International Badminton Magazine - September 2011


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International Badminton Magazine provides an invaluable and sought after quarterly review of the world of badminton, appealing to a diverse and dynamic audience of enthusiasts and players of all standards from recreational and club players to professionals.

The September issue of International Badminton Magazine covers the latest happenings of one of the world’s most exciting sports, including:

Yonex BWF World Championships, London 2011: Lin Dan Desperate to Win After All
Richard Eaton reviews Yonex BWF World Championships at which China claimed all five titles again, the first time a successful defence of the full hand had ever been achieved, including a spectacular win for Lin Dan in an unforgettably Men’s Singles final

Jenny Wallwork: Loves Doubles
Jenny Wallwork who has teamed up with her boyfriend Nathan Robertson as England’s top Mixed Doubles duo, talks with Dominic Bliss about her aggressive style of play, her medal chances at the Olympics and the problems of competing with her other half

Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
When we watch Li Dan, Lee Chong Wei in action we are invariably astounded. Their abilities seem so far beyond the reach of us ordinary mortals as to occupy a different planet. Matthew Syed, author of Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice challenges this seductive idea and asks if our deepest assumptions about success in squash - indeed, about life itself – are entirely misconceived

Yonex All England Championships – Birmingham 2012
Following the conclusion of the BWF World Championships at Wembley Arena, attention now turns to the Yonex All England Open which will be staged at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham from the 6th to 11th March. In previous incarnations the sport’s most prestigious championships were always held in London, however the NIA has been its home for the last 19 years. Dominic Bliss revisits the old venues and finds out what has happened to them since

Skirting the Issue
It appears that there are always major challenges associated with women’s sport and its profile. In many cases there are constant issues trying to increase awareness, gain more participation, attract sponsors and generally put women’s sport on the map. Sue Rose looks at how women’s sport can go about gaining more notability and asks if it is really possible and if so, how can it be achieved

English National Championships - Manchester 2012
The English National Championships will be staged at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester from the 3rd to 5th February and promises to be among the most eagerly contested in the event’s history

Q&A: Matthew Nottingham
Matthew Nottingham, European Men’s Doubles Junior Champion, talks with International Badminton Magazine

World Rankings
Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles at a glance

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