Thursday, August 24, 2017

Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from World Championships

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Lee Chong Wei and BAM need to do a lot of soul searching from their defeats in Glasgow. (photo: AP)
Glasgow: Just when you think Lee Chong Wei's first round heart-wrenching loss was extremely disappointed for him and his fan, World No. 1 men's doubles pair Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China joined the list of upset victims at the BWF World Championships when unseeded Mohammad Ahsan/Rian Agung Saputro of Indonesia came off a nail biting finish to outlast Li/Liu...

Lee Chong Wei suffers early exit at World Championships (8 pics)

Brice Leverdez vs. Lee Chong Wei. (photo: AP)
Glasgow: France's Brice Leverdez pulled off the biggest upset at badminton World Championships by outlasting men's second seed Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles first round in Glasgow on Tuesday. The former world number one Lee Chong Wei, who is currently world number two, lost 19-21, 24-22, 17-21. Leverdez was excited after the victory. "I'm really happy," he said. "I managed...

Zulfadli Zulkiffli & Lin Dan advance, Shi Yuqi survives major scare to enter World Championships 2nd round

Lin Dan makes the 2017 World Championships second round.
Glasgow: Malaysia kicked off the opening day of the World Championships in Glasgow on a high note for as all Malaysians in action were able to advance to second round successfully. Former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli's slow start briefly stirred speculation about another early exit for the Malaysian. Fortunately, Zulkiffli able to overcome a sluggish first set and found...

Age-defying Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan arrive with high hopes in Glasgow (video)

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan speak to the press ahead of the World Championships.
Glasgow: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and China's Lin Dan are two of the hottest names on show at 2017 Badminton World Championships starting August 21 in Glasgow, Scotland. Lee, who will turn 35 and Lin Dan will turn 34 in October, still play excellent badminton and are attracting the spotlights from all corners in Glasgow. The question everyone wants answering... Will @2017BWC...

Lin Dan and team China depart for 2017 World Badminton Championships

Lin Dan takes pictures with his fans.
Beijing: China’s delegation to the 2017 World Badminton Championships on Thursday departed for the most prestigious badminton tournament of the year that will be staged at Emirates Arena from 21-27 August, in Glasgow, Scotland. Powerhouse China have secured the maximum representation of four qualifiers in each of the five categories at 2017 BWF World Championships, and will be led by...

Susi Susanti & Alan Budikusuma reveal 3 tips for becoming a great champion

Susi Susanti & Alan Budikusuma are Indonesia's national heroes.
Jakarta: Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma who both won women's singles and men's singles gold medal in the Barcelona Olympic, were known as the golden couple in badminton. They were married in February 1997 at a lavish wedding attended by 2000 guests and are now blessed with three children. Speaking to Indonesian media on Friday, both Olympic gold medalists passed...

Malaysia eyes two badminton golds at Kuala Lumpur SEA Games

Morten Frost (left) gives a briefing on Malaysian badminton team's preparation for SEA Games. (photo: Osman Adnan)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton team has set the target of winning at least two gold medals at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) that will be held in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 19, 2017 to Aug 30, 2017. Technical Director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) - Morten Frost told reporters that the Malaysian players could make a surprise...

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,"...

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Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Lee Chong Wei and BAM need to do a lot of soul searching from their defeats in Glasgow. (photo: AP)

Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from World Championships

Glasgow: Just when you think Lee Chong Wei's first round heart-wrenching loss was extremely disappointed for him and his fan, World No. 1 men's...
Brice Leverdez vs. Lee Chong Wei. (photo: AP)

Lee Chong Wei suffers early exit at World Championships (8 pics)

Glasgow: France's Brice Leverdez pulled off the biggest upset at badminton World Championships by outlasting men's second seed Lee Chong Wei in the men’s...
Lin Dan makes the 2017 World Championships second round.

Zulfadli Zulkiffli & Lin Dan advance, Shi Yuqi survives major scare to enter World...

Glasgow: Malaysia kicked off the opening day of the World Championships in Glasgow on a high note for as all Malaysians in action were...