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Zhang Ning

Yip equals best HK performance by reaching quarters

Unseeded Yip Pui-yin never thought she would beat two seeded players in the women's singles - and neither did her parents, who have had to change their travel plans and stay on in London to support their daughter.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:49pm

Games boost for HK's Yip as she chases top-16 place

Hong Kong ace Yip Pui-yin moved closer to being seeded at the London Olympics after thrashing world No 9 Cheng Shao-chieh of Taiwan 21-14, 21-16 in the Uber Cup Asia zone preliminaries in Macau yesterday.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Zhou faces tricky task maintaining top rank in front of home crowd

Home favourite Zhou Mi faces a tough task to maintain her year-end number-one ranking as she begins her Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open campaign at Queen Elizabeth Stadium today.

The last of the 12 Super Series events of 2008 before next month's grand finals has attracted top players from all the international powerhouses who are vying for the total purse of US$250,000.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

All of China's gold medal winners to visit Hong Kong next week

A 'gold-medal delegation' of nearly 100 Chinese athletes, coaches and officials will visit Hong Kong next week in their first public appearance outside the mainland after the Olympics.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

No 8: Xie Xingfang

Name: Xie Xingfang

Date of birth: January 8, 1981, in Guangzhou

Olympic entry: Women's badminton

Career highlights: team gold, 2006 Asian Games; World singles champion, 2005, 2006

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Channel hop

For your TV diet this week, we have the most random bag of assorted goodies yet.

First up, as part of its get-to-know-China series, Stories from the Middle Kingdom, BBC Knowledge offers The Road to Beijing (Saturday, at 7.50pm) - a portrait of 2004 Olympic badminton champion Zhang Ning.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Zhou 'admits' obeying order to throw match

Coach's boast lifts lid on China tactics

Mainland import Zhou Mi last night all but confirmed she was ordered to throw her Olympic semi-final against teammate Zhang Ning at Athens in 2004.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Zhou wins Super Series title in Seoul

Zhou Mi won her first Super Series title for Hong Kong yesterday, taking the Korean Open singles title, but it's too soon for her to start counting on Olympic qualification.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Result goes Zhou's way at last

Zhou Mi beat Chinese powerhouse Zhang Ning for the first time in their last eight match-ups yesterday to move into the semi-finals at the Korea Open Super Series event in Seoul. Zhou had last beaten the world number two at the 2004 All-England Championships.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Zhou to take on nemesis

Hong Kong's Zhou Mi is looking for her first victory over Zhang Ning in four years when she takes on the mainlander in the quarter-finals of the Korean Open today. Zhou (pictured) last beat the world number two at the All-England championships in 2004 when representing China, but has since suffered seven consecutive defeats, including two since switching her allegiance to Hong Kong.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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