Monthly Archives: March 2010

She ruled the court

London: Elizabeth Warneford-Thomson had known for a long time that her late aunt Ethel was Wimbledon tennis champion back in 1912. The one time she visited her aunt at her home in south-west England she and her accountant husband were shown a vast array of sporting trophies… Continue reading

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Surprises at Swiss Open

Basel, March 21: Chen Jin won the Swiss Open Super Series, but the event was remarkable for the number of upsets and other unusual results it produced. Continue reading

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Peter Gade: ‘It still hurts when I lose’

Peter Gade talks to Dev S Sukumar about the evolution of badminton, and his own decade-long career Continue reading

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Adrian Christy: ‘We’re looking forward to the Commonwealth’

Badminton England CEO Adrian Christy talks to Dev S Sukumar on the approach to forthcoming tournaments, including the Commonwealth, and the London Olympics Continue reading

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‘There are going to be bumps in the road’

There has been a buzz around KENNETH JONASSEN accepting Badminton England’s offer of chief coach. The former top-ten Dane, who retired in 2007 and has been coaching since then, is highly regarded in the circuit. On the sidelines of the recently-concluded All England, Jonassen talks about his vision for the England squad Continue reading

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Memories of the All England

There couldn’t have been a more fitting finale to the 100th All England Open Badminton Championships on Sunday. Denmark’s Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen saved four match points against compatriots Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen to win the men’s doubles title 26-24 in the third game, bringing to an end one of the most thrilling tournaments in recent times. Continue reading

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Chong Wei, Tine Rasmussen win All England

Dev S Sukumar. Birmingham Malaysian world No.1 Lee Chong Wei finally buried his personal demons at the 100th All England Badminton Championships, staving off a strong challenge in the final from Japan’s Kenichi Tago 21-19 21-19 at the NIA on … Continue reading

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