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Badminton: From friends to foes for Chinese Olympic champs

Published on Mar 5, 2014 6:18 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - United, Fu Haifeng and Cai Yun stand as an unstoppable force in men's badminton doubles, hauling in four World Championships and an Olympic gold medal. Divided? One will have to fall when they meet at the All England badminton championships on Wednesday.

The duo said they would continue to play together after winning gold in London in 2012, but the Chinese have been experimenting with their line-ups and Fu is partnering Zhang Nan, while Cai is with Kai Lu in Birmingham.

The new pairs will square off against each other in the first round proper.

"The All England is an incredible tournament and everyone who plays here wants to win," said Fu.

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