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BADMINTON: WORLD CHAMPION MOMOTA WINS JAPAN OPEN

Reigning world champion Kento Momota won his first Japan Open title on Sunday, beating Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab in straight games. Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota also won their maiden championship in the women’s doubles. Nozomi Okuhara settled for...

LEE CHONG WEI WINS 4TH ALL-ENGLAND TITLE

Against all odds, Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei won his fourth men's singles title at the All-England Open, defeating Chinese badminton player Shi Yuqi 21-12, 21-10 in Birmingham on Sunday. It was World No.1 Lee's fourth All-England title which...

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP , A POOL FOR NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION-BADMINTON PRESIDENT

The Katsina Golden Star Badminton National Championship and the Lagos Badminton Championship will be used to select players for the national team, Francis Orbih, Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) President, says. Orbih told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that...

NEW BADMINTON SERVICE LAW TO BE PUT INTO TEST FROM MARCH 2018

Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that an experimental service law would be put into test from next March. The new service law stipulates that "the whole of the shuttle shall be below 1.15 meters from the surface of the court...

BADMINTON NIGERIA : TRAINING BOOST FOR DORCAS ADESOKAN

President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria Francis Orbih has said Africa’s number one-ranked female badminton player Dorcas Adesokan will  be going on a training tour of Europe courtesy of the Badminton Confederation of Africa as part of the...

NIGERIA BADMINTON FAMILY MOURNS DEJI TINUBU

As the sporting family continues to bemoan the passing on of the former Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Council, Deji Tinubu, the president of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih has described the death as both personal...

AFRICA’S TOP STARS TO MISS CONTINENT’S BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP

Top players will miss this year's All Africa Individual Championship slated for April 21-23 in Pretoria, South Africa, a senior official said here on Wednesday.Simon Mugabi, a regional official of the Badminton Confederation of Africa, said Jacob Maliakal...

BADMINTON CLASSICS 2018 KICKS OFF

Nigeria’s highest ranked Badminton female player Dorcas Adesokan was among notable players that survived opening day hurdle as hostilities began in the 4th Lagos International Badminton Classics. No fewer than 250 players from 22 countries are competing for honours in...

SQUASH – EGYPT WIN A RECORD SIXTH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Surpassing a five-title record set 26 years ago by Australia, hot favourites Egypt today beat England 2/0 in the final of the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in India to win the biennial World Squash Federation title for a sixth time since 1994. The Egyptian team, featuring both finalists...

TOP SEED TAI TZU YING WINS ALL ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN’S FINAL

Top seed and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan beat second seed Akane Yamaguchi from Japan to win the women’s final of the All England Open badminton championship in Birmingham on Sunday. The world number one came through in...

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