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Viktor Axelsen upsets Jan Jorgensen to win Copenhagen Masters

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Published: 28 December 2014
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Copenhagen: Despite being crowned the Danish badminton player of the year of 2014 on December 28, world number three Jan Jorgensen appeared sluggish at the Copenhagen Masters final against his younger compatriot Viktor Axelsen on Sunday.

Jorgensen got off to a good start in the first set by racing to a quick 18-12 lead. However, Jorgensen seemed to have lost his focus all of the sudden and began to commit unforced errors at an alarming rate. Axelsen seized that opportunity to reel off 10 of the next 12 points and eventually took the first set 22-20.Congratulations Viktor Axelsen! Hope you have a breakthrough year in 2015! (photo: Viktor Axelsen's FB)

 

Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) ready for dialogue

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 December 2014
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Kuching: The Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) will soon organise the much awaited dialogue as requested by some of its coaches and parents of players after all association top brass are back from their festive holidays.

This was announced by SBA’s honorary secretary Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir through a press statement issued to the local media yesterday.Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

 

Jan O Jorgensen, Kenichi Tago join Malaysia's Purple League

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 December 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: After a three week break, the second half of Malaysia's first professional badminton league - Kopiko Purple League will kick into full gear on January 2, 2015.

Second half of the season will see the addition of world number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and world number 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan. Jorgensen and Tago will play for Petaling BC. In addition, the number two team in Purple League, Muar City BC have also picked up a big name in women's singles, the BWF Superseries Finals women's singles champion Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan.Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

 

Saina Nehwal launches her own badminton academy

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 December 2014
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Ghaziabad: World no. 4 women’s singles player Saina Nehwal launches her India’s first badminton academy in Gaur City 18 Acres Sports Complex located in Gaur City, Greater NOIDA West. The announcement was made jointly by Saina Nehwal and Manoj Gaur, MD, Gaursons India, who laid emphasis on sports culture.Saina Nehwal (second right) announces her own badminton academy

 

PBSI unsatisfied with Indonesian shuttlers’ performance in 2014

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 December 2014
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Jakarta: In a press conference held in Pelatnas Cipayung, Jakarta, the head of Development and Achievement of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), Rexy Mainaky said that the achievement of the Indonesia elite teams in 2014 has been very inconsistent.The PBSI evaluation committee members: Ricky subagja (left), Rexy Mainaky (center)

 

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