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Gail Emms shapes up for a different challenge (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 April 2009
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The London marathon's attraction to former Olympians seeking a physical challenge after retiring from top-class sport appears to be undimmed.

Sir Steve Redgrave, James Cracknell and Sebastian Coe have all tried the 26.2 miles with differing degrees of success. Now Gail Emms is adding her name to the list.Change of pace: Gail Emms, along with Nathan Robertson, reached the top in Badminton, now she’s training for a new test

This time last year Emms was preparing for the Beijing Games with realistic hopes that she and partner Nathan Robertson would improve on the silver mixed doubles medal they won in Athens four years earlier.

Sadly, the British pair succumbed in the quarter-final to the eventual winners from Korea and a tearful Emms confirmed afterwards that she would be retiring.

Since Beijing, Emms has been handed a contract to promote vitamin supplements and presents Destination 2012, a beginners' guide to Olympic sports on Channel Four.

She was also been chosen as Badminton England's ambassador to mentor potential Olympic talent at the national centre in Milton Keynes.
 

PBA to bring back glory days

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 April 2009
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THE Penang Badminton Association (PBA) will start promoting and developing badminton aggressively at grassroot level in an effort to bring back the glory days.

Newly elected PBA secretary Tony Tan Gim Hin said Penang has a good record of continually producingworld class players, including Datuk Teh Kew San, Datuk Eddy Choong, Tan Aik Huang, Tan Aik Mong in the 50s and 60s right tillDatuk Lee ChongWei t o d ay.

“The newly elected committee has unanimously decided to ‘tur un padang’ and identify young talent, especially in the rural areas,” said Tony.

Tony said the newly elected committee’s initial target is to help Penang perform well at the 2010 Malacca Malaysia Games.

Former vice president Dr Koay Ban Hing was elected the new PBA president after incumbent Datuk Liew Chook San declined to contest.

The newly elected 2009-11 committee — president: Dr Koay Ban Hing, vice presidents: Koay Chin Eng, Leong Kin Weng, Loh Meng Kiang, Irynn Lim Ai Ling and Prof Rabinvarjeet Singh.

Secretary: Tony Tan Gim Hin, assistant: Ch'ng Soon Pin, treasurer: Ong Boon Soon (incumbent) and assistant: Yong Ee San.

Affiliated committee members: ACS Union, Chinese Recreation Club, Spectra Enterprise, Bestech Enterprise, SRJK(C) Jit Sin A, Penang Civil Service Association, LTT Badminton Academy, Young Way Badminton Academy and Universiti

 
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Badminton World Federation give all clear to world championships

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 April 2009
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The Badminton World Federation, the sport’s ruling body, has given security clearance for the world championships to be staged in India in August.

Security consultants inspected the venue in the southern city of Hyderabad in February and the BWF gave the all clear after the report was presented to its executive board last month. The championships will take place from Aug 10 to 16.

Security in the sub-continent has been called into question following the ambush of the Sri Lanka cricket team bus in Lahore, Pakistan last month, which killed seven Pakistanis and wounded six players.

Hyderabad staged an incident-free India Open last month where Indonesia’s former world and 2004 Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat won the men's title. However security concerns of playing in India still remain.

Last month Lord Coe, the London 2012 chairman, said that next year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi should go ahead as planned.

Meanwhile, Tennis Australia has requested the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to switch the May 8-10 Asia-Oceania zonal Davis Cup tie scheduled in Chennai out of India over security concerns.

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has also raised concerns over sending the contingent to next year's games in New Delhi in the wake of the attack in Lahore.

 

 

 
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China dominate Asia badminton championships (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 April 2009
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SEOUL (AFP) — China swept three titles at the 2009 Badminton Asia Championships in South Korea on Sunday, proving yet again they are a virtually unbeatable force in world badminton.Bao Chunlai of China returns the shuttlecock to his compatriot Chen Long

There was however some home joy, with South Korea's Olympic mixed doubles champion pair of Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyo-Jung prevailing in an all-Korean final at the event in Suwon, just outside Seoul.

 
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BAM is considering taking chefs to Hyderabad (pic)

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Published: 13 April 2009
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CHEFS may have to board the flight to Hyderabad, India for the World Badminton Championships on Aug 10-16. Bao Chunlai beat Chen Long 16-21, 21-10, 21-16 at the Asian Championships.

Their mission in India will be to prepare local food for the national shuttlers, a step the BA of Malaysia (BAM) is considering after the Lee Chong Wei's food poisoning experience at last month's India Open, also in Hyderabad.

Chong Wei, the World No 1, blamed an upset stomach for his first round loss to China's Chen Long.

BAM president Datuk Nadzmi Salleh said the association will provide the best for the Hyderabad-bound players.