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Under-fire Korea storm into badminton Thomas Cup quarters

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Published: 13 May 2008
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JAKARTA (AFP) — South Korea fielded its strongest side to whip minnows Canada and storm into the Thomas Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, a day after throwing its group games to win a more favourable draw.
 

Badminton stars share relay glory (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 April 2008
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JAKARTA: Thousands of people, including students and Chinese expatriates, on Tuesday joined a parade on the streets heading to a stadium where the Olympic torch relay was held, chanting support for Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Games.
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Indonesian badminton player and Olympic gold medallist Alan Budi Kusuma runs with the Olympic torch during the Beijing Olympic torch relay in Jakarta April 22, 2008.
 
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First the Sideks, Hashims and now it’s the Latifs (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 April 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: It used to be the Sidek and Hashim brothers. Now, it’s the turn of the Abdul Latif brothers — Mohd Arif and Mohd Zakry.

Yesterday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) took a big chance by naming Arif as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup squad.

The debutant will join the country’s top three players – Lee Chong Wei, Wong Choong Hann and Mohd Hafiz Hashim – for the Finals, which will be held in Jakarta from May 11-18.

The inclusion of Arif’s elder brother, Zakry, is not a surprise though it will still be his first Thomas Cup Finals appearance with Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari in the men’s doubles.

They will join the country’s top two pairs – Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.

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All in the family: Mohd Arif Abdul Latif will be joining brother Mohd Zakry (inset) in the Malaysian team for the Thomas Cup Finals in Jakarta next month.

 

 
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BAM take a gamble

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 April 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have taken a big gamble in naming a youngster as the reserve for the Thomas Cup Finals, which will be held in Jakarta from May 11-18 in Jakarta.

 

 
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Arif wants to prove a point in Thomas Cup (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 April 2008
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ARIF Latif is not interested with simply being a reserve.

If need be, the 19-year-old believes he is good enough to deliver a point for Malaysia in the Thomas Cup Finals in Jakarta on May 11-18.

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Arif believes he has what it takes to play as the third singles.
 

 
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