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Gopichand confident of good show (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 August 2008
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Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is confident of a good performance from the shuttlers, provided they can handle the pressures of their maiden Olympic appearance and the huge crowd here.

Speaking after the initial training sessions of the Indian duo of Anup Sridhar and Saina Nehwal in Beijing Thursday, Gopichand said the two had enough experience of playing in South East Asian countries and were capable of handling the pressures. Image
 
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Men's double from USA (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 August 2008
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Bob Malaythong, left, 27, of Rockville, Md., and partner Howard Bach, 29, of San Francisco will get a shot a badminton gold.

On the Beijing Olympics, Bach tells USA Today: "Badminton in Beijing is huge — it's one of their top three sports....The challenges that we face as athletes here is exposure. Having sponsors ... helps put us in the spotlight because we normally don't get attention. But in Beijing it's different because it's popular there."
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Beijing 2008 - Team GB: Badminton (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 August 2008
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Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms have been one of the great British sporting double acts in recent years.

The badminton mixed doubles pair came to national prominence at the Athens Olympics when they exceeded all expectations by winning the silver medal.

Their final contest against China's Zhang Jun and Gao Ling was one of the most thrilling and memorable events at the Games, with the British pair just edged out in the deciding game despite being up 11-8 at one stage.

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Best Chance Of An Olympic Gold In Chong Wei's Court

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 August 2008
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BEIJING, Aug 6 (Bernama) -- Malaysias best ever hope of winning a gold medal in the Olympics will undoubtedly rest on the shoulders of the shuttlers, more precisely on men's singles world number two Lee Chong Wei, who will helm the local charge.
 
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Badminton world champion Cai vows to perform best

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 August 2008
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BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Badminton men's doubles world champion Cai Yun vowed here Wednesday to play his best games on home soil at the impending Beijing Olympics.
 

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