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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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World No.1 Wang upset at Asian Women Badminton Championships finals

Sunday - Apr 22, 2012, 05:58pm (GMT+5.5)
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Qingdao (China) -  The world No.1 shuttler Wang Yihan of China was stunned by her teammate Li Xuerui 2-1 at the finals of the Asian badminton championships here Sunday.

After losing the first set 21-16, the 24-year-old Wang fought back to clinch a 21-16 second set win against the fourth-ranked Li.

The deciding set was one-sided as Wang was beaten 21-9.

"I had too many faults in the game, especially in the third set," Wang said. "I will try to overcome my weaknesses in future training."

Li, 21-year-old, said: "I did well today and I will try my best to get a ticket to the London Olympics." (Xinhua-ANI)


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