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Thomas Cup: China drop Lu Lan, Wang Lin

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Published: 26 April 2010
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CHINA have not made any surprise changes to their Thomas Cup squad which will be led by Olympic champion Lin Dan but have dropped world champion Lu Lan and World No 3 Wang Lin from their Uber Cup squad.

Newcomers Chen Long and doubles Zhang Nan-Chai Biao have earned their places in the power-packed Thomas Cup squad as reserves.

In the Uber Cup, China have a relatively new but solid singles in Wang Yihan, Wang Xin and Wang Shixian. Jiang Yanjiao is the only experienced player who got the nod.

China squads -- Thomas Cup: Lin Dan, Chen Jin, Bao Chunlai, Chen Long, Guo Zhendong-Xu Chen, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Zhang Nan-Chai Biao.

Uber Cup: Wang Yihan, Wang Xin, Wang Shixian, Jiang Yanjiao, Mai Jin-Wang Xiaoli, Du Jing-Yu Yang, Pan Pan-Tian Qing.



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Lin, Wang lead China defence of Thomas and Uber Cups

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Published: 26 April 2010
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BEIJING: Olympic champion Lin Dan and women's world number one Wang Yihan will lead China's defence of their Thomas and Uber Cup team titles in Malaysia next month, the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA) has announced.

World number two Lin leads a strong men's team featuring four of the world's top 10. The Chinese are aiming to win the biennial Thomas Cup
men's team competition for a fourth time in a row.

China's women will be strong favourites for a seventh successive Uber Cup triumph with a team featuring four of the world's top five, the exception being number three Wang Lin.

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Korean's Youths Add 2 Silvers at Badminton Worlds

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 April 2010
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South Korea added two silver medals on Sunday at the Badminton World Junior Championships, failing to top the podium at the competition.

Kang Ji-wook lost to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in two straight sets, 21-19 and 21-10, in the men's single final Sunday in Guadalajara, Mexico. Paired with Choi Hye-in, Kang also suffered a 21-15, 21-15 setback against Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin of China in the mixed doubles final.

Earlier last week, South Korea was overwhelmed by China in the team event final, and had to settle for second place.

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Fifth title for Gade as Danes dominate (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2010
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Denmark almost swept the board at the European Badminton Championships in Manchester, with Peter Gade winning his fifth European singles title.

Gade (pictured) needed just 42 minutes to beat compatriot Jan Jorgensen 21-14 21-11 to secure the gold medal.Peter Gade

The women's title was also won by a Dane as Tine Rasmussen beat Germany's Juliane Schenk 21-19 14-21 21-18.

In the men's doubles, defending champions Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen beat Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 24-22 22-20 in an all-Denmark final, while the mixed doubles also went to Danes as Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter beat Poland's Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk 21-19 18-21 21-12.

But there was gold for other nations in the women's doubles as Russian duo Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova beat top seeds Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria and Anastasia Russkikh 21-18 21-14.

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‘Super’ Dan wins Asian badminton (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2010
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NEW DELHI: World Champion Lin Dan of China won his maiden Asian badminton championship title with a clinical demolition of Zhenming Wang in the men’s singles final on Sunday. Lin Dan won Asian Badminton Championship


Dan, the Olympic and three-time World Champion, who also has four All-England Badminton titles, demolished the Chinese youngster 21-17, 21-15.

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