Thursday, April 19, 2018

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...

Akane Yamaguchi set to be new World No. 1 women’s singles player

Congratulations to Akane Yamaguchi for becoming the new World No. 1 women's singles player. (photo: AP)
Tokyo: Japan's women's singles ace Akane Yamaguchi is expected to become the new World No. 1 player when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its weekly rankings on Thursday (April 19, 2018), overtaking the reigning World No. 1 player Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan. The 20-year-old, who managed to enter the finals at five Superseries tournaments last year was able...

Susi Susanti names 32 Indonesian players to preliminary roster for 2018 Thomas & Uber Cup finals

The Indonesia Thomas Cup team sure has the strongest men's doubles pairs among the participating countries. (photo:AP)
Jakarta: A total of 32 players, including former men's doubles world champions Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan, and former Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) player Tommy Sugiarto and Sony Dwi Kuncoro have been named to the preliminary roster for the 2018 Indonesia Thomas & Uber Cup teams. In addition to those old faces, young Indonesian women's singles and doubles players such...

Lee Chong Wei, defying age, tops Kidambi Srikanth in Commonwealth Games final

Lee Chong Wei fights hard to win the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast gold medal. (photo: AP)
Gold Coast: At 35, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei is still defying his age and beating the badminton odds. Badminton is a grueling and fast-paced sport that rarely sees shuttlers in their mid-thirties still competing at world-class levels. Facing the 25-year-old World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth of India in the Commonwealth Games final on Sunday, Lee's 19-21 first set...

Li Xuerui wins 2018 Lingshui China Masters

Congratulations to Li Xuerui for winning the 2018 Lingshui China Masters.
Lingshui: The London Olympic women's singles champion Li Xuerui of China had made an astonishing comeback in the Lingshui China Masters final after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and injured her lateral meniscus in the Rio Olympic women's singles semi-finals in 2016. Li turned to tears after she fought back from a set down to beat Kim Ga...

Lee Chong Wei, Chow Mei Kuan/Vivian Hoo, Saina Nehwal win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Lee Chong Wei beats World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth 19-21, 21-14, 21-14 to win men's singles gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast: Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei (men's singles), Chow Mei Kuan/Vivian Hoo (women's doubles), Saina Nehwal (women's singles) and Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (mixed doubles) for winning gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia!  

Li Xuerui enters 2018 Lingshui China Masters final

Li Xuerui continues her hot form in Lingshui China Masters. (photo: AP)
Lingshui: Li Xuerui has the chance to win her first women's singles international tournament since claiming the 2016 China Masters, as she advanced to the women's 2018 China Masters final by beating compatriot Wang Zhiyi 21-19, 21-17 in the semi-finals. Li hoped to make her competitive return in Lingshui after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and injured her...

Lee Chong Wei vs World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth in Commonwealth Games final

Lee Chong Wei sets up a mouth-watering clash with World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth in the Commonwealth Games final. (photo: AP)
Gold Coast: The last time Lee Chong Wei and Kidambi Srikanth faced off was in the Commonwealth Games mixed team final last Monday, where the World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth seemed to be gathering steam and force to beat Lee 21-17, 21-14. Lee and Srikanth will meet each other again in the Commonwealth Games men's singles final on Sunday. While...

Lee Chong Wei faces tough task in Commonwealth Games semis

Lee Chong Wei gets stiff test against HS Prannoy in the 2018 Commonwealth Games semi-finals. (photo: AP)
Gold Coast: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei is set to face his first real test in the 2018 Commonwealth Games men’s singles event on Saturday where he will play No. 3 seed HS Prannoy of India who defeated him twice in their last two meetings, both at the 2017 Indonesia and at the 2017 Denmark Open. The 36-year-old and...

Chong Wei Feng, Li Xuerui make Lingshui China Masters semi-final

Chong Wei Feng is Malaysia's sole representative at the 2018 China Masters. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng has reached Lingshui China Masters semi-final with a straight-set 21-18, 21-11 victory over Zhou Zeqi of China on Friday. Chong will play Lin Yu Hsien of Taiwan in the final four. Lin Yu Hsien on the other hand, who knocked out his compatriot and the No. 1 seed Hsu Jen Hao in the previous...

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Lin Dan looks slick with short new hairstyles. (photo: Ricky - Weibo)

China begins preparation for 2018 Badminton Asia Championships

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...
Congratulations to Akane Yamaguchi for becoming the new World No. 1 women's singles player. (photo: AP)

Akane Yamaguchi set to be new World No. 1 women’s singles player

Tokyo: Japan's women's singles ace Akane Yamaguchi is expected to become the new World No. 1 player when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases...
The Indonesia Thomas Cup team sure has the strongest men's doubles pairs among the participating countries. (photo:AP)

Susi Susanti names 32 Indonesian players to preliminary roster for 2018 Thomas & Uber...

Jakarta: A total of 32 players, including former men's doubles world champions Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan, and former Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) player Tommy...