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THOMAS CUP: Christensen aims to go out with a bang (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 May 2012
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PETER Gade Christensen aims to say goodbye to the Thomas Cup by collecting some memorable scalps. And Malaysia are in his way.

Peter Gade Christensen believes Denmark can beat Malaysia in their group match


The 35-year-old said a win over Malaysia in Group C on Tuesday will be key to Denmark entering the semi-finals.

And he feels that Denmark have a better chance of beating Malaysia in a neutral venue. Malaysia edged Denmark 3-2 in Kuala Lumpur two years ago to reach the semi-finals but Christensen believes they now have a slight advantage, playing in China.

 

THOMAS CUP: Not taking chances (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 May 2012
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WARM-UP: Malaysia to field formidable line-up against South Africa

MALAYSIA, with the more important clash against Denmark tomorrow, in mind, will field allow all their senior players to get proper warm-up when they play South Africa in Group C at Wuhan Sports Centre today.
Senior players including Lee Chong Wei and doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will play against South Africa today.
Malaysia were only allowed a one-hour training session on Saturday and national singles coach Rashid Sidek said that the match against South Africa will be ideal for them to adapt to the air conditioning and competition atmosphere of the Wuhan Sports Centre.

   Chong Wei, Liew Daren and Hafiz Hashim should be the three singles to start for Malaysia while Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah will be fielded in the doubles.

 

4 Canadian badminton players going to Olympics (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 May 2012
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The Canadian badminton team announced Friday the four athletes it will nominate for the London Olympics, with Michelle Li, Alexandra Bruce, Grace Gao and Tobias Ng receiving the nods.

Li, from Markham, Ont., will compete in the women's singles event and partner with Toronto’s Bruce in the women's doubles event. Gao, from Calgary, and Ng, from Vancouver, will team up in the mixed doubles event.Michelle Li, left, and Alexandra Bruce won women's doubles gold at the Pan Am Games in Mexico in October, and Li added the women's singles title.

Li is Canada’s top-ranked singles player, sitting No. 22 in the Badminton World Federation rankings. She and Bruce are No. 27 in women’s doubles.

Li won singles gold at the Pan American Games in Mexico in October, and also captured doubles gold with Bruce.

Gao and Ng are ranked 28th in mixed doubles.

"I am very proud to be nominated to the Canadian Olympic team," Li said in a statement from the Canadian Olympic Committee. "It is a dream come true to compete for Canada at the Olympic Games."

 
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Jorgensen all the stronger after setbacks (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 May 2012
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THE turbulent six months in 2011 threatened to end Jan Jorgensen's international career but the Danish shuttler has emerged stronger than ever and has also secured a place in the London Olympics.

The trouble started when Jorgensen suffered a hamstring injury which caused him to miss the World Championships in London last August. This was followed by the death of his mother a few weeks later.Jan Jorgensen has overcome several personal setbacks to earn a spot at the Olympics.  Read more: Jorgensen all the stronger after setbacks - Badminton - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/sports/badminton/jorgensen-all-the-stronger-after-setbacks-1.86156#ixzz1vSsDkRUt

Jorgensen, 25, was just recovering from the setbacks when he was dealt another blow when he was diagnosed with heart problems during the Denmark Open in October and there was concern about his life.

 

THOMAS CUP: Chance for Malieka and friends to shine Read more: THOMAS CUP: Chance for Malieka and friends to shine

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Published: 21 May 2012
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A PART-TIME fitness instructor, an electrician and a couple of students from South Africa will be on a learning mission against Malaysia in their first Thomas Cup appearance in Wuhan today.

   Their top player Jacob Malieka is quite familiar with Malaysia as he has been training at the New Vision Badminton Academy under Yeoh Kay Bin and K. Yogendran for the past two years.

   Malieka, 21, postponed his business studies at Monash University in Johannesburg for almost two years and it paid off when he qualified for the London Olympics and also gets the opportunity to lead his country in the Thomas Cup Finals.

   Third singles Prakash Vijanath is also a student while Willem Viljoen is a part-time fitness instructor and Dorian James is an electrician who has received the rare opportunity of playing in the Thomas Cup.

 

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