News/Articles on World Championships 2009

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  1. george@chongwei

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    I mean the REAL world in reality.. ;)
     
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    Not 44 lah, older than that, Loh said it before. And Louisa, Luyi80 also call him uncle Loh, and those 2 gals are same age with me, hehe.:p:p
     
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    Don't worry guys we all know auntie PJswift is the biggest joke with her farcical bias against China and especially LD.
    It's a real shame really.
     
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    Oh boy..

    ..if Loh is actually 44 yrs young, then i'm still in university/college in grad school...;)
    ..you're the same age as the CAT sistahs??..wow, 2 CAT sistahs and an eagle patrolling BC...:cool:

    No major rumors to share...Just a recap of Day 3 actions:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090812/wl_sthasia_afp/badmintonworld_20090812165624
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    Chen rallies to win, Park ousted in badminton
    by Manoj Vatsyayana – 2 hrs 28 mins ago
    HYDERABAD, India (AFP) – World number two Chen Jin of China faced some anxious moments before overcoming Indian Parupalli Kashyap in the second round of the World badminton championships here on Wednesday.

    Unseeded Kashyap, cheered by the home crowd, surprised the second-seeded Chinese when he bagged the opening game but then failed to match his opponent to lose 14-21, 21-10, 21-7 in 53 minutes.

    Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen pulled off the only major upset in the men's section when he downed eighth-seeded Korean Park Sung Hwan 21-16, 17-21, 21-15.

    Favourites Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Indonesian Taufik Hidayat, Denmark's Peter Gade and Chinese Lin Dan also made it to the men's singles third round, all winning in straight games.

    Big players advanced into the women's singles third round, with world number one Zhou Mi of Hong Kong, Chinese Wang Lin, Wang Yihan, Xie Xingfang and Lu Lan, Indian Saina Nehwal and Pi Hongyan winning in straight games.

    But there were minor upsets, with Japanese Ai Goto beating 14th-seeded Malaysian Wong Mew Choo and Thailand's Salakjit Ponsana rallying to down 16th-seeded Judith Meulendijks of the Netherlands.

    Top-seeded Lee, seeking his maiden title at the championships, posted an easy 21-11, 21-14 win over Nigerian Ola Fagbemi.

    "I don't think I was at my 100 per cent best today, but so far so good," said world number one Lee.

    "I think my next match (against Tien Minh Nguyen) will be tough because I have lost to him recently in the Singapore Open."

    Vietnam's Nguyen, seeded 14th, reached the third round with a 21-14, 21-16 win over Brice Leverdez of France.

    Zhou, who got a first-round bye, needed just 27 minutes to beat New Zealand's Chan Ky Michelle 21-11, 21-15.

    "I am still trying to adapt to the conditions," said Zhou, who represented China before qualifying to play for Hong Kong in 2007.

    "I also quit the game for some time and then returned to achieve the number one ranking. I am happy with what I have achieved. It will be another achievement if I win the title here."

    Zhou, like Lee, is aiming for a maiden World title.

    Third-seeded Gade beat Japan's Sho Sasaki 21-11, 21-12 while fourth-seeded Hidayat recorded a 21-17, 21-15 win over Mathieu Lo Ying Ping of France.

    "It was easier than I expected and everything is going according to the plan," said Gade.

    "I controlled the match but I have to be at my best in the remaining matches. I had a good run-up to the championships and I practised very hard."

    Sixth-seeded Nehwal opened her campaign with a 21-10, 21-17 win over Russian Anastasia Prokopenko.

    "Right now I am very happy with my fitness. I didn't feel tired, but I am going to be tested in tomorrow's match," said Nehwal, who will now meet 10th-seeded Bulgarian Petya Nedelcheva.

    "The fact that it was my first match after recovering from chicken pox, it did play on my mind before I started. But luckily it wasn't a major problem.

    "Expectations will be there, but as a player you will have to focus on the game. Of course, some tension was there in my mind, but I am happy I won the match."

    Fifth-seeded Xie, looking for a record third singles title, won when her Bulgarian opponent Linda Zechiri retired after feeling unwell in the second game. She was leading 23-21, 18-10.
     
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    If you call her 'auntie', then I will have to call her 'granny' since I am a banana'kid'.:p
     
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    Flu courts World Badminton C’ship

    The Pioneer
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 New Delhi


    Sandeep Narayan | Hyderabad

    The swine flu scare on Tuesday touched the World Badminton Championship currently on here at the GMC Baalayogi SAAP (Gachibowli) Indoor Stadium. In a hurriedly convened press conference, the organisers have ruled any possibility of the event being disrupted or cancelled despite one Malaysian coach, a Singapore player and two Thai players coming down with flu.

    Thai players Patipat Chalardchaleam and Nuttaphon Narkthong were supposed to play against India’s Akshay Dewalkar and Jishnu Sanyal, who have withdrawn, giving the Indian duo a walkover to the second round. The Thai duo was reportedly detected with fever and after being kept in their hotel rooms they were shifted to a hospital to be kept under observation. The Singapore player has also been hospitalised.

    The Championship authorities - Badminton Association of India and the Badminton World Federation - moved swiftly when one Malaysian coach reported sore throat and mild fever on Monday evening and was put under observation at the Andhra Pradesh CHEST Hospital. The Medical Officer attached to the tournament, Dr Mahesh Joshi, head of emergency medicines, Apollo Hospital, said that the coach no longer had fever but it is not confirmed if he has contracted the H1N1 virus.

    Though the officials refused to disclose the coach’s name, sources claim it is Malaysian doubles Jeremy Gan. “It’s just a suspected case and even the degree of suspicion is very, very low. It is of immense importance to be very very cautious till his report comes.” The coach’s medical report will come in the next 36 hours and till then he will remain under observation.

    In order to prevent panic and fear spreading at the venue the BWF held a Press briefing in the afternoon giving details of the suspected swine flu. “The coach is only receiving general treatment for flu-like symptoms. We cannot confirm if he is suffering from the H1N1. We have to wait for another 36 hours for the results,” the statement from BWF said.

    Stories of Malaysian and Chinese squads pulling out did the rounds but the BWF squashed any such moves on part of international players. “We have not received any concerns from any team or players. We held a meeting with team managers. These issues (swine flu testing) the players face every week,” stated Thomas Lund, Chief Operating Officer of BWF.

    The Malaysian coach was sharing a room with two other coaches. All players, including the Malaysian team, are under surveillance and their temperatures are being tested twice a day. BWF described this as precautionary measures. Organisers also stated that screening of players and officials is taking place at team hotels and the stadium. But there is no screening of spectators.

    Meanwhile, the authorities also decided to station a specialist medical team and an ambulance at the stadium for the duration of the championship and were also considering the possibility of setting up a temporary isolation facility.

    “We already know about the status of the flu in the country so this has to be handled delicately. We have assigned a team of doctors, who will be monitoring the players at the three venues that is the stadium, the training academy and the hotel. There the temperatures of each player will be monitored twice daily at the hotel and if there is a drastic change spotted in any of the players we will transfer the said player to the CHEST hospital,” Joshi said.

    “Some doctors will be deputed at the stadium as well where players who complain or may show symptoms of the H1N1 virus will also be shifted to the hospital for further observation,” Joshi added.

    Since the city has no testing facility, the samples would be sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in New Delhi. The reports are likely to be available on Wednesday.
     
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    Just received news that Jeremy Gan has tested negative for H1N1. That's a relief, seeing that I will be at the arena today.
     
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    Thanks, Abedeng for this good news from India.........:D
     
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    Austrians' reason for withdrawal..

    http://in.reuters.com/article/worldOfSport/idINIndia-41736820090813
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    Austria pair pull out over security, says BWF

    Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:13pm IST Email | Print | Share| Single Page[-] Text [+] HYDERABAD (Reuters) - An Austrian doubles pair have pulled out of the world badminton championships due to concerns about security, the sport's governing body said on Thursday.

    Peter Zauner and Juergen Koch allowed a walkover in the men's doubles to sixth seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark on Wednesday.

    Their withdrawal follows England's decision to pull out its eight-member squad on Sunday, the day before the event began, citing a "specific terrorist threat".

    "The two players left Hyderabad stating that they did not feel secure and that the upcoming Independence Day, together with the English team leaving, intensified their bad feeling," the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement.

    An Austrian player and coach had remained at the tournament, the BWF said.

    "The Austrian players state that they have taken advice from their embassy and the ministry of foreign affairs."

    The BWF said, however, it was unaware of the Austrian embassy issuing any security alert after the first week of July.

    India is on a high security alert ahead of the nation's Independence Day celebrations on Saturday.

    Organisers have criticised England's decision to withdraw its team and dismissed media reports that powerhouse China had also contemplated pulling out on security grounds.

    (To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)
     
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    Chinese coach the key to Schenk’s stunner



    THE benefit of having trained under a Chinese coach for a year helped Juliane Schenk to chalk up her biggest career win at the world championships yesterday.
    The 27-year-old German stunned All-England champion Wang Yihan of China 21-18, 21-15 in 39 minutes to earn a quarter-final match today against Pi Hongyan of France.
    Germany’s assistant coach Jakob Hoi said that Schenk had been training under Wang Xuyan for the last one year.
    “She has done a good analysis of the game and together with the coach, they have been watching a lot of Wang Yihan’s videos,” said Hoi.
    “What made the difference for Juliane today was her courage to play the game that she had been taught. She was really fast because one has to do that in order to beat these Chinese players.
    “She was strong mentally and fortunately committed fewer mistakes than usual. This win is certainly a big one for Juliane, who has really worked very hard for this tournament.”
    Schenk now joins the league of a few European players who have broken the domination of Chinese players in women’s singles.

    http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2009/8/14/sports/4520741&sec=sports
     
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    wow, WCH predicted chen jin will enter the final:p

    Badminton: Chong Wei sets up last-eight clash with Indonesian, Choong Hann crashes out

    By RAJES PAUL
    Pictures by S.S. KANESAN


    TOP seed Lee Chong Wei avenged a defeat by Vietnamese Nguyen Tien Minh but it was the end of the road for veteran Wong Choong Hann in the World Championships at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad yesterday.
    The victory for Chong Wei gives him an opportunity to settle another old score when he takes on Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the quarter-finals today.
    Yesterday, Chong Wei fended off a late challenge from Tien Minh for a 21-13, 21-17 win in the third round. Two months ago, the Vietnamese served a big blow to the Malaysian with a stunning win in the opening round of the Singapore Open.
    But Chong Wei was clinical in his approach yesterday. He took control of the first game from the start to break the resolve of Tien Minh. The Vietnamese gave a better fight in the second game but Chong Wei stayed solid to seal the match.
    “It was a tough match as I expected. But I was focused throughout the match. I wanted badly to erase the bitter memory of the defeat in the Singapore Open,” said the world No. 1.
    “I am feeling good as I progressed in this tournament. It is getting tougher and tougher but I will be ready.”
    Chong Wei said that he had not forgotten the pain inflicted on him by Sony in the third round of the previous championships in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.
    “It’s still fresh in my mind. I know his game very well.
    “He is an attacking player and he will not stop at anything,” he said.
    “A win against him will give me a lot of confidence. I need that a lot in my bid to keep my hope alive to win a title here.”
    Coach Misbun Sidek said that it was becoming tougher for Chong Wei as everyone had done their homework in reading his game.
    “His strong points are becoming weak because everyone knows what they are and they are prepared for the attacking shots.
    “But Chong Wei stays ahead by putting more mix in his game,” he said.
    “Today, he has a big task. He has a responsibility to make up for a defeat (by Sony) that put him through agonising moments.
    “Sony had dashed his dream and I am confident that Chong Wei will not let it happen again.”
    Choong Hann’s campaign ended with a 12-21, 7-21 defeat by second seed Chen Jin of China.
    “Chen Jin played so well and based on his performances, I think that he will be in the final.
    As for me, I am certainly finding it more and more difficult to keep up with younger players,” he said.
    Meanwhile, unseeded Dane Jan O Jorgensen continued his fine run, beating Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana 18-21, 21-14, 21-14 to set up a match against Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.
    The other quarter-final matches will pit Peter-Gade Christensen of Denmark against China’s Lin Dan while Chen Jin will take on Indonesian Simon Santoso.

    I expect the match between lee chong wei vs sony will be as exciting as lin dan vs peter gade..let's go gade and chong wei:)
     
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    peter gade trying to play some mind games:D;);)

    Christensen says pressure on Lin Dan to beat a veteran like him



    ONE had said that the other is the favourite for the world championship men’s singles title.
    But when “old man” Peter-Gade Christensen of Denmark and super attacking player Lin Dan of China meet today, they will be holding nothing back to get the better of each other in a crunch quarter-final match.
    Christensen was on top of his game yesterday to beat Chan Yan Kit of Hong Kong 21-11, 21-12 while Lin Dan ended the gallant run of Dicky Palyama of Holland with an impressive 21-11, 21-11 win to show that they were shaping up well for the big match today.
    The 32-year-old Christensen said that Lin Dan was the favourite and would be the one under pressure to beat him.
    [​IMG] Main focus: Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen goes for a shot against Chan Yan Kit during the third round of the World Championships in Hydrabad. Christensen won 21-11, 21-12.
    “So far, everything is good and this is exactly where I want to be — an opportunity to play against Lin Dan in the quarter-finals,” said the Dane.
    “All the pressure will be on him. He will not want to lose to an old man like me.”
    Christensen has promised to throw everything he has to beat the overwhelming favourite.
    “He is a fantastic player but he is not invincible. I beat him in the China Masters (two years ago). It is rare for a player to beat him in his own country.
    “I believe I have that tiny bit of chance against him. And I will give all my best out there tomorrow. I have been playing well since the Olympic Games and I am going to go out there fighting for every shot throughout the match.”
    Lin Dan beat Christensen in the quarter-finals of the Beijing Olympics last year and it was one of the best matches of the Games.
    The two-time world champion was cool over his chances and admitted that Christensen would be a tough nut to crack.
    “He is the best European player and I have to admit that he has been playing quite well since the Beijing Games,” said Lin Dan.
    “He is a good player and I will not take him lightly. I will be very prepared for the match and what is important is to give my best out there tomorrow.”

    http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2009/8/14/sports/4520743&sec=sports
     
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    This is so funny it's not

    Tut tut BBC... that's a colossal blunder

    Security fears see top seeds quit

    The top seeds in the men's doubles have become the latest players to withdraw from the World Badminton Championships in India on security grounds.

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed Austrians Jurgen Koch and Peter Zauner have already flown home.

    "They left Hyderabad in the early hours of Tuesday stating they did not feel secure," said a BWF statement.

    The event has been beset by problems since the English team pulled out, citing a "specific terrorist threat".

    Teams from Wales and Scotland are taking part in the Hyderabad tournament, however, with members of the Scottish team saying they are "virtual prisoners" in their hotel because of the heightened levels of security.

    The Austrian pair sought advice from their embassy and ministry of foreign affairs before deciding to leave.

    There are also suggestions the pair were concerned about rising levels of swine flu in the country, but another Austrian player and a coach have decided to stay.

    Security has been tightened across India ahead of Saturday's Independence Day celebrations.

    Source: BBC Sport
     
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    lol, didnt know Austrians Jurgen Koch and Peter Zauner is the top seeds in the md category this time..

    this shows that they didnt pay much attention on badminton.:rolleyes:
     
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    jurgen who? peter what? top seeds who? LOL you must be kidding bbc...


    p/s: no offense to the players... :)
     

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