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Hendra Setiawan eyeing a second gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

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Published: 18 June 2016
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Jakarta: Hendra Setiawan who partnered Markis Kido to win men's doubles gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic, is now aiming for his second men's doubles Olympic gold but this time he will be partnering with Mohammad Ahsan.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles title at 2015 Total BWF World Championship (photo: Getty Images)

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Ko Sung-hyun/Kim Ha-na are eyeing Olympic gold

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Published: 17 June 2016
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Seoul: At the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, the world No. 1-ranked men's badminton tandem of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are considered the biggest medal hope for South Korea. But they are not the only pair that the country is counting on for a medal.

Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na are ranked No. 2 in the mixed doubles. They have been gearing up for the Rio Games well, winning five tournaments last year and also triumphing at the German Open in March and the Singapore Open in April. The two finished runners-up at the Indonesia Open last week, but in the semifinals they beat the top-ranked Chinese pair of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na need to beat mixed doubles pairs from China and Indonesia in order to win Olympic gold.

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Carsten Mogensen & Mathias Boe are going to Olympics!

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Published: 16 June 2016
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Copenhagen: After suffering a ruptured aortic aneurysms in his brain, and went through a brain surgery during the European Team Championship in Russia in February, no one ever thought Carsten Mogensen would able to come back and compete at the highest level of badminton.Congratulations to Carsten Mogensen & Mathias Boefor being selected to play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

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Lee Chong Wei: Lin Dan remains the biggest threat in Rio Olympics

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Published: 15 June 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Despite being knocked out by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the second round of Indonesia Open two weeks ago, Lin Dan remains the biggest enemy for World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Rio.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

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PBSI to improve players' fitness ahead of Rio Olympics

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Published: 14 June 2016
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Jakarta: The Badminton Association of Indonesia or PBSI has set up training programs targeting players whose fitness performances fall below expectations ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Rexy Mainaky remains confident for Indonesian shuttlers in Rio. (photo: AFP)

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