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Asian C’ships: Indians bite the dust

Chengdu (China): The Indian challenge at the Badminton Asia Championships fizzled out on Wednesday, with only the mixed doubles pair of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan remaining in the fray thanks to a walkover. Continue reading

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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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