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Malaysian, Indonesian boo-boys upset Chinese

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 February 2007
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's badminton players get rattled by rowdy crowds in Malaysia and Indonesia and prefer playing in front of the more respectful European audiences, according to national team coach Li Yongbo.

The rivalry between world No.1 Lin Dan and Indonesia's Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat, as well as the resentment felt by Asia's traditional badminton powerhouses at China's growing dominance, has made for some hostile receptions for Li's players.

 

Korea Open: Korean Pair Take Badminton Gold (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 January 2007
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Jung Jae-sung and Lee Yong-dae brought South Korea a lone gold medal in the men's double of the Yonex Korea Badminton Open, where China dominated the competition.

Facing unexpected finalists Hwang Ji-man and Lee Jae-jin of South Korea, who ranked 30th in the world, in the final, the world's No. 5 South Korean duo out-dueled their compatriots with Jung's power smashing and Lee's smart net play, closing the game 21-16, 21-15 in 30 minutes to capture the trophy.

 

Korea Open: China Dominates Australia Youth Olympic Festival (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 January 2007
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Junior players from around the world gathered in Sydney, at the sports halls at Olympic Park, from 17-21 January, to compete for medals in the teams and individual championships at the Youth Olympic Festival. Badminton was one of 16 sports to be contested at this years event.

By Lynne Scutt, Badzine Correspondent in Oceania.

 

Saina wins but after scare

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 January 2007
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Even before the senior national badminton championship had begun, Saina Nehwal was considered the runaway favourite. And the way the 17-year-old bulldozed her way through to the final, it looked like the summit clash would be a mere formality.

But then the pressure of winning the title at any cost she had lost the last two finals and a gutsy opponent in Aditi Mutatkar ensured that the encounter was not a mere stroll in the park for the top seed.

 

The 5-Minute Interview: Gail Emms, Olympic athlete

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 January 2007
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'I turn everything into a catastrophe'
Published: 30 January 2007

Ranked as World No 1 with Nathan Robertson in mixed doubles badminton, Gail Emms, 29, will compete in the English National Badminton Championships in Manchester on 2 February.

 

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