Friday, July 21, 2017

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing enter US Open quarters

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai continue their strong showings at US Open.
Anaheim: Malaysian shuttlers had mixed fortunes at the $120,000 US Open with mixed doubles pairs Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai and Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing among the winners but men's singles No. 6 seed Zulfadli Zulkiffli falling in the second round on Thursday. Mixed doubles No. 4 seeds Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai of Malaysia have outclassed Manu Attri/Maneesha...

Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai & Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing progress at US Open

Zulfadli Zulkiffli is a young player that is looking to make his name known. (photo: Bernama)
Anaheim: Malaysia's former World Junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli kicked off the US Open in style when he had little trouble dispatching Wolfgang Gnedt of Austria 21-9, 21-11 in the first round on Wednesday. The No. 6 seed Zulkiffli will meet Heo Kwang Hee of Korea in the second round. However, men's singles No. 1 seed Lee Hyun Il suffered an early...

Lin Dan ready for World Championships history bid

Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.
Chengdu: Chinese badminton star Lin Dan has been put on intensive training ahead of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships that will be held August 21–27 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. The five-time former world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, currently training in Chengdu, is ready to bid for a record sixth World title. Lin Dan's 2017 season...

China national badminton team off to Chengdu for training camp

Chen Long keeps himself in top shape, strength, flexibility ahead of the World Championships.
Chengdu: China's men's and women's national badminton teams are undergoing rigorous training in Chengdu to prepare for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships that will be held August 21–27 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. China will have a maximum of four men's singles players in the World championships, after the defending champion Chen Long have received a wildcard...

Zulfadli Zulkiffli aims to go deep at US Open

Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs to work extra hard to make his mark in the world of badminton.
Anaheim: The 2017 US Open will get underway on Wednesday, with Malaysia’s former World Junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli raring to play in Anaheim to warm up for the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland next month. "So far my preparation is going pretty well. I have been improving my physical fitness and I've always focused and mentally motivated to get ready...

Lee Chong Wei pulls out of New Zealand Open to prepare for World Championships

Lee Chong Wei trains as hard as anyone.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei withdrew from the upcoming New Zealand Open last Monday, a healthy scratch designed to maximize the World No. 2's chances on winning his maiden World Championships title in August. Lee has not given any reason for his withdrawal, but it’s not altogether surprising Lee made this decision, especially after the return of...

Kento Momota loses to Kanta Tsuneyama in Canada Open final

Kento Momota falls short at 2017 Canada Open final.
Calgary: Former World No. 2 Kento Momota was beaten in his return from a 13th-month suspension absence, losing 22-20, 14-21, 21-14 to No. 6 seed Kanta Tsuneyama in the final of the Canada Open in Calgary on Sunday (local time in Canada). The 21-year-old Tsuneyama, who won the 2017 Austrian Open in February, saved one set point and converted the...

Selvaduray Kisona beats Lee Ying Ying to win Malaysia International Series

Selvaduray Kisona shares the podium with Lee Ying Ying. (photo: Bernama)
Putrajaya: The Malaysian team that featured young players such as Selvaduray Kisona, Lee Ying Ying, Lee Jian Yi/Lim Zhen Ting at the Malaysia Open International Series, have won three of the five categories in Putrajaya on Sunday. 19-year-old Selvaduray Kisona who won the Victor International Series on May 14th, clawed back from a game down to upset top seed Lee...

Kento Momota advances to Canada Open final

Kento Momota is one victory away for winning his first international title after bagging India Open on April 3, 2016. (photo: jsports_shuttle)
Calgary: The 22-year-old Kenta Momota of Japan, playing in his first international badminton following a gambling ban, advanced to the Canada Open men’s singles final by fighting past compatriot Kenta Nishimoto on Saturday. Momota continued his unchallenged run by conjuring up just enough brilliance to beat Nishimoto 21-11, 21-13 in 39 minutes. He will set up an all-Japanese final with...

Lee Ying Ying & Cheam June Wei make Malaysia International Series finals

Cheam June Wei shines at Malaysian International Series. (photo: AP)
Putrajaya: Women's singles No. 1 seed Lee Ying Ying of Malaysia battled her way into the final of the Malaysia International Series on Saturday, as she overcame a slow start to beat Thamolwan Poopradubsil of Thailand 12-21, 21-14, 21-9 in 48 minutes. Lee will battle compatriot Selvaduray Kisona in the final on Sunday. Although Kisona did not make the cut to...

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Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai continue their strong showings at US Open.

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing enter US Open quarters

Anaheim: Malaysian shuttlers had mixed fortunes at the $120,000 US Open with mixed doubles pairs Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai and Tan Kian Meng/Lai...
Zulfadli Zulkiffli is a young player that is looking to make his name known. (photo: Bernama)

Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai & Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing progress...

Anaheim: Malaysia's former World Junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli kicked off the US Open in style when he had little trouble dispatching Wolfgang Gnedt of...
Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.

Lin Dan ready for World Championships history bid

Chengdu: Chinese badminton star Lin Dan has been put on intensive training ahead of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships that will be...