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Chong Wei: China training camp will help the Thomas Cup squad (pic)

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Published: 09 May 2012
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 SHAH ALAM: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei readily concedes that Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad are not the strongest but believes that the one-week training camp in Dongguan, China, from May 13-18 will make a difference.Endorsement: Lee Chong Wei posing with some of the products after signing on as the brand ambassador for CNI White Coffee Cendawan Susu Harimau and Well3 brand in Shah Alam Tuesday.

 

The Thomas Cup will be held in Wuhan, China, from May 20-27 and the BA of Malaysia (BAM) have set a realistic semi-final target.

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'It's tough overcoming the Chinese - i wish to beat all of them'

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Published: 09 May 2012
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 Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal , ranked world No. 5 and India's top player, is training hard towards the upcoming London Olympics. Speaking with Arun Sharma , Saina described her training regimen, how she spends her leisure time, her aim to beat the world's best - and why, despite badminton being popular across India, we don't produce more champions of the game: 

 
When did you start playing badminton? As your interest deepened, did you face difficulties sustaining this? 
 
I started playing badminton when i was nine years old. Initially, there were some problems pertaining to finance, but now everything is fine. I am employed by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and also sponsored by a few companies in India...badminton has been my best investment in life actually since it involves only talent and not a lot of money. 
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Malaysia Open Grand Prix Win Has Restored My Confidence - Chong Wei

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Published: 07 May 2012
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 JOHOR BAHARU, May 6 - Datuk Lee Chong Wei says his win at Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championships here has restored his confidence for other tournaments.

 
Chong Wei who beat Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the final in three sets, 17-21, 21-8, 21-10, is happy with the win after grappling with a shoulder injury.
 
"I'm very happy as the win has restored my confidence after losing at India Open Badminton Championships," he said told reporters after tournament here Sunday.
 
At India Open Badminton Championships, world number one player Chong Wei surprisingly lost to fast rising Shon Wan Ho of South Korea in the final.
 
It was Chong Wei's first major tournament after suffering a shoulder injury during the All England Championships last month.
 

Teen with leukaemia determined to play badminton for state again (pic)

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Published: 07 May 2012
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 JOHOR BARU - Gutsy teenagers like Gan Cheng Wei are the reason why cliches like "down but not out" should be repeated regularly.

Despite being diagnosed with leukaemia in March, the state badminton player is determined to return to the game he loves so much.

World No 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei has stepped in to set up a fund to pay for the teenager's medical treatment.Teen with leukaemia determined to play badminton for state againTeen with leukaemia determined to play badminton for state again

The fund received a donation of RM10,000 (S$4,094) from Teori Warisan Sdn Bhd, the developer of Seasons Luxury Apartments.

Cheng Wei's elder sister, Mei Ying, 34, who received the donation on behalf of her brother, said her family members were thankful that Lee had started the initiative.

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Sony no match for Chong Wei

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Published: 07 May 2012
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LEE Chong Wei was not fluent but did just enough to beat long-time rival Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia for his fourth consecutive Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold title in Johor Baru yesterday.

Chong Wei dropped the first game against Sony, who has been troubled by injuries for the last two years, but came back strongly to win 17-21, 21-8, 21-10 in 50 minutes. Sony, who last played Chong Wei in the 2010 Indonesia Open, looked to be in the mood and put the World No 1 under a lot of pressure in the first game to win 21-17.

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