Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lee Chong Wei and team Malaysia depart for World Championship in Glasgow

Lee Chong Wei poses for group picture with the Malaysian badminton team at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). (photo: Sinchew)
Kuala Lumpur: Family, friends and staff from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) bid farewell to members of the Malaysian badminton squad before they left for the World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday. Accompanied by his wife - Wong Mew Choo, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) early Wednesday morning. After completed...

Indonesian badminton team eyes 3 Golds in SEA Games

Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) head of development Susi Susanti (from left), Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukomuljo, PBSI secretary-general Achmad Budiharto, Jonatan Christie and Lius Pongoh of PBSI pose for a picture on Monday. (photo: JP)
Jakarta: Indonesia Badminton Association's (PBSI) head of development and achievement, Susi Susanti who is also Indonesia's team manager for SEA Games, said Indonesia is ready to win gold medals in men's group, men's doubles, and men's singles categories at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. "Our shuttlers have completed the training and ready to take on the challenges in...

Susi Susanti optimistic about winning a gold at BWF World Championship

Spirits are high for Susi Susanti and the Indonesian camp prior to the World Championships. (photo: AP)
Jakarta: Susi Susanti, the head of development and high performance for the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI), admitted Indonesia has good chance of winning either the mixed doubles or men's doubles title at the 2017 Total BWF World Championship. "For mixed doubles, we are still relying on Owi (Tontowi Ahmad) and Butet (Lilyana Natsir), as they are our most senior players,"...

‘Big Three’ face growing threat from Kidambi Srikanth at World Championships

Kidambi Srikanth has a phenomenal run in 2017.
Kuala Lumpur: In last five years, the men's singles category of badminton has been through a period of dominance by the 'Holy Trinity' of Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long. This year, they are the firm favorites for the world title at BWF World Champions to be held in Glasgow, starting August 21. However, the World Championship court...

Lin Dan & Chinese badminton team visit military bases in Sichuan

Lin Dan and the Chinese national badminton team visit China's nuclear weapons research center.
Chengdu: The Chinese badminton team has stayed in Chengdu, in Sichuan province of China for their 1-month closed training to prepare for the 2017 BWF World Championships that will be held August 21–27 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Last week, 5-time world champion and all players from the Chinese national men's and women's team got some time to relax...

Tai Tzu Ying’s withdrawal may have just boosted Marin & Sindhu’s chances at World Championships

Carolina Marin looking to win her third World Championships title in Glasgow. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Women's singles World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan has withdrawn from the 2017 World Championships that will be held at Emirates Arena in Glasgow from Aug 21 to August 27, to focus on World University Games (Universiade) in Taipei that runs from August 19 to August 30. "This year will be the first time the Universiade...

Lee Chong Wei unfazed by treacherous World Championships draw

Lee Chong Wei jogs on a track. (photo: Sinchew)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei says he goes to the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships to face the best, although he was drawn in the loaded bottom half, together with Chen Long and Tian Houwei of China, as well as rising young guns, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan. "It doesn't...

Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long in World Championships semis

Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was drawn to potentially face defending champion Chen Long of China in the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships quarter-finals. The draw for the year’s biggest badminton tournament was conducted at the BWF headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. The Malaysian badminton superstar, who is bidding to win his...

Viktor Axelsen eyeing World Championships glory in 2017 (videos)

Viktor Axelsen prepares for BWF World Championship. (Viktor Axelsen's Instagram)
Copenhagen: The World No. 3 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has an important goal to achieve this season: to win his first World Championships. Before that, Axelsen would have to overcome several big hurdles to win the 2017 BWF World Championships that will be held between the 21st and 27th of August at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Training videos of...

Gail Emms may be forced to work in Starbucks as she struggles with life after badminton

England should provide training programs to prepare their athletes such as Nathan Robertson (left) and Gail Emms for success after sports. (photo: AP)
London: Gail Emms who won the mixed doubles silver in Athens Olympic with Nathan Robertson, has openly admitted to struggling with finding a job and to make ends meet. The former badminton star who won gold with Robertson at the 2006 IBF World Championships, was also the winner of two European Championships and two Commonwealth Golds in a glittering career....

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Lee Chong Wei poses for group picture with the Malaysian badminton team at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). (photo: Sinchew)

Lee Chong Wei and team Malaysia depart for World Championship in Glasgow

Kuala Lumpur: Family, friends and staff from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) bid farewell to members of the Malaysian badminton squad before they left...
Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) head of development Susi Susanti (from left), Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukomuljo, PBSI secretary-general Achmad Budiharto, Jonatan Christie and Lius Pongoh of PBSI pose for a picture on Monday. (photo: JP)

Indonesian badminton team eyes 3 Golds in SEA Games

Jakarta: Indonesia Badminton Association's (PBSI) head of development and achievement, Susi Susanti who is also Indonesia's team manager for SEA Games, said Indonesia is...
Spirits are high for Susi Susanti and the Indonesian camp prior to the World Championships. (photo: AP)

Susi Susanti optimistic about winning a gold at BWF World Championship

Jakarta: Susi Susanti, the head of development and high performance for the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI), admitted Indonesia has good chance of winning either...