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Chua Yong Joo becomes new head coach for Singapore national badminton team

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 July 2015
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Singapore: In appointing Chua Yong Joo as its first local-born chief coach, the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) said it was not so much taking a leap of faith as it was choosing a familiar face who has proved his commitment and calibre over more than a decade.Chua Yong Joo replaces Liu Qingdong, who quit after the SEA Games following 18 months on the job.

 

Chen Long, Carolina Marin maintain lead as world's No. 1 players

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 July 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long has widened his lead at No. 1 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings with his recent triumph at Chinese Taipei Open, now holding an additional 23,534 points advantage over the No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. As of July 30, 2015, Chen has been ranked world No. 1 men’s singles player for 32 consecutive weeks.Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

 

Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin clinch Perak Open

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Published: 30 July 2015
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Perak: Lee Chong Wei showed us how he truly is the maestro of badminton, even in mixed doubles, when he and Vivian Hoo dominated for control of the momentum on the court, displaying a perfect understanding and use of the sport's geometry, to defeat No. 2 seeds Tan Chee Tean/ Shevon Lai 21-11, 21-15 and to lift the Perak Open mixed doubles title on Thursday.Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

 

Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade to meet fans in Senayan, Indonesia

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 July 2015
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Jakarta: The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, will be meeting badminton fans in an event called Yonex Legends’ Vision Indonesia, at the Asia-Africa Badminton Hall in Senayan, Jakarta, on Aug. 17.Taufik Hidayat speaks to media on Tuesday about "The Legends’ Vision".

 

Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Goh Jin Wei advance to Perak Open finals

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Published: 29 July 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar, Lee Chong Wei, and his mixed doubles partner Vivian Hoo, both playing equally well to stun the top seeds Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing 21-9, 21-12 in the semi-finals of Perak Open on Wednesday.

Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo are no strangers to teaming up together, having taken home the 2012 Maybank National Circuit Selangor Open title after defeated No. 1 mixed double in Malaysia, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying 21-15, 27-25. Lee/Hoo will take on second seeds Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai in the final on Thursday. Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai won a hard-fought three-set semi-finals against Tan Kian Meng/Peck Yen Wei with 21-13, 15-21, 21-9 in 49 minutes.May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

 

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