• Carolina Marin overcomes Saina Nehwal at World Championships final

    Jakarta: Carolina Marin produced a brilliant display to defend her world badminton title on Sunday with a smooth progress to a 21-16 21-19 win over Saina Nehwal.

    The Spaniard was brimming with confidence in the first game, pumping her fist and screaming in triumph.Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

    Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

  • Badminton Denmark make U-turn, reinstate players over "cookies war"

    Copenhagen: Denmark’s top men’s doubles pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, women’s doubles pairing of Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen, as well as Pedersen’s mixed doubles partner, Joachim Fischer-Nielsen were dismissed from the country’s national team last month due to sponsorship conflict.Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

    Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

  • New twist in the firing of Pedersen,Juhl,Fischer, Boe & Mogensen from Denmark team

    Copenhagen: In the latest development of the firing of Chris Pedersen, Kamilla Rytter Juhl, Joachim Fischer, Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen from the Denmark national team due to conflicts in the sponsorship between these players and the Badminton Association of Denmark, further details were uncovered by reporter that Denmark's coach, Lars Uhre also received monetary incentives from the new sponsor, biscuit manufacturer - Danisa, who has contributed to this conflict. Other coaches in the Denmark national team were also pocketed a nice little profit through the new deal.These players are victims of irresponsible decision-making.

    These players are victims of irresponsible decision-making.

  • Denmark clinch 15th European mixed team championships title

    Leuven: After stunned by Germany 0-3 in the final of 2013 European Mixed Team Championships, Denmark - the European badminton powerhouse, made sure history won't repeat itself on Sunday by defeating England 3-0 to win the greatest badminton team event in Europe.Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

    Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

  • Denmark vs England in the European Mixed Team Championships final

    Leuven: Denmark and England both earned hard-fought victories on Saturday as they defeated Germany and Russia 3-2 respectively in the European mixed team championships semi-finals, in Leuven, Belgium.Christinna Pedersen (right) & Kamilla Rytter Juhl secure Denmark a spot in the European mixed team championships final. (photo: Europe Badminton)

    Christinna Pedersen (right) & Kamilla Rytter Juhl secure Denmark a spot in the European mixed team championships final. (photo: Europe Badminton)

  • Juhl unfazed by depth in Chinese doubles’ game (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Danish doubles specialist Kamilla Rytter Juhl believes that China’s women’s doubles players have an ace up their sleeves with the constant changing of partnerships.

    At the Maybank Malaysian Open, the versatile Ma Jin has been paired up with youngster Tang Yuanting for the first time in an obvious bid to select the best combinations for the Uber Cup that will be held in New Delhi, India, in May – and also with an eye on the Asian Games.Danish pair Christinna Pedersen (left) and Kamilla Rytter Juhl return a shot to Korean pair Chae Yoo Jung-Kim Ji Won during their first-round match in the Maybank Malaysian Open on Jan 15, 2014. The Danish pair won 16-21, 21-11, 21-17.

    But while Juhl admits that China are blessed to have an abundance of strong doubles players, she believes that they are not unbeatable.

    “China are very lucky because they have at least 10 strong women’s doubles shuttlers who can play with anyone and still win,” said Juhl.

    “That makes it very difficult for us and the rest because we have to try to keep up with their different combinations.

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