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    SUPERSERIES FINALS 2013 – Qualifiers line up for a different sort of championship

    With only two current Olympic gold medallists and three World Champions, next month’s Superseries Finals will feature 61 players who very deservedly will be fighting for the third biggest purse in badminton. By Don Hearn. ...

  • China bids to host 2 more Worlds

    China bids to host 2 more Worlds

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced today that they would be making decisions this month on the hosts for the BWF World Championships and the Sudirman Cup Mixed Team World Championships for 2015.  China has...

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    WORLDS Finals – 5th title for Lin Dan!

    Lin Dan outlasted Lee Chong Wei in the final at the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Badminton Championships, the 3rd edition of their now annual August classic. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Guangzhou. ...

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    WORLDS Finals – 2 for Indonesia in photo finishes

    Lilyana Natsir and Hendra Setiawan brought new partners from Indonesia to the 2013 Wang Lao Ji BWF World Badminton Championships to repeat their tandem gold performances from 2007. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in...

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    WORLDS Finals – Ratchanok youngest ever singles World Champion

    18-year-old Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand beat world #1 Li Xuerui to win the women’s singles title at the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Badminton Championships. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Guangzhou.  Photos: Badmintonphoto...

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    WORLDS SF – Fourth final for Lilyana

    Lilyana Natsir is headed back to a mixed doubles final at the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Badminton Championships after a tough win over Olympic champions Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei. By Don Hearn, Badzine...

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    WORLDS SF – Boe and Mogensen into first final

    Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen (pictured) survive Kims and Cards to reach the final at the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Badminton Championships. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Guangzhou.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (live)...

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    WORLDS SF – Ratchanok becomes first ever Thai finalist

    Ratchanok Intanon (pictured) won the battle of the 18-year-olds at the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Badminton Championships to become the first Thai finalist ever. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Guangzhou.  Photos: Badmintonphoto...

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