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Chong Wei All Set To Take On World Championship

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  PETALING JAYA – National badminton singles head coach Datuk Misbun Sidek sees ace shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei to be in stable condition ahead of the World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland from Aug 21-27. He said Chong Wei’s training was going according to plan although he cautioned that it had only been a week…

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All England: Chong Wei Advances To Semi-Finals

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei maintained his winning pace to advance to the semi-finals of the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham. He comfortably trounced China’s Tian Houwei 21-12 dan 21-15 in their quarter-final match played early today, Malaysia time. Chong Wei will face Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen who defeated Thailand’s Tanongsak…

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Frost Has No Right To Determine My Career: Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR – National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei said the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost had ‘no right’ to determine his career. Irked by Frost’s action who seemingly could not wait for him to retire, Chong Wei stressed that the decision to hang up his racket would only come…

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Chong Wei Fails To Advance To Denmark Open Semi-Finals

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KUALA LUMPUR – World No 1, Datuk Lee Chong Wei failed to advance to the Denmark Open semi-finals after being defeated by lower ranked Brice Leverdez, early today. In the match played at Odense Sports Park, Denmark, Leverdez of France, who is world No 38, took 17 minutes to dash the national badminton icon’s hopes…

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Chong Wei’s Life Story To Be Filmed

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KUALA LUMPUR – A movie based on the life story of Malaysia’s world number one badminton player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei will be released in 2018. “For three years we have been persuading Chong Wei to give us the rights to film his life story and at last he agreed and gave us the rights.…

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Malaysia To Have Five Shuttlers In 2016 Rio Olympics Games

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  KUALA LUMPUR – For the first time ever, the national badminton team set to send a complete squad to the 2016 Rio Olympics after all five players in five different categories qualified to the Games. Based on the Race to Rio Rankings issued by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) through its website www.bwfbadminton.org today,…

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Chong Wei To Face Lin Dan In Asian Championship Semi-Final Saturday

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  KUALA LUMPUR – It’ll be a real test for national badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, in pursuit of the first gold medal in the Olympics in August, when he faces his arch-rival Lin Dan in the semi-final of the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, Saturday. The 32-year-old from Penang booked a ticket…

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Not There Yet For Iskandar, Chong Wei Clinches Fifth Title

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GEORGE TOWN – Rising star Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin’s hopes of pulling of an upset against “top gun” Datuk Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles final of the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold (GP Gold badminton championship at the SPICE Arena here yesterday were dashed when he lost. Chong Wei, who has won the title…

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Chong Wei Advances Into Semi-finals Of Malaysian Grand Prix Gold With Ease

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GEORGE TOWN – It was easy for national men’s singles ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold (Gold GP) held at the SPICE Arena here, yesterday. Playing in his home state, Chong Wei took only 35 minutes to defeat 10th seeded Ajay Jayaram of India, 21-16,…

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Chong Wei Leads Three Other Men’s Singles Players Into Third Round Of M’sian Masters GP Gold

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GEORGE TOWN – Former World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei took just 28 minutes to dispose his opponent from Thailand Kantawat Leelavechabutr 21-6, 21-15 in the second round of the Malaysian Masters Grand Prix Gold at the SPICE Arena, here yesterday. Chong Wei will meet Derek Wong Zi Liang from Singapore in the third…

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Chong Wei Goes Down To Indian Top Player

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NEW DELHI – National top badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei lost to top Indian player, K. Srikanth in the Premier Badminton League in Mumbai Sunday. The former world number 1 who represented the Hyderabad Hunters lost to Srikanth, ranked number nine in the world, 12-15, 15-6 and 7-15 in the competition that uses the…

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Don’t Just Focus On Seniors Or Singles, Juniors Equally Important – Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s dominance in badminton at international tournaments should not be in the singles alone says local ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei. Chong Wei, the current world number four in the men’s singles competition said the focus should now be on the junior players instead of players who are already at the senior…

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China Open: Najib Congratulates Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Sunday congratulated national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei for ending Malaysia’s 13-yeat wait to win the China Open title. “Congratulations @LeeChongWei! Defeating not one but two of China’s badminton giants, Chen Long and Lin Dan on their own turf, it is a victory to…

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Lee Chong Wei Back To Winning Ways

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei is back to his winning ways. The former number one men’s singles shuttler picked up his first Super Series title this season when he defeated Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan in straight sets of 21-13 and 21-18 in the final of the French Open at…

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Malaysia’s Campaign In Denmark Open Ends With Defeat Of Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s campaign in the 2015 Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton Tournament ended as the only survivor in the first round from the country Datuk Lee Chong Wei lost to Wei Nan of Hong Kong. In the second-round match, played at the Odense Sports Park in Denmark, the former world number one…

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Misunderstanding Between Chong Wei And Frost Settled – Khairy

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said a rift between national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost has been resolved. Khairy said he met Chong Wei and the shuttler had explained to him that he was a little tired and needed more time…

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Chong Wei’s Hopes Dashed By Lin Dan

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KUALA LUMPUR – China’s five times world champion Lin Dan dashed Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s hopes of winning his third title of the year when he easily disposed the former world number one in straight sets. Lin Dan who is also the Olympic champion took just 46 minutes to overcome Chong Wei 21-17, 21-10 in…

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Chong Wei Sets Up Clash Against Arch Rival Lin Dan In Japan Open

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s wish to meet his arch rival Lin Dan from China after coming back from an eight-month suspension will materialize in the Japan Open Super Series today. Chong Wei overcame a jittery start against Boonsak Ponsana from Thailand, losing the first set 10-21 before pulling…

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Congratulation Chong Wei For Reaching World Badminton Championships Final

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last night congratulated national ace shuttler, Datuk Lee Chong Wei for reaching the final round of the World Badminton Championships 2015 in Jakarta. The prime minister also cheered on Chong Wei to bring back the world title in the men’s singles final match today. “We’re…

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Chong Wei Gunned Down By Arch Rival Chen Long

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s campaign in the Taiwan Open ended in the quarterfinals when former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei lost to current world number one Chen Long of China 21-17, 20-22, 13-21 at the Taiwan Arena, Friday. Chong Wei, fresh from winning the Canadian Open and United States Grand Prix, found his…

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Chong Wei Welcomes Second Child, Terrance Lee

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KUALA LUMPUR – National badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei received a much needed boost before competing in the upcoming 2015 Taiwan Open Grand Prix Gold tournament after his wife, Datin Wong Mew Choo gave birth to their second child – a boy. The baby named Terrance weighing 3.96kg was born at a private hospital,…

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Chong Wei Claims US Open Title In Only 39 Minutes

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei took only 39 minutes to defeat his opponent in the US Open Grand Prix Gold and claim his first open tournament title. The 33-year-old Penang-born seasoned shuttler showed he had not lost his winning touch despite an eight-month absence from competition, by beating Hans-Kristian…

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Eight Month Suspension: Chong Wei Relegated To 45th Place

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KUALA LUMPUR: After serving a backdated eight-month suspension for a doping violation, former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei has been relegated to 45th placing in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. He is now behind Chong Wei Feng who has been ranked 31st with 35,199 points while independent shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli ranked…

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Chong Wei Is Still Fit To Battle On

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KUALA LUMPUR – Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen believes Datuk Lee Chong Wei is ‘fit’ to continue his winning streak once the shuttler returns to the court. “He is obviously not under pressure of playing tournaments but he is definitely fit,” he told reporters when met during a training session…

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Another Three Weeks Wait For Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei is expected to know his fate regarding his doping case within three weeks. Badminton Association of Malaysia council member Jadadish Chandra who accompanied the national ace told Bernama that the hearing before a three-man panel namely two from Europe and one from India in a…

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Malaysian Open Loses Glamour Without Chong Wei

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PETALING JAYA – Without the presence of Datuk Lee Chong Wei who is still under temporary suspension, the 2015 Malaysian Open Badminton Championships may lose its lustre and excitement. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Chong Wei is a legend of the tournament after having won the title…

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Delay In Hearing For Chong Wei To Ensure Strong Defence – Khairy

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JOHOR BAHARU – The delay in the hearing of national badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s doping case at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) was to ensure presentation of a strong case, said Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar. He said the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) had been reminded to be ready…

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BWF ‘Provisionally Suspends’ Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has provisionally suspended Malaysia’s Datuk Lee Chong Wei due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation. The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August. “The BWF has referred the matter to the…

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Chong Wei Thanks Supporters For Standing By Him

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who failed a doping test, Sunday thanked his supporter for standing by him in facing a difficult time. He also reiterated that he had never used a banned substance as a shortcut to achieve numerous successes as an athlete. “There are so many…

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Doping: Ministry Will Continue To Work With BAM To Assist Chong Wei

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) will continue to work with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to ensure national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei receives the minimum punishment after failing a doping test, said its minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said the ministry would also do its best to assist Chong…

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