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Euro victory for Cann and England (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 11 February 2009
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JERSEY’S Elizabeth Cann, pictured, clinched a comfortable victory for England in their European Badminton Team Championships opener in Liverpool last night.

With England leading the Czech Republic 2-0 at the Echo Arena, three-times national champion Cann battled her way to a 21-17, 21-19 victory over Kristina Ludikova.

Group 8 favourites England went on to complete a 5-0 victory and will now face Wales, 4-1 losers against Scotland last night, this evening.

Jersey’s other representative in the England squad, doubles player Mariana Agathangelou, will be hoping to make her European bow either tonight or against Scotland tomorrow night.

 
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Injured Saina targets comeback in All England (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 February 2009
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A shoulder injury may have forced Saina Nehwal to skip the  National Badminton championships but the ace shuttler is hoping to be back on court at the All England Super Series to be held from March 3 to 8.
 
"I was feeling a slight pain since last May but I ignored it and kept on playing. And it was during last month's Korean Super Series that I aggravated my injury.
 
"But I didn't think the injury was so bad and it was only yesterday morning when physio Heath Matthews examined me that he suggested that it would be better if I skip the nationals or else it might affect my chances of playing in tournaments later in the year. I just want to get back in shape before the All England Super Series. I am really looking forward to playing in the tournament,".
 
Saina has been advised two weeks' rest by Heath and the 19-year-old is following it by heart.
 
"I'm just running and doing other exercises but I am not doing anything at the moment that involves moving my right shoulder. I will be out of action for the next 2-3 weeks," said the world number 10.
 

A Missed Opportunity With Iran

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 February 2009
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It's been 30 years since the U.S. and Iran have enjoyed full diplomatic relations. Formal diplomatic ties between the 2 countries were broken after a radical student group took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

But President Barack Obama has said it is time for the United States to engage more actively with Iran and with the Iranian people. One way to help thaw relations is through people-to-people exchanges.  That is why the U.S. State Department was happy when the Iranian Badminton Association asked the USA Women's Badminton team to come to Iran to compete in the Fajr international tournament in Tehran this month.
 

National squad ready to face the world

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 February 2009
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Three-day camp helps boost confidence

KUALA LUMPUR: Some were in tears. A few vomited. And there was pain and humiliation for some too.

But, at the end of the three-day motivation and training camp in Kuching on Sunday, national badminton chief coach Rexy Mainaky only has renewed respect for his doubles players.

For Rexy, the camp for the 16 men’s and women’s doubles player was a success.

He felt that the players had come out of it with more confidence and showed strong character in enduring hardship.

And that, he said, would take the players far as they try to establish themselves as reliable players for the country this year.

All his four elite players — Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif — received the thumbs-up sign yesterday.

Rexy said Boon Heong had finally come out of his cocoon.

“He has been in the shadows of Koo. This time, he took the lead. He showed positive traits in his attitude,” said Rexy.

“In team activities, he would always choose Koo as his partner. He showed that he has complete trust and faith in Koo. And that is good for their partnership.

“Koo was the captain. He showed great confidence and did his best to lead the group. He joked and said that he understood the job of a coach better.

“There was so much of improvement in Zakry and Fairuzizuan too. Zakry showed that he had the self-belief that anything was possible while Fairuz gave total focus.”

Rexy highlighted a few activities planned by National Sports Institute (NSI) psychologist Frederick Tan that tested the true characters of the players.

“On the day they arrived, all the players had their faces painted in black. Then, they were sent to have meals at a shopping mall. ItRexy Mainaky was quite embarrassing but the players went through it,” said Rexy.

“Fred placed several packets of RM1.50 in several rubbish bins at the mall.

 

England seek Euro badminton title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 February 2009
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England will give experience to younger players, and aim to go one better and win badminton's European Team Championship in Liverpool this week.

The tournament brings Great Britain's stars together on home soil at the start of the 2012 Olympic cycle.

The new pairing of Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork, 22, are set to feature at some point in the group stages.

"We've only just started out so we've got a lot to learn together on court," Robertson told the BBC.

We've only just started out so we've got a lot to learn together on court
Nathan Robertson on his new partnership with Jenny Wallwork

Current European mixed doubles champions Donna Kellogg and Anthony Clark spearhead the team, whose first match is against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

National champion Rajiv Ouseph, 22, will take the men's singles spot in the first match.

Nineteen-year-old Chris Adcock joins veteran Robert Blair in the men's doubles, and Wallwork teams up with Leeds club-mate Gabby White, 18, in the women's doubles.

 

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