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BADMINTON legend Lin Dan (pic) doesn’t want his son to follow in his footsteps, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.In a talk show hosted by China’s table tennis legend Deng Yaping, Lin said the reason was that life as a badminton player was too demanding.Deng said it would be a pity if Lin did not want to let his son Xiao Yu (Little Feather) pick up the sport.
MUMBAI: The Indonesia Open was among a host of badminton events that have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation said on Monday (April 6). The lucrative Indonesia Open, which was scheduled to be held in Jakarta during June 16-21, is one of the three BWF Super-1000 category events scheduled during the year.
SINGAPORE: The UK and Switzerland are effectively not trying to combat the coronavirus and cases in the countries are likely to surge in the coming weeks, a Singapore minister said on Sunday (March 15).
JAKARTA: Indonesia has decided to send 25 badminton players to the 2020 All England Open next week and set a target of winning one gold medal, a badminton official said.
TOKYO: Badminton world number one Kento Momota could be out for two months after being injured in a car crash that killed his driver just hours after he won the Malaysia Masters on Sunday.The 25-year-old Japanese on Tuesday (Jan 14) is aiming to return at the All England Championships on March 11.
PETALING JAYA: With the Tokyo Olympics in August looming as the biggest sporting mission for Malaysian athletes, this will be a year of reckoning for singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia and doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik.
Tiger Woods finally won a major again, Novak Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer in an epic Wimbledon final, Megan Rapinoe shone on and off the pitch at football's women's World Cup, and Siya Kolisi became the first black player to captain South Africa to a major rugby title, at the World Cup, in some of the big 2019 sporting moments.