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Badminton chiefs probe Issara and Jongjitplayer fight

Thailand's Bodin Issara appeared to punch compatriot Maneepong Jongjit – with whom he competed at the London 2012 Olympics – after chasing him onto a neighbouring court during a change of ends in the men's doubles final.

Coaches and officials rushed to separate the pair, who had been warned by the referee following a verbal exchange earlier in the match.

Issara and his partner Vilailak Pakkawat were promptly disqualified, with Jongjit and Nipitphon Puangpuapech awarded victory. A statement from the world governing body read: "The events surrounding the conclusion of this match will be thoroughly investigated by the BWF."

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