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Bronze for PV Sindhu and Jwala-Ashwini in Asian Badminton Championships

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Published: 26 April 2014
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Korea: P.V. Sindhu and women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa of India all settled for bronze medals in the Badminton Asia Championships as they all lost the semi-finals to teir Chinese opponents on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Sindu fought hard for one hour and 18 minutes before losing to the two-time reinging All England champion 18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship Shixian 21-15 20-22 12-21 in the women's singles competition. The World No.10 started the encounter on a positive note by clinching the first game 21-15. The second game went right till the end and Sindhu had victory in her sights but Shixian wasn't going to give it

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Koo Kien Keat could be the X-factor for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team

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Published: 25 April 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) may bring back Koo Kien Keat to beef up one of the weakest Thomas Cup squad in Malaysia's badminton history.Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton

Lee Chong Wei proposed to BAM on Friday that Koo Kien Keat could allow the coaches more flexibility to try different line-ups.

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Malaysian crash out, while Lin Dan cruises into semi-finals of Asia Championships

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Published: 25 April 2014
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Korea: Malaysian ended their journey at the Badminton Asia Championships on Friday when Low Juan Shen/Nelson Heg Wei Keat went down to Shi Longfei/Chen Zhuofu of China 21-18, 21-13; while Anscelly Amelia Alicia/Soong Fie Cho faltered against Indian pair Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwata Gutta 21-12, 21-12.I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

In the men's singles, Lin Dan took 34 minutes to defeat Wei Nan of Hong Kong 21-10, 21-7 to cruise into the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Badminton Asia Championships.

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Sindhu, Jwala-Ashwini are in Asian Badminton Championships semis

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Published: 25 April 2014
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P.V. Sindhu and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won their quarterfinal matches respectively to reach semifinals in the women’s singles and women’s doubles events of Asian Badminton Championship on Friday.Wish Jwala Gutta good luck in Asian Badminton Championships

PV Sindhu lost the first game 14-21 but came back strongly to win the next two games 21-13, 21-10 in close to an hour match against Ongbumrungpan Busanan of Thailand.

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Two Malaysian pairs and China's Lin Dan reach quarter-finals

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Published: 24 April 2014
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Korea: Malaysia's women’s doubles shuttlers Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho kept calm and focused to beat Hsieh Pei-chen-Cheng Wen-hsing of Taiwan 21-14, 21-14 in a 30-minute second round match to set up a last eight clash against India’s former World Championships bronze medalists Ashwini Ponnappa-Jwala Gutta of India. Woon Khe Wei (right) and Vivian Hoo crashed out of Asian Badminton ChampionshipsThe pair saved Malaysia's blushes on a day most of the other Malaysians fell by the wayside.

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