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Tan Boon Heong proposes to girlfriend

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Published: 08 June 2016
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Sydney: Former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend are engaged. Tan, who is currently playing at the Australian Open in Sydney, made the engagement official on Tuesday.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend! (photo: Tan Boon Heong’s FB)

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Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

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Published: 08 June 2016
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Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

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The inspirational story of Ratchanok Intanon

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Published: 07 June 2016
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Sydney: As the humble daughter of factory workers at a Bangkok sweet-maker, badminton was a ticket out of poverty for Ratchanok Intanon, who hopes winning gold at the Rio Olympics might inspire more Thai girls to chase their dreams.

The 21-year-old will be among Thailand's main medal hopes in Brazil and one of the chief threats to China's chances of defending their astonishing sweep of all five badminton titles at the London Games.Ratchanok Intanon is an inspirational figure to many Thailand badminton players. (photo: GettyImages)

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Carolina Marin withdraws from Australian Open

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Published: 06 June 2016
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Madrid: World No. 1 women's shuttler Carolina Marin of Spain has withdrawn from the Australian Open as she had suffered some "discomfort" in Indonesia.

The Spanish badminton star was stunned by Wang Yihan of China in the Indonesia Open semi-final last Saturday, and has tweeted that she will not be playing at the Australian Open.Carolina Marin is looking forward to the challenge of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei pulls out of Australian Open

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Published: 06 June 2016
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Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

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