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U.S. men's badminton team wins gold at Pan Ams (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Howard Bach already has a plan for adding an Olympic gold medal to his Pan American Games success in badminton.

Choose the right partner.

In Guadalajara, Bach teamed with Tony Gunawan, who received his U.S. passport only a month ago, to win the badminton doubles title Wednesday. Gunawan, by the way, won Olympic gold in doubles for Indonesia in 2000.
Tony Gunawan (left) and Howard Bach of the United States celebrate winning the gold in the men's doubles badminton event at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
"One thing I always tell people," Bach said. "If you want to be gold medalist, you partner one. To have someone like Tony, he is a big brother on the court. He puts things in perspective.

"He's a leader. When I'm on the court, I'm a follower. He sets up and I execute."

 

Denmark Open Premier Super Series: Tai Tzu Ying beats Saina Nehwal in Women’s Singles round-of-16 (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying proves her mettle as she defeated the higher ranked Saina Nehwal of India in the Women’s Singles round-of-16 of the 2011 Denmark Open Premier Super Series, at Odense, Denmark, on Thursday, October 20.Denmark Open Premier Super Series: Tai Tzu Ying beats Saina Nehwal in Women’s Singles round-of-16

The World Number 18 Tzu Ying played surprising badminton against the World Number Four Saina, who was also the fourth seed in the Women’s Singles main draw of the Denmark Open. The Taipei shuttler played to her full potential and finished up the straight-set contest in 36 minutes.

 

Denmark Open Premier Super Series: Lee Chong Wei topples Chen Jin in Men’s Singles quarter-final (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei continues his uninterrupted run in the Denmark Open Premier Super Series as he has toppled China’s Chen Jin in the Men’s Singles quarter-final, on Friday, October 21, at Odense, Denmark.Denmark Open Premier Super Series: Lee Chong Wei topples Chen Jin in Men’s Singles quarter-final

The World Number One and top seed, Chong Wei played highest standard badminton against Jin, who was the sixth seed in the Men’s Singles draw of the event. The Malaysian was in no mood to slow down the pace of the rallies and finished up the match in straight games without any considerable fight.

Chong Wei took the opening game of the match without any trouble as it was completely one-sided. However, in the second game, the former World Champion, Jin played better game and remained close until the concluding phase of the second set but failed to win it as Chong Wei grabbed the ending points to finish off the match in 47 minutes.

In the starting points of the opening set, Chong Wei established an early lead by playing to his full potential. He played with maximum speed and employed his deceptive strokes to put pressure on the Chinese and remained successful in setting up a wonderful lead until the interval.

 

Lin Dan falls tamely in second round, Chong Wei in the last eight

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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ODENSE: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei checked into the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open but China’s Lin Dan of China stole the spotlight when he was knocked out in the second round.

On Thursday, top seed Chong Wei beat India’s Anand Pawar 21-14, 21-13 win to set up a meeting with China’s former world champion Chen Jin.

Lin Dan, however, played half-heartedly and without any urgency en route to losing 10-21, 21-17, 19-21 to Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki in 52 minutes.

A delighted Wing Ki will feature in his first Premier Super Series quarter-final when he takes on Japanese ace Sho Sasaki.

Lin Dan just brushed off his shocking defeat.

“It’s just another tournament for me. All the top 10 players had to turn up for the Premier Super Series and I did. It’s just unfortunate that I lost today.

 
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Denmark Open: Kien Keat- Boon Heong bite the dust (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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NEW men's doubles combination Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong did what their established compatriots Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong failed to do by reaching the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open in Odense yesterday.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, playing in their first international tournament as a pair, defeated Indonesia's World No 9 Alvent Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan 21-18, 21-17 in the second round. Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong lost to Cho Gun Woo-Kwon Yi Goo 15-21, 21-15, 21-12 in the first round of the Denmark Open on Wednesday.  Read more: Badminton / Denmark Open: Kien Keat- Boon Heong bite the dust http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/41murudanes-2/Article/#ixzz1bTa8qRsr

It was their second win over a top 10 pair after having beaten World No 8 Chai Biao-Guo Zhendong 16-21, 21-19, 21-11 in the first round on Wednesday.


Their reward is a quarter-final clash against four-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China, who beat Taiwan's Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu 21-19, 21-16, today.

 

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