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Badminton-Lin beats Boonsak to take Thailand Open title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 June 2008
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By Martin Petty

BANGKOK, June 29 (Reuters) - World number one Lin Dan of China got his Olympic preparations off to a positive start by beating Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 17-21 21-15 21-13 to win the Thailand Open on Sunday.

 

Hafiz crashes, raising questions over future (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 June 2008
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K.M. Boopathy

HAFIZ Hashim took a step closer to the end of his career when he was toppled by unheralded Japanese Yuichi Ikeda in the third round of the Thailand Open in Bangkok yesterday.

 

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Lin Woon Fui (left) and Gan Teik Chai.

 
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Boonsak, Lin book quarter-final berths (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 June 2008
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Local star Boonsak Ponsana reached the quarter-finals of the SCG Thailand Open Badminton Championships at Nimibutr Gymnasium yesterday. Boonsak defeated India's Anup Sridhar 21-11, 28-26, while world number one Lin Dan also cruised into the last eight with a 21-13, 21-14 win over Kazuteru Kozai of Japan in just 33 minutes.

 

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Boonsak Ponsana, left, and Lin Dan won in straight games. — PHOTOS BY SOMCHAI POOMLARD

 

BAM to discuss fate of under-performing shuttler Hafiz

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 June 2008
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By RAJES PAUL

KUALA LUMPUR: The future of national men's singles shuttler Mohd Hafiz Hashim will be on the agenda when the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaching and training committee and exco meet today in Bukit Kiara here.

 

South Korea national coach suspended

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 June 2008
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By Park Ju-min
SEOUL, June 27 (Reuters) - South Korea's hopes of badminton gold at the Beijing Olympics suffered a blow on Friday when the head coach of the national badminton team was suspended amid a police investigation into allegations of embezzlement.
The Korean Badminton Association said it had suspended head coach Kim Jung-soo, who is being investigated on allegations of misappropriation of public funds at a regional badminton organisation where he is an executive.
 

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