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Sindhu crashes out of Badminton Asia Championships (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
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 India’s campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships came to an end after P.V. Sindhu lost her women’s singles quarterfinal match against Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought contest in Taipei on Friday.

The unseeded Indian gave a tough challenge to her seventh seeded Japanese opponent before going down 19-21 21-16 11-21 in a battle that lasted exactly an hour.P.V. Sindhu lost her women’s singles quarterfinal match against Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought contest in Taipei on Friday.

Sindhu, who had beaten former World No.1 Shixian Wang in a third round match on Thursday, seemed to be in top form in the first two games before going down tamely in the third game.

The 17-year-old Hyderabadi gave the world no. 12 a run for her money in the opening game. It was a neck-and-neck battle till 10-10 with neither player letting the other win more than a point at a stretch.

 

Tien Minh out of 2013 Badminton Asia Champs (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
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 Vietnam’s No.1 badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh was surprisingly disqualified from the first round of the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei (China) on April 17.

He was defeated 0-2 by Chinese rival Chan Yan Kit from Hong Kong in his first match of the men’s individual event.Nguyen Tien Minh crashed out from Asian Championship 2013
Nguyen Tien Minh was surprisingly crashed out  from the first round of the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei
Minh’s fellow Do Duc Tuan also lost 0-2 to another Chinese rival named Lindan.
 

Injured "Super Dan" quits Asia Championship (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
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Chinese Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan on Friday quit the Badminton Asia Championship citing an injury, effectively ending hopes that he would lead China's drive for a clean-sweep of titles.

 

TAIPEI: Chinese Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan on Friday quit the Badminton Asia Championship citing an injury, effectively ending hopes that he would lead China's drive for a clean-sweep of titles.Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan of China speaks to the Chinese media Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan of China speaks to the Chinese media

"Super Dan", an icon in China and rated by many as badminton's greatest player, had to withdraw after waking up with a pain in his left shoulder and could not lift his left arm, said a spokesman for the tournament.

 

Chong Wei is Malaysia's only hope in All England (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 March 2013
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IT WAS a sad day for Malaysia when Chong Wei Feng, Liew Daren and Tan Chun Seang were sent packing in the All-England and it was left to Taiwan’s up-and-coming player Chou Tien-chen to steal the show in the first round at the National Indoor Arena.

Hopes were high on Wei Feng to defy the odds but he was blown away by Denmarks’ Jan O Jorgensen 11-21, 14-21 in 32 minutes.

Daren put up a fighting display before going down to former world champion Chen Jin 15-21, 21-19, 11-21.Not good enough: Liew Daren put up a fighting display before going down to China’s Chen Jin 15-21, 21-19, 11-21 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

It could have been an easy straight-game victory for Chen Jin but Daren made remarkable turnaround halfway in the second game by showing more aggression to force deuce.

In the end, it was all in vain as he lost the rubber 11-21.

 

All England Is the Moment of Truth for Indonesian Duo Ahsan and Hendra (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 March 2013
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The moment of truth for Indonesia’s badminton men’s doubles pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan has finally arrived.

The Malaysia Open Super Series champions will carry a big responsibility on their shoulders when the world’s oldest badminton tournament starts on Wednesday in Birmingham. The All England is one of the top priorities of the year for the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI).

To the shuttlers, the All England means carrying on their personal missions. Indonesia National Badminton Team

“I can say I have won various major tournaments when I was still paired with Markis Kido, such as the Asian Games, World Championships and even the Olympics. But I never won an All England title. I hope this is the time,” 2008 Olympic champion Hendra told reporters in a send-off ceremony last week.

Hendra’s biggest achievement with Markis at the All England was in 2010 when they clinched the semifinal stage. They stormed to the last four before being stopped by now-retired Danish duo, Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen.

 

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