Thursday, April 26, 2018

Viktor Axelsen returns after three-month lay-off due to ankle surgery (video)

Good to see Viktor Axelsen come back playing badminton again! (photo: AP)
Huelva: World No. 1 men's singles player Viktor Axelsen who has not play for the last three months due to an ankle surgery, has returned to competitive action and was able to enter the second round of the 2018 European Championships. On Wednesday, Viktor Axelsen stepped on the badminton court for the first time in three months, outlasting Adam Mendrek...

Lin Dan exits, Lee Chong Wei & Chen Long enter Badminton Asia Championships second round

Lin Dan is trying to adjust his condition for the Thomas Cup. (photo:AP)
Wuhan: Four-time Badminton Asia Championships winner and former badminton world No. 1 Lin Dan suffered a surprisingly early exit on Wednesday, as the two-time Olympic champion went down fighting to Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 21-9, 21-16 on Wednesday. "I played well in the first set, but I lost my focus in the second," said Lin. "I was thinking...

Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth in same half of Asia Championships draw

Lee Chong Wei faces stiff challenge from Kidambi Srikanth at Asia Championships. (photo: AP)
Wuhan: Two former World No. 1 players, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysian and Kidambi Srikanth of India have been drawn in the same half of the 2018 Asia Championships, as Lin Dan, joined Chen Long in a star-studded bottom half of the men's singles draw. Two-time former champion Lee Chong Wei could meet Kidambi Srikanth, whom he recently defeated at...

Song Fie Cho/Tee Jing Yi, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win Malaysia International Challenge

Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win their first title of 2018 by beating Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik in three sets. (photo: BAM)
Kuala Lumpur: Does any of these names ring a bell for you? James Chua (men's singles), Woon Sze Mei (women's singles), Pang Cheh Chang/Cheah Soon Thoe (men's doubles), Norhasikin Amin/Joanne Quay (women's doubles), Pang Cheh Chang/Norhasikin Amin (mixed doubles). These were players who helped Malaysia swept all five titles at the Malaysian International in 1998. After 20 years, Malaysia’s hopes...

Tan Boon Heong keeps options open on playing for Malaysia at Thomas Cup

Tan Boon Heong and Hendra Setiawan were ranked World No. 20 at the end of 2017. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The 31-year-old and former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong has not ruled out a return to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to join the Malaysian Thomas Cup squad. Speaking to Malaysian media, however, due to the conflict of sponsorship, he may not be able to commit to BAM completely. Tan is being sponsored by Yonex...

Malaysia on course for clean sweep of all titles at Malaysia International Challenge

Soong Fie Cho (right) and Tee Jing Yi are only one win away from winning the 2018 Malaysia International Challenge. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia have extended their home court advantage of the Malaysia International Challenge by having at least one shuttler in the final of each of five categories. The women's doubles No. 1 seeds Soong Fie Cho/Tee Jing Yi and Lim Chiew Sien/Tan Sueh Jeou have guaranteed host country the women's doubles title as they have set up an all...

Badminton Asia demand answers from BWF on match-fixing

Match-fixing represents a greater potential threat to the integrity of badminton than doping.
Kuala Lumpur: The Chief Operations Officer of Badminton Asia, Kenny Goh, said that his organization has requested Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the final decision or at least an explanation with regards to the match-fixing scandal involving two Malaysian professional badminton players. "This case has attracted a lot of attention, we don't know why BWF are taking so long to...

PBSI confident of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo at Thomas Cup Finals

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo are most dominant men's doubles pair of the past 2 years. (photo: AP)
Jakarta: The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)’s legendary men's doubles coach, Herry Iman Pierngadi remained confident that the world number one men’s pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya will be included as part of Indonesia's final Thomas Cup team roster. PBSI will send four men's doubles pairs to the 2018 Badminton Asia Championships that will take place at Wuhan Sports...

Viktor Axelsen returns to World No. 1

Viktor Axelsen regains the world No. 1 ranking. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: One week after he handed the World No. 1 position to the Commonwealth Games silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth of India, reigning World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark was back to the top of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings released on Thursday. In this week's world ranking calculation, Kidambi fell four places to World No. 5...

China begins preparation for 2018 Badminton Asia Championships

Lin Dan looks slick with short new hairstyles. (photo: Ricky - Weibo)
Wuhan: The China men's and women's national badminton team have arrived in Wuhan, preparing for the 2018 Badminton Asia Championships that will be held from April 24th to April 29. On April 16th, the Chinese Badminton team conducted their first training in Wuhan. Fans hoping to see Lin Dan and Chen Long were disappointed because the two top men's singles...

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Good to see Viktor Axelsen come back playing badminton again! (photo: AP)

Viktor Axelsen returns after three-month lay-off due to ankle surgery (video)

Huelva: World No. 1 men's singles player Viktor Axelsen who has not play for the last three months due to an ankle surgery, has...
Lin Dan is trying to adjust his condition for the Thomas Cup. (photo:AP)

Lin Dan exits, Lee Chong Wei & Chen Long enter Badminton Asia Championships second...

Wuhan: Four-time Badminton Asia Championships winner and former badminton world No. 1 Lin Dan suffered a surprisingly early exit on Wednesday, as the two-time...
Lee Chong Wei faces stiff challenge from Kidambi Srikanth at Asia Championships. (photo: AP)

Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth in same half of Asia Championships draw

Wuhan: Two former World No. 1 players, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysian and Kidambi Srikanth of India have been drawn in the same half...