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China's badminton star survives thriller (pic)

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Published: 10 August 2008
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Zhang Ning of China plays a shot to Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand during their women's singles round of 32 badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 10, 2008.
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Zhang Ning of China plays a shot to Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand during their women's singles round of 32 badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 10, 2008. [Agencies]
 
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Female badminton player, Daniel to bear Nigeria’s flag at opening ceremony Olympic Games

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Published: 07 August 2008
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Grace Daniel, Nigeria’s sole badminton entry in the 29th Olympic Games will carry the country’s flag during Friday’s opening ceremony.
 
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Gopichand confident of good show (pic)

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Published: 07 August 2008
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Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is confident of a good performance from the shuttlers, provided they can handle the pressures of their maiden Olympic appearance and the huge crowd here.

Speaking after the initial training sessions of the Indian duo of Anup Sridhar and Saina Nehwal in Beijing Thursday, Gopichand said the two had enough experience of playing in South East Asian countries and were capable of handling the pressures. Image
 
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Men's double from USA (pic)

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Published: 07 August 2008
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Bob Malaythong, left, 27, of Rockville, Md., and partner Howard Bach, 29, of San Francisco will get a shot a badminton gold.

On the Beijing Olympics, Bach tells USA Today: "Badminton in Beijing is huge — it's one of their top three sports....The challenges that we face as athletes here is exposure. Having sponsors ... helps put us in the spotlight because we normally don't get attention. But in Beijing it's different because it's popular there."
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Beijing 2008 - Team GB: Badminton (pic)

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Published: 06 August 2008
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Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms have been one of the great British sporting double acts in recent years.

The badminton mixed doubles pair came to national prominence at the Athens Olympics when they exceeded all expectations by winning the silver medal.

Their final contest against China's Zhang Jun and Gao Ling was one of the most thrilling and memorable events at the Games, with the British pair just edged out in the deciding game despite being up 11-8 at one stage.

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