Friday, January 18, 2019

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance, Kento Momota exits Malaysia Masters

From the logo on their shirts, seems like Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong has signed Yonex as their main sponsor. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Last week's Thailand Masters men's doubles champions Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were on course for their second title in two weeks after the pair came back from a set down to beat Di Zijian/Wang Chang of China 21-14, 19-21, 21-9 in 45 minutes in the first round of Malaysia Masters. "We were slow going into the second...

Rising Malaysian star Goh Jin Wei scores Malaysia Masters’s first big upset

Goh Jin Wei overcomes Akane Yamaguchi in Malaysia Masters first round. (photo: Badminton Association of Malaysia)
Kuala Lumpur: The senior level badminton life has started to kick in for World Junior champion Goh Jin Wei as she nailed down the first significant upset of this Malaysia Masters with a 21-14, 21-12 win over World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the first round match at the Arena Axiata, KL Sports City on Wednesday. Goh was...

Lee Zii Jia eyes potential Kento Momota meeting

Lee Zii Jia is looking forward to meet Kento Momota in Malaysia Masters second round. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Now that he's finally survived a gutsy and narrow win against teammate Soong Joo Ven in his first qualifying match with a thrilling 21-23, 21-13, 24-22 win, followed by a 21-17, 21-16 victory against Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand in the second qualifying match on Tuesday, Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia just couldn’t wait to meet World No. 1...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to Malaysia Masters second round

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying continue their strong week at Malaysia Masters. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's Facebook)
Kuala Lumpur: Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying who were fresh off their Thailand Masters champion last Sunday, carrying their remarkable momentum that saw them defeated Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue of France 21-13, 21-14 in the first round of Malaysia Masters on Wednesday. "Our opponents were not strong today, therefore, we were just trying to get used to the atmosphere and finding...

Hendra Setiawan & Mohammad Ahsan help Bengaluru Raptors win PBL

Celebration from Bengaluru Raptors following the win over the Mumbai Rockets. (photo: PBL)
Bengaluru: The battle of the 2018/2019 Premier Badminton League (PBL) final between Bengaluru Raptors and Mumbai Rockets went down to wire before former World champions Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan won the championship point for Bengaluru and seized the title from Mumbai Rockets with an overall 4-3 victory on Sunday. After a 5-0 loss in a regular league tie against...

Kidambi Srikanth signs a USD $5 million deal with Li-Ning

Kidambi Srikanth lands lucrative deal with Li-Ning. (photo: PBL)
Mumbai: India's former World No. 1 and current World No. 8 has struck a four-year endorsement deal that worth USD $5 million with badminton equipment manufacturer Li-Ning on Monday. The deal, which included regular sponsorship and equipment supply, will run through 2023. "I am honored to be the face of Li Ning in India and globally. I love their products and...

World No. 125 Loh Kean Yew stuns Olympic champ Lin Dan for Thailand Masters title

Loh Kean Yew of Singapore reacts after his Thailand Masters match against Lin Dan.
Kuala Lumpur: In an almost David vs Goliath-type contest, Sunday’s Thailand Masters men's singles final between the World No. 125 Loh Kean Yew of Singapore and the two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan of China came to a thrilling end as the underdog Singaporean defeated the badminton's all-time great in straight-set to claim the BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong clinch Thailand Masters

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have been serving as each other’s coaches during the tournament.
Bangkok: Malaysia's two independent pairs, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (mixed doubles) and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (men's doubles) put up sizzling displays to claim two titles at the Thailand Masters that was held in Bangkok on Sunday. Playing in their first tournament as professional pair, the No. 1 seeds Chan/Goh who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)...

Lin Dan to face Loh Kean Yew Thailand Masters final

Lin Dan has been playing rubber games in every match since the first round at the 2019 Thailand Masters. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Well, first of all, you’re probably wondering who Loh Kean Yew is? The 21-year-old is a Singaporean player and was born in Penang, Malaysia. He and his brother went to Singapore when he was 13 after receiving Foreign Sports Scholarship from the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), and has since studied and played for Singapore. Loh has been regarded...

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong & Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying through to Thailand Masters final

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are one win away for their first title in two years. (photo: Bernama)
Bangkok: Malaysia's two Rio Olympic silver medal pairs, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong and Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying turned in strong performance in straight-set wins against their opponents in the Thailand Masters semi-finals on Saturday. Goh/Tan who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last week, defeated Akira Koga/Taichi Saito of Japan 21-12, 21-10 in the semi-finals at the...

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From the logo on their shirts, seems like Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong has signed Yonex as their main sponsor. (photo: Bernama)

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance, Kento Momota exits Malaysia Masters

Kuala Lumpur: Last week's Thailand Masters men's doubles champions Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were on course for their second title in two weeks...
Goh Jin Wei overcomes Akane Yamaguchi in Malaysia Masters first round. (photo: Badminton Association of Malaysia)

Rising Malaysian star Goh Jin Wei scores Malaysia Masters’s first big upset

Kuala Lumpur: The senior level badminton life has started to kick in for World Junior champion Goh Jin Wei as she nailed down the...
Lee Zii Jia is looking forward to meet Kento Momota in Malaysia Masters second round. (photo: AFP)

Lee Zii Jia eyes potential Kento Momota meeting

Kuala Lumpur: Now that he's finally survived a gutsy and narrow win against teammate Soong Joo Ven in his first qualifying match with a...
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