Player Spotlight Archive

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    Canada’s #1 Martin Giuffre looks east and west as he heads to Rio

    Martin Giuffre, Canada’s highest ranked player in men’s singles badminton, spoke to Badzine recently about the unique challenges he faces as he attempts to qualify for the Olympics for the first time. By Don Hearn. ...

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    SPOTLIGHT – Kim Moon Soo on 30 years of doubles excellence

    Olympic gold medallist and two-time World Champion Kim Moon Soo looks back on winning Korea’s first ever badminton World Championship title, 30 years ago this week. Interview by Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto and Don Hearn...

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    Yoo Yeon Seong – No rest for the wedded

    Men’s doubles world #1 spoke to Badzine earlier this month about some of the changes in his life both on an off the badminton court and on what lies ahead for this newlywed on a...

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    Ko Sung Hyun – This champion can win with anyone

    Men’s doubles World Champion Ko Sung Hyun went back to his badminton roots in the week following the 2015 All England.  In the small northern village of Hwacheon, Ko spoke to Badzine about his beginnings...

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    Opinion – Why the world needs Lee Chong Wei

    Regular Badzine contributor Kira Rin takes a look at the significance of Lee Chong Wei’s upcoming hearing. By Kira Rin.  Photos: Badmintonphoto Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.  To speak of this humble Malaysian player is to...

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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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