Thursday, June 21, 2018

Kento Momota gets into the top 10 of BWF’s rankings

Kento Momota is on course for world No 1 ranking. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: For the first time since his removal from all Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking lists on April 2016, following his suspension for gambling at an illegal casino, Japan's former World No. 2 player Kento Momota has moved up a spot in the latest BWF rankings to achieve his best position in two years of World No. 10. Malaysian...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying have plenty of work to do before the Asian Games

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying are going to have to up their game at Malaysia Open and the Asian Games. (photo: USA Badminton)
Kuala Lumpur: Two days after Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying won the US Open mixed doubles title, Malaysia's mixed doubles coach Chin Eei Hui said she's cautiously optimistic about Chan/Goh’s chances of winning the Asian Games that scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. Chin would like Chan/Goh...

Lee Chong Wei: Lee Zii Jia & Leong Jun Hao must believe in themselves

Lee Chong Wei offers Malaysian young badminton players advice to advance in their careers. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei wanted junior players such as Lee Zii Jia and Leong Jun Hao to have more belief in themselves to build up the ability to take on top players from around the world. Lee, when speaking to Malaysian media, said that Malaysian players such as the 20-year-old Lee Zii Jia (186cm) and the...

Lee Chong Wei spearheads Malaysian challenge at Malaysia Open

Lee Chong Wei handed challenging draw at Malaysia Open. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: More than 260 players from all over the world, including badminton powerhouses such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan, will play in the June 26th to July 1st Malaysia Open at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia. The secretary-general of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Ng Chin Chai believed Malaysian badminton fans are able to enjoy heated...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Li Xuerui win US Open

Chang Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying regain their momentum to win the 2018 US Open title. (photo: Facebook)
Fullerton: Malaysia's mixed doubles No. 5 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying beat No. 4 seeds Marvin Emil Seidel/Linda Efler of Germany in the US Open final on Sunday to win their second title of the season after they won the Thailand Masters in January. The Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists needed only 38 minutes to outlast Seidel/Efler 21-19,...

Zhang Beiwen stages amazing comeback to beat Aya Ohori at US Open semis

Zhang Beiwen produces stunning comeback to reach US Open final. (photo: AP)
Fullerton: The women's singles No. 1 seed Zhang Beiwen of USA fought back from a set down and saved six match points to secure herself a place in the US Open final. Japan's No. 4 seed Aya Ohori was up 1-0 in the US Open semi-final match on Saturday and stood one point away from victory when she was leading...

Lu Guangzu, Li Xuerui through to US Open quarters

Lu Guangzu returns a shot from Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand at the 2018 US Open. (photo: AP)
Fullerton: World No. 95 Lu Guangzu became the only Chinese men's singles player left at the US Open, as he advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open after defeating No. 5 seed Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 18-21, 22-20, 21-17 in the World Tour Super 300 tournament. Lu will face another Thai player, the No. 4 seed Khosit Phetpradab next. In...

Iskandar Zulkarnain fined for smoking during Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok

Iskandar Zulkarnain has been caught smoking in a hotel during the Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 50 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is facing a one-time 50 percent fine of his monthly allowance for smoking in his hotel during the Thomas Cup Finals tournament that was held in Bangkok in May. He was also made to pay the hotel's fine of 3,000 baht (about RM367) for violating the hotel's no-smoking rules. The Badminton Association...

An early US Open exit for Lin Dan, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying enter quarters

Lin Dan's stunning loss leaves the US Open tournament wide open. (photo: AP)
Fullerton: One of the most notable stories of the 2018 US Open was the surprisingly early exit made by two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan. By early, of course, we meat to say that the 34-year-old crashed out in the first round of the event. Lin was the No. 1 seed but was shocked by Lee Dong Keun of who took...

Mohd Arif Latif upset by BAM’s decision to let him go

Frankly, the whole BAM management and some coaches should be fired instead of good players such as Mohd Arif Latif, and other young men's singles shuttler. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Mohd Arif Latif, who represented Malaysia at the Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok last month, was disappointed after the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has decided to remove him from the Malaysian national squad. Arif and his men’s doubles partner Azriyn were selected into the Malaysian national squad together with another professional player, Lim Khim Wah in order...

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Kento Momota is on course for world No 1 ranking. (photo: AFP)

Kento Momota gets into the top 10 of BWF’s rankings

Kuala Lumpur: For the first time since his removal from all Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking lists on April 2016, following his suspension for...
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying are going to have to up their game at Malaysia Open and the Asian Games. (photo: USA Badminton)

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying have plenty of work to do before the Asian...

Kuala Lumpur: Two days after Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying won the US Open mixed doubles title, Malaysia's mixed doubles coach Chin Eei Hui...
Lee Chong Wei offers Malaysian young badminton players advice to advance in their careers. (photo: AP)

Lee Chong Wei: Lee Zii Jia & Leong Jun Hao must believe in themselves

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei wanted junior players such as Lee Zii Jia and Leong Jun Hao to have more belief...