India’s PV Sindhu returns to China’s Chen Yu Fei during their semi-final of the Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Dubai-based Indonesian Imam Adi Kusuma defeated compatriot Fahmi Mubarok to clinch the men’s singles title at the 42nd edition of the India Club UAE Open Badminton tournament. Kusuma started well and dominated the opening set easily but was taken aback by his rival Mubarok in the second.
Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic title.
Sharjah Youth, an affiliate of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators arranged a boot camp for badminton in Malaysia for their youth distinguish candidates.
The 22-year-old paceman suffered a knee injury on the recent tour of Sri Lanka, a worrying setback with the Asia Cup — and a meeting with old rivals India — coming up at the end of the month.
The move is part of an agreement with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, to support and empower the People of Determination in sports.
It was a mature and impressive display from the Emirati driver who has steadily grown in confidence since joining Team Abu Dhabi last season, and now has the look of a genuine world title contender.
British newspapers spoke of humiliation and extermination; Where the newspaper "Daily Star" titled: "Men against boys," and quoted the words of the former star of the team, Gary Neville: "This was extermination," after they conceded 4 goals in 35 minutes.