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Indonesian team all pumped-up for Thomas-Cup Cup Finals

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Published: 06 May 2014
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Can you guess how many times has Indonesia won the Thomas Cup in less than three seconds? The answer is 13 times, the most among three nations, Malaysia (formerly Malaya), Indonesia, and China that have ever held the Thomas Cup. It won four consecutive titles from 1970 through 1979 and five consecutive titles from 1994 through 2002.

1994 through 2002 was a golden era for Indonesia badminton. It's nice to see some old faces such as Joko Suprianto, Rexy Mainaky (the Chief Coach of Indonesia team) returned and shared their experiences with those younger playersIt was when players like Alan Budikusuma, Susi Susanti, Mia Audina, Taufik Hidayat, Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky were playing, during which time the country’s players won countless titles and gold medals, such as two Olympic medals won by Alan and Susi in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and another gold medal won by Ricky Subagja and Rexy in 1996 Atlanta Olympic. However, Indonesia's ten-year reign as champions was ended by the resurgence of China in 2004 when the Chinese won the title in Jakarta.

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Day 1 of Thomas-Uber Cup training camp helped lift shuttlers' spirits

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Published: 05 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's shuttlers were dripping with sweat, training hard and enjoying the atmosphere at the first day of Thomas-Uber Cup Finals training camp.

Lee Chong Wei was reported to have a little discomfort on his left leg but his coach, Rashid Sidek played down that incident as minor problem.  Two years ago,  Lee Chong Wei suffered from an early injury at his ankle during the Thomas Cup Group C tie against Denmark at Wuhan, China

“Chong Wei told us about it and after a diagnosis, it's no really worrisome” said Rashid, who is also the Thomas-Uber Cup project lead. Of course, everyone knows the importance of Chong Wei for the Thomas Cup team. He is the only player in the roster that can guaranteed a victory.

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Daren Liew becomes Thomas Cup captain

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Published: 05 May 2014
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Selangor: Malaysia's Thomas Cup members have selected Daren Liew as their team captain. The team consists of Chong Wei Feng, Goh Soon Huat, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem, 05-5-2014-badminton-news-daren-liewTan Boon Heong and Chan Peng Soon hoped this would be a major morale boost to Daren ahead of Thomas Cup Finals which will be held in New Delhi from May 18-25 .

Although Daren was surprised by the team's decision, the 27-year-old Daren vowed play his best as team captain and the third singles.

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Hui Lin-Hui Ern's Uber Cup hopes dashed

Category: Badminton News
Published: 04 May 2014
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The world No. 27 pair, women's doubles Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern were disappointed when they learned they were not included in Malaysia's Uber Cup team.

Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern remain positive despite not playing in the Uber CupThe Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) picked world No. 23 Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo, world No. 30 Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho and Lee world No. 44 Meng Yean-Lim Yin Loo as women's doubles players in the Uber Cup Finals.

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India ready for Thomas and Uber cup

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Published: 04 May 2014
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Indian's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup badminton team will undergo a boot camp at the Siri Fort Sports Complex starting May 7 under the guidance of chief national coach Pullela Gopichand. A 30-member core team will prepare for Saina Nehwal (left), and Gopichand (center) and P Kashyap will form a solid Uber-Thomas Cup team.the upcoming team championships, out of which 10 men and 10 women shuttlers will be selected to play for India later in the week.

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