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Hero's welcome to Singapore's badminton players

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Published: 05 August 2014
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Singapore: Team Singapore's badminton players arrived home to a hero's welcome early Tuesday morning (Aug 5). All 10 members of the squad returned from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a medal. They were greeted by around 30 supporters at Changi Airport, toting flowers and teddy bears.Singapore Badminton Association president Lee Yi Shyan (second from left) with shuttler Derek Wong (extreme right) and the latter's family. (Photo: Chitra Kumar)


Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto qualified for World Champs

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Published: 05 August 2014
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Jakarta: Indonesian mixed doubles Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto, managed to qualify for the 2014 World Championships to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from August 25 to August 31.

Initially, Praveen / Debby did not qualify for the World Championship due to insufficient BWF world ranking points. However, with the withdrawal of several players including Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir, the world number 30 pair was eventually able to earn a spot at the Copenhagen World Championships.Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto (right) of Indonesia


Tontowi Ahmad ties the knot

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 August 2014
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Jakarta: Indonesia’s top mixed-doubles badminton player, Tontowi Ahmad, married his girlfriend, Michelle Harminc, in Pondok Kelapa, East Jakarta on Saturday. The couple, who has been dating for two and a half year, has previously held an engagement party on May 25, 2014.Congratulations Tontowi Ahmad and his wife Michelle Harminc

The 27-year-old shuttler, who won the 2013 World Championships mixed-doubles title with Liliyana Natsir, recently withdrew from the 2014 World Championships due to a leg injury sustained during the 2014 Australian Open in June.


Daren Liew barred from future tournaments

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 04 August 2014
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Glasgow: If losing in Thomas Cup final against Takuma Ueda has largely been forgiven by the home-country crowds, losing in the men's singles quarter-finals of Commonwealth Games against P. Kashyap may be the final straw for Daren Liew.Liew Daren suffered another blow to his career when he lost to India's P. Kashyap in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at the Glasgow


Speaking with reporters on Sunday, Malaysia's national singles coach - two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Rashid Sidek expressed his disappointment at Malaysia's men's singles performance in the Commonwealth Games, and was especially dismayed by Daren Liew's lackluster form.


Glasgow 2014: Michelle Li, Parupalli Kashyap win gold

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 August 2014
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Glasgow: Michelle Li became the first Canadian to win women's singles gold at the Commonwealth Games badminton on Sunday as she saw off the challenge of Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour and her passionate home following at the Emirates Arena.Canada's Michelle Li, gold medallist, is flanked by Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, left, silver medallist, and India's PV Sindhu, right, bronze medallist, after the women's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, August 3, 2014.


"This will mean a lot for Canada and it definitely means a lot to me. I'm really happy to have the opportunity to represent my country."




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