olympics-Men's badminton singles quarter-finals results

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 02 August 2012
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LONDON, Aug 2 - South Korea's Lee Hyun II beat
China's Chen Jin 2-0 in an Olympic men's badminton singles
quarter-finals match on Thursday.

 Results Table
 
 7-Hyun Il Lee (South Korea) beat 4-Chen Jin (China) 21-15 21-16
        
 2-Lin Dan (China) beat 6-Sho Sasaki (Japan) 21-12 16-21 21-16  
        
 3-Chen Long (China) beat 5-Peter Gade (Denmark)  21-16 21-13 
 1-Chong Wei Lee (Malaysia) beat Kashyap Parupalli (India) 21-19
21-11

 
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Why should Yu Yang quits badminton but not Li Yongbo or those dumpasses in BWF?

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 02 August 2012
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I just read the news that Yu Yang quits the love of her life - Badminton. As a huge badminton fan, this is a devastating news for me.  This type of scandal usually has nothing to do with players, they just follow the order from folks in the management. Top ranked badminton player like Yu Yang always play her heart out when she is on the court, so that she can make her country proud of her. Match fixing is not something new to the Chinese team, they were already able to manipulate the world men's singles badminton rankings with so many walk-overs so that they can have the maximum three shuttlers in the men’s singles at the Olympics.

 

Frankly, if this is not because of those  fans who attended the matches Tuesday night at Wembley Arena chanted, "Off! Off! Off!"  to incredulous television broadcasters and viewers watching around the world, you will not see this type of penalties. I hate to repeat things in my article, again, the walk-overs in Chinese men's singles really ticked me off, these walk-overs are obvious examples of impompetancy of Badminton World Federation (BWF), who introduced the badminton rules that full with loopholes (and don't bother to fix them), which the Chinese is taking advantage of.

 

At last, I think Li Yongbo (head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team) and those dumpasses in the BWF management should be fired. Li Yongbo migh not necessary be the one who alway pulls the trigger, but he is definitely the mastermind of all these manipulations and match fixings. As far as those dumpasses in BWF, not only they failed to response prompty when people alerted them about the walk-overs about the Chinese men's singles manupulation of the badminton ranking (untill audiences are chanting  "Off! Off! Off!" in Wembley Arena at the London Olympic), they also failed the badminton fans around the world  that they are not able to make badminton a prominent racket sports around the world. In so many countries, people still treat badminton a sports you play at your backyard when they are gathering or BBQing. We should not let these group of people to continue to run an organization that is so important to the sport of badminton and to continue to ruin our favorite sport, badminton.

 

 
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Why should Yu Yang quits badminton but not Li Yongbo or those dumpasses in BWF?

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 02 August 2012
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I just read the news that Yu Yang quits the love of her life - Badminton. As a huge badminton fan, this is a devastating news for me.  This type of scandal usually has nothing to do with players, they just follow the order from folks in the management. Top ranked badminton player like Yu Yang always play her heart out when she is on the court, so that she can make her country proud. Match fixing is not something new to the Chinese team, they were already able to manipulate the world men's singles badminton rankings with so many walk-overs so that they can have the maximum three shuttlers in the men’s singles at the Olympics.

 

Frankly, if this is not because of those  fans who attended the matches Tuesday night at Wembley Arena chanted, "Off! Off! Off!"  to incredulous television broadcasters and viewers watching around the world, you will not see this type of penalties. I hate to repeat things in my article, again, the walk-overs in Chinese men's singles really ticked me off, these walk-overs are obvious examples of impompetancy of Badminton World Federation (BWF), who introduced the badminton rules that full with loopholes (and don't bother to fix them), which the Chinese is taking advantage of.

 

At last, I think Li Yongbo (head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team) and those dumpasses in the BWF management should be fired. Li Yongbo migh not necessary be the one who alway pulls the trigger, but he is definitely the mastermind of all these manipulations and match fixings. As far as those dumpasses in BWF, not only they failed to response prompty when people alerted them about the walk-overs and the Chinese men's singles manupulation of the badminton ranking (untill audiences are chanting  "Off! Off! Off!" in Wembley Arena at the London Olympic), they also failed the badminton fans around the world  that they are not able to make badminton a prominent racket sports around the world. In so many countries, people still treat badminton a sports you play at your backyard when they are gathering or BBQing. We should not let these group of people to continue to run an organization that is so important to the sport of badminton and to continue to ruin our favorite sport, badminton.

 

 
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