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Kento Momota becomes the rising badminton star for Japan

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Published: 19 August 2015
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Tokyo: Up-and-coming shuttler Kento Momota is rewriting Japan’s history in badminton at the international level at a remarkable pace.

The 20-year-old won a bronze medal in men’s singles in Jakarta on Saturday, bringing the country its first men’s singles medal in the World Championships.

“I woke up fresh in the morning, and I was light on my feet today,” Momota said after beating Hong Kong’s Wei Nan 21-6, 21-14 in the quarterfinals. “So I was able to play the match in a very positive frame of mind.”Kento Momota wins the 2015 Indonesia Open

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Fernando Rivas is the man behind success of Carolina Marin

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Published: 19 August 2015
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- By Shivani Naik

Madrid: Newly crowned world champion Carolina Marin always struggled to find quality sparring when growing up in Spain. But it must have helped that coach Fernando Rivas was ambidextrous and could stand opposite the net and play both right handed and southpaw. That is among the many qualities that the multi-talented coach brings to the table, while guiding his 22-year-old ward to her second Worlds title.Fernando Rivas and Carolina Marin (photo: Twitter)

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Saina Nehwal almost quit badminton last year

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Published: 18 August 2015
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Hyderabad: World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.

Saina reiterated that she contemplated quitting last year following a string of poor performances but Vimal came as a saviour and instilled confidence and self belief in her.Saina Nehwal poses her World Championship medal with her father in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (photo: PTI)


Lee Chong Wei to focus on Olympic preparations

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Published: 18 August 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The road to become an Olympic Champion is a grueling process that brings most men to their knees long before they ever get close. Badminton is a very demanding sport at any level of competition, but to play at the highest level imaginable requires a grit and determination that, for some, may quit before they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For Lee Chong Wei, who suffered his fourth consecutive world championship final defeat - and second straight by Chen Long - on Sunday, has earned a lot of respect from badminton fans and players around the world through his perseverance and determination.Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.


Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade join Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta

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Published: 17 August 2015
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Jakarta: Three of badminton's great legends Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade gathered in Jakarta on Monday for the second event of the Legends’ Global Tour, helping to raise awareness for the sport of badminton across the globe.

"While badminton has been a popular sport many Asian and European countries, I hope the sport can become popular in virtually every corner of the world," said the 2004 Olympic Games gold-medalist Taufik Hidayat.Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade (from left) are pleased and proud to announce the launch of Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta. (photo: Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

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