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Badminton genes run deep for Gayatri Gopichand

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Published: 30 June 2015
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By Devadyuti Das, TNN

New Delhi: P Gayatri has badminton in her genes. Daughter of chief national coach and former All-England badminton champion Pullela Gopichand and former India champ PVV Lakshmi, Gayatri is a 'chip off the old block' in every sense.

Just 12 years of age, the shy and demure Gayatri is already leading the way in the Under-13 girls category. She won the U-13 national doubles title last year and is the No. 1 seed in her age-group in both singles and doubles at the PNB Metlife All India sub junior ranking badminton tournament currently on at the Thyagraj Stadium in the Capital.Gayatri with her parents, India coach P. Gopichand and former Indian national badminton champion Lakshmi.

 

China defeats Malaysia 3-0 in Asia Junior Championships

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Published: 30 June 2015
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Bangkok: Goh Sze Fei/Aaron Chia Teng Fong of Malaysia lost to He Jiting/Zheng Siwei in a three-set thriller 17-21, 21-18, 12-21 as Malaysia suffered a 0-3 thrashing at the hands of China in the Asia Junior Championships mixed team quarter-finals on Tuesday.This group of young Chinese shuttlers have given the chance to defend their Asia Junior Championships mixed team title on Wednesday. (photo: Granular)

 

Malaysia & China set up Asia junior championship clash

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 29 June 2015
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Bangkok: Group stages of the 2015 Badminton Asia Junior Championship mixed team event have been completed following twelve matches on Monday in Groups A, B, C and D. After falling to Korea 1-4 in their second Group C tie on Sunday, the Malaysian team managed to hold a 5-0 victory over Macau on Monday to finish second in the group.15 year-old Goh Jin Wei has grown into leadership role for Malaysia's junior squad. (photo: Granular)

 

Junior Purple League seeks to develop and nurture young talent

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Published: 29 June 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The Junior Purple League, a brand new badminton event in Malaysia targeted toward 13-18 year-old junior players, is set to debut in Malaysia between August and October 2015.Purple League's CEO Jack Koh (left), Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Lee Chong Wei during the launch of Malaysia Purple League in April 2014.

 

Lee Chong Wei holds off Angus Ng Ka Long to win Canada Open title (video)

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Published: 28 June 2015
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Calgary: Former world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia fought off a determined challenge from Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong to claim back-to-back titles at Canada Open on Sunday.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his Canada Open title! (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

 

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