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Team is weak: Li Yongbo

Beijing: China must temper its expectations ahead of the badminton World Championships in Paris later this month and taking home just three of the five titles up for grabs is a realistic target, said head coach Li Yongbo. Continue reading

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No plans to retire: Li Yongbo

Few figures evoke as much awe and fear as Chinese head coach LI YONGBO. A former world champion doubles player, Yongbo directs a team that has no real competition. Usually considered standoffish, he was in good humour right through the World Badminton Championships last week at Hyderabad. By Dev S Sukumar catches up with him for a conversation, interpreted by Jan Lin. Continue reading

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A Chinese ‘deserter’ remembers his master

Three weeks before the World Championships in Hyderabad, Li Mao sparked off more speculation by hosting his former Malaysian protege Lee Chong Wei in Korea for a two-week camp. The Chinese media followed the move, connecting it with Li Mao’s attempt to prevent a Chinese sweep of the Worlds. Continue reading

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