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Lee Chong Wei brings smiles to Malaysian flood victims

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 December 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Badminton super star Lee Chong Wei made a surprise visit to flooded areas around Kuala Kangsar and Ipoh,Perak on Tuesday.

The badminton icon met with many people whose lives have been devastated by the floods, he also donated some flood relief supplies to the victims, and hoped his present could help brighten those who were in distress.Lee Chong Wei hands over his donations to the flood relief officer (Photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

 

2014 is an injury-plagued year for Indonesia shuttlers

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 30 December 2014
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By Irawaty Wardany

The year 2014 turned against Indonesia’s badminton expectations as the country’s shuttlers missed out on their shots at prestigious titles, partly because of injuries sustained by top players.

With major tournaments on the play roster, including the Thomas and Uber Cups, All England, Asian Games and World Championships, the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) was optimistic about emulating the 2013 achievement during which the country secured 11 trophies in the Super Series tournament and two world championship titles.Leg injury: Indonesian women’s doubles shuttler Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (center) is carried off court in a wheelchair by an official helped by her playing partner Greysia Polii (left) during the match against Japan’s Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda in the BWF Super Series Finals 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. They withdrew from the third game after Nitya sustained an injury to her left foot. Badmintonindonesia.org

 

Amazing! Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen, Zulfadli Zulkifli are now the Malaysian Champions

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 30 December 2014
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Kuala Terengganu: Inspiration comes from a lot of different places, but one thing that can always sweep us from under our feet is a great sports underdog.

After a turbulent career at Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the two ex-BAM players Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen who used to be nobodies after leaving BAM have somehow made their way to become somebodies. After winning the Sabah Open two weeks ago, Mak Hee Chun and Tan Bin Shen have every reason to smile again on Tuesday as they defeated BAM's back-up shuttlers Tan Wee Gieen and Teo Ee Yi 21-18, 21-15 in 35 minutes to win their first ever national men's doubles title.Mak Hee Chun (top right), Tan Bin Shen - go ahead to celebrate, then recharge, and refocus. Happy New Year!

 

Kidambi Srikanth: Staying in top-5 will be challenging

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 December 2014
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By Suhrid Barua

History beckoned Indian badminton as Kidambi Srikanth became the third Indian men’s singles shuttler to break into the top-5 in world rankings after the illustrious duo of Prakash Padukone (reached number one) and Pullea Gopichand (reached number four).

The 21-year-old Guntur boy scaled new heights in 2014, winning the China Open Superseries Premier beating Lin Dan in the final. He also made it to the final of the India Open Grand Prix Gold and the semi-finals in Hong Kong and the SuperSeries Finals in Dubai, which greatly shaped up his ranking leap.Kidambi Srikanth beats Lin Dan to win China Open

 

Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen sends Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong packing in National GP semis

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 December 2014
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Kuala Terengganu: The reigning Sabah Open champion Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen pulled off a stunning, 24-22,13-21,21-13 upset win over tournament favorite Commonwealth Games champion Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong in an intense battle at the semi-final of National GP finals, Kuala Terengganu on Monday.Mak Hee Chun, Tan Bin Shen:Hang in there, keep fcous, play your best and see what happens

Mak-Tan will clash with Malaysia's national backup shuttlers Tan Wee Gieen-Teo Ee Yi for the National GP Finals title.

 

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