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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Exhausted Lin withdrawn from HK Open for 'safety reasons'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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. athlete of the week

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Each week we talk to HK's brightest and best Name Wong Wing-ki Sport Badminton Achievements Wong, 18, left school to become a full-time professional badminton player three years ago. His hard work paid off in the Dutch Junior Badminton Championships held in the Netherlands in February. He came fifth in the men's singles and second in the mixed doubles ...

  7. Zhang in doubt for Olympic defence

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The chances of Zhang Ning defending her Olympic singles title are 'up in the air', according to China's national team coach. The remarks came after Li Yongbo's decision to drop the injury-troubled Zhang, 33, from ...

  8. Open final to feature Hong Kong woman for first time in 21 years

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Wang Chen and Zhou Mi reached the semi-finals of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open last night, ensuring that a home player will contest the women's final for the first time in the tournament's 21-year history. Wang, 32, scored a hard- ...

  9. Hong Kong four into the quarters

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Wang Chen will come up against Saina Nehwal of India after the home favourite reached the singles quarterfinals of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open yesterday. Compatriots Zhou Mi, Yip Pui-yin and men's singles player Wong Wing-ki also mad ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Lee Chong Wei beats Marc Zwiebler to win badminton's Indonesia Open

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Lee wins Indonesia Open for fifth time World No1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei easily defeated Germany's Marc Zwiebler in the final of the Indonesia Open yesterday to win the event for a fifth time. The Malaysian supremo hard ...




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