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Aditya Joshi becomes India’s first World No 1 junior badminton player (pic)

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Published: 07 January 2014
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Here is more good news for Indian badminton. Aditya Joshi, who trains at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore, has become world No 1 in the Badminton World Federation’s junior rankings.

The 17-year-old from Madhya Pradesh tops the chart ahead of Indonesia’s Christie Jonatan and China’s Zhao Jun Peng. Joshi has made steady progress in recent times, according to Vimal Kumar, former national coach. He won the national junior title last May beating Kerala’s Arun George.

Aditya’s father Atul Joshi is an SAI badminton coach in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh. His brother Pratul is a well known player, who made headlines two years ago when he shocked former world champion Taufiq Hidayat in the Indian Open.

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Dr Ramlan: Go for the op, Liu Ying (pic)

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Published: 07 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz has recommended mixed doubles shuttler Goh Liu Ying to go for surgery.

Dr Ramlan, however, said he would leave it to Liu Ying to make the final decision.

Liu Ying, who is suffering from a nagging right knee injury, went to see Dr Ramlan yesterday to seek his advice on her condition.

“Liu Ying’s problem now is no longer about performances. It is a clinical issue that requires an immediate solution. I told her that the best option is to go for surgery. The longer she delays the decision, the worse it will become,” said Dr Ramlan.

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There’s no 'I' in team for badminton squad

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Published: 07 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: National singles coach Rashid Sidek wants to have a team-building camp to prepare the national shuttlers for this year’s three major team events.

The three team events are the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4 and Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from Sept 28-Oct 5.

At the Commonwealth Games, there are medals for the mixed team event while the men and women will contest in their respective team events in the Asiad.

Rashid said he had made a proposal to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) management.

“If all goes well, the camp should take off next month. This is a year full of team events and we want to get a head start. Once we get the green light, we will decide on the venue,” added Rashid.

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Doubles pair wary of chill factor in Korea (pic)

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Published: 07 January 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s doubles champion Tan Wee Kiong-Hoon Thien How will be fighting on two fronts when they start their campaign in the Korean Open on Wednesday.

On Saturday, the duo and compatriots Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem left for Seoul for the season opener of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Super Series.

The 24-year-old Wee Kiong said their opening round match would be “treacherous”.

“The weather in Seoul is below 13°C. It is really cold. On top of that, we have a tricky opening match against an upcoming pair from China (Kang Jun-Liu Cheng). We cannot take them lightly.

“We have to balance our act. We have to adapt to the cold condition and also stay on guard against the Chinese pair,” said Wee Kiong.

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Badminton bids for inclusion in 2020 Paralympics

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Published: 03 January 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has submitted a letter to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to have para-badminton considered for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, becoming the first international federation to do so.
 
BWF had also bid for the 2016 Rio Paralympics but was unsuccessful as canoeing and triathlon got their nod.
 
“Our preparations are well underway for this application process and since our letter of intent was ready, we felt this was the appropriate time to present it to the IPC,” BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer said in a statement.
 
The IPC governing board in November will decide which sports will be showcased in Tokyo.
 
“The BWF has been working hard on developing para-badminton and building its player base since 2010 and this has included enhancing the classification system and the rules governing para-badminton,” added the BWF president.
 

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