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Taufik: Passionate fans will make difference for Indonesia (pic)

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Published: 15 May 2008
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THE Indonesian fans will create a din at the Istora Senayan tonight but it will be sweet music to the home side when they play against South Korea for a place in the Thomas Cup final.

Indonesia's singles star Taufik Hidayat said that the support of their passionate fans would drive them to make up for the disastrous semi-final defeat by Denmark when they last hosted the Finals in 2004.

“We cannot allow this incident to happen again. We cannot be beaten on our home ground again,” said Taufik.

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Fired up: Taufik is making his Thomas Cup swansong
 

 

Pedesen: Koreans have edge over hosts

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 May 2008
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AS hosts, Indonesia are seen to have the advantage over South Korea in their Thomas Cup semi-finals encounter tonight. But Denmark chief coach Steen Pedesen begs to differ. He picks the Koreans to progress to the final for the first time in the history of the competition.
 

Indonesia enters Uber Cup badminton final

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 May 2008
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JAKARTA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia beat Germany 3-1 in front of a boisterous home crowd at the Bung Karno Sports Hall Thursday night and advanced to the final of the Uber Cup women's badminton tournament.
 
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Kien Keat and Boon Heong take Sportsman of the Year award

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 May 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was double joy for world number one Nicol David when she was named as the 2007 Sportswoman of the Year at the national awards ceremony at the Palace of Golden Horses Hotel in Seri Kembangan last night.

After claiming a third British Open title in Liverpool on Sunday, Nicol learned she had won a fifth national award to join the likes of bowler Shalin Zulkifli and former swimmer Nurul Huda Abdullah. Nicol was also the winner for the 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2006 awards.

As expected, the men’s doubles badminton pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong took the Sportsman of the Year award.

 
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Chong Wei rubbishes Sato’s chances of beating him

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 May 2008
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NATIONAL number one Lee Chong Wei will be out to keep his unbeaten record intact against Japan’s Shoji Sato.
 

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