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

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Published: 15 December 2013
Written by Hits: 24456

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
Written by Hits: 23650

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
Written by Hits: 19758

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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Malaysia assured of at least silver from women doubles (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 December 2013
Written by Hits: 7642

NAYPYITAW: While others crumbled, lanky shuttlers Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo stood solid to save the blushes for Malaysia by checking into the women’s doubles final at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium C.

The duo fought valiantly for 74 minutes to beat Singapore’s Shinta Mulia Sari-Yao Lei 23-21, 17-21, 21-17 in the semi-finals for the very first time in three meetings.

They are the only Malaysian pair left in the competition after the exit of three others – mixed doubles pair Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing and men’s doubles pairs Goh V Shem-Teo Kok Siang and Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han. Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo  are the only Malaysians who made it to the badminton finals at the SEA Games.

On Saturday, the girls will take on the formidable Nitya Krishinda-Greysia Polii in the final. The Indonesians were superb in their 21-7, 21-11 win over Thailand’s T. Sapsiree-Puttita Supajirakul on Friday.

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Badminton: Maneepong marks return with final date (pic)

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Published: 13 December 2013
Written by Hits: 6512

NAYPYITAW: Thai shuttler Maneepong Jongjit showed that he has put his three-month ban behind him by reaching the final of the mixed doubles event at the SEA Games.

On Friday, the 22-year-old Maneepong and his partner T. Sapsiree displayed an indomitable spirit en route to a sensational 21-15, 21-17 win over Malaysia’s Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing in the semi-finals.

They will take on top seeds Mohd Rijal-Debby Susanto of Indonesia, who prevented an all-Thai final after disposing of Nipitphon Puangpuapech-Puttita Supajirakul 21-11, 18-21, 21-19 in the other semi-final. Maneepong Jongjit has bounced back after a three-month ban by reaching the final of the mixed doubles at the SEA Games with partner T. Sapsiree.

Maneepong was happy that he has returned well to competitive play after the dark period in his badminton career.

He was banned for three months following an ugly brawl with his former partner Bodin Isara during the Canada Open in July. Bodin, who punched and kicked Maneepong, was severely punished with a two-year ban.

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