Nozomi Okuhara upsets Carolina Marin in Hong Kong semis

Hong Kong: Nozomi Okuhara stunned Carolina Marin to book a clash with Tai Tzu-ying in the women's final of the BWF Hong Kong Open. Read more...

Chen Long beats Kidambi Srikanth to reach Hong Kong Open final

Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted p Read more...

Taufik Hidayat warns shuttlers over badminton doping case

Jakarta: Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat warned other badminton players to take extra care over their diet and supplements Read more...

Lee Chong Wei vows to stays strong as he awaits BWF hearing

(Reuters) - Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is confident his name will be cleared following his provisional suspension by Read more...

Hong Kong Open: Wang Yihan upset by Tee Jing Yi

Hong Kong: Tee Jing Yi of Malaysia made it to the women's singles quarter-finals at Hong Kong Open with a huge upset over No. 2 se Read more...

Lin Dan pulls out of Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong: Lin Dan arrived in Hong Kong on Monday, a day before the start of Hong Kong Superseries Open. Read more...

Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier Read more...

Lin Dan: We need Lee Chong Wei

Fuzhou: China's badminton superstar Lin Dan said he hopes world number one Lee Chong Wei, who is embroiled in a doping scandal, is Read more...

Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei win most outstanding athletes for 2013-14

Putrajaya: National women’s badminton doubles pair Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei were honoured as the Education Ministry’s (KPM) Read more...

Support Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei is one of the greatest badminton players to ever play the game. His rise from an unknown shuttler in the early 2000' Read more...
  • Recent News
  • Popular
BWF: Lee Chong Wei provisionally suspended

Kuala Lumpur: Badminton's governing body confirmed on Tuesda

Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei win most outstanding athletes for 2013-14

Putrajaya: National women’s badminton doubles pair Vivian

We're not giving up on you, Chong Wei!

Kuala Lumpur: World number one Lee Chong Wei arrived at the

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Watch Replays - Hong Kong Open 2014

More Top Badminton Stories

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Prev Next

Badminton History

Badminton History

Experience A Whole New Level of Badminton

Badminton Rules

Rules and Regulations for Badminton Singles

Scoring System for Badminton Singles Badminton Singles is a match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points. Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored. The

Rules and Regulations for Badminton Doubles

Scoring System for Badminton Doubles Badminton Doubles is a match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points. Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored. The

Badminton Strategies

Badminton Strategies and Tactics for the Novice, Recreational and Professional Player (video)

When playing badminton, it is important to develop tactics and strategies a game plan to out-think and beat your opponent. By identifying and focus

How to Hold Badminton Racquets/Rackets

Usually, when I am coaching my new students, the first thing I check is how they hold the badminton racket. It is important and easy to learn 

Liu Ying puts off surgery, for now (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

KUALA LUMPUR: Mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying has decided to give herself one more chance to salvage her career – before deciding whether to undergo knee surgery.

On Thursday, Liu Ying decided to play on with her loyal partner Chan Peng Soon in the Malaysian Open starting next Wednesday at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Last week, she pulled out of the ongoing season opener Korean Open in Seoul because she could not go full swing in training.

“For now, I am not experiencing any unbearable pain in my knee. I can move around during training and I have decided to gauge my condition at the Malaysian Open,” said Liu Ying.

“I want to see whether my knee can handle the strain of playing in a competitive tournament like the Malaysian Open. If I cannot move as freely as I wish, I will opt for surgery.


“I will surely decide after the Malaysian Open. I am glad that Peng Soon is really understanding. This is very important to me because my career as a badminton player depends on it.

“I want to be really, really sure before making a final decision.”

So far, all the doctors, including National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz, have advised Liu Ying to go for surgery so that her condition would not worsen.

The 24-year-old Liu Ying is suffering from a meniscus tear on her right knee after years of pushing herself in training and competitions. In fact, she has developed a small tear on her left knee, too.

If she goes for surgery, Liu Ying can forget about competing in all major tournaments this year – the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Asian Games.

The surgery will require her to stay off the badminton court for four to eight months and undergo a rehabilitation programme.

In the Malaysian Open, Liu Ying-Peng Soon are seeded sixth and drawn in the challenging top half of the draw with top seeds Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei of China, the Adcocks – Chris and Gabrielle – and Denmark’s third seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen.

Zhang Nan-Yunlei are the overwhelming favourites while the Europeans will be strong contenders, too. The Adcocks nailed the Hong Kong Open last year while Fischer Nielsen-Pedersen also ended the year on a high when they emerged BWF World Super Series Finals champions.

In the opening round, Liu Ying-Peng Soon have a tricky match against Indonesia’s professional players Mohd Rijal-Vita Marissa.

National coach Jeremy Gan said that he would support Liu Ying no matter what her decision is.

“This is the time when Liu Ying needs all the support she can get. She has sacrificed so much for the sport and now, she needs us to be there by her side. Let us see how she performs at the Malaysian Open first before making any decisions,” said Jeremy when asked whether he had chosen any candidates as a future partner for Peng Soon.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus