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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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    Exclusive interview with the youngest ever badminton World Champion

    Badzine had occasion to visit the hometown of some of the biggest names in world badminton earlier this month and was granted an exclusive interview with the youngest ever badminton World Champion…Jang Hye Ock. Interview...

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    Lee Hyun Il hasn’t missed a beat

    Korea’s Lee Hyun Il enjoys a good run at home as he prepares to take his one-man show back on the road. Story and photos: Don Hearn (live in Jeonju) Korea’s most successful men’s singles...

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    Kate Foo Kune – Beating the odds from ‘the middle of nowhere’

    Africa’s top women’s singles player Kate Foo Kune spoke to Badzine about the challenges facing aspiring badminton players from one of the world’s most remote places. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent.  Photos: Badmintonphoto While Africa...

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