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Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

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Published: 13 December 2016
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Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

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UK Sport cut badminton funding for Tokyo 2020

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Published: 12 December 2016
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London: Although Britons Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won bronze medal in the men's doubles event in Rio Olympics this summer, Badminton became one of five sports to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

UK sports have invested £5.74m in the last Olympic cycle in badminton, and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were able to live up to expectation by taking home the bronze in men's doubles. Unfortunately, Badminton was the only sport that won an Olympic medal this summer to have its funding removed.Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)

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Badminton stars attend Tan Boon Heong & Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling's wedding reception

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Published: 12 December 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: After dating for 10 years and proposing to his girlfriend in Australia last June 7 during the Australian Open, former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong officially tied the knot with his girlfriend Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling on Oct 24, 2016. The lovely couple had an unique Qing dynasty style traditional Chinese wedding ceremony on December 3rd marked by beautifully designed Qing dynasty wedding dresses; while a formal wedding reception was held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, December 11.Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling pose with Taufik Hidayat at the wedding reception. (photo: Rozi Rz)

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Goh Jin Wei, Lim Chi Wing win 2016 Malaysia Circuit GP Finals

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Published: 11 December 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei officially became Malaysia's No. 1 women's singles player, after beating teammate Soniia Cheah Su Ya 21-17, 21-12 to claim the Malaysia National Circuit GP Finals at Juara Stadium on Sunday.Goh Jin Wei and Soniia Cheah stand on the podium.

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Clean sweep for Korea at Korea Masters Championships

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Published: 11 December 2016
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Jeju: The Korean badminton team lived up to home crowd's expectation as they ruled all five events in the Korea Masters finals on Sunday.

Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Jae Hwan started the campaign for Korea in the men's doubles event against No. 1 seeds and last week's Macau Open champions Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang. Ko/Kim came back after trailing by 7-13, 14-17 to edge the Taiwanese pair 21-19 in the first set. The Korean pair led most of the second set to keep the men's doubles title at home with a 21-18 second set victory.Son Wan Ho beats Daren Liew to win the 2016 Korea Masters Championships. (photo: AP)

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