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Atcelts šī gada Eiropas čempionāts badmintonā

Eiropas Badmintona konfederācija pieņēmusi lēmumu šogad neaizvadīt Eiropas čempionātu, jo tam sacensību kalendārā neizdevies atrast vietu, vēstīts organizācijas mājaslapā. Sākotnēji bija iecerēts 2020.gada aprīlī Kijevā ieplānoto Eiropas badmintona čempionātu pārcelt uz 2020.gada nogali, taču piesātinātajā kalendārā neizdevās atrast piemērotu laiku. Nākamgad tiesībās rīkot Eiropas čempionātu saglabā Kijeva.Latvijas Badmintona federācija vēsta, ka šobrīd vēl nav zināms,…

Hyderabad Open badminton cancelled

New Delhi: The Hyderabad Open badminton tournament, scheduled to be held in August, was on Thursday cancelled by the sport’s world governing body in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, days after the unveiling of a revised calendar. The tournament, set from August 11 to 16, was one of the three to be held in India…

The unfulfilled vision of badminton hero Tan Aik Mong

Tan Aik Mong was passionate about bringing honour to the nation as a badminton player.PETALING JAYA: National 60s and 70s badminton star Tan Aik Mong, who died yesterday, wished to offer much to the sport but departed without fulfilling his desire. The 70-year-old passed on at a private hospital after a battle with liver cancer.…

Badminton: Goodbye to the gentle giant of badminton

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia lost a badminton legend with the passing of Tan Aik Mong. Fondly known as the gentle giant in the badminton fraternity, Aik Mong, lost his battle against liver cancer Sunday (May 31) at the age of 70. Aik Mong and his elder brother Tan Aik Huang, the former All-England champion, were household…

Badminton World Federation announce upgraded qualification rules for Tokyo 2020

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has outlined the new qualification system for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. After approval from the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, the new system will maintain the ranking points earned during the original qualification window.However, it has extended the Olympic qualification period for the first…

PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth well-positioned to get approved for Tokyo Olympics

With the current rankings frozen and a new qualification period announced, some Indian shuttlers are in the perfect position to qualify. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday announced that January-April 2021 would serve as the extended qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics next year.It also added that the ranking points earned before the season…

Badminton: Breather for shuttlers

PETALING JAYA: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) have dropped the biggest hint yet that they will relax their “Top Player Commitment” regulations that requires star players to play a minimum of 12 priority tournaments in a season. BWF secretary general Thomas Lund admitted that it was not feasible for players to commit to that many…

Badminton’s Lee states hard for Lin to receive Olympics

Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players. China’s Lin is hoping to compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games come around.…