Thursday, May 25, 2017

Malaysia go down to Japan 2-3 in group stage, to play Japan again in Sudirman Cup knock out stage

Lee Chong Wei needs stronger supporting cast from the the Malaysian team.
Gold Coast: Throughout the week, the Malaysian camp including the players, the coaches and the staff were all saying the team was in high spirit, but the Malaysian team had a reality check on Wednesday where they went down 2-3 to Japan in the last Group 1C tie. Rio Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed...

Malaysia defeat Germany 5-0 in Sudirman Cup opener

Lee Chong Wei kicks off Sudirman Cup in style. (photo: AP)
Gold Coast: Malaysia secured a spot in the final 8 of the 2017 Sudirman Cup after it outlasted Germany 5-0 in the first Group 1C tie on Tuesday. Mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing won a 21-17, 21-13 straight sets victory against Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Hettrich and Lee Chong Wei overcame Roth Fabian 21-12, 21-11 in 34 minutes to...

The Magnificent Seven of Badminton

Sung Ji Hyun of Korea (from left), PV Sindhu of India, Zheng Siwei of China, Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, Misaki Matsutomo of Japan, Chen Qingchen of China and Ayaka Takahashi at Surfers Paradise Beach. (photo: Chris Hyde)
Gold Coast: Sung Ji Hyun (Korea), PV Sindhu (India), Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen (China), Jonatan Christie (Indonesia), Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi (Japan) were taking some well-deserved relaxation time from the Sudirman Cup competition to relax Relax on the Surfers Paradise Beach in Gold Coast, Australia. Surfers Paradise beach is Queensland's most famous beach. Every year millions of visitors...

Shi Yuqi – I Believe I Can Fly!!

Shi Yuqi poses at the SkyPoint climb in Gold Coast, Australia. (photo: Chris Hyde)
Gold Coast: World No. 5 men's singles player Shi Yuqi of China was taking a break from the 2017 Sudirman Cup training to enjoy the most exhilarating adventure experience on the Gold Coast – SkyPoint. SkyPoint Climb is the highest attraction in Gold Coast, Australia. Rising 270m into the air, it takes an average of 90 minutes for tourists to...

Sudirman Cup: Viktor Axelsen lifts Denmark over India

Viktor Axelsen has grown into the new badminton star for Denmark. (photo: AP)
Gold Coast: Denmark had to shake off the rust on Monday before posting a difficult mixed doubles victory in their 2017 Sudirman Cup tie against India, with Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen posted a 21-15, 16-21, 21-17 win against Ashwini Ponnappa/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in 70 minutes. "It was a close match. We made some uncharacteristic mistakes at the end of the third...

Can Lin Dan compete with a top chef?

Lin Dan + Nice Body + Nice Food.
Gold Coast: While competing at the 2017 Sudirman Cup in Australia's Gold Coast, Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan also put his cooking skills to the test in the official team hotel. The two-time Olympic champion cooked some delicious steaks and posted them on social media. Hotel they stayed came completely with sweeping and beautiful views of the beach, and was regarded...

Sudirman Cup: Lin Dan leads China to beat Hong Kong 4-1

Lin Dan brings stability and strength to China's Sudirman Cup campaigns.
Gold Coast: Defending champions China met some challenges in the mixed doubles match but controlled the tie throughout to clinch their 2017 Sudirman Cup Opener on Sunday. Rio Olympic men's doubles champions Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan nailed the first match in the Group A tie when they pulled off a great escape in the second set, beating Law Cheuk...

Malaysia’s Sudirman Cup squad relax at beach

Malaysia’s Sudirman Cup team relaxes on the beach. (photo: Lai Pei Jing's Facebook)
Gold Coast: Malaysian Sudirman team relaxed in Gold Coast, Australia ahead of their opening Sudirman Cup fixture next Tuesday with a trip to the beach. The Malaysian team will play Germany next Tuesday and Japan next Wednesday and are hopeful of at least making to the semi-finals. Malaysia's singles coach Tey Seu Bock told reporters that the team are taking some...

Lin Dan not affected by the unpaid wages scandal

Beijing: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan who has demanded 4 million yuan ($580,804) in wages owed from Guangzhou Yueyu Badminton Club, the club he played for during the 2016-2017 China Badminton Super League club, seemed to have not been affected much by the scandal. Lin Dan who was heading to Gold Coast, Australia for the 2017 Sudirman Cup, gave his...

Malaysia depart to Australia for 2017 Sudirman Cup

Wish the Malaysian team best of luck in Gold Coast, Australia. (photo: Sinchew)
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Sudirman Cup team left to Australia on Wednesday to participate in the 2017 Sudirman Cup tie that will take place from May 21 to 28 in Gold Coast, Australia. The Malaysian team which was groped in Group 1C, will take on Germany on May 23th and Japan on May 24th. World No.1 men's singles player Lee Chong...

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Lee Chong Wei needs stronger supporting cast from the the Malaysian team.

Malaysia go down to Japan 2-3 in group stage, to play Japan again in...

Gold Coast: Throughout the week, the Malaysian camp including the players, the coaches and the staff were all saying the team was in high...
Lee Chong Wei kicks off Sudirman Cup in style. (photo: AP)

Malaysia defeat Germany 5-0 in Sudirman Cup opener

Gold Coast: Malaysia secured a spot in the final 8 of the 2017 Sudirman Cup after it outlasted Germany 5-0 in the first Group...
Sung Ji Hyun of Korea (from left), PV Sindhu of India, Zheng Siwei of China, Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, Misaki Matsutomo of Japan, Chen Qingchen of China and Ayaka Takahashi at Surfers Paradise Beach. (photo: Chris Hyde)

The Magnificent Seven of Badminton

Gold Coast: Sung Ji Hyun (Korea), PV Sindhu (India), Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen (China), Jonatan Christie (Indonesia), Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)...