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Thai badminton player attacks teammate

Everyone knows that badminton is a big time sport in Thailand —  but so is kickboxing. What happens when you combines the two — a shuttlecock fight. Birdies went flying everywhere after two Thailand Olympic players, who were partners on a London doubles team, got into a fight at the Canada Open at the Richmond Olympic Oval, according to Canadian and Thailand reports. ...
Via The Other Paper
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lin wins gold in badminton singles

Lin Dan became the first man to retain the Olympic badminton singles title after winning a final that lived up to the hype. Lin, the most decorated male player ever, beat Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 Sunday. When Chong Wei's final shot landed long, Lin took off around Wembley Arena until he was tackled by his coaches. Chong Wei, who also lost in the Beijing...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Lin beats Chong Wei to Olympic badminton gold

Lin Dan became the first man to retain the Olympic badminton singles title after winning a final that lived up to the hype. Lin, the most decorated male player ever, beat Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 Sunday. When Chong Wei's final shot landed long, Lin took off around Wembley Arena until he was tackled by his coaches. Chong Wei, who also lost in the Beijing...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Li down champ to win badminton gold

Li Xuerui has beaten world champion Wang Yihan 21-15, 21-23, 21-17 in an all-Chinese final of Olympic badminton women's singles. Wang saved two match points in the second game, but Li nailed the win on her third. She tossed her racket, raised her arms and saluted the crowd in Wembley Arena. Li was a last-minute entry by China, which chose her ahead of former No. 1 Wang Shixian...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Li beats world champ to win Olympic badminton gold

Li Xuerui has beaten world champion Wang Yihan 21-15, 21-23, 21-17 in an all-Chinese final of Olympic badminton women's singles. Wang saved two match points in the second game, but Li nailed the win on her third. She tossed her racket, raised her arms and saluted the crowd in Wembley Arena. Li was a last-minute entry by China, which chose her ahead of former No. 1 Wang Shixian...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Badminton players expelled from Olympics

When you lose, you usually go home in sports. That is exactly what happened to badminton players at the Olympics from China, South Korea and Indonesia. But it wasn’t because they lost to better players, it was because they all threw their matches, and displayed a complete lack of effort. The Olympics are about fierce [...]
Via The Victory Formation
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Sri Lankan upsets 8th-ranked Tago

A Sri Lankan who has been on a world tour of badminton's backblocks for 10 months pulled off the first major upset in the London Olympics by eliminating eighth-ranked Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-18, 21-16 on Monday. "This is the biggest win in the history of Sri Lanka badminton," Niluka Karunaratne said with obvious pride. Also through to the last 16 were a trio of Chinese...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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