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Singapore qualify for Uber Cup in New Delhi (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 March 2014
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Singapore are currently ranked 11th out of the 16 teams that qualified for the 2014 edition, which will be staged in New Delhi, India, from May 18-25.

SINGAPORE: Singapore has qualified for the Uber Cup for only the second time in the tournament history.

Singapore last qualified for the badminton tournament in 2006.Singapore's Yao Lei (L) and Shinta Mulia Sari during the badminton women's doubles quarter final round at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar on 12 Dec 2013.

The event also serves as the World Team Championships for women.

 
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Swiss Open title for Chris and Gabby Adcock (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 March 2014
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CHRIS and Gabby Adcock yesterday added the Swiss Open mixed doubles title to their Hong Kong Open triumph in late November.

The England stars defeated their second successive Chinese pair to claim the title in Basel.

The highest-ranked mixed doubles pair among Commonwealth nations beat China's Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17 21-13 in 38 minutes, having already repeated their Hong Kong final victory over Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin on Saturday in a 64-minute, three-game semi-final.Swiss cheese: Gabby and Chris Adcock smile for the camera after victory

 
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Koo Kien Keat joins Thailand's badminton club (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Koo Kien Keat, the once men's doubles aces of Malaysia’s top men’s doubles players, joins Granula - a professional badminton club in Bangkik, Thailand.Koo Kean Keat looks happy after meeting BAM on Friday. He joins Thai badminton club Granular but will play for BAM if Malaysia needs his service.

 

Koo Kien Keat hope his move could rejuvenate his career in the doubles department, and he has started training with other players from the club such as Bodin Isara. Bodin is the Thai's doubles player who was involved in a fight with his former partner Maneepong Jongjit at the Canada Open in July 2013.Bodin is currently serving a two-year suspension handed out by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

 

 
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Swiss Badminton Open: Final Results (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 March 2014
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Men's Doubles

Chai Biao and Hong Wei beat Fu HaiFeng and Zhang Nan in two sets and win the men's doubles final with 22:20 and 21:14.

Biao Chai/Wei Hong beat Haifeng Fu/Nan Zhang in two sets and win the men's doubles final with 22:20 and 21:14.

Men's Singles

Viktor Axelsen won the men's singles in three long and very thrilling sets.

Viktor dominated the first set with few unforced errors and a strong defense against TIan Houwei from China. He won by 21:7.

 

 
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Saina Nehwal drops to No.8 in badminton rankings (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 March 2014
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Saina Nehwal slipped a place to No.8 and is now only a spot ahead of World No.9 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who despite her first round exit from All-England Open Badminton Championships last week, still retained the position.Saina Nehwal

New Delhi:  The quarter-final exit at the All-England Open Badminton Championships last week has led India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal dropping a place to No.8 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday.

 
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