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Shocks on and off court at world badminton championships (pic)

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Published: 20 August 2007
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 By Dave Thompson

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Shocks on court and a big rift at the top of the sport's governing body marked the world badminton championships which ended on Sunday with three golds for China and two for Indonesia.

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China's Lin Dan returns a shot against his compatriot Bao Chunlai during their men's singles semi-final match at the World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur August 18, 2007.
 

Lin Dan leaves his mark (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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WORLD number one Lin Dan not only screamed for joy and pulled his shirt over his head but also thanked the crowd for their support by bowing to all four sides of the stands.

 
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Super Dan make it again!!

 
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Masterful Lin wins world title

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Published: 20 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: China’s number one Lin Dan and fifth-seeded Zhu Lin clinched the coveted men’s and women’s world badminton crowns here Sunday, as Indonesia also savoured victory with two doubles titles.

Defending champion Dan downed Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-11, 22-20 in a dramatic final to become only the second men’s singles player in history to win consecutive world championship titles. Lin, known as Super Dan to his legion of fans, dropped to the floor and pulled his shirt over his head as the 9,000-strong crowd cheered his win. “I’m very happy with his win, it’s the result of much hard work,” he said. Lin was criticised by his coach in the lead-up to the tournament for lacking commitment after he lost a dead rubber match at the Sudirman Cup in Scotland, but the champion said he had never stopped working hard. “Every step is a new beginning and a new challenge and I just try to improve myself and I never give up or relax even though I’ve won so many tournaments,” he said.

 

 
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Champ makes record book (pic)

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Published: 20 August 2007
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Chinese title holder joins boyhood hero with repeat

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China's Lin Dan lets out a victory roar Sunday on defeating Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Kuala Lumpur.
 

 
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China's Zhu win women's world badminton gold

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR--China's Zhu Lin walked over Hong Kong's Wang Chen to win the women's world badminton championship title here Sunday.

Fifth seed Zhu outclassed Asian Games champion and veteran Wang to win her first world title 21-8, 21-12.
 
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