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Chong Wei breezes into semis of Hong Kong Open (pic)

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Published: 22 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — Malaysian badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei breezed into the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open badminton championship after defeating Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-18, 21-17 in the quarter-finals at the Hong Kong Coliseum today.

Chong Wei (picture) will be meeting Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in the last four after the latter overcame Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark in 21-17, 21-16 in another quarter-final match, according to the Badminton World Federation’s official website http://bwfbadminton.org/.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying crashed out of the quarter-finals when they lost to the English pair of Chris Adcock/Gabrielle White in 18-21 and 12-21.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — Malaysian badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei breezed into the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open badminton championship after defeating Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-18, 21-17 in the quarter-finals at the Hong Kong Coliseum today.

Chong Wei (picture) will be meeting Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in the last four after the latter overcame Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark in 21-17, 21-16 in another quarter-final match, according to the Badminton World Federation’s official website http://bwfbadminton.org/.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying crashed out of the quarter-finals when they lost to the English pair of Chris Adcock/Gabrielle White in 18-21 and 12-21.

- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/sports/article/chong-wei-breezes-into-semis-of-hong-kong-open#sthash.IITXUcJ5.dpuf

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — Malaysian badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei breezed into the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open badminton championship after defeating Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-18, 21-17 in the quarter-finals at the Hong Kong Coliseum today.Malaysian badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei breezed into the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open badminton championship after defeating Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark.

Chong Wei (picture) will be meeting Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in the last four after the latter overcame Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark in 21-17, 21-16 in another quarter-final match.

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Don't write off Iskandar at SEA Games (pic)

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Published: 21 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National coach Hendrawan has not written off men’s singles shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin’s chances in the Myanmar SEA Games although it will be his first appearance.

Malaysia have named Iskandar and Chong Wei Feng for the badminton competition in the biennial Games from Dec 9-14.

Hendrawan believes that Iskandar has a good chance of delivering a medal – especially when some of the other countries are not sending their best players. Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin. National coach Hendrawan believes Iskandar has a good chance of delivering a medal at the SEA Games.

Indonesia, for example, have named Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo for the Games because their top two players – Tommy Sugiarto and Sony Dwi Kuncoro – are in the running to qualify for the BWF World Super Series Finals at the KLBA Stadium in Cheras from Dec 11-15.

Both the SEA Games and the Super Series Finals will be held concurrently and even Thailand are expected to send their second stringers to the Games. Their top two players – Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk and Boonsak Ponsana – are expected to take part in the Finals.

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Chen Long to miss Super Series (pic)

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Published: 21 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champion Chen Long of China is set to miss this year’s BWF World Super Series Finals from Dec 11-15 at the KLBA Stadium in Cheras following his decision to skip the ongoing Hong Kong Open in Kowloon.

The world No 2 moved up nine rungs to the eighth spot in the Super Series standings with a total 40,540 points after winning the China Open in Shanghai last week. Chen Long will slip down the Super Series rankings because he is skipping the Hong Kong Open.

He however is expected to drop one spot after missing the Hong Kong Open, which is the final leg of the 12-stop Tour.

Local star Hu Yun, who is currently ranked ninth with 39,580 points is expected to overtake Chen Long in the standings.

Hu Yun has earned 3,600 points for reaching the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Wednesday and that will strengthen his chances of making the Finals as one of the top eight qualifiers.

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Chong Wei, Chan-Goh enter HK q-finals (pic)

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Published: 21 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng continued to remain in the shadow of his senior Lee Chong Wei after losing to the world No. 1 in the second round of the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon.

On Thursday, Wei Feng came up short when he went down 12-21, 18-21 to Chong Wei in just 27 minutes.

It was Wei Feng’s third loss to Chong Wei. And, again, he just couldn’t break the solid defence and strong resolve of the more experienced Chong Wei, who dictated the pace from the start.Lee Chong Wei defeated compatriot Chong Wei Feng 12-21, 18-21 in the second round of the Hong Kong Open. Chong Wei will face French Open champion Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in Friday’s quarter-finals.

But there is no time for the 26-year-old Wei Feng to wallow in self pity as he has get back up and get ready for the Myanmar SEA Games next month.

“Chong Wei had answers to all my attacking shots and used his experience to get the better of me in windy conditions inside this stadium. Tactically, I was well beaten,” said Wei Feng.

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Qualifying to Uber Cup will be tough: Sonia (pic)

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Published: 20 November 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Singles shuttler Sonia Cheah is back in training but she foresees a huge challenge for the women’s team qualifying for the Uber Cup Finals next year.

Ironically, Sonia, who returned to Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara this week after almost five months’ break due to an Archilles tendon rupture, is still the country’s top player.

She is ranked 46th in the world while her other team-mates have dropped further in the world standings. The next best is Tee Jing Yi at 71st followed by Yang Li Lian at 94th spot and Lim Chiew Sien at 158th. Sonia Cheah is back in training and is eager to participate in the Malaysian Open in January.

Former international Sanntasah Saniru, who joined a few women singles leaving the national team last year due to various reasons, is at 104th.

Without having many players in the top 60, it will be difficult for Malaysia to qualify for next year’s Uber Cup Finals.

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