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Kien Keat-Boon Heong eye the ABC crown (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: All-England men's doubles champions Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will aim to win their fourth international title of the year in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), which will be played in Johor Baru next week.

Despite not being in the best of condition after resuming training last week, they are still seen as the favourites to win the title. The duo are now ranked ninth in the world and success in Johor Baru would push them up among the top eight in the list.

 

Kien Keat/Boon Heong And Nicol Tipped To Win Sports Awards

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 (Bernama) -- Doha Asian Games badminton doubles gold medallist Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and world's women number one squash player Nicol Ann David are expected to win the National Sportsman and Sportswoman Award for 2006.

The three athletes are among eight candidates in the final list for the two top awards for last year.

 

India's shuttlers up against Asia's best (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2007
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New Delhi: The Indian badminton contingent heads off to Malaysia to take on Asia's best in the Asian Badminton Championship in Johar Baru starting Monday.

Top Indian players will take part in the tournament away from home at a time when the Badminton Federation of India has criticised them for poor fitness and endurance levels.

 

Shuttlecock shocker: mystery illness hits

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2007
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A trans-Tasman badminton tournament being held in New Zealand was thrown into chaos yesterday after scores of competitors came down with a mystery illness.

Vomiting, headaches and diarrhoea struck about 70 of the mostly Australian field of 170 competitors in the Australasian Under-17 tournament being held in Christchurch.

 

Hafiz to know his fate today

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 March 2007
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HAFIZ Hashim will find out today whether he can play in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) in Johor Baru on April 10-15 after the singles player undergoes a second scan for a suspected damaged Achilles tendon at the National Sports Science Institute.

Though the injury is not as serious as first thought, Hafiz does not want to risk aggravating it.

 

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