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Former world champ Chen Jin retires (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2013
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BEIJING: Former world badminton men’s singles champion Chen Jin has called it a day after a decade-long career.

The 27-year-old is now an assistant women’s singles coach of the Chinese national team.

It is learnt that he handed in his letter notifying the team of his retirement at the end of last month.Chen Jin

The team approved it and roped him in to help out the women’s singles coaching department, which has been short-staffed since Zhang Ning went on maternity leave.

 

Proud dad Chong Wei returns to action in Axiata Cup final (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who just became a father on Friday, will play in the US1 mil (RM3.04mil) Axiata Cup after all.

After some coaxing from his teammates, Chong Wei has decided to come to the team's rescue by playing in the final tie against Thailand at 7.30pm, Sunday at Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.Chong Wei and Mew Choo with Kingston.

With Chong Wei playing, the team's chances are certainly better against the Thais and the home team now stand a better chance of winning the mixed team Cup for the first time and also pocket a whopping US400,000 (RM1.217mil) top prize money. The runners-up get to take home US200,000 (RM608,000).

 

Chen Long snatches All England title from Lee Chong Wei (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
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Men’s Singles crown of Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships belonged to Chen Long as he overpowered Lee Chong Wei in the title match on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

This final match was played at the local badminton complex of Birmingham and it remained in full swing for one hour and two minutes.

Both world class shuttlers employed their brilliance in the game and kept the audience glued to their chairs while piling up final figures of 21-17 and 21-18.

The Chinese campaigner laid foundation of his straight-set victory immediately in the first set and then served notice of his dominance by winning the second set.Chen Long Defeated Lee Chong Wei in All England Final 2013

On the other hand, the badminton king Chong Wei looked completely off colour as he put a fluctuated performance and squandered the opportunity of a hat-trick title.

 

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.

 

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