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Abdul Jalil (badminton)

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Syed Abdul Jalil Waiz (born September 17, 1991) is a male badminton player from Afghanistan.

Syed Abdul Jalil Waiz is currently the dominant men's singles player in Afghanistan. Jalil started playing badminton at age 12 and began his professional career at age 14. He soon became Afghanistan's National Champion in 2006.

He participated in several International championships where he beat players from Iraq, Australia, Philippines and Mongolia. Jalil became the first ever afghan badminton player to appear on the list of World badminton rankings at 480th in May 2008.

He has been able to train with the English national champion and world No. 21 Aamir Ghaffar for 4 months and also took part in the Badminton World Federation training camp in Guangzhou, China in 2006 and trained for 2 months at the Bay Badminton Center in USA. Afghan badminton coaches regard Jalil as the greatest player ever produced by Afghanistan. Former national champion Abdul Azim Niazi who is running the National badminton academy said "Jalil is a great asset, I remember all the national champions who played before the civil war, compared to them Jalil is physically and technically more sound. After such destruction of our setup, we were not expecting to have someone as good as him so soon. He is a gift".

Jalil has been absent during the Afghanistan Badminton Championships 2010, The reason for his absence is unknown. This will be the first time that the Badminton championship title will be awarded to a different winner in more than 5 years.[1][2][3]

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