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    Denyse Julien walks into fame

    Three Olympic Games, thirty-one Canadian national titles, the world’s top 15 in singles and the world’s top 10 in mixed doubles — these remarkable accomplishments can only belong to the most famous badminton player in...

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    Yoo can be proud of eight straight finals

    Yoo Yeon Seong, on the eve of his 8th straight international men’s doubles final, looks ahead to the next title, to next month, and to the next Olympics. Story and photos by Don Hearn, live...

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    SPOTLIGHT – Tay takes on the powerhouses

    Tay Wei Ming of Singapore spoke to Badzine of the challenges faced by a member of a small para-badminton team taking on the talent from Malaysia, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Story and photos by Don Hearn...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    KOREA OPEN Qualifiers – A learning experience for World Junior Champion

    World Junior Champion Heo Kwang Hee had to be content with a learning experience as he fell again at home to former world #3 Simon Santoso. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Seoul.  Photos:...

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