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Wei Feng crashes out in first round of SEA Games (pic)

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Published: 11 December 2013
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NAYPYITAW: There was disbelief written all over shuttler Chong Wei Feng’s face on Tuesday.

He became his own worst enemeny when he let slip a chance for a golden debut in the SEA Games after losing 19-21, 12-21 to A. Suppanyu of Thailand in the opening round of the men’s singles competition at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium C. Chong Wei Feng lost to Thailand's A. Suppanyu 19-21, 12-21 in the opening round of the SEA Games.

“It is my first SEA Games and I lost to Suppanyu for the first time in the first round. It is a SEA Games to forget,” said a disappointed Wei Feng.

“I came with the huge ambition of winning the title here but I have allowed the pressure to get to me. I did not raise my standard today and paid a heavy price for it.

“I have beaten Suppanyu twice before without much fight but today, I made so many mistakes and gave him the room to slam down winners.”

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Top Seed Nguyen bemoans tough badminton draw (pic)

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Published: 09 December 2013
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VIETNAM’s Nguyen Tien Minh was not a very happy man on the eve of the badminton competition.

The 30-year-old Tien Minh was given the top billing in the men’s singles but he claimed that the organisers had erred in Monday’s draw.

“There are 16 players in the men’s singles event and how can only two players be seeded. This is not right,” said a disappointed Tien Minh. SEA Games badminton top seed Nguyen Tien Minh feels more players should be seeded in the 16-man competition that starts on Wednesday.

Tien Minh has a first round bye in the competition that starts today.

He is expected to meet the winner of the first round match between Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia and Thailand’s A. Suppanyu in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

“Wei Feng should be seeded as well. I may meet him earlier because he is unseeded. Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia, who should be seeded fourth, is also in my half. I am the top seed but I have the toughest draw. Usually, the top four players are seeded.

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Chiew Sien will make the most of opportunity Read more: Chiew Sien will make the most of opportunity.

Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 December 2013
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LIM Chiew Sien's maiden appearance in the Sea Games could be a turning point in her badminton career.

The World No 142 was included in the women's singles team two weeks ago along with Yang Li Lian following national No 1 Tee Jing Yi's decision to quit the national team.

A member of the 2011 World Junior Championships mixed team gold medallists, Chiew Sien is giving herself three years to establish herself in the sport.

"I hope to become a top-10 shuttler in the world in three years but it will not be an easy feat. I still need to work my game," said Chiew Sien at Wunna Theikdi Arena in Naypyitaw yesterday.

"I thought I was dreaming when I was told I would be replacing Jing Yi in the Sea Games squad. I could not believe it at first."

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Badminton: Ramdan and Zhang Take Carlton Irish Open Titles in Baldoyle (pic)

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Published: 09 December 2013
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Malaysian player Misbun Ramdan underlined his huge potential when winning the men’s singles at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle beating the German Dieter Domke.

It was the biggest win of his career so far for the young Malaysian, who was delighted with his victory.Malaysian player Misbun Ramden underlined his huge potential when winning the men’s singles at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle beating the German Dieter Domke.

He dominated the match from the start with a variety of shots from all parts of the court that left the tall German struggling from the start.

By halfway in the opening set, Ramden was leading 11-7 and went on to win the set 21-13. The German came back in the second with the scores even at 4-4 and later at 9-9, but the Ramden always had the edge and pulled away to win 21-18.

When Beiwan Zhang of the USA took only two minutes to hammer seven points past Spain’s Beatriz Corrales for only one in reply in the opening set of the women’s singles, it looked like the match would be short.

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Pleasant surprise for Thien How-Wee Kiong

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Published: 09 December 2013
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HOON Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong's hopes of playing in the Super Series Finals have been fulfilled but at the expense of compatriots Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.

Kien Keat and Boon Heong, who had qualified for the event which begins in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, were forced to withdraw after the former suffered an eye infection over the weekend.

This piece of news paved the way for the in-form Thien How-Wee Kiong, the first reserves in the men's doubles, to compete in the event by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Sunday.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, who won their first career title in the Macau Open 10 days ago, have outperformed Kien Keat-Boon Heong in tournaments over the last two months and were initially disappointed for missing out on a place in the Super Series Finals.

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