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LIN DAN LIVES UP TO SUPERSTAR STATUS IN BARFOOT & THOMPSON NZ OPEN WIN

He came with top billing, he came with superstar status, Lin Dan did not fail to deliver – on any count at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open during a week of record breaking crowds, a best ever field of players (40 players or combinations ranked in the…

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TOP SEED TAKAHASHI CLAIMS TITLE

The top seed lived up to expectation with an easy win in the women’s singles final at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open, with Sayaka Takahashi (JPN) taking out the match 21-13, 21-14 over unseeded Zhang Yiman (CHN). Zhang gave her all but in truth was never a…

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JAPANESE PAIR GO ONE BETTER AND WIN 2018 WOMEN’S DOUBLES

Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata enjoyed one of their greatest moments as a doubles pairing, taking out the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Open women’s doubles title, defeating Cao and Yu (CHN) in straight games. Runners up in 2017 in New Zealand, the pair went one better this time around…

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MIXED DOUBLES THRILLER TO START FINALS DAY AT NZ BADMINTON OPEN

The opening match of the day on finals day at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open set a high standard for others to follow, with Wang Chi-Lin and Lee Chia Hsin (TPE) taking out the mixed doubles title in thrilling fashion over Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung…

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