Thursday, January 18, 2018

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to meet Teo Ee Yi/Ong Yew Sin in Malaysia Masters second round

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong enter Malaysia Masters second round. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong produced a majestic display to show why they are favorites to win the Malaysia Masters after holding off a thrilling fight-back from No. 7 seeds Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov of Russia 22-20, 22-20 to reach the second round. Goh/Tan won in 36 minutes and will face compatriots Ong Yew...

Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Son Wan Ho crash out of Malaysia Masters

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan crash out of Malaysia Masters. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei, Olympic champions Lin Dan, Chen Long and former World No. 1 Son Wan Ho were high-profile casualties on day one of badminton's Malaysia Masters on Wednesday, but the World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen survived. The No. 2 seed Lee lost to Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-19, 18-21, 19-21 in a 78 minutes...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to Malaysian Masters second round

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying breeze into Malaysian Masters second round. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Last week's Thailand Masters mixed doubles champions, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying continued their red-hot form on Tuesday as they beat Bastian Kersaudy/Lea Palermo of France 21-11, 21-17 in the Malaysian Masters first round. Chan/Goh are set to play Mathias Christiansen/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark next who outlasted Lu Kai/Zhou Chaomin of China 21-13, 21-18 in 42 minutes. "We just...

Lee Chong Wei, Viktor Axelsen, Lin Dan and Chen Long in star-studded Malaysia Masters line-up

It's undeniably exciting to watch Lee Chong Wei and other top shuttlers at the Malaysia Masters. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei, Viktor Axelsen, Lin Dan and Chen Long have added their names to a star-studded line-up at Malaysia Masters 2018, from Jan 16th to Jan 21st. Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will begin his Malaysia Masters title hunt against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan, with Rio Olympic champion Chen Long of China, and defending champion Angus...

Joyous Hyderabad Hunters claim Maiden Premier Badminton League title

Carolina Marin and the Hyderabad Hunters celebrate winning the 2017-2018 Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) title. (photo: PBL)
Hyderabad: Rio Olympic champion Carolina Marin, cheered on by her Hyderabad Hunters teammates, staged an incredible comeback for her team in the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) final to level the tie at 3-3. Marin needed only 31 minutes to see off Kirsty Gilmour of Bengaluru Blasters 15-8, 15-14 to keep the tie alive for her team. Earlier, Bengaluru Blasters got...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Tommy Sugiarto win Thailand Masters

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying off to a strong start to 2018 season by winning the Thailand Masters. (photo: AP)
Bangkok: The Rio Olympic silver medalists Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying got off to a perfect start of 2018 season as they scored a hard fought victory in the Thailand Masters final on Sunday. The No. 5 seeds Chan/Goh won the first set decisively against No. 7 seeds, Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Puttita Supajirakul of Thailand 21-15. However, the Thai pair took advantage...

Leong Jun Hao eyes title as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit Thailand Masters

Leong Jun Hao is a young player with a lot of potential. (photo: AP)
Bangkok: The 19-year-old qualifier Leong Jun Hao of Malaysia stormed into the 2018 Thailand Masters final and is within touching distance of his maiden title in senior level as he defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand, 20-22, 21-19, 21-18 in the semi-finals in Bangkok on Saturday. Leong who won gold at the 2017 Asia Junior Championships, couldn't hold on to his...

Leong Jun Hao, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong enter Thailand Masters semis

Leong Jun Hao is on a strong run at Thailand Masters this week. (photo: Bernama)
Bangkok: The 19-year-old Malaysian player Leong Jun Hao extended his surprise run at the Thailand Masters by upsetting No. 4 seed and 36-year-old Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-15, 20-22, 21-7 in the quarter-finals of Thailand Masters on Friday. Leong who won the Asian junior title in 2017 expressed his excitement after the match. "I played my best, and I am...

Amelia Alicia Anscelly becomes women’s doubles coach for BJSS

Congratulations and good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly (right) on her new job. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Amelia Alicia Anscelly who won the gold medal at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games with Soong Fie Cho, was appointed as the women's doubles coach for Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) in Malaysia. Anscelly who was paired up with several different partners after her original partner Soong Fie Cho underwent a knee surgery at the end of 2015....

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying enter Thailand Masters quarters

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong handed easy passage into Thailand Masters quarter-finals. (photo: AP)
Bangkok: Malaysia's two Rio Olympic silver medal pairs have earned their spots in the men's doubles and mixed doubles quarter-finals of Thailand Masters respectively on Thursday. Though they haven't been playing together for about half a year, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong brushed aside Hong Kong's Lam Wai Lok/Li Kuen Hon 21-7, 21-11 in just 18 minutes to reach the...

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Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong enter Malaysia Masters second round. (photo: AP)

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to meet Teo Ee Yi/Ong Yew Sin in Malaysia...

Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong produced a majestic display to show why they are favorites to win...
Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan crash out of Malaysia Masters. (photo: AP)

Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Son Wan Ho crash out of...

Kuala Lumpur: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei, Olympic champions Lin Dan, Chen Long and former World No. 1 Son Wan Ho were high-profile...
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying breeze into Malaysian Masters second round. (photo: AP)

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to Malaysian Masters second round

Kuala Lumpur: Last week's Thailand Masters mixed doubles champions, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying continued their red-hot form on Tuesday as they beat Bastian...