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Badminton our best bet in Beijing

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 02 January 2008
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THE Beijing Olympics takes centre stage in 2008 with all Malaysians fervently hoping that our badminton players will finally deliver the country's first gold medal that has eluded us all this while.
 
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Rexy cracks whip (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 02 January 2008
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PETALING JAYA: It is hard to discard old habits but coach Rexy Mainaky wants the top doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong to stop the tendency to experiment with their game in what will be a defining year for them. 

The duo, who are now ranked number one in the world, have a bright chance to end Malaysia's 12-year medal drought in the Olympics in Beijing in August. Having won seven international titles since they formed a combination in October 2006, Kien Keat-Boon Heong are seen as good bets to win the first Olympic gold medal for Malaysia.

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I am more worried about the players' attitude. They can be stubborn at timesĀ« REXY MAINAKY
 

 

Mahajan badminton adds new feather

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 December 2007
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New Delhi, December 17 Putting Delhi on the itinerary of top players, a new annual feature has been added to the Badminton Association of India’s calendar. As if to celebrate it, the event is offering the biggest-ever prize money with even the qualifiers benefiting to a large extent. The event boasts of a Rs 9 lakh prize pool — the first in the history of Indian badminton — and it makes a heady mixture giving the sport in the Capital a new fillip.
 
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Female badminton winners to get same purse as the men

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 December 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Women shuttlers received a tremendous boost when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) decided to award equal prize money for the men and women winners in next year’s Super Series circuit.

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Sridhar, Anand for Pramod Mahajan badminton championship

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 December 2007
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New Delhi, Dec 18 (UNI) Top Indian badminton players Anup Sridhar, Chetan Anand and Sania Nehwal will be playing at the Pramod Mahajan All-India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament, starting here on Jan 1.The second edition of the tournament that will be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, is organised by the Pramod Mahajan Club (PMC) and will carry the biggest prize money (Rs.900,000) ever in the history of Indian badminton.
 
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