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Kim Hock ready to meet BAM over Chong Wei’s outburst

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Published: 20 August 2007
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NATIONAL chief coach Yap Kim Hock is ready to meet the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president to find out what made national number one Lee Chong Wei take a swipe at him. 

“I am not letting this (Chong Wei’s revelation) affect me. I will take it all in my stride,” said Kim Hock yesterday.

 

Boon Heong blames his inconsistency for defeat

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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THE dejected look said it all, as doubles player Tan Boon Heong sat hunched in one corner, slowly wiping the tears from his eyes.  

All he uttered at first was: “I want to say sorry to my partner Koo (Kien Keat).” 

Hopes were high on Kien Keat-Boon Heong to book a place in the semi-finals on Friday but crumbled under pressure and allowed Shuichi Sakamoto-Shintaro Ikeda of Japan to snatch a 21-13, 17-21, 25-23 win.

 

All’s well, say BWF

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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THE Badminton World Federation (BWF) have refuted claims that their house, based in Malaysia, is in disorder. 

Yesterday, four of the top BWF officials – deputy president Datuk Punch Gunalan, chairman of international relation Roger Johansson and vice-presidents V.K. Verma and Robin Bryant – came out with guns blazing to explain the council’s motion of no-confidence vote against the president, Dr Kang Young-joong.

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Loud and clear: Some disgruntled fans holding up a banner urging Datuk Punch Gunalan to quit as BWF deputy president during the World Championships in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.
 

 

BWF leaders reject President Kang's slam

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Published: 20 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Badminton World Federation (BWF) leaders rejected president Dr Kang Young-joong's slam on Sunday.

 

 

Chinese badminton players immature, says coach Li

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Published: 20 August 2007
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 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's head coach Li Yongbo said his players were not "mentally mature enough" despite winning three of the five titles at the world championships in Kuala Lumpur last week.

 

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Chinese players throw coach Li Yongbo into the air after China defeated Indonesia 3-0 at the finals of the Sudirman Cup 2005 World Mixed Team Badminton Championships in Beijing in this May 15, 2005 file photo.