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Singles shuttler Chong Wei looks the better bet for gold (pic)

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Published: 21 May 2008
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AKARTA: Malaysia used to look at winning their first-ever gold medal in the Olympics from men's doubles badminton in Beijing in August as a high possibility.

But now, the abilities of youngsters Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah to even get into the playoffs for medals are highly in doubt.

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Best bet: Chong Wei’s good show at the Thomas Cup has certainly slashed the odds against him being among the medal contender in Beijing.

 

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Doubtful: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong’s inconsistent form will make it difficult for them to even get into the playoffs for medals in the Olympics.
 

 

Malaysians should come out tops in Singapore Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 May 2008
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PETALING JAYA: The absence of the Chinese and South Korean big guns will present Lee Chong Wei and the doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong the better chance to come out triumphant from the Singapore Open scheduled for June 10-15.

World number one Lin Dan will be giving the fifth leg of the Super Series a skip together with Bao Chunlai and Chen Jin, who are now ranked third and fourth in the world respectively. Also sitting out are the top two Koreans, Park Sung-hwan and Lee Hyun-il.

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Lone ranger: Chen Yu is the only Chinese representative in the men’s singles.

 

Badminton: Deputy ousted after 'coup d'etat' claims at BWF (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 May 2008
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JAKARTA (AFP) — Malaysia's Punch Gunalan has been ousted as deputy president of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after a vote of no confidence, ending months of internal wrangling and tension.
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Badminton World Federation (BWF) deputy president Punch Gunalan in Kuala Lumpur
 

Beijing 2008 - China beat Korea to Thomas Cup (pic)

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Published: 18 May 2008
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A rampant China underlined their dominance of badminton by shattering South Korea's dream of claiming a first Thomas Cup team championship with a 3-1 victory.

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Rampant China beat Korea to win badminton's Thomas Cup (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 May 2008
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JAKARTA (AFP) — A rampant China underlined their dominance of badminton Sunday by shattering South Korea's dream of claiming a first Thomas Cup team championship with a 3-1 victory.

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Chinese players celebrate on the podium

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Fu Haifeng (R) and Cai Yun of China hold up the winning trophy
 

 
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