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Malaysia badminton fans braced again

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 August 2007
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 By Dave Thompson

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian badminton fans, yearning for a first world title in 30 years, were braced again on Friday for another topsy-turvy night at the Putra Stadium.

After Thursday's extraordinary evening, those of a nervous disposition should beware.

Men's singles second seed Lee Chong Wei was supposed to ease into the quarters in front of an adoring crowd. Instead, he was hustled swiftly out by ninth-seeded Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro.

Then, a near-miracle.

 
 

Head coach: badminton worlds lose meaning for China

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 August 2007
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After exits of big names Taufik Hidayat, Lee Chong Wei, Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard Hansen and Anthony Clark/Robert Blair, China's head Li Yongbo said: "The world badminton championships has lost its meaning for China."
 

Singapore's Susilo downs Chinese star at badminton World's

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 August 2007
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Singapore's Ronald Susilo dumped third seed Chen Jin from the badminton world championships on Thursday, and immediately warned the formidable Chinese shuttlers against complacency.

Susilo, who has a reputation for defeating Chinese stars, downed Chen, who is ranked No.3 in the world, 21-19, 21-14 in a powerful performance to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

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Singapore's Ronald Susilo reacts after defeating China's Chen Jin during their men's singles match at the World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur. Susilo won 21-19, 21-14.
 

 

Big sister Zhang Ning still has the fire in her belly

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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ZHANG Ning is the “big sister” of the Chinese national badminton team who continues to excel despite her age. 

And the steely determination not to finish second best is driving the 32-year-old shuttler on to fulfil her goal to retain the Olympic women's singles title on home soil in Beijing next year.

 

Women’s doubles pair Pei Tty-Eei Hui hope to reach semis

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 August 2007
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Women’s doubles pair Pei Tty-Eei Hui hope to reach semis

THE top national women’s doubles pair of Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui will be looking for a breakthrough performance in their fourth appearance in the World Championships.
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Jumping for joy: Malaysia’s Wong Pei Tty (left) and Chin Eei Hui celebrate after beating Japan’s Satoko Suetsuna and Miyuki Maeda in the third round yesterday.
 

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