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BAM to be more selective

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 October 2008
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THE Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will in future be more selective when sending players to international championships to ensure the players are at their best to maintain their world ranking.

Its president Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Salleh said there was no use in sending out-of-form players to championships as their poor performances would affect their ranking to qualify for bigger tournaments like the Super Series.

"We have our annual targets and can determine which championship to compete or not," he told reporters at his Aidilfitri open house on Shah Alam on Sunday. "The players must be fully prepared for any championship. There is no point in sending players who will only lose due to lack of fitness and preparation."

Nadzmi said BAM will also be sending its promising second stringers to several championships of the Super Series.
 
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Mental trainer to accompany Chong Wei during tournaments (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 October 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttler Lee Chong Wei used to doze off during motivational talks or mental training programmes. He has even made fun of the speakers and trainers.

But now, the world number one Chong Wei appreciates them more than ever in his bid to maintain his stature as one of the best players on the international stage.Mind games: Mental trainer Frederick Tan giving a talk to the shuttlers.

 

Nathan Robertson Q&A

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 October 2008
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BBC Sport got the chance to quiz Nathan Robertson, who has announced he will be playing both men's and mixed doubles in the run-up to the London Games in 2012. We asked you for questions to put to the Olympic silver medallist. Here are his answers:

 
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Badminton could move to Wembley for 2012 (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 October 2008
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Wembley is poised to play a much bigger role in the organisation of the 2012 Olympics than originally planned.

BBC London has learned that London 2012 officials have been looking for some time at scrapping their original plans to build a temporary arena near to the 02 to stage badminton and rhythmic gymnastics.

There had been proposals to move the two sports to ExCel indoor arena, which is already staging a variety of 2012 events, but there is not enough space.

Now officials are seriously looking at taking badminton back to the Wembley Arena, a spiritual home for the sport. The prestigious All-England championships were staged at the arena - which is right next to the outdoor stadium - between 1957 and 1993.

 
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Nathan Robertson going for gold at London 2012 with new partner Jenny Wallwork (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 October 2008
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Nathan Robertson will attempt to win Olympic gold in 2012 with a new mixed doubles partner after announcing a successor to Gail Emms.

Emms retired after the Beijing Games and Robertson will now try to recreate the same on-court chemistry with Jenny Wallwork, a 21-year-old from Bolton, in a bid to win the one medal eluding the 31-year-old. New era: Nathan Robertson will go for 2012 gold with Jenny Wallwork