Monthly Archives: April 2010

Diary: Invaded by an army?

The area around the stadium resembles a war zone. One is not convinced that the best way to handle a terror threat is to throw thousands of security personnel around the stadium. After all, the place is not going to be invaded by an army. Continue reading

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Hafiz weathers Choi challenge

Two matches brightened proceedings on day one of the main draw of the Badminton Asia Championships at Siri Fort on Wednesday. Kuan Beng Hong played an inspired game against Kenichi Tago, but lost narrowly; countryman Hafiz Hashim was beautiful at times but nearly messed things up against Korean youngster Choi Ho Jin. Continue reading

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No dearth of style

Let not too much ground be conceded to the pessimists, who see modern badminton as primarily a physical, aggressive game with no room for its subtler elements. Despite what they say, there is still room in the game for that intangible something that makes badminton a beautiful game – style. Continue reading

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Golden opportunity for Lin Dan

Lin Dan is at the strangest moment of his badminton career. Never before has he faced the questions that confront him now. The Badminton Asia Championships (ABC) is an event he has never considered seriously before; but it is an event he needs to win now. Continue reading

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Saina is top seed for ABC

New Delhi: India’s badminton star Saina Nehwal has got top seeding in the Yonex Sunrise Badminton Asia Championships beginning at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from April 12. Continue reading

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The PM’s son

“Chong Wei is like my son. He calls me before he plays and if he wins, he’ll call to let me know,” Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. “… my children have grown up. What do I do? I can’t be playing badminton all the time Continue reading

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Manu Attri in Indian jr team

Lucknow, April 2: Manu Attri, a trainee of UP Badminton Academy hailing from Meerut, has been selected to represent the Indian junior badminton team which will be taking part in the World Junior Championships to be held at Mexico from April 16 to 25. Continue reading

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