Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lin Dan withdraws from Denmark Open

Perhaps Lin Dan is trying to conserve his energy for next week's French Open. (photo: AP)
Odense: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan has withdrawn from the Denmark Open that will kick off on Wednesday at the Odense Sports Park. In addition to Lin Dan, two other men's singles players from India - Ajay Jayaram and Sameer Verma also pulled out from the tournament. These withdrawals would boost Viktor Axelsen's chances of winning the tournament, since all three...

Unstoppable Kento Momota wins Dutch Open

Kento Momota will be able to break into men's top 100 in the BWF world rankings next week.
Almere: Former World No. 2 Kento Momota of Japan continued to play great again in Europe. After winning the 2017 USA International, 2017 Belgian International, and the Czech Open, Momota secured his fourth titles in two months on Sunday by winning the Dutch Open in Almere, Netherlands. Momota did not drop a set throughout the entire Dutch Open, needed only...

China beat Malaysia to retain BWF World Junior Mixed Team title

China beat Malaysia to retain 2017 BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships crown.
Yogjakarta: Apart from a scare in the first match, where Malaysia's Man Wei Chong/Pearly Koong Le Tan were in control, and put Malaysia ahead with 1-0 when they defeated Fan Qiuyue/Li Wenmei of China 21-12, 9-21, 21-17 in the mixed doubles, young shuttlers from China kept composed and put on a good show to defeat Malaysia 3-1 and to...

Malaysia vs. China set for 2017 World Junior Championships Final

Goh Jin Wei stays calm, cool and collected at the 2017 World Junior Championships. (photo: AP)
Jakarta: Malaysia is set to meet defending champion China in the final of the 2017 World Junior Championships mixed team final in Yogjakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, after both countries tasted victory in their respective semi-final clashes on Friday. In the semi-final tie between Malaysia and Korea, the 2015 girls' World Junior champion Goh Jin Wei was the match-winner for Malaysia,...

Malaysia to face Korea in World Junior Championships semifinals

Jakarta: Leong Jun Hao who won the boys' singles title at the Asian Junior Championships in July, produced a brilliant display to lead Malaysia to a 3-0 victory against India in the World Junior Championships mixed team quarter-finals on Thursday.Ng Eng Cheong/Tan Sueh Jeou got Malaysia off to a good start by defeating Dhruv Kapila/Mithula U. K. 21-18, 21-10...

Vountus Indra Mawan appointed as BAM’s new men’s doubles assistant coach

Vountus Indra Mawan (right) is excited to be back to BAM. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's former national player Vountus Indra Mawan Saniru has been named as Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) new men's doubles assistant coach on Thursday. This came just weeks after Jeremy Gan tendered his resignation on Sept 30. The 28-year-old had partnered Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif to win the men's doubles bronze medal at 2007 Asian Junior Championships and had...

Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen come out as gay

It takes a tremendous amount of courage for Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen to come out. (photo: AP)
Copenhagen: Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen - one of the most dominant women's doubles pair in recent memory came out as gay, mentioning the fact in an interview with Danish media that they are a couple and have been dating each other for eight years. The Rio Olympic silver medalists have won four women's doubles titles in European Championships...

Malaysia to play India in quarter-final of World Junior Championships

Leong Jun Hao and the Malaysian team are looking to continue their strong run at the 2017 World Junior Championships mixed team event. (photo: AP)
Yogjakarta: The Malaysian team has received a one day rest after its 3-0 victory against Poland in the World Junior mixed team play-off in Group C1 on Tuesday. Malaysian shuttlers were set to play India in the quarter-finals as the Indian shuttlers finished their group phase undefeated. India who swept USA, Hungary and Australia 5-0 on Monday and Tuesday, left...

Malaysia claim World Junior Championships playoff triumph over Poland

Goh Jin Wei looks fit and strong at the 2017 world junior championship. (photo: AP)
akarta: Malaysia rested the 2015 World Junior champion Goh Jin Wei in their last Group C1 tie against New Zealand on Tuesday morning, and the youngsters didn't disappoint by beating New Zealand 5-0. The courageous Eoon Qi Xuan stepped up big in Goh Jin Wei's place and produced a formidable performance to beat Sally Fu of New Zealand in the...

HS Prannoy lands USD $95k at 2018 Premier Badminton League (PBL) players’ auction

H.S. Prannoy receives highest bid for the 2017-2018 Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AP)
Hyderabad: The 2018 Premier Badminton League (PBL) players’ auction took place in Hyderabad on Monday, and among the 133 players who took part in the auction, Ahmedabad Smash Masters bought World No. 15 men's singles shuttler HS Prannoy of India for a whopping Rs. 62 lakhs (around USD $95k). Reigning world champion and World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark...

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Perhaps Lin Dan is trying to conserve his energy for next week's French Open. (photo: AP)

Lin Dan withdraws from Denmark Open

Odense: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan has withdrawn from the Denmark Open that will kick off on Wednesday at the Odense Sports Park. In addition...
Kento Momota will be able to break into men's top 100 in the BWF world rankings next week.

Unstoppable Kento Momota wins Dutch Open

Almere: Former World No. 2 Kento Momota of Japan continued to play great again in Europe. After winning the 2017 USA International, 2017 Belgian...
China beat Malaysia to retain 2017 BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships crown.

China beat Malaysia to retain BWF World Junior Mixed Team title

Yogjakarta: Apart from a scare in the first match, where Malaysia's Man Wei Chong/Pearly Koong Le Tan were in control, and put Malaysia ahead...