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Nathan Robertson going for gold at London 2012 with new partner Jenny Wallwork (pic)

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Published: 14 October 2008
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Nathan Robertson will attempt to win Olympic gold in 2012 with a new mixed doubles partner after announcing a successor to Gail Emms.

Emms retired after the Beijing Games and Robertson will now try to recreate the same on-court chemistry with Jenny Wallwork, a 21-year-old from Bolton, in a bid to win the one medal eluding the 31-year-old. New era: Nathan Robertson will go for 2012 gold with Jenny Wallwork

 

Winnipegger wins two gold at Badminton Pan Ams

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2008
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Winnipeg's David Snider picked up two gold medals at the Pan American Badminton Championships earlier this week.

Snider beat fellow Canadian Stephen Wojcikiewicz in the men's singles final 2-0 (21-7, 23-21) to claim his first gold medal and helped the Maple Leaf win a second gold in the team competition.

Snider played for Canada in the singles match, a 48-minute affair which saw the local player drop the first set 21-18. He re-grouped in the next game (winning 21-16) and then closed things out with a convincing 21-13 score in the final set. Team Canada defeated Peru by a 3-2 decision in the final to take the team gold.

TIME FOR A RUN

Over a thousand runners are registered for the 2008 Provincial High School Cross-Country Running Championships, which gets underway tomorrow in Roseisle.

Runners will compete in two classifications of each of the categories of junior varsity girls, junior varsity boys, varsity girls and varsity boys. The girls take on a challenging 3,000-metre distance, while the boys tackle a 5,000m course made up of hills and backwoods terrain.

 
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13 countries join U-19 badminton event

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2008
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Niken Prathivi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

A total of 457 under-19 shuttlers from 13 countries are taking part in the inaugural US$10,600 Tangkas-Alfamart Open Badminton Championships 2008.

The tournament, to be held at the Tennis Indoor Stadium of the Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, started Tuesday.

 
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Two weeks' training to sharpen Chong Wei

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2008
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THE Denmark Open will be an important Super Series event for Lee Chong Wei and men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong who will be targeting victory in Odense on Oct 21-26 for different reasons.

Chong Wei, the top seed, has not won a title since becoming the World No 1 in August, and will be determined to silence his critics by taking the title. Chong Wei's last two attempts, at the Japan and Macau Opens over the last three weeks, was halted in the final by Indonesians Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Taufik Hidayat respectively.

However, this was because Chong Wei wasn't well prepared for the two tournaments as celebrations after securing the Beijing Olympics silver medal had taken its toll on the 25-year-old.

The next two weeks of training should improve his physical conditioning as the Denmark Open will be a tougher field despite the absence of China's Olympic champion Lin Dan.

Chong Wei opens his campaign against compatriot Sairul Amar Ayub, and a win will see him up against another Malaysian, Hafiz Hashim before setting up a possible quarter-final clash against Simon Santoso of Indonesia.
China's third seed Bao Chunlai will provide Chong Wei with the toughest challenge as they are drawn to meet in the last four, and another win could see him meet another player from China, second seed Chen Jin.

Meanwhile, Kien Keat-Boon Heong are on the comeback trail and winning the Denmark Open will put them back solidly among the men's doubles elite again.
 
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Easier for Chong Wei in Odense after Lin Dan withdrawal

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2008
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PETALING JAYA: Olympic champion Lin Dan of China is skipping the Denmark Open as well. And it is yet another opportunity for Lee Chong Wei to win his first title as the reigning world number one.

In the absence of Lin Dan, the Malaysian ace has failed to live up to his top billing in tournaments thus far.

Lin Dan has been out of competition since his rout of Chong Wei in the Olympic men’s singles final in August and flying the flag for China in the tournament in Odense from Oct 21-26 will be Bao Chunlai and Chen Jin.

Lin Dan’s decision not to defend the title presents Chong Wei the chance to extend his lead at the top of the rankings and also made amends for his losses in the Japan and Macau Opens.

 

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