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One badminton gold shows lack of depth in Malaysia (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2013
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NAYPYITAW: Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo provided Malaysian badminton with the only saving grace when they captured the SEA Games gold medal in women’s doubles.

On Saturday, Khe Wei-Vivian put up a great fight to beat favourites Nitya Krishinda-Greysia Polii of Indonesia 21-17, 18-21, 21-17 in a gruelling final at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium C in Naypyitaw.

Their sensational victory revealed two things – that they are truly able replacements for former internationals Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty; and Khe Wei is definitely back on the road to success after her long lay off due to injuries. Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo beat favourites Nitya Krishinda-Greysia Polii of Indonesia to give Malaysia the only gold medal from badminton at the SEA Games.

Two-time SEA Games champions Eei Hui-Pei Tty quit the game last year and are currently working as national coaches.

In the seniors’ absence, Khe Wei-Vivian showed their potential to become the country’s top pair when they won the Indonesian Open Grand Prix Gold in late 2011 but a string of injuries to the former halted their progress.

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Badminton finally delivers one SEA Games gold (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2013
Written by Hits: 13094

NAYPYITAW: What a heroic showing!



On Saturday, national doubles shuttlers Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo sunk to their feet in sheer jubilation after coming through a gigantic battle to beat Indonesia’s Nitya Krishinda-Greysia Polii 21-17, 18-21, 21-17 in an 85-minute energy-sapping women’s doubles final.Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo hug after defeating Indonesians Nitya Krishina-Greysia Polii 21-17, 18-21, 21-17 to win the gold medal in the badminton women's doubles event at the SEA Games on Dec 14, 2013.



It was the last match of the day and the last match in badminton competition at the Games but they certainly saved their best for last - as they traded blow for blow against the Indonesians for the significant win for the country.



It was the only gold for Malaysian badminton after all others had crashed out.



With their win, Malaysia also wrested the women’s doubles title from Indonesia’s clutches. Malaysia’s previous winners were Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty at the 2009 Laos Games.

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Pedersen saves the best for last with three records (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Danish shuttler Christinna Pedersen has set three new records in the BWF Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.

First, the lanky shuttler teamed up with Kamilla Rytter Juhl to trounce China’s Ma Jin-Tang Jinhua 21-19, 21-12 yesterday to become the first European pair to win the women’s doubles title.Denmark's Cristinna Pedersen is the queen of the court with two titles (women's and mixed doubles) at the recently concluded BWF Super Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur.

Then, the 27-year-old Pedersen partnered Joachim Fischer Nielsen to nick the mixed doubles crown by beating China’s world No. 1 and reigning Olympic champions Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei 12-21, 21-19, 21-4 in the final. That win sees her becoming the only player to have won two titles in the same year in the Super Series Finals history.

If that is not enough, her mixed doubles win with Nielsen also ensured that the Danes now have three titles in the history of the competition, having also won in 2009 and 2012. They were earlier tied at two with Zhang Nan-Yunlei.

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Badminton World Federation: Chong Wei, Xuerui win Superseries finals (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2013
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Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 singles Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui were crowned at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals in the men`s and women`s categories after their comprehensive victories here Sunday.

Lee delivered a quick defeat to Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 21-10 21-12, winning his seventh Superseries title this year, reports Xinhua.Lee Chong Wei

"I am very happy because I have never won seven titles (in a year) before," Lee said. "It would boost my spirit for the games next year."

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Chong Wei continues unbeaten run at Super Series Finals (pic)

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Published: 13 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei did enough to preserve his unbeaten home record in the Super Series Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras on Friday.

The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who had already qualified for the semi-finals from Group A on Thursday, wanted a win against Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen to qualify as the group winner.Lee Chong Wei beat Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen 23-21, 24-22 in 50 minutes to qualify as the group winner in the Super Series Finals.

Although the powerful Dane pushed hard, Chong Wei was just too good as he picked up a 23-21, 24-22 win in 50 minutes.

It was his longest match in the Finals so far but the three time champion from 2008-2010 was never really troubled.

“I knew that win or lose I would still be in the semi-finals so I didn’t push myself too hard,” said Chong Wei.

“But I still wanted to win because it’s always better to finish top of the group.

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