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Misbun dancing with joy as his charges stay tuned

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 July 2008
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PUCHONG: With music blaring away, one could be forgiven for assuming that the Michael Badminton Academy (MBA) here had been turned into a discotheque yesterday morning.

A quick check, however, revealed that it was just a simulation gimmick set up by national singles coach Misbun Sidek as part of the preparation for his two singles charges – Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo – ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games.


 

Misbun: Chong Wei now cool under pressure

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 July 2008
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By LIM TEIK HUAT

KUALA LUMPUR: The change in attitude of shuttler Lee Chong Wei is already a good reason for coach Misbun Sidek having the confidence that his charge will not let him down in the Beijing Olympics next month.

It has been more than a year since Chong Wei returned to train under Misbun and the Olympics will be the biggest test for the 26-year-old since his dismal failure in the World Championships in Bukit Jalil last year.

 

 

Punch Gunalan calls it a day (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 July 2008
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By LIM TEIK HUAT

PETALING JAYA: The 23-year involvement of Datuk Punch Gunalan in the administration of Malaysian badminton came to an end when he relinquished the last two positions he held yesterday.

The former All-England doubles champion stepped down as the president of Kuala Lumpur Badminton Association (KLBA) at their biennial general meeting.

 

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Datuk Punch Gunalan

 

 

The slow road to China (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 July 2008
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Mike Beres made Badminton Canada history last month, when the RA Badminton Club member became the first player to qualify for three consecutive Summer Olympic Games.
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A year-long campaign for international ranking points and knowledge of the Olympic eligibility rules helped Mike Beres get into the 2008 Olympics.
 

Gail force: Emms stars in a sport where the shuttle hits 200mph (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 11 July 2008
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By Lee Clayton Last updated at 8:22 PM on 11th July 2008

For those who consider badminton a sleepy pastime played by the carpet slipper brigade at the village hall, get this. The top players now smash the shuttle at 200mph.

The world record speed for the shuttle (the pros have dropped the 'cock' bit) is 212mph, the world's best girls can strike at up to 140mph and Gail Emms has an explosive right hand that spells danger. This lady is anything but sleepy.

The buzzing poster girl of the sport is heading for the Beijing University of Technology aiming to go one better than the silver medal collected in Athens four years ago. And she has extended an invite to show me how.

There is no sign of her Olympic doubles partner Nathan Robertson (he must have been scared) so it's just me and Emms at Center Parcs, rackets at the ready.

 

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Poster girl: Beijing hopeful Emms even finds time to relax before her big test

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Athletic: Emms combines speed, power, grace and aggression
 

 

 

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