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Carolina Marin wants Euro gold to boost confidence ahead of Olympics

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Published: 25 April 2016
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Madrid: The 25th European championships that will be held from Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 in La Roche-sur-Yon, western France, will be the last tournament for the European shuttlers to clinch world ranking points before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on April 30th.Carolina Marin is undoubtedly very talented and very ambitious. (photo: Getty Images)

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Lin Dan remains as dangerous as ever, wins China Masters

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Published: 24 April 2016
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Jiangsu: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan kicked off 2016 with a remarkable run of winning 2 consecutive titles at German Open and the All England Open, then he failed in India Open, Malaysia Open and Singapore Open.Lin Dan is slowly getting back into his formidable form. (photo: AFP)

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Lin Dan gears up to tackle Chen Long in China Masters final

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Published: 23 April 2016
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Jiangsu: The two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Lin Dan is one match away from winning the 2016 China Masters title. The Chinese No. 2 seed breezing to a comfortable 21-13, 21-15 victory against his junior Lin Guipu who has a nickname of "Little Lin Dan" in the semi-finals of China Masters in Jiangsu on Saturday.Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

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Chen Long, Lin Dan into semifinals of China Masters

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Published: 22 April 2016
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Jiangsu: Men's singles top seed Chen Long and second seed Lin Dan have made it to the semi-finals of the 2016 China Masters on Friday.

Chen needed only 46 minutes to see off No. 7 seed Indian shuttler H. S. Prannoy with 21-10, 21-15. Chen will play No. 12 seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Saturday. Meanwhile, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk breezed into the semi-finals with a straight-sets win over Korea's Lee Dong Keun 21-13, 21-18 in 49 minutes.Chen Long and Lin Dan are trying to occupy the World No. 1 and No. 2 positionS to avoid facing each prior to the finals in Rio Olympics.

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Ratchanok Intanon surges atop world No. 1 ranking

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Published: 21 April 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: After winning three consecutive Superseries tournaments over the past three weeks including India, Malaysia and Singapore Open, 21-year-old Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand had moved up one place to the World No. 1 ranking in the latest world badminton rankings released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.Congratulations to Ratchanok Intanon for being World No. 1. (photo: GettyImages)

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