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Japan Open: Chong Wei triumphs (pic)

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Published: 18 September 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

LEE Chong Wei beat Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat in a thrilling Japan Open final at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium yesterday and in the process has regained some of the public’s faith in him.

But the onus is now on the Malaysian World No 4 to build on that momentum right through to next year’s Beijing Olympics.

 

 

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Lee Chong Wei celebrates after defeating Taufik Hidayat in the final of the Japan Open yesterday. Chong Wei won 22-20, 19-21, 21-19. — AFPpic

 
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Journey has only just begun for Chong Wei (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 September 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

 

LEE Chong Wei’s Japan Open victory has proven that he can beat the best but the World No 4 must start looking at the bigger picture — the Beijing Olympics next year — with every step he takes over the next 11 months.

Chong Wei, at 26, will be in his prime during the Olympics and he should realise that it will be his final shot at gold in the world’s most prestigious sporting event.

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Lee, Rasmussen triumph at Japan Badminton Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 September 2007
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TOKYO (AFP) — Malaysia's world No.4 Lee Chong Wei and Danish underdog Tine Rasmussen captured the men and women's singles titles at the Japan Open badminton tournament on Sunday.

Lee, who shocked China's world number one Lin Dan in the semi-finals on Saturday, defeated Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia 22-20, 19-21, 21-19 in 65 minutes.

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Tine Rasmussen of Denmark returns the shuttle to second-seeded Xie Xingfang of China during the women's singles finals match of the Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo, 16 September. Rasmussen beat Xie 21-15, 21-17.
 

 
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Chong Wei redeems pride with win at the Japan Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 September 2007
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PETALING JAYA: National number one Lee Chong Wei restored his pride by winning the Japan Open title for the first time in sensational fashion in Tokyo yesterday.

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Chong Wei beat his friend Taufik to win Japan Open
 

 
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Japan Open Badminton Championships: Poor start for men's doubles (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 September 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

MALAYSIA’S men’s doubles had a poor start in the Japan Open when only two out of six pairs survived their first round encounters at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium yesterday.

Second seeds Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong advanced to the second round courtesy of a 18-21, 21-13, 21-14 win over compatriots Tan Bin Shen-Ong Soon Hock.

 

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Choong Tan Fook (left) and Lee Wan Wah beat Taiwan’s Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu 21-11, 14-21, 21-11 yesterday.

 
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