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Badminton coach blames Tan Fook for shocking defeat by Americans

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 October 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah suffered a shocking first round defeat at the Danish Open in Odense on Wednesday. 

The World Championships bronze medallists went down 21-23, 21-13, 17-21 to Americans Howard Bach-Malaythong Bob Khan.

 

 
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China sweeps four titles at Macau

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2007
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China proved it was the world's badminton powerhouse after a nearly-cleansweep of four titles at the US$120,000, with Malaysia taking one in the men's doubles event.
 
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BWF president shares thoughts on future of badminton

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2007
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Recent disputes within the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have jeopardized the future of the world's fastest racket sport. During the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in June, BWF President Kang Hyung-joon made a statement regarding the organization's overall performance and a vote of no confidence made against him at a council meeting in Glasgow in March. In an interview with The Jakarta Post's Primastuti Handayani at his office in Seoul recently, Kang expressed his concern about the future of badminton. Below are excerpts from their discussion.

 

Malaysian shuttlers set to clinch world No. 1 ranking (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are set to become the world number one pair for the first time after completing their great run in Macau yesterday. 

In an all-Malaysian final, the world number three defeated veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah 21-18, 17-21, 23-21 to claim their sixth international title within a year. 

After a good start, it looked as though the jinx of Kien Keat-Boon Heong against compatriots on the international stage would continue.

 

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Flying high: Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat are poised to become the top pair in the world.

 
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Chen Jin downs Taufik for Macao Open badminton title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2007
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MACAO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttler Chen Jin clinch the title of Macao Badminton Open when he beat his more illustrious Indonesia opponent Taufik Hadayat in the men's singles final here on Sunday.
 
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