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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Japan's Okuhara puts pain of the past behind her

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 12:47am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Japan's Okuhara puts pain of the past behind her The badminton upsets keep rolling in as rising Japanese star Akane Yamaguchi and third seed ... Marin of Spain, who accounted for Malaysian Tee Jing Yi, while China's Liu Xin will meet Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying. Liu beat Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19, 21-15. I thought my career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1645686/japans-okuhara-puts-pain-past-behind-her
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Nozomi Okuhara stuns Carolina Marin to reach Hong Kong Open final

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 01:55am by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The 19-year-old's incredible winning streak continues Okuhara stuns Marinto reach HK Open final Giantkiller Nozomi Okuhara, of Japan, continued her winning streak in the US$350,000 Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open, with world champion Carolina Marin, of Spain, her latest victim. The unseeded 19-year-old reached her first Superseries final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1646592/nozomi-okuhara-stuns-carolina-marin-reach-hong-kong-open-final
  3. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Saina Nehwal dumped out of Hong Kong Open by Tai Tzu-ying

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:34pm

    ... singles, top seed Chen Long of China lived up to the expectations, winning both games against Takuma Ueda of Japan to reach the semi-finals. “I like the Hong Kong event very much and whenever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1645527/saina-nehwal-dumped-out-hong-kong-open-tai-tzu-ying
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Chen Long's final defeat completes embarrassing Hong Kong Open for China

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:06pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... it was a double for Zhao, who teamed up with Ting Qing to win the women's doubles after comfortably beating top seed Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-13, 21-13. The men's doubles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1647139/chinas-chen-long-loses-while-giant-killing-run-ends-okuhara
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    China's badminton stars determined to prove home flop was just a blip

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:36pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... No mainlander reached the women's singles badminton final on Sunday in the US$700,000 event in Fuzhou, won by India's Saina Nehwal over Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. "It was just an accident in the China Open," said Chen after watching his charge, top seed Wang Shixian, easily beat Eriko Hirose of Japan 21-9, 21-13 in the first round of the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open women's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1644019/china-stars-determined-make-amends-flop
  6. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Top two seeds stunned at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:47pm

    ... in the last eight after his 21-7, 21-14 victory over Brice Leverdez of France. Axelsen overcame fourth seed Kenichi Tago of Japan in the first round. Liu is now the only surviving Chinese woman ... Open.” India’s Saina Nehwal, who won the China Open in Fuzhou on Sunday, Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan went through to the last eight. Tai beat Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan-yi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1644621/top-two-seeds-stunned-hong-kong-open
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi looks to break Chinese dominance at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 06:22pm

    ... at senior level are equally as impressive with only limited international exposure. At last year’s Japan Open, Yamaguchi started as a qualifier and pulled off a series of surprises to win the title, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1643846/japanese-shuttler-akane-yamaguchi-looks-break-chinese-dominance-hong
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Lin Dan pulls out of Hong Kong Open

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 10:44pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... will be a threat along with third seed Saina Nehwal of India and up-and-coming Akane Yamaguchi, of Japan, the two finalists in last week's China Open. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1643234/lin-dan-pulls-out-hong-kong-open
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Hu Yun turns back the clock to book spot in Japan Open final

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 12:22am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hu turns back clock to book final spot Hong Kong's Hu Yun continued his giant-killing form in the Japan Open on Saturday as the veteran stormed into the men's singles final in Tokyo. Having stunned second seed Chen Long of China in the quarter-finals, the 32-year-old overcame another seeded player- Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark- in the super series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1533009/hu-yun-turns-back-clock-book-spot-japan-open-final
  10. 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 salvaged personal reputation beating Kenichi Tago 21-12 21-16 in 45 minutes before Japan won the next two contests to surge ahead. ...

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

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