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Two Austrian players quietly slip away from World Badminton

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Published: 12 August 2009
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Hyderabad: Two Austrian players have pulled out of the World Badminton Championships and quietly left the city without informing the organisers.

The players, Juargen Koch and Peter Zauner, are surmised to have feared security threat and swine flu.

A Badminton World Federation (BWF) official told IANS that the two players have indeed left Tuesday evening without giving any reason.

 

Welsh pairs knocked out of Worlds

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Published: 12 August 2009
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Welsh pair Richard Vaughan and Sarah Thomas were knocked out in the first round of the mixed doubles at the World Championships in India on Tuesday.

A tough draw against the number seven seeds from Denmark, Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl, saw Vaughan and Thomas lose 21-15 21-12.

Thomas also lost in tandem with sister Rachel in Wednesday's ladies doubles.

The Welsh women faced seventh seeds Wen Hsing Cheng and Yu Chin Chien of Chinese Taipei and lost 21-9 21-3.

The tournament has seen the England team withdraw, saying they were concerned about safety after a terror threat.

But Wales and Scotland have opted to compete at the tournament in in Hyderabad.

 
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India flu toll rises, warns against hoarding drug

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Published: 12 August 2009
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MUMBAI  - India cracked down on price gouging and hoarding of face masks and flu drugs Wednesday as the toll from H1N1 flu climbed to 17.

In Mumbai, India's financial hub, schools and colleges were closed for a week after a mobile phone poll of residents and cinema halls shut for three days. The Bollywood film industry also put off big releases and canceled shoots.

The health ministry asked India's states to set up more screening centres and prod private hospitals to help cope with large numbers of people demanding tests, said Vineet Choudhary, joint secretary of health.

India, he said, had an ample stockpile of flu drug Tamiflu, and was importing more supplies and testing kits. But he warned against hoarders and blackmarketeers.

 

Malaysian coach stable, test report expected: BWF

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Published: 12 August 2009
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Hyderabad, Aug 12 (PTI) A day after swine flu scare has hit the on-going World badminton Championship here, the game's apex body (BWF) today said the Malaysian coach, who was admitted in a hospital with suspected H1N1 symptoms, was in a stable condition and his test results are expected tomorrow.

"The coach is in a better condition now and he had no fever for the last 36 hours, which is a good indication as it suggests that he doesn't have the H1N1 virus," BWF Chief Operating Officer Thomas Lund told reporters.

"The coaches who were in close contact with the victim also doesn't have any symptoms," he said.

A swine flu scare has rocked the World championship yesterday after a Malaysian coach, whose name was not disclosed on request, was admitted to a city hospital with symptoms of the deadly disease.

 
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Yu-hsing brings smiles to the Taiwanese camp (pic)

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Published: 12 August 2009
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IT was all about steely determination and courage in the Taiwanese camp at the World Championships yesterday.

The team left their Typhoon Mo­­rakot-hit country and had arrived in Hyderabad in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, but it did not stop their top men’s singles shuttler Hsieh Yu-hsing from winning his first round match against Arvind Bhat of India 21-14, 19-21, 24-22 yesterday.Gritty show: Hsieh Yu-hsing returns a shot to Arvind Bhat of India yesterday. Yu-hsing won 21-14, 19-21, 24-22.

But their mixed doubles and wo­­­­men’s singles shuttlers Fang Chieh-min-Cheng Wen-hsing and Chen Hsiao-huan went down 21-17, 11-21, 9-21 to fifth seeds Xie Zhongbo-Zhang Yawen of China and 19-21, 10-21 to ninth seed Wang Chen of Hong Kong respectively.

Hsiao-huan had her left hand injury bandaged but it did not stop her from giving her best.

 

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