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2 time Olympic champion Lin Dan just announced retirement from national team and giving up trying his 5th Olympics due to age and health issue.   Personally, I think Lin Dan is the icon of C

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 mul

Lol Argentina. You lost the war. Get over it.

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Lingshui Masters postponed, planned to be held in May.

 

Asian Championships is very likely to have a new venue, with Philippines reported to be interested

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3 hours ago, Griff88 said:

Lingshui Masters postponed, planned to be held in May.

 

Asian Championships is very likely to have a new venue, with Philippines reported to be interested

This is not going to effect Olympic qualification as it is a 100 tournament.

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2 hours ago, Shravan Kumar said:

This is not going to effect Olympic qualification as it is a 100 tournament.

 

More like because most of those who registered so far has no more chances since they have higher ranked compatriots.

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1 hour ago, Griff88 said:

Momota underwent a surgery again after he was back in training. An undetected fracture under his right eye made him seeing "double shuttles"

 

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200208/k10012278111000.html

With less than 6 months to go for Olympics, a big blow to Momota. He was among the top players in 2016 as well but missed Rio Olympics due to gambling. Now this. 

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57 minutes ago, Dolby said:

With less than 6 months to go for Olympics, a big blow to Momota. He was among the top players in 2016 as well but missed Rio Olympics due to gambling. Now this. 

It is expected that he needs another 3 months, most likely he will miss all the tournaments until Thomas Cup.

 

He is indeed very unlucky

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28 minutes ago, Griff88 said:

It is expected that he needs another 3 months, most likely he will miss all the tournaments until Thomas Cup.

 

He is indeed very unlucky

Missing Rio was his own dumb fault though, not 'unlucky' :p 

 

This time he was a victim in a car crash? Not the one who caused it, I assume?

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Missing Rio was his own dumb fault though, not 'unlucky' :p 

 

This time he was a victim in a car crash? Not the one who caused it, I assume?

 

Well if he was busted after Rio, that will be a different story :p

 

 

Just like Ben Johnson, he was 'unlucky' at Seoul ;)

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