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1 hour ago, Wumo said:

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm men’s singles world No.1 Kento Momota was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday morning. 

Momota sustained multiple laceration wounds to the face plus right maxillary sinus and nasal bone fracture and was taken to Putrajaya Hospital for treatment. He is in a stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle was killed. 

Three others were involved – Japan team assistant coach, Hirayama Yu; team physiotherapist Morimoto Akifumi; and Hawkeye system operator, William Thomas.

All three are in a stable condition. A BWF manager has been at the hospital throughout the morning to provide assistance to all parties involved.

 

https://bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2020/01/13/bwf-statement-on-incident-involving-kento-momota/

 

Hopefully he and other survivors will recover soon.

 

It was scary when I saw the video on Twitter where Momota was sitting on the left side of the road and driver's dead body is still stuck in the van.

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Ugandan umpire officiating at Indonesia Masters had her bag stolen.. She lost her important documents, credit card, and a few hundred dollars :dunno:

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BWF to use synthetic shuttles starting from 2021: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1ZJ0CE

 

It's not the Mavis or Carbonex, but a top-secret shuttle which had some in-depth trial in USA, Dubai, and Indonesia. One Badminton Asia official I know on Twitter gave a spoiler: A 90% similarity with a feathered shuttle.

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:FLK will compete in the women's Pan Am team championships :yikes:@Griff88

 

(and no :ARG will not be competing).

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13 hours ago, Griff88 said:

BWF to use synthetic shuttles starting from 2021: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1ZJ0CE

 

It's not the Mavis or Carbonex, but a top-secret shuttle which had some in-depth trial in USA, Dubai, and Indonesia. One Badminton Asia official I know on Twitter gave a spoiler: A 90% similarity with a feathered shuttle.

Today I learned professional shuttles were made with actual feathers :yikes: 

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23 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Today I learned professional shuttles were made with actual feathers :yikes: 

...from left wing only

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