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    Jonatan Christie: Conversation with a badminton prodigy

    16-year-old Jonatan Christie was moved into Indonesia’s national badminton spotlight when he was given a racquet by Taufik Hidayat at the superstar’s farewell ceremony last year. Christie spoke to Badzine earlier this month about his achievements so far and about his future goals.

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    Editorial – Should Lin Dan be given a wild card? No…and Yes.

    After the recent hints that Lin Dan could be the surprise beneficiary of a wild card for the BWF World Championships in Denmark this summer, reactions by fans have gone either one way or the...

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    A second World Champs wild card for Lin Dan?

    During a breakfast hosted by Badminton England to their VIP Members, Peter Gade, invited as a special guest, hinted that there were discussions going on about giving Lin Dan a wild card again for the...

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    Nitchaon Jindapon: “I will be in the top ten this year”

    Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapon spoke to Badzine recently about her outlook for this year as she heads to her second All England with new-found confidence. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent.  Photos: Badmintonphoto and Sven Heise Nitchaon...

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    POLL – Is suspension of Kim & Lee fair?

    Korean men’s doubles players Kim Ki Jung and Lee Yong Dae have been suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for one year.   We’d like your opinion on that ruling.  Is it fair, too harsh,...

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    Nadia Zięba: There is no plan, I will see what to do

    Nadieżda Zięba spoke to Badzine Poland recently about her career and what effects motherhood will have on it. Interview by Monika Plata, with contributions from Agnieszka Pugacewicz.   Photos: Badmintonphoto Nadieżda Zięba is one of the...

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    POLL – Who will be the next golden boy?

    There hasn’t been a teenaged men’s singles winner at the Superseries level in over ten years.  Which of the current stable of young men is likely to be next? Photos: Badmintonphoto Men’s singles is a...

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    Carolina Marin happy to be the image of Spanish badminton

    After a successful late season in 2013, Spain’s Carolina Marin is looking for more great things in 2014, which basically began with a rematch against Ratchanok Intanon in Korea. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto Carolina...

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