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Imogen Bankier of Scotland calls it quits

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Published: 25 December 2015
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Scotland: Scottish doubles specialist Imogen Bankier has retired from international badminton, admitting lack of motivation convinced her the time was right to call it quits.

The 28-year-old was Scotland's most successful badminton player, and one of only four British players to compete at the London 2012 Olympics, playing mixed doubles alongside Chris Adcock. Imogen Bankier and Chris Adcock defeated Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir in the semi-finals of 2011 World Championships.

 

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Tan Kim Her brings new hope for India's badminton doubles

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Published: 25 December 2015
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New Delhi: Malaysia's former men's doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her who was appointed by Badminton Association of India (BAI) as their new doubles coach, has started making positive change for India's doubles players.

The 44-year-old coach signed a five-year contract with BAI effective September, has already begun working with Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy (men's doubles) and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa (women's doubles) to help them qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Gopichand, Parupalli Kashya and Tan Kim Her (from left). (photo: Parupalli Kashyap)

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Lee Chong Wei leads Petaling Jaya BC to tie Petaling BC 10-10

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Published: 24 December 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who played for Petaling Jaya BC in the Malaysia Purple League defeated reigning Malaysia champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in straight sets 11-6, 11-5, 11-5, bringing Petaling Jaya BC from a 7-10 deficit to tie Petaling BC with a 10-10 final score.Lee Chong Wei meets Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin for the first time in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

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Malaysia Purple League: Ampang Jaya BC beat Bangsar Hawks BC

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Published: 23 December 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Ampang Jaya BC defeated Bangsar Hawks BC 12-4 on Wednesday to finish the week with their second win of the season.

Ampang Jaya took the early lead after Lee Cheuk Yiu scraped past Wan Mas Ami Bin Wan Abu Bakar Sidik of Bangsar Hawks 11-2, 11-2, 11-6 in the first men's singles match.Team Serdang BC. (photo: red ONE)

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Rexy Mainaky may be back on BAM's list

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Published: 22 December 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: Rexy Mainaky who won the men doubles 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal with Ricky Subagja, may be back in the picture as a candidate for the potential men's doubles coach position in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

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