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PBSI Clears Path for Men’s Duo, Coach to Reunite

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Published: 08 December 2010
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National team men’s doubles coach Sigit Pamungkas is set to resign from the Cipayung national training camp and return to his club, Jaya Raya.

The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying it agreed to release the coach so he could help train the country’s top men’s doubles pair of Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan for the 2012 London Olympics.

“Sigit has been assigned to help prepare Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan to defend their Olympic gold medal in London,” Lius Pongoh, head of the PBSI’s training camp, told the Jakarta Globe on Wednesday.

“Owing to the fact that [Markis and Hendra] resigned from the camp earlier this year and have been training at Jaya Raya ever since, we allowed Sigit to resign in order to train them at the club.”

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China clean up in Shanghai

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Published: 08 December 2010
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SHANGHAI - The hosts stormed to a near-clean sweep of the China Open Super Series in Shanghai on Sunday, the all-powerful country cementing its dominance of the sport.

The fifth-seeded Chen Long came from a game down to beat his eighth-seeded fellow Chinese Bao Chunlai 9-21, 21-14, 21-16 to battle to the men's singles title.

In the women's singles, which was also an all-Chinese affair, the fourth-seeded Jiang Yanjiao upset third-seeded Wang Shixian 21-16, 21-19. Wang won gold at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last month.


In the men's doubles, the Korean duo of Jung Jae-Sung and Lee Yong-Dae, the fourth seeds, took just 40 minutes to smash past China's Chai Biao and Zhang Nan 21-15, 21-12.

The Koreans were the only non-Chinese players competing in any of Sunday's five finals.

Unseeded pair Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing won the mixed doubles crown over fifth-seeds and compatriots Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, who went down 21-18, 21-17.

The women's doubles final was won by second seeds Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei in a walkover.

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China Open Super Series 2010: China Guaranteed Four Titles (pic)

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Published: 08 December 2010
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China had interest in nine of the ten matches on semi final day, and promptly won them all. There were no less than six All-Chinese semi finals to ensure Chinese participation on finals day, but the day was a victory for the underdogs and the future of Chinese Badminton.Chen Long Defeats Chen Jin

Chen Long defeated current World Champion Chen Jin in an 84-minute classic to book his place in tomorrow’s final against the 8th seeded Bao Chunlai, who ended Du Pengyu’s run with a narrow two game victory that took just under an hour to conclude. Their last meeting was in the first Chinese Super Series in September, where Chen Long defeated Bao Chunlai to reach the final on the day, a repeat would secure Chen Long’s first Super Series title.


Alcala gains main draw of HK Badminton tiltle

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Published: 08 December 2010
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MALVINNE Alcala scored a pair of upset victories, including a three-setter over Malaysia’s top singles junior player, Lydia Li Ya Cheah, to advance to the main draw of the Hong Kong Super Series Badminton Championship at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong.

Alcala, 16, recovered from a second set setback but needed to toughen up in an extended third set duel to essay a 21-15, 17-21, 22-20 win over Cheah last Monday.

Sustaining her form, Alcala subdued Hong Kong’s Ngan Yi Cheung 22-20, 21-18 in 32 minutes of play to qualify to the tournament proper of the second highest Badminton World Federation level event that offers a total purse of $250,000.

Alcala faces fancied fifth seed Pi Hongyan of France in the main draw.

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Super Dan bags it all (pic)

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Published: 22 November 2010
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THE world’s most celebrated men’s singles badminton player, Lin Dan of China, finally has it all.

He fitted the final piece of the jigsaw in his immaculate career winnings by nailing the elusive Asian Games title in front of his adoring fans at the Tianhe Gymnasium yesterday.Beijing Olympics and three time world championships winner Lin Dan and world number one Lee Chong Wei could extend their long time duel to the 2012 Olympic Games while China once again dominated at the Asian Games.

And “Super Dan” did it in super style, defeating world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei 21-13, 15-21, 21-10 in the final.

And then he celebrated the victory in the only way he knew – letting out a loud cry, punching the air repeatedly and taking off his shirt to the deafening roars of the home crowd.

And he did a little more yesterday after the usual salute. He threw his shoes and sweat-soaked shirt to the delirious crowd.

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