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Lee’s crown under threat as Lin Dan comes a-calling (pic)

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Published: 01 January 2010
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PETALING JAYA: Olympic men’s singles badminton champion Lin Dan (pic) has entered for the Malaysian Open to be held at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil from Jan 19-24 in a bid to capture one of the two Super Series title to elude him so far.Lin Dan

The top Chinese shuttlers were conspiciously absent from last year’s Malaysian Open and the Super Series Masters Finals in Johor Baru earlier this month but China have decided to turn out in force for the second Super Series event after the Korea Open.

 

Coach Kim Her will return to join BAM (pic)

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Published: 01 January 2010
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SHAH ALAM: Five years after leaving Malaysian shores, badminton coach Tan Kim Her will return home to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

Kim Her is currently in charge of the England national doubles players. And he is expected to start work with the BAM before the first major assignment of the year – the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, which Malaysia will host in Kuala Lumpur in May.Wealth of experience: Tan Kim Her was in charge of the Malaysian doubles back-up shuttlers before venturing overseas in 2005.

 
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Nadzmi To Remain BAM President Until 2013

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Published: 01 January 2010
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SHAH ALAM, Dec 30  -- Incumbent president Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Salleh will continue to head Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) until 2013 after being returned unopposed at the association's Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Wednesday.

Mohd Nadzmi who took over from Datuk Dr Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan in 2000 said there was still much work to be done and success achieved although the sport of badminton had already achieved success in major competitions.

"In years to come, there are still many targets to be achieved," he told reporters after the AGM.

Badminton is among four sports identified and placed under the "Road To London 2012" programme, aimed at winning the country's first Olympic gold medal.

 

Strong Malaysian Presence In Final Of Super Series (pic)

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Published: 05 December 2009
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JOHOR BAHARU, Dec 5  -- Lee Chong Wei stormed into the final of the men's singles in the Super Series masters final for the second successive year.
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A well carved out victory over Denmark's Peter Gade in their semi-final clash at the City Council Indoor stadium here Saturday night has put the world's No 1 shuttler and the defending champion in the fight against South Korea's Park Sung Hwan for the title and the US$40,000 winner's cheque Sunday.

The result was 21-17, 21-16 in Chong Wei's favour but the closeness of the score line actually did not reflect the proceedings on the court as it was the Malaysian who held the upper hand throughout and was never really in danger of letting the game slip away from his grasp.

Gade, the second seed in the tournament, knew it was going to be tough against Chong Wei in a repeat of last year's final in Kota Kinabalu, and despite his gallant effort, it was always going to be an uphill task for the 33-year-old Dane.

 

Super Series Masters: Jwala-Diju in final, Saina loses S/F (pic)

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Published: 05 December 2009
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Johor Bahru: India's Valiyaveetil Diju and Jwala Gutta scored a sensational 21-19, 21-11 win over Poland's Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk to storm into the mixed doubles final of the World Super Series Masters Finals badminton at the Johor Bahru City Stadium on Saturday.V Diju (L) and mixed doubles partner Jwala Gutta

However, top-seeded Indian Saina Nehwal went down 18-21, 18-21 to Juliane Schenk of Germany in the women's singles semifinals.

It was a strong comeback from world No 7 Jwala and Diju who had lost their opening Group match.

The Indians will take on World No. 4 and top seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christina Pedersen of Denmark in the final Sunday. The Danish combination went past England's Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg 21-13, 21-17.

 

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