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  1. Sport - Tennis - PROFILE

    How Li Na went from a badminton-playing kid in Wuhan to one of China's global icons

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:22pm

    ... Reuters Double grand slam winner changed the face of tennis in the mainland A typical “neighbourhood kid” toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li ... badminton, Li was soon diverted into a tennis programme after coaches found her stroke-making too lusty for the genteel sport played on street-sides across the country. Read the full text of Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1596073/how-li-na-went-badminton-playing-kid-wuhan-one-chinas-global-icons
  2. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Chinese shuttler's loss to unranked rival raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Loss by China's Du to unranked Indonesian raises eyebrows again Chinese badminton is once again coming under fire after world No 3 Du Pengyu's shock loss to unranked Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka at the Indonesia Super Series event. The sport's governing body, the Badminton World Federation (BWF), has long been concerned about players withdrawing from smaller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1261611/chinese-shuttlers-loss-unranked-rival-raises-eyebrows
  3. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    No worries for Chen Long in Badminton World Championships

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:59am

    ... Associated Press Second seed brushes aside Austrian; Li Xuerui sees off spirited resistance Chen Long eased his way into the second round of the badminton world championship on Tuesday with a routine victory over Austrian rank outsider Luka Wraber in Copenhagen. Chinese second seed Chen is carrying the burden of his country’s expectations with global superstar and five-time world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1581046/no-worries-chen-long-badminton-world-championships
  4. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Hu surges into badminton semi-finals in Japan

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 04:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hong Kong’s unseeded Hu Yun surged through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday as he saw off the eighth seed Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam to continue his excellent run of form. Hu, who defeated two-time champion Pet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1042284/hu-surges-badminton-semi-finals-japan
  5. Exhausted Lin withdrawn from HK Open for 'safety reasons'

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the development of badminton on the mainland. One of the most popular sports stars in China, Lin's latest television commercial earned him more than 3 million yuan (HK$3.5 million), while his romance with Xie Xingfang, a former badminton world champion, has created huge interest on the mainland. It is rumoured that they plan to marry early next year, but both have declined to comment. Lin only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733015/exhausted-lin-withdrawn-hk-open-safety-reasons
  6. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Japan down Malaysia to claim maiden Thomas Cup badminton title

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:46am by Reuters

    ... Having shocked China in the semi-finals, Japanese claim top prize by ousting Malaysia Japan claimed their maiden Thomas Cup title on Sunday, edging out five-time champions Malaysia 3-2 in the final of men¡¦s team event. World number one Lee Chong-Wei salv ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1519601/japan-down-malaysia-claim-maiden-thomas-cup-badminton-title
  7. Sport - China - Thomas Cup

    Lin Dan sees no point in altering badminton's scoring system

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 09:46am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Chinese great says there's nothing wrong with current methods Badminton great Lin Dan is opposed to a change in the points system being contemplated by the world federation in a bid to make the sport more attractive. “I feel changing the points system frequently is not good for the game,” Lin said on Wednesday. “There does not seem to be anything wrong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1517706/lin-dan-sees-no-point-altering-badmintons-scoring-system
  8. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Doping ban for Olympic badminton star reversed

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul New evidence clears South Korean to compete in Asian Games Doping banfor Olympicbadmintonstar reversed South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yong-dae has had his one-year ban for missing dope tests reversed, the Badminton World Federation announced yesterday, leaving him free to compete at this year's Asian Games. The 25-year-old won mixed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1483191/doping-ban-olympic-badminton-star-reversed
  9. Hong Kong Open suffers blow as Lin and Wang pull out

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... title. Tournament organisers said last night that they had yet to receive Lin's withdrawal, while chairman of the Hong Kong Badminton Association Tong Wai-lun said it would be a big loss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697752/hong-kong-open-suffers-blow-lin-and-wang-pull-out
  10. Skipping class

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... and getting ahead, some teenagers are putting aside their studies and pursuing their dreams of success in the sporting world. Young badminton player, 21-year-old Yip Pui-yin, for example, is a good model for local sporting youth. She turned professional after finishing Form Five, and is now ranked 12th in the world. She is an inspiration to others, such as fellow badminton player Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656673/skipping-class

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