The story so far Prakash Padukone was a teenage prodigy who won nine national titles in a row before the All-England in 1980. He came into the tournament at Wembley Arena as the reigning Commonwealth champion and had also won his first grand slam titles, the Danish and Swedish Opens; he already had a reputation. Yet the competition was tough; leading the field were the Danes, Morten Frost and Flemming Delfs, the Indonesian Liem Swie King, the defending champion, and the new challengers, the Chinese. And no Indian had ever won an international tournament.The moment Prakash entered the final -- on March 23, the first time it was being played on a Sunday -- having beaten Frost, by then a good friend, in the semis. He would now face King, against whom he had a poor track record: Played 4, Lost 4. But Prakash had watched Kings semi-final, against Delfs, and seen a strangely diffident King, as he told his biographer Dev Sukumar. He was off to a flier, exploiting Kings tentative strokeplay and raced to a 10-0 lead; he dropped three points before taking the game, all in eight minutes. King found his form in the second game and speeded up the play but Prakash, using his deception, kept trying to slow it down. He moved to 11-4, then 13-7 and then 13-10, King snapping at his heels all the while. Sukumar writes: Then came a slice of luck. The shuttle nibbled the tape and fell on Kings side. One service-change later, a tap gave Prakash match point. The rest is history.The reaction That was one of the turning points not just in my career but for Indian badminton. - Prakash PadukoneExpert view Prakash showed that by sheer determination and proper planning, Indian sportsperson can become world champions. He was Indias first real professional sportsman in both outlook and deeds. - Novy Kapadia, journalist and historianThe story since Prakash was in peak form and, though winning the All-England was probably the apex of his career, there were many titles that followed, including the Danish Open that same year and the World Cup the next year followed by a bronze at the World Championship in 1983, and, in 1986, a bronze in the Asian Games.Suggested reading Touch Play - The Prakash Padukone Story?by Dev S Sukumar Joseph Noteboom Jersey .com) - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer were easy first-round winners Tuesday at the Australian Open. Marcus Peters Jersey . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.footballramsshop.us/authentic-brian-allen-rams-jersey/ .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. Brian Allen Jersey . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. John Kelly Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play.LONDON -- Fulham has signed midfielder Scott Parker from Premier League rival Tottenham. The 32-year-old Parker has spent the past two years at Tottenham, establishing himself as a key player for England at the 2012 European Championship. But the former Chelsea and West Ham player was troubled by injuries last season and has now moved to Fulham on a three-yeaar contract.dddddddddddd Fulham manager Martin Jol says Parker "works tirelessly for his team and is a fantastic player both on and off the ball. It is wonderful to see a player of his stature playing for Fulham." Fulham opened the season on Saturday by beating Sunderland 1-0. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed. Cheap Jerseys StoreCheap NFL T-shirtsWholesale Nike NFL JerseysChina NFL Jerseys WhiteCheap NFL Jerseys CamoWholesale Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys OutletCheap Jerseys WholesaleChina Jerseys CheapNFL Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL HoodiesCamo China NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys WholesaleCheap NFL Jerseys CamoNFL Jerseys China ' ' '