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Well wishes for Beijing-bound shuttlers after last training session at Bukit Jalil (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 August 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: Wishes of “good luck” and “all the best” were the order of the day when the shuttlers for the Olympics completed their final training session at Gymnasium II in Bukit Jalil yesterday before they left for Beijing.

At midnight, nine players – Lee Chong Wei, Wong Choong Hann, Wong Mew Choo, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah, Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat and Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty – took the flight on a mission to nail an elusive gold medal for Malaysia.

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Ready for battle: The Malaysian badminton team posing with the Malaysian flag at the KLIA yesterday. The team left for the Beijing Olympic Games last night. – MOHD SAHAR MISNI / The Star

 

Chinese Taipei badminton hopefuls dream big at Beijing Olympics

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 August 2008
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BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chien Yu Chin and Cheng Wen Hsing, an unseeded pair of women's doubles from Chinese Taipei, are dreaming of marching into semi-finals at the Beijing Olympics.
 

Beijing Olympics: Lee Chong Wei bids for Malaysia's first gold medal

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 August 2008
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Lee Chong Wei has the weight of expectation resting on his shoulders as he bids to become Malaysia's first ever Olympic gold medal.

 

Malaysian badminton team keeps low profile before Beijing Olympic Games

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Published: 05 August 2008
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BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Malaysian badminton team with the world's number two Lee Chongwei keeps a low profile before the Beijing Olympic Games start, saying their goal was two medals.

    "We will fight for medals at first and then strive for golds," said team manager Lim Teong Hiat here on Tuesday, adding the Malaysian Olympic Committee set the target for one gold in badminton.

    "There are no more easy games, despite Lee and our pairs in men's doubles have the chances to win golds," he said.

    Malaysian shuttlers have never won golds since badminton became a competing sport at the Olympic Games in 1992, according to Lim. They garnered one silver and two bronze medals at the Games.

    Lee Chong Wei, with a world ranking of second, was the team's biggest hope to win a gold. However, top seeded badminton players had never won titles at previous Games.

 
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Badminton is More Than a Backyard Game for US Olympian Eva Lee (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 August 2008
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For most Americans, badminton is a backyard game played at parties and barbecues. But for Eva Lee, it is very serious - she is one of five members of the U.S. Badminton team that will be competing for gold at the Beijing Olympics in August. VOA's David Byrd has this look at Eva Lee and her quest to become the first American woman to win Olympic gold in badminton.
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Eva Lee answers reporters' questions during Media Summit (Apr 2008 file photo)