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BWF president shares thoughts on future of badminton

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Published: 08 October 2007
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Recent disputes within the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have jeopardized the future of the world's fastest racket sport. During the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur in June, BWF President Kang Hyung-joon made a statement regarding the organization's overall performance and a vote of no confidence made against him at a council meeting in Glasgow in March. In an interview with The Jakarta Post's Primastuti Handayani at his office in Seoul recently, Kang expressed his concern about the future of badminton. Below are excerpts from their discussion.

 

Malaysian shuttlers set to clinch world No. 1 ranking (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 October 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are set to become the world number one pair for the first time after completing their great run in Macau yesterday. 

In an all-Malaysian final, the world number three defeated veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah 21-18, 17-21, 23-21 to claim their sixth international title within a year. 

After a good start, it looked as though the jinx of Kien Keat-Boon Heong against compatriots on the international stage would continue.

 

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Flying high: Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat are poised to become the top pair in the world.

 
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Chen Jin downs Taufik for Macao Open badminton title

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Published: 08 October 2007
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MACAO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttler Chen Jin clinch the title of Macao Badminton Open when he beat his more illustrious Indonesia opponent Taufik Hadayat in the men's singles final here on Sunday.
 
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Senior players may be asked to beef up women’s team

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 September 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seniors Wong Mew Choo and Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty may be called up to strengthen the women's badminton team for the SEA Games.
 
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Back-up shuttlers to represent Malaysia at SEA Games

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Published: 27 September 2007
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Kuala Lumpur: The National Sports Council (NSC) and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Wednesday announced that Malaysia will be represented by the back-up squad for badminton at the Korat SEA Games in Thailand in December.
 
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