Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Whats on'Yonex Belgian International 2010' ?

14th September.
After 4 rounds of battle so far Marc Zwiebler’s path to the finals in Belgium has been somewhat matter of fact.  Only India’s Anand Pawar has posed much of a threat but even he failed to take a game off of the dangerous left hander.  His most recent victim Eetu Heino did not fair as well, losing quickly 21-7, 21-14 allowing Zwiebler a simple entry to the finals where he will now face Dutch shuttler Eric Pang who disposed of Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov in close two games 21-16, 21-19.
Neither of the womens singles finalists have yet to see much difficulty and have yet to drop a game en route to the finals.  That will change tomorrow when Germany’s Juliane Schenk faces off against England’s Elizabeth Cann.  Schenk defeated Anastasia Prokopenko 21-15, 21-7 while Cann defeated Scottish player Linda Sloan 21-17, 21-10 to seal her spot.  Once again the top two seeds have kept their billing.
The top two seeds would not however make it to the finals in the mens doubles when Koen Ridder and Ruud Bosch fell to Germany’s Ingo Kindervater and Johannes Schöttler 21-15, 12-21, 21-13.  Tomorrow they will be featured in an all German final against their compatriots Michael Fuchs and Oliver Roth who ousted their opponents Liu Yi and Terry Yeo Zhao Jiang 21-12, 21-18.
Once again it will be a first/second seed final in the women’s doubles and yet another Germany vs Holland match up with Lotte Jonathons and Paulien Van Dooremalen facing off against Birgit Overzier and Sandra Marinello.  Both teams found their way into the finals fairly easily with the top seeded Dutch pairing winning their match against Kim Buss and Claudia Vogelgsang 21-10, 21-15 and the German’s defeating Thamar Peters and Josephine Wentholt 21-6, 21-16.
Germany has at least one player in every final, but they are guaranteed a title in the mixed doubles as both pairs remaining are Germany.  Michael Fuchs and Birgit Overzier upset the top seeded Ukrainian pairing of Valerly Atrashchenkov and Elena Prus 21-19, 21-10 while Johannes Schöttler and Sandra Marinello defeated Kieran Merrilees and Kirsty Gilmour 21-12, 21-12.  From the looks of things Germany is likely to take home multiple titles this weekend.

Round-Up: Commonwealth Games Venues Unveiled !

The Commonwealth Games organizing committee took Indian reporters on a tour of four of the competition venues for the Oct.3-14 event on Sunday, with the first wave of athletes set to trickle in later this week. Construction work on the venues has been plagued with concerns over delays and safety. Here’s a round-up of what the press had to say about them, but you can also have a look for yourself.The NDTV correspondent said that after all the criticism it turns out the venues look “quite nice.”
“The Thyagaraj Stadium is truly world class,” said the correspondent. “The venue, which will host the netball events, is also India’s first eco-friendly complex.”
There were some problems with the swimming pools at the S.P. Mukherjee complex though, NDTV said.
“The diving tower’s staircase is unusually narrow, just about two feet wide, which forced the engineers to put up a board saying: Mind your Head,” said the NDTV reporter. “In the area just before the diving boards the height of the place is only six feet. Now swimmers are usually quite tall, and when they come here and try and stand straight, they’re bound to hurt their heads.”
A city public works department spent 2.29 billion rupees (about $50 million) to improve the swimming complex, according to a federal watchdog agency.
The Hindustan Times also said Thyagaraj, which will host netball games, was “the best of the lot.”
“The green stadium has automatic folding seats and will generate 3.5 megawatts of solar-powered electricity,” noted Hindustan Times reporter Shalabh Manocha.
Mail Today called the venues “classy” but said that in spite of organizing committee chiefSuresh Kalmadi’s assertions, they’re not quite ready.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Profile of 'Taufiq Hidayat'

BWF No; 10337
Name: Taufiq Hidayat
Birth year: 10th August 1981
Age: 29.
Birth Place:Bandung,West Java,Indonesia.
Nationality: Indonesian.
Handedness: Right.
Height: 1 m 76 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Coach : Mulyo Hundoyo.
Olympic: once (2004)
Recent won super series:
Top Ranking: 01 (2000)
Nature: Cool
Strongest Opponents : Peter Gade,Lin Dan,Chong wei
Best Tool: Backhand smash and defense.

Best performing years: 1999,2000

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Taiwan wins three golds in international badminton tournament.

12th September

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Taiwanese athletes bagged three gold medals on the last day of the World University Badminton Championship 2010 Sunday in Taipei.
Chen Hung-ling and Hsieh Pei-chen beat China's Huang Haitao and Cheng Su in straight sets 21-11, 21-9 to win the title in the mixed doubles.
Hsueh Hsuan-yi then came from behind to defeat Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 18-21, 21-16, 21-14 to take gold in the men's singles.
Lee Sheng-mu and Fang Chieh-min rounded off the day by defeating the Thai duo of Bodin Isara and Maneepong Jongjit 21-16, 15-21, 21-15 to grab gold in the men's doubles.
The medal tally represented the country's best-ever performance at the tournament, having already won silver in the team event Sept. 9.
It was the first time Taipei had hosted the biennial tournament, which brought together 78 male and 6.

Some UK Badminton Tricks. Amazing !

watch some amazing Badminton Tricks. But these Tricks are very hard to apply on court.Maximum practice can do anything through. So best of Luck :)

From Youtube
By Sky Badminton.
12th September.

Results of YONEX-SUNRISE Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament 2010 in Johor Baru

Men’s Singles Finals:
Lee Chong Wei Vs Wong Choong Hann : 21-8 14-21 21-15

Lee Chong Wei Wins Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles Finals:
Yip Pui Yin Vs Zhou Mi : 21-16 14-21 21-19

Yip Pui Yin Wins Women’s Singles
Men’s Doubles Finals:
Hendra Setiawan & Markis Kido Vs Gunawan Hendra Aprida & Yulianto Alvent Chandra : 8-21 21-17 21-12

Hendra Setiawan & Markis Kido Win Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles Finals:
Aroonkesorn Duanganong & Varavichitchaikul Kunchala Vs Ng Hui Ern & Ng Hui Lin : 12-21 21-17 21-13

Aroonkesorn Duanganong & Varavichitchaikul Kunchala Win Women’s Doubles
Mixed Doubles Finals:
Fitriawan Devin Lahardi & Liliyana Natsir Vs Prapakamol Sudket & Thoungthongkam Saralee : 13-21 21-16 21-17

Fitriawan Devin Lahardi & Liliyana Natsir Win Mixed Doubles.


Badminton Coach San Jose arrested in Juvenile ! Accused of sexual assault Report.

10th September.

San Jose police have arrested 21-year-old high school badminton coach on charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl.
Trung Alex Dinh is a "seasonal" badminton coach for Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, police said. They say he also may have coached youths at community centers and athletic clubs in Fremont and San Jose.
Dinh was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a minor under the age of 18.
San Jose police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said investigators do not have any information that there are other victims, but, as a precaution, they are looking into that possibility.
Anyone with information about Dinh or similar cases can call detective Sean Morgan of the San Jose Police Department sexual assault investigations unit at 408-277-4102. People who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP