Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lin Dan's Profile(Not complete)

10th September 2010

Lin Dan's Profile:

BWF No:50906
Name(Full) : Super Dan
Date of Birth : 14th October 1983
Place of Birth:Longyan, Fujian, China.
Nationality :Chinese
Age: 26
Height: 1meter 78 cm
Weight:72 kg
Type of Game: Single only
Coach: ------
World Ranking:
Successful Years: 2004,2006,2007,2009
Sponsored by: Yonex, Li-ning
Best Tool: Defensive method
Nature: No comment
Olympic : Once (2008)
Strongest Opponent ever: Lee Chong Wei, Chen Jin
Favorite Rackets: 
Handedness: Left
Recent super series won :

Friday, September 10, 2010

Eid Mubarak to Everyone !

Hey,Eid Mubarak to Everyone guys. The biggest festival for the Muslim World is going to be celebrated by the Muslims of whole world Today/Tomorrow..
Best wishes to everyone.Hope you enjoy the Eid Get Together with your Friends and Family.

Skybadminton authors.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Profile of 'Lee Chong Wei' (Complete profile)

Lee Chong Wei's Profile        Skybadminton

BWF No: 50152
Name(full) : Lee Chong Wei
Date of Birth : 21st October 1982
Place of Birth : Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Nationality : Malaysian
Height : 1m 74 cm.
Weight : 60kg
Age of starting Badminton playing : 11 years
Handedness : Right
Type of game : Single (only)
Coach: Misbun Sidek
Ranking in the world : 2
Best Friends in Circle: Taufiq Hidayat
Successful years : 2008,2009,2010
Sponsored by : Yonex
Favorite Rackets : Few (Yonex)
Strongest Opponent ever : Lin Dan
Recent Series won : All England 2010
Nature : Cool boy.
Best tool : Physical Fitness.
Olympic : No times
Best performance in Olympic : Runner up in Olympic 2008 (against Lin Dan)
Hobby : Badminton
Wish : To win world championship and Olympic of course.

..........Next Upcoming 'Lin Dan's Complete Profile'


Taiwan wins second place in World University Badminton team event !

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan lost to China 3-2 in the team final of the World Badminton Championship 2010 Thursday, to take second place in the category.

Taiwan's Chen Hung-lin and Wang Pei-jung defeated China's Ma Jin and Zheng Bo in the mixed doubles match 2-1 to clinch the first point. The Ma-Zheng duo won the Paris World Badminton Championship mixed doubles title earlier this month.

In the following men's singles, Taiwanese player Hsueh Hsuan -yi lost to China's Du Pengyu 2-0, tying the two teams at 1-1.

In the men's doubles, Taiwanese pair Lee Sheng-mu and Fang Chieh- min overturned Wei Tingsiang and Liu Xaiolong 2-0 to give Taiwan a 2-1 lead, only one point away from a final victory.

However, Cheng Shao-chieh, who had been unable to adjust to playing at competition level, was trounced by China's Li Hsuehzui 2- 0, drawing the two to tie again at 2-2.

In the decisive women's doubles, Taiwan's Hsieh Pei-chen and Wang Pei-jun lost to Ma Jin and Cheng Su 2-0, yielding the title to China.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Badminton In United Arab Emirate UAE

9th September

United Arab Emirates has now become a world destination. People from the whole world come here with purpose of Business,Entertainment,Sports and Livelihood . Badminton was not a popular game in UAE in past.After becoming a center of the English,Americans,Danish,Indians,Chinese and other south Asians,UAE has developed its Badminton in major cities like Dubai,Abu dhabi, Sharjah etc.Nowadays its getting popular day by day as Arabs are having interest in it.
List of the Badminton clubs in United Arab Emirates are below.

* India Club 
* Country Club
* Emirates English Speaking School Club 
* Dubal Badminton Club 
* Al Naboodah Badminton Club (heard they have 2 wooden courts)
* Pakistan Center Badminton Club (behind India Club)
* Al Jadeed Badminton Club (cemented floor)
* American School - they have 4 courts (I think)
* Cambridge School
* Dubai Port Badminton Club

* English Speaking School (2 wooden courts)
* Indian Association
* Pakistan Center
* Kaloori Badminton Club

Abu Dhabi
* India Social Center
* Pakistan Cultural Center
* Mafraq Hotel
* Malayalee Samajam
* ADCO Badminton Club
* Tourist Club 
* ADNOC Badminton Club
* Water & Electricity Club

These clubs are only indoor places for Badminton in UAE.. 
Ministry of Sports of UAE is helping to promote the game amongst Arabs and making fund for local and national tournaments. Badminton is a recognized game by UAE Sports govt. 
If Badminton really gets popular with the Arabs Dubai/Abu dhabi will surely offer for a BWF Super series like they have already organised for Cricket,Tennis,Golf and some other games in recent years.
.....will be continued...


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Badminton in Pakistan (Part 1)

9th September

Pakistan has become very famous in Cricket, Squash,Hokey since past years. Cricket is number one popular game here and whatever comes should be later to Pakistani people.Badminton is an indoor game and people can't just start it playing anywhere as like as cricket what they do. Whatever Badminton is also a very popular game in Pakistan. It is widely played all over the country in every province. There are so many Gymnasiums in Districts and provincial capitals with indoor Badminton courts for both boys and girls.Most of the time  Punjab and NWFP provinces dominate Badminton there. Pakistan Badminton Federation(PBF)Click here to see is the only national and international Badminton organizer of the country. PBF organizes different provincial,National, Inter-school,inter-college & Inter-University Badminton tournaments every year.Pakistan National Badminton team participates in some international tournaments like SA games,Commonwealth Games,Indian open,etc. They are still fighting to beat south Asian countries,so its still so far to hope any super series for them.....

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will be continued...............

Badminton World Championship 2010 Mens Singles Final Chen Jin Vs Taufik Hidayat

Chen Jin didn't allow Hidayat to come back even....Great game by Chen Jin..

Saina eyes gold, India best-ever medal haul in CWG...

NDTV Today.

New Delhi:  Saina Nehwal will hog the limelight in her quest for a gold that Indian women shuttlers have never won as home conditions and current form of players combine to make badminton one of the brightest medal prospects for the country in the Commonwealth Games this year.

On current form, world rankings and the size of the field at the Commonwealth Games -- which do not feature Asian giants China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan -- Indian shuttlers can hope to at least clinch five medals out of the 18 at stake in the October 3 to 14 event.

The country has so far won 11 medals, including two gold medals in men's singles, but the yellow metal has always eluded the women shuttlers with Aparna Popat winning a silver and a bronze in 1998 and 2002 editions respectively.

But come October and a billion hearts will throb in unison for world number three Saina as she battles for the gold against the Malaysians, the English and the Singaporeans.It was during the Melbourne Games that a 16-year-old Saina burst into the limelight when the then coach Vimal Kumar chose her as the top singles player against Singapore in the bronze medal match and the Hyderabadi delivered by helping India win the bronze.

Four years later, the Hyderabadi has risen in stature to such an extent that she has become a Khel Ratna awardee and the face of Indian badminton.

Given her international standing, anything less than a gold on home turf would be a disappointment for the 20-year-old, who has only Mew Choo Wong of Malaysia to deal with as a possible threat to her title hopes.

"My aim is to win a medal for the country at the Commonwealth Games. I have a few more weeks for the Games. I'm preparing hard and I am focusing on my game. I have to win a medal," Saina said.

Badminton is a discipline dominated by the Asian nations such as China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan and since the Commonwealth Games doesn't feature these nations, competition for India will come mainly from England and Malaysia, who have won 93 and 51 medals respectively so far. 

India have done well in the past but they have never looked so good and it would be there best chance to reap the biggest ever medal haul.

"The Indian badminton team is very well-prepared and they have also done well internationally. We have lots of hopes from the shuttlers and I hope they will come up with at least four medals," National coach Pullela Gopichand said.

In the men's singles, Chetan Anand, who won the bronze in 2006 Melbourne Games, and youngster P Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge and they would look to emulate Prakash Padukone and the late Syed Modi, who had won the title in 1978 and 1982 editions.

Struggling with a knee injury, Chetan has been inconsistent this year and his recent form has taken a major dip, especially after his first round loss to Singapore's Ong Zhao Ashton Chen, who was then placed 107th in world rankings.

Kashyap, on the other hand, has been in reasonably good touch but unlucky with the draws. The Indian will hope that luck smiles on him when he competes against illustrious colleagues such as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to bring India a medal.

India's medal hopes will also rest on world number 13 mixed doubles pair of Jwala and Diju, who recently reached the quarterfinals of the World Championship last month.

For Jwala-Diju, England will be the biggest threat as they might turn up with three doubles pair but the Indians should still back themselves to win a medal in the prestigious event.

"We would be aiming for a gold and if I can be fit and we can play to our best, nothing can stop us from getting the medal," said Diju, who often had troubles with his fitness.

"Although the level is not that high compared to the World Championship, I still think there would be some good challenge from England, Malaysia and Singapore.

"The Asians still can be managed but the English will be difficult to get across. I think they are coming with three doubles pair and in Nathan and Jenny they have a good pair," he added.

Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa would be another medal prospect for India and doubles coach Vijaydeep feels the duo can even go on to win the gold for the country.

"The Women's doubles pair of Jwala and Ashwini also have a chance to win a medal. They may win the gold also because there is not much competition in the Women's doubles. Moreover, they have beaten the best in the past," he said.

Ashwini started playing with Jwala after the latter's 11-year-old partnership with Shruti Kurian came to an end early last year and the young shuttler said they should win a medal next month.

"We have been playing for the last one and a half years and have done well internationally. I'm hopeful we will win a medal this year," Ashwini said.

In men's doubles, Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas will have a tough time against the Malaysian world number one pair of Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong.

"I think India have a good chance to win a medal. We have been performing well for the last one year and I think on that given day if we can pull ourself up, there is no reason why we can't win a medal. So we would be aiming for the gold," Rupesh said.

There is also hope for the Indians in the overall team event, which will feature Malaysia, England and Singapore as top contenders.

India can hope to win the women's singles and mixed doubles and if they do that, the onus would be on women's doubles pair of Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to bring India a medal.

Even former player Dinesh Khanna, who won the bronze in men's singles at Kingston in 1966, has high hopes from India.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Badminton in China (part 1)

Badminton is one of the most popular games in China. It is like Basketball in USA while Badminton in China. In each and every locality of Great China people play badminton all the year round.Both Girls and boys like to play it there and indoor facilities are available almost everywhere.One reason for the continuing superiority of Chinese badminton is the consistency in training their potential winners and champions. Intensive indoor training is imparted to players, concentrating on their weaknesses, both physical and mental. They aspire to make the player strong and fit, to successfully combat the nuances of international badminton at the highest level.Another reason is the availability and induction of former legends actively in to the coaching and other talent developing areas of badminton. The young players have the opportunity to fine-tune their skills from the very people they revered on court during their playing days, and this pep up their thirst for success. They try to emulate their illustrative coaches and other training personnel, giving their best tournament after tournament.
Similarly, well-equipped training centers are spread out even in the smallest localities of China. The promising talents are quickly identified and inducted in to the system at a very early age, thereby providing them world class training right from their budding years, maximizing their success later.
will be continued.......

Badminton Calendar of Month 'September' 2010

September 2010

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7th - 12th BWF 11th World University Badminton Championship, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.
9th - 12th BWF Yonex Belgian International 2010, Mechelen, Belgium.
9th - 12th BWF Noumea International 2010, Noumea.
14th - 19th BWF LI NING China Masters Super Series 2010, Changzhou, China.
16th - 19th BWF Kharkov International 2010, Kharkov, Ukraine.
21st - 26th BWF YONEX Open Japan Super Series 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
21st - 26th BWF YONEX Open Japan Super Series 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
23rd - 26th BWF Slovak Open International 2010, Presov, Slovakia.
27th - 2nd October BWF 2010 European Senior Championships, Dundalk, Ireland.
30th - 3rd October BWF Yonex Czech International, Czech Republic.

Source : BBC Sports ( Badminton)

US Open badminton Grand Prix tournament 2010 in Orange

US Open badminton Grand Prix tournament 2010 in Orange

It demands running, jumping, twisting, coodination, stretching, quick reflexes, physical endurnce and no ball. It's the sport of badminton.

Verfasst von WB Team am 2010.08.12 um 08:39:00 Uhr
On July 19th-24th, The Orange County Badminton Club, US Open Grand Prix Gold 2010 Tournament convened for competitors from all over the world vying for the grand prize of $120,000 US dollars. The venue was the Orange County Badminton Club of Orange County, located at: 1242 N. Main Street, Orange, CA, 92867. This competition consists of men and womens' singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Badminton, at the tournament level is fairly complicated. Each player is given points in each tournament they ever play in and these accumulate. These points create the players ranking in the world. This is tracked by the Badminton World Federation and the list is published every Thursday by them. These numbers are used to set up when and with whom each player will face during the tournament. This is called seeding. Seeding sets up the best players to play later in the contest, against each other in order to create outstanding finales. It also speeds up all the competitions within the tournament, keeping the best players from being eliminated too early. This is opposite of an "all play each other" system which takes enormous time and has no finale build up. That system is fine for learning any sport where the competition isn't professional or involving large quantities of money, sponsors and all important professional points accumulations. Seeding placement or who plays whom is published well before the tournament, thus building excitment well before opening day.

Simple scoring consists of 21 points and best two of three matches. If the match ties at 20, the winner will have two points more than loser. If the match ties at 29, the player who get to 30 win.

A "shuttle" replaces a ball. It is a light weight plastic or feathered item.

The winners of this 2010 US Open were as follows;
Men's Singles: Rajiv Ouseph Vs Brice Leverdez; 21-17 21-9
Women's Singles: Lin Zhu Vs Judith Meulendijks; 21-19 11-6 Retired
Men's Doubles: Chieh Min Fang & Sheng Mu Lee Vs Hung Ling Chen & Yu Lang Lin; 21-19 21-14
Women's Doubles: Wen Hsing Cheng & Yu Chin Chien Vs Rie Eto & Yu Wakita 21-8 22-20 

Ex-world No. 1 Zhou banned for 2 years for doping, she blames Chinese medicine

HONG KONG - Former world No. 1 female player Zhou Mi has been banned for two years by the Badminton World Federation after testing positive for clenbuterol.
A urine sample taken from the Hong Kong player in late June tested positive for the drug, the governing body said in a statement on Saturday.
Zhou said she took the drug — used by asthma sufferers or as a weight-loss aid — unknowingly, as it was contained in a Chinese medicine to treat a fever.
Zhou's ban rules her out qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics, but was expected to appeal.
Badminton World Federation chief operating officer Thomas Lund said in a statement it was the body's first drug ban in recent years.
"The case sends a strong message to elite athletes in the sport, who need to be aware of prohibited substances and the consequences of taking these — either deliberately or inadvertently," Lund said.
The Hong Kong Badminton Association said Zhou took the Chinese medication for a fever while training in Singapore in June.
"She was not aware of the prohibited substance possibly in the medication," the statement said.
Zhou, currently ranked world No. 13, plans to appeal, Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News reported Sunday.
"I passed all my drug tests in past 20-plus years. I have never thought about using improper methods to improve my results," the newspaper quoted Zhou as saying at a news conference on Saturday.
The 31-year-old from the southern Chinese city Nanning won bronze for China at the Athens Games in 2004 but moved to Hong Kong in late 2006. This former British colony is a semiautonomous Chinese territory that fields separate teams at international events.

Monday, September 6, 2010

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Chong Wei and Lin Dan want IBF to fine-tune draw process


IT is not fun coming up against one’s own team-mate in the early rounds of the World Champion ships.
And that is why Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan are hoping that the Badminton World Federation (BWF) will look into fine-tuning the draw procedure for major events like the world meet.
In Paris, Chong Wei defeated Mohd Hafiz Hashim in the second round while Lin Dan sent compatriot Bao Chunlai packing in the third round.
Chong Wei hoped that the draw process could be reviewed.

“It is different if we meet each other from the quarter-final stage onwards. It is not nice for the fans when two Malaysians square off against each other so early,” said Chong Wei.
Lin Dan said that he understood the complexity of a draw process – especially when it involves 64 players.
”BWF want the best for the fans but, I think, it will be better if top players from the same country avoid meeting each other in the early rounds,” said Lin Dan.
“It is unfortunate that Bao had to lose early. He lost out on an opportunity to earn valuable ranking points. He would have gone far if he was not in the same quarter with me. Maybe, there is another way to do this. I hope the BWF will look into it.”

Back Injury OF Lee Chong Wei Skips China Masters 2010 ..

September 6th 2010

Lee Chong Wei is skipping the China Masters in Changzhou from Sept 14-19, leaving Malaysia without a representative in the men’s singles competition this year.
Singles coach Misbun Sidek made the decision after discussing with Chong Wei and felt it would be advisable for his charge not to risk aggravating his back injury.
The world No. 1 complained of back pain after his third-round match against India’s Rajiv Ouseph at the world championships in Paris last Wednesday.
The strain proved to be too much for Chong Wei and he went on to suffer an unexpected defeat by former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia in the quarter-finals the following day.
It’s good to be home: Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat pushing their trolleys out of the arrival hall at the KLIA on their return from Paris yesterday. — SAMUEL ONG / The Star
“I want Chong Wei to have more time to recover fully as there are more important tournaments coming up (referring to the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in October and November respectively),” said Misbun, who returned home from Paris with the rest of the Malaysian team early yesterday morning.

“Chong Wei will have to seek treatment first with the medical expert. We will only know then how serious is his condition and whether he can resume full training. We consulted the doctor over there (Paris) and he said that Chong Wei has a back spasm injury.
“The China Masters is two weeks away. We have submitted his entry but I feel it is better for him not to compete.”
Chong Wei was to be the top seeded for the China Masters, which has attracted a star-studded cast. Newly-crowned world champion Chen Jin and Olympic champion Lin Dan will carry China’s hopes. Dane Peter Gade-Christensen, a semi-finalist in the world championships, is the only top ranked singles player not taking part.
Chong Wei was beaten by Lin Dan in the semi-finals of the China Masters last year.
World Championship silver medallists Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will also skip the China Masters. They were also the top seeds.
Doubles chief coach Rexy Mainaky said that he wanted the world No. 1 men’s pair to recover and get back their match fitness.
“We also want them to work on strengthening certain areas of their game and not to exert them,” he said.
“They have to get ready for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games. Kien Keat-Boon Heong will not be going to China but they will compete in the Japan Open the following week.”
Kien Keat-Boon Heong have been given a one-week break from training and will be back on court next Monday.
With Danish top pair Lars Paaske-Jonas Ras mus sen and Indonesian Olympic champions Markis Ki do-Hendra Setiawan not entered for the China Masters, the men’s doubles title is expected to be a fight between South Koreans Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung and China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, who won the world championship title for a third time last Sunday.