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Chong Wei downs Pengyu to win Korean Open crown (pic)

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Published: 14 January 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei gained sweet revenge over China’s Du Pengyu in the US$1mil Korean Open in Seoul on Sunday.Chong Wei: Defeated Pengyu in 42 minutes

The world number one ranked Malaysian defeated the 24-year-old Chinese ace 21-12, 21-15 in 42 minutes to win the men’s singles title in the championships for his first BWF crown of the year.

The victory in the season-opening BWF tournament avenged the 30-year-old Chong Wei’s defeat at the hands of Pengyu at the BWF’s World Super Series Finals in Shenzhen, China last month.

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Chong Wei's season over

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 December 2012
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HEAVY PRICE: Thigh injury, exhaustion floor Malaysian in Super Series Finals

LEE Chong Wei, who was shocked by China's Du Pengyu in his opening match, has withdrawn from the Super Series Finals citing a thigh injury and exhaustion in Shenzhen yesterday.

Chong Wei, who said he had suffered the injury while training for the tournament, was a pale shadow of himself as Pengyu secured a 12-21, 21-16, 22-20 win in 65 minutes in their opening Group A match.

Badminton World Federation (BWF) officials confirmed that Malaysia had sent an official letter yesterday.

Chong Wei's withdrawal means Malaysia's chances of winning a title in the Super Series are as good as over as other qualifiers also lost their opening matches.

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2012 Korea Open: Eom Hye Won, Jang Ye Na raise Women’s Doubles trophy (pic)

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Published: 10 December 2012
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2012 Korea Open: Eom Hye Won, Jang Ye Na raise Women’s Doubles trophy – Badminton News

Women’s Doubles partners Eom Hye Won and Jang Ye Na lived up to the billing and claimed top spot on the victory stand of Korea Grand Prix Gold on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

They were up against the compatriot duo Lee So Hee-Shin Seung Chan and this encounter remained in full swing for 53 minutes in local badminton arena of Hwasun-gun.2012 Korea Open: Eom Hye Won, Jang Ye Na raise Women’s Doubles trophy – Badminton News

Both native teams entertained the crowd throughout this straight-set match but finally the top seeded pair sealed its victory with an impressive result of 21-13 and 21-17.

World Number seven duo Hye Won-Ye Na relished full benefits of its supremacy and dazzled the opposing team with a lustrous performance.


Shuttlers fail to march into Korea Open finals

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur: Three national badminton shuttlers failed in their bid to clinch the final berth of the Korea Open after losing to their respective opponents in the semi-final stage at Hwasun Indoor Stadium in Seoul Saturday.

National men's doubles, Goh Wei Shem and Ong Jian Guo, lost to fifth seed, Lee Yong Dae and Ko Sung Hyun of South Korea, 11-21 and 16-21 in just 31 minutes.

National men's singles Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif, who also the tournament's top seed, gave a strong fight against another host player, Lee Dong Keun, before going down 17-21, 21-18 and 19-21 in the match that lasted almost 90 minutes.

The loss was a repeat 'performance' for Mohamad Arif as he had also lost to South Korea's Shon Wan Ho at the same tournament last year.

Sonia Cheah followed suit after losing 13-21, 21-15 and 14-21 in the women's singles category against second seed, Aprilla Yuswandari of Indonesia, in hour-long matches.

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Chooi-Ow going great guns in Korea after win over Kim-Na (pic)

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Published: 07 December 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former world junior boys’ doubles champions Chooi Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han have a chance to show that they are ready to step up to the big league when they face top seeds Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang in the Korean Open GP Gold in Jeonnam today.

If they can overcome the world No. 6 Koreans, Kah Ming-Yao Han can be assured of moving up the rankings and making them the country’s third pair after Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong.

Kah Ming-Yao Han are now ranked 50th in the world.In good form: Malaysia’s Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han (left) defeated South Koreans Kim Ki-seob-Na Jae-yeob 17-21, 21-10, 21-10 in the third round of the Korean Open GP Gold tournament yesterday.

Yesterday, Kah Ming-Yao Han defeated Kim Ki-seob-Na Jae-yeob of South Korea 17-21, 21-10, 21-10 to reach the quarter-finals while Asian champions Ki-jung-Sa-rang ousted Malaysians Mohd Razif Abdul Latif-Jagdish Singh 21-10, 21-13.

National chief coach Tan Kim Her is pleased with Kah Ming-Yao Han’s steady rise and has challenged them to take on the Koreans without any fear.

“It won’t be easy against the Koreans. This is a good opportunity for them to know where they stand against top players. All I want is for them to play without showing fear,” said Kim Her.




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