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Shuttlers to quit Wires BEIJING Just because the Chinese grabbed four out of five badminton golds in Sydney 2000, it’s not time to hang the rackets just yet. Seven Chinese world champions will retire from international badminton, head coach of China’s national badminton team Li Yongbo confirmed recently. Women’s doubles

Badminton stars shine ANSHI VARSHNEY, Grade IX A NIKHITA ELIZABETH GEORGE, Grade VIII A IN THE Athletics Conference of Singapore International Schools, Season 1 games, Under 14 badminton girls of YBIS team won the Gold Medal in Division 3. They played against the Nexus International School, Tanglin Trust School Team

Strategy helped us win Silver PALAK SHARMA, Class 8A I RECENTLY represented my school, GIIS Queenstown Campus, in the Athletics Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS) badminton tournament for Under-14 girls and boys. The tournament provided a wonderful opportunity for us to interact with badminton players from different international schools

No need for more badminton courts at Marine Drive I REFER to the letter "Badminton court at open space” WEEKENDeast, July 28). The writer suggested that part of the area between Apartment Blocks 74 and 75, Marine Drive, be converted into an openair badminton court. The area between these two

Son, you’ll be a badminton boy Alvin hopes to go for gold next year By CELINE TEO LIKE father, like son. As young as four, Alvin Foo used to accompany his father, Andrew, to the badminton courts. He would sit and watch as his father smacked the shuttlecock around. When

Inter-con games ’88 to kick off with badminton BADMINTON, one of the 10 main events in the Singapore Sports Council’s sports competitions for the constituencies, will kick off the inter-constituency sports calendar for next year. The badminton tournament is scheduled to be held from Jan 9 to March 6 at

Indra subject of protest BADMINTON AP SEVILLE (Spain) Indra Wijaya qualified for the first round of the World Championships, but badminton officials were not happy, saying he was ineligible because he does not play for his native country. The former Indonesian world No. 4 plays for Singapore. On Monday, British

Tabla 7 November 2008 PHOTO: AFP

The name’s Saina, not Sania Saina Nehwal is the world junior badminton champ... and she’s used to people mistaking her for the tennis player UNTIL recently, a lot of people used to get it wrong. They used to think she was tennis star Sania Mirza. But newly-crowned world junior badminton

Project Eyeball 1 May 2001 – AFP; Reuters

India dropped AFP SINGAPORE India has been axed from the world’s richest badminton tournament, the Asia Cup, for failing to include star player Pullela Gopichand in their squad, allowing Thailand in as late replacements. The Asian Badminton Confederation said it dropped India from the US$l7O,OOO (S$300,000) tournament, which starts here

Bronze for badminton SHARVANI SIVAKUMAR, Grade 5B THE first Under-12 Girls Badminton Team at NPS International School, was selected after the try-outs. At our first training session, we got to know each other’s names and started firing shuttles to find someone our level to play with and after a month

Tabla 26 August 2016 PHOTOS: AFP, IANS

She strikes gold with silver It’s raining gifts for Olympic badminton silver medalist P.V. Sindhu l Rs3 crores from Andhra Pradesh government and a 1,000 sq yard plot in upcoming capital Amaravati. That’s not all. She will also get a Group-1 officer’s job in the Andhra Pradesh government. Sindhu can

Wong put S’pore sport on world map DEATH OF A LEGEND THE form er Presiden t of Sin ?apore. Mr Wee Kim Wee. a een badminton player and top official in his day and a badminton contemporary of Wong Peng Soon, recalls the legend. “I AM sorry and sad to

Smashing their way to gold PRAKHAR BANSAL, Class 7B SHUBHANGAM RAJESH PRASAD, Class 7C PRAKHAR BANSAL, Class 7C Class 7B THE boys’ badminton team at GIIS East Coast campus had been training hard during the year to play in the ACSIS badminton tournaments, so it was very disappointing to see

Tabla 17 June 2016 Indo-Asian News Service; PHOTO: AFP

Saina regains Australian Open crown Indo-Asian News Service BADMINTON Association of India (BAI) President Akhilesh Das Gupta announced a reward of Rs 10 lakhs for Saina Nehwal for winning the Australian Badminton Open Superseries women’s singles title in Sydney. The World No.8 defeated China’s Sun Yu 11-21,21-14, 21-19 in the


Flickering star Can Saina Nehwal get over her inability to win top events? ANKITA PANDEY VALLIKAPPEN IT MIGHT be understandable if Saina Nehwal feels a bit like the Roger Federer of old. There’s a Spaniard in her way, who she can’t get past. Despite playing some of the best

Tabla 31 May 2013 PHOTOS: IANS

In Saina’s footsteps 17-year-old badminton star P.V. Sindhu is fast climbing up the world rankings ANKITA PANDEY VALLIKAPPEN RISING Indian badminton star Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has three things in common with former India batsman Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman. A long name, which ensures they are better known by their

Will it be camp, campus or the courts? SB A hopes it will be camp-courts combination for Kendrick, the talented 18-year-old shuttler who can become a world-class player BADMINTON BtL PEH SHING HUE I But he remains confused, saying: “Too tiring to think about it now.” “It” refers to his

Record stakes for World Grand Prix finals in Singapore BADMINTON by J RAJENDRAN PRIZE money for the World Grand Prix badminton finals in Singapore late this year will be the richest on record. The International Badminton Federation on Thursday announced that the shuttlers would be competing for U *****,000 ($338,000)

Regain lost badminton glory, Sports Council chief tells players By Joe Dorai SINGAPORE players were told to redeem themselves and re-establish the Republic as a great badminton nation. The call came from Ng Ser Miang, chairman of the Singapore Sports Council. He said that the road to the top had

Armchair feast for hungry fans SBC lines up series of live telecasts WATCH the Littlewoods Cup final at Wembley next month, then catch the US Masters at the hallowed Augusta golf course the next day. No air tickets, no hotel bills sit tight in your armchair and the Singapore Broadcasting

SPORTS CHEERS BADMINTON AGE GROUP FINALS Sunday, 10 am Singapore Badminton Hall Free Besides hard-hitting badminton action on court, Singapore’s Athens-bound trio of badminton stars Ronald Susilo, Jiang Yanmei and Li Li will be there to autograph Yonex posters and mingle with enthusiasts and fans.

Badminton court at open space I LIVE in Block 75, Marine Drive. Trees are grown in the area between Block 74 and 75. I would like to suggest that part of the area be turned into an open-air badminton court. I hope the authorities would consider my suggestion. MPP, Singapore

Alvin is tops at Asian Junior camp BADMINTON Gerard Wong AFTER helping Anglo-Chi-nese School (Barker Road) capture the Schools’ South Zone and National Badminton Championships B Division crowns this year, 14-year-old Alvin Foo went on to add an individual feather to his cap last week. The Sec 3 student was

BAM launch $1.5m bid for Malaysia’s first Olympic medal KUALA LUMPUR Olympic medals do not come cheap. So the Badminton Association of Malaysia will be spending Ms 2 million ($1.55 million) in a bid to win Malaysia’s first medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The money will go to the

Taufik will defend his S'pore Open crown BADMINTON M BENNADARAJAN TAUFIK Hidayat, the Indonesian badminton player who turned his back on joining Singapore earlier this year, will be back to defend his Yonex-Sunrise Singapore Open singles title. The two-time All-Eng-land finalist will be coming with four other key members of

Intra-con badminton BEDOK CSC will be organising an intra-constituency badminton tournament from March 13-23. Residents of the constituency who are interested in entering the competition should obtain the entry forms from the Bedok Community Centre. The events are the singlet for both men and women, an under-18 boys’ singles, men’s

Tabla 2 August 2013 PHOTOS: © AFP, IANS

Controversy follows the money trail Saina Nehwal, Lee Chong Wei are the big draws in Indian Badminton League and earn big bucks, but will firms’ big expense be justified for a sport like badminton? DEV S. SUKUMAR Dev S. Sukumar is a badminton writer based in Bangalore and the

SBA may again stage Singapore Open BADMINTON LABOUR Minister Lee Yock Suan announced on Monday that the Singapore Badminton Association is keen to revive the Singapore Open which was last held 16 years ago. They intend to stage the Open as one of the tournaments on the International Grand Prix

Mexico spirit inspires Pat to grab hat-trick BADMINTON Bu THOMAS KOH IF NOT for the ongoing World Cup in France, Patrick Lau, 23, might not have made it a hattrick of titles at the Yonex National Championships on Friday. The left-hander escaped defeat in both the men’s singles and doubles

Tabla 28 August 2009 PHOTOS: AFP, AP

Badminton’s first couple scores Jwala Gutta and hubby Chetan Anand are the first Indians to be sponsored by Chinese sports goods firm Li-Ning SAINA Nehwal may be the toast of Indian badminton but at the recent World Badminton Championships in Hyderabad, two other Indians shared the limelight with her. They