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    Quote Originally Posted by badMania View Post
    As usual, no INA representative in the Finals, but, I am glad to see Saina Nehwal winning the World Junior Championships title this year. She should have won it earlier, but, this year really marks her maturity as a World Class player.

    The scarry thing is that she's barely 18 years old and will be one of the contender for World Championships as well as Olympics Gold Medal in London 2012 if she continues her progress
    Yup, Saina almost won World Junior title in 2006 but Wang Yihan stopped her at finale. The talented Saina will become next badminton star...

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    Maria Kristin Yulianti still has yet to win any important title, wheres Saina Nehwal has won the Chinese-Taipei Open GP Gold 2008 and Bingo-Bonanza Philippines Open GP Gold 2006.

    INA WS player will need to win a GP Gold or SS title next year

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    The next World Championships will be held in India. I am quite confident that Saina Nehwal should be among the top 8 seeds.

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    Unfortunately for Saina, she is in the WS category, which is one of the toughest category to crack the Chinese. Even in her age group, there are already Wang Yihan and Wang Lin.

    Same for WD.

    But it's a good thing to have more challenges to China. India is a big market itself.

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    Default Congrats ot our history making WD World Junior Champs

    I was pleasantly surprised to read that Singapore has captured the WD World Junior crown for the first time in Pune, India! Our best achievement hitherto was when Kendrick Lee was runner up in the MS in 2002.

    After all the recent 'sad' news on why our talented juniors Gu Juan and Zhang Beiwen left the SBA because of 'perceived' biased treatment of their singles coach and the reappointment of the 'disgraced' chief coach for want of a better candidate as explained by the SBA, this win is refreshing news for a change.

    Singapore’s foreign talents, Fu Mingtian-Yao Lei, unseeded, shocked No 2 seeds Lu Lu-Xia Huan in the semi-finals to prevent another all-China affair in the women’s doubles.

    China-born Mingtian and Yao Lei, who came to Singapore when they were around 13 in the same batch as Gu and Zhang, showed greater desire and determination to win the match and were eventually rewarded with a 21-18, 13-21, 21-18 victory.

    This unexpected win forced the Singapore team to reschedule their departure on Saturday.

    Fu who now trains as a singles player, was only put together with Yao several days before the championships although they had been playing together in the past. Yao's regular partner is Indonesian-born Sari, who might be overage for this championships.

    Mingtian-Yao Lei then took on China’s top seeds Xie Jing-Zhong Qianxin in the final. The Chinese had beaten Indonesia’s Aneke Feinya Augustine-Annisa Wahyuni 21-19, 22-20.

    Imagine, Singapore is able to produce China-born imported foreign talents to match China's own very best at this level! Really quite eye-catching and satisfying for a badminton fan like me!

    In the final, Fu and Yao defeated the top seeds Xie and Zhong in a tightly contested match 21-19 and 21-17 and prevented China from taking the WD crown, something they are so accustomed to winnning in the past in both junior and senior WD competitions. It appears that China has won all the Under-19 WD biennial contests since 1992!

    Standing on the podium and hearing the national anthem being played for the first time must be a great emotional experience for our two young ladies.

    I just hope their departed teammates, Gu and Zhang, will change their minds and rejoin the national squad to give Singapore any chance in world women badminton.
    Last edited by Loh; 11-02-2008 at 11:37 PM.

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    1stly...congrates singapore for stopping china to win their 4th champ......WELL done...yaolei is sure a double talent....hope singapore able to find someone same level with her to team up......

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    Default MAK/TEO won the title

    hehe...AS PREDICTED MONTHS AGO............

    well done and congrates......i think bam surely wont split them...great succes waiting them in future....

    can anyone tell me how old are pang/chooi???if they are in squad next year...i pretty confident they will reach atleast semis along with ow/yew......see if my prediction bcome true......

    will mas squad can continue doing well in wjc next year???TOP FOUR FINISH in mixed team and a individual title???...i am a bit worry about this...mak/teo says bye bye...no vivian in xd and wd......hope bam able to grow others in time......

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    gao huan is not that fearable(to their opponent) tis time to me compare to ajc...
    SAINA surely deserve the title more than others...but...sato sayaka is a rising star from japan...hehe...many new blood for japan...and yet they are good...

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    I still remember that I was sitting with Loh when we watched Saina Nehwal being "thrashed" in the Singapore Open 2006 (forgot who was the opponent though). And now, she's a World Junior Champion.

    Shinta Mulia Sari/Yao Lei is increasingly maturing to be a solid pair. I hope Eng Hian is still coaching them as they have a good prospect of becoming at least a top 10-16 pair.

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    Default ^^Off topic-Saina..^^

    ..was defeated by Petya Nedeltcheva in straight games..

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    Quote Originally Posted by badMania View Post
    I still remember that I was sitting with Loh when we watched Saina Nehwal being "thrashed" in the Singapore Open 2006 (forgot who was the opponent though). And now, she's a World Junior Champion.

    Shinta Mulia Sari/Yao Lei is increasingly maturing to be a solid pair. I hope Eng Hian is still coaching them as they have a good prospect of becoming at least a top 10-16 pair.
    Yes my friend, time has really passed when we were last together.

    However, way back in 2006 I knew Saina would be a star someday when I saw her in action during the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. If I'm not mistaken, the present BWF Secretary General, Stuart Borrie, whom I got acquainted with during the Games, was also impressed with Saina.

    Oh yes, I've almost forgotten our own Chris, whom I missed the great opportunity of meeting up in Melbourne, must surely be a fan of Saina too!
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    Any pics for this tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephanie_22 View Post
    Any pics for this tournament?
    There're pictures of Mak/Teo, the BD champs in Msian Juniors thread, from Msian newspapers. Maybe the others will post pics of the winners from their local press.

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    YONEX SUNRISE-BWF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008

    India, Singapore create history

    3 November 2008

    HOSTS India and Singapore won their first ever gold medals while China’s dominance was dealt a blow when they were restricted to just two gold medals in the Yonex Sunrise-BWF World Junior Championships 2008 in Pune.



    India’s gold came courtesy of Saina Nehwal who secured a comfortable 21-9, 21-18 win over Japan’s Sakaya Sato, a feat which bettered the Indian’s silver medal feat in the same championships in Incheon two years ago.
    The first game was just one way traffic as Saina showed greater composure and power to run away with an easy 21-9 win. However, in the second game, the Japanese left hander suddenly found her rhythm and began to show the form that brought her a win over China’s No 2 seed Lie Xuerui in the second round.
    Sakaya turned defense into attack and often caught Saina flatfooted by switching play from left to right.
    Despite trailing 9-16, the Japanese caught up to 14-17 and 18-20 before Saina nailed the game with a smash to the joy of some 2,000 fans.



    “I was not able to play in Auckland last year and it was a big disappointment. As such, I was motivated today (Sunday) to give it my all,” said Nehwal.
    “She (Sakaya) is a good player but I am just happy to be able to win the title at home in front of all the fans.”
    The bronze medals went to China’s Wang Shixian and Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk.

    While China did not feature in the women’s singles, they were left shocked in the women’s doubles as Singapore’s Fu Mingtian-Yao Lei stunned top seeds Xie Jing-Zhong Qianxin 21-19, 21-17 to give Singapore their first ever World Junior Championships gold medal.
    In Auckland last year, Singapore finished third in the mixed team event. However, this year, Singapore finished 12th and Mingtian-Yao Lei’s feat makes up for that disappointment.
    Mingtian-Yao Lei, a scratch partnership, showed resolute defence to frustrate the Chinese. It did not help matters for the Chinese that they committed far too many unforced errors which was fully capitalised by the Singaporeans.

    China was also frustrated in the men’s doubles when Malaysia’s Mak Hee Chun-Teo Kok Siang lived up to their top billing with a 21-18, 21-14 win over Chai Biao-Qiu Zihan.



    “We may be the top seeds but we did not put ourselves under any pressure as the target was to reach the final,” said Hee Chun.
    “Once we achieved the target, all we wanted to do was to give it our best shot.”
    Bronze medals went to Malaysia’s Chooi Kah Ming-Pang Zheng Lin and Korea’s Kim Dae Eun-Kim Ki Eung.

    China’s gold medals came through the men’s singles and mixed doubles, which was obvious, as both were an all-China affair.
    In the men’s singles, Wang Zhenming beat Gao Huan (21-13, 21-16) for the title while Chair Biao-Xie Jing beat Zhang Nan-Lu Lu (21-19, 21-15).
    In the men’s singles, bronze went to R.M.V Gurusaidutt of Idia and Lee Dong Keun of Korea.
    In the mixed doubles, Mak He Chun-Vivian Hoo (Malaysia) and Korea’s Kim Ki Jung-Eom Hye Won.

    For full results, log on to the official website at www.wjc2008.com or www.tournamentsoftware.com

    Source: http://www.internationalbadminton.or...0-2176841BD3EB}

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    But anyone are talking about Sainas age. Even the Indian players says that she is older than she is allowed to be for playing world juniors this year.
    I dont say she is born earlier than 1990 but, wired when everyone are talking about it. And even the players from her own country.

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    she was 18...no doubt about that...am i correct?hauge...comfirm this...uncle loh???

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