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Stay clear of bookies, shuttlers told (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bad performances and match-fixing. The link exits in football but has it got to badminton as well? 

In the recent World Championships, Malaysia saw some uncharacteristically poor performances from their shuttlers and only the veteran men’s doubles pair of Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah finished with a medal – a bronze.

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Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh
 

 

Mew Choo now ranked among top 10 in world badminton

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 August 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian women’s singles player Wong Mew Choo has nudged her way into the top 10 in the world badminton rankings.
 

Anup Sridhar's Triumph Over Pain (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 August 2007
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By Jaydip Sengupta, Staff Writer

If you saw the tall and elegant Anup Sridhar waltzing around the courts in Kuala Lumpur, you wouldn’t believe the biggest success story of this year’s Badminton World Championships was actually playing with a career-threatening foot injury.

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Big scalp: Sridhar celebrates his win against Hashim in the third round.

 

Rexy furious with mercenary attitude (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 August 2007
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IT’S a worrying trend when players play beyond themselves in tournaments carrying attractive prize money and yet go out with a whimper in events when the pride of the nation is at stake like the just ended World Championships.

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REXY MAINAKY, Malaysia's men's doubles coach
 

 

Kien Keat-Boon Heong lack stomach for big events (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 August 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

THE age-old adage ‘You can bring a horse to the water but you can’t force it to drink,’ aptly describes the national men’s doubles players who have proved yet again that their gutless showing in the World Championships had nothing to do with preparations but their lack of hunger to succeed in a major event.

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Choong Tan Fook (left) and Lee Wan Wah, who won the bronze medal, produced a superhuman effort to beat China’s world champions Fu Haifeng-Cai Yun to reach the semi-finals.

 
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