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TOKYO (Reuters) - A wide-ranging survey conducted by the Japan News Network (JNN) found that 77% of those questioned said that the Tokyo Olympics "cannot be held" next year, it was announced on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The stick has got “heavier” after three months and defender Mohd Najmi Farizal Jazlan thinks it will take almost two months before he gets back his touch in the penalty corner drag flicks.
The retirement of badminton legend Lin Dan leaves China without a ready replacement to take over as conqueror of the world. The country has been blessed with many unforgettable players who ruled through the decades, ever since it came out of its self-imposed isolation in 1992. Here’s a look at some of the best Chinese players to have graced the world’s courts.
KUALA LUMPUR: Youngster Eng Wei Jin (pic) has travelled from Johor Baru to Subang every weekend for the last six years to train at the National Subang Shooting Range.
PETALING JAYA: “Dari tak ada rambut, tumbuh rambut, sampai tanggal rambut (“from hairless to hairy and then to balding”) – that was how Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei described his ties with fellow badminton star Lin Dan, who has quit after 20 glorious years.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian singles chief coach Hendrawan does not feel Lin Dan’s retirement will leave a void in the Chinese national team.
SHANGHAI: China’s two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of all time, has announced his retirement at the age of 36.
PETALING JAYA: The world of badminton lost one of their biggest stars to grace the sport with the retirement of five-time world champion and two-time Olympics gold medallist Lin Dan of China.
(Reuters) - Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed wheareabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.