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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 October 2009
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Kien Keat returns to Pei Tty, no partner yet for Hui Lin

PETALING JAYA: The country’s top mixed doubles partnership of Koo Kien Keat-Ng Hui Lin has been split up.

Kien Keat will be reunited with his old partner Wong Pei Tty in the Denmark Open Super Series, which will be held in Odense from Oct 20-25. The tournament will serve as a good warm-up ahead of December’s Laos SEA Games.Together again: Koo Kien Keat and Wong Pei Tty will renew their partnership in the Denmark Open this month

Kien Keat-Pei Tty have been named for the individual mixed doubles event in Laos together with the back-up pair of Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying.

Men’s doubles ace Kien Keat will also continue partnering Pei Tty in all the major tournaments next year – Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships.

 
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Back-to-back win for Minh at Viet Nam Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 October 2009
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HCM CITY — Viet Nam’s top male badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh won his second Viet Nam Open title with the bonus of US$3,750 after defeating Malaysian fourth seed Chong Wei Feng in the men’s singles final at Phan Dinh Phung Gymnasium in HCM City yesterday.Bird man: Nguyen Tien Minh returns a drop shot from his Malaysian opponent Chong Wei Feng in the men's singles final yesterday. Minh won 21-7, 19-21, 21-14 to clinch the second title in succession.

The victory is the culmination of a triumphant year for the world No 7, who won the SCG Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 in July and the Yonex Chinese Taipei Grand Prix 2009 Gold in August.

It is also Minh’s seventh international title. Previous wins include the Malaysia Satellite in 2004, the Viet Nam Satellite in 2006 and in 2008 and the Viet Nam Open in 2008.

 
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International badminton tourney begins in HCM City

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 October 2009
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The 2009 Yonex-Sunrise Vietnam Open kicked off at the Phan Dinh Phung Sport Complex in Ho Chi Minh City on October 7.  

220 badminton players from 14 countries and territories will compete in men's, women's, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mix-doubles events for a total prize money of US$50,000.

The host country’s No.1 and world No.7 Nguyen Tien Minh is expected to win the men’s event in the tournament.

 
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Tien Minh ranks among highest-earning athletes in Vietnam

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 October 2009
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Nguyen Tien Minh, Vietnam’s number one badminton player, earns approximately VND 100 million per month, becoming one of the highest earning athletes in Vietnam. 

His income comes from a newly signed contract with Becamex Binh Duong which offers VND50 million per month for his progress in the world’s ranking, US$2,000 funded by Victor Company and monthly salary. 

Minh has made great efforts to advance to the 7th place in the world. 
He will protect his championship at the Vietnam Open tournament, which will kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6.

 
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Young local shuttlers skip Alfamart Open to prepare for World Championships

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 October 2009
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With South Korea already opting out of the Junior Challenge Open Badminton championships in Jakarta in the wake of the West Sumatra earthquake, local young stars are also steering shy.

The six-day event was touted as a warm-up prior to the World Junior Badminton Championships, but the national badminton authority is sending only five of its 39 junior athletes.

The second edition of championships, co-sponsored by the Tangkas Badminton Club and retail chain Alfamart, commenced Monday in the capital.

The five players from the junior national camp are Kevin Alexander, Suci Rizki Andini, Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah, Della Destiara Harris and Gebby Ristyani Imawan, all playing in doubles.

Suci plays with Kevin in the mixed doubles, and with Tiara in the girls' doubles, while Della and Gebby are also in the girls' doubles.

 

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