Taipei: Although Sony Dwi Kuncoro is not young and strong as before, the 2004 Athens Olympic bronze medalist proved age no barrier as he rolled back the years to beat Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan, 21-13, 21-15 to lift the Chinese Taipei GP men's singles title on Sunday.
Taipei: Independent men's doubles pair from Malaysia, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah remained on course in the bid to lift their first international title after they advanced to the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix finals on Saturday. Both Hoon/Tan quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in February this year, and are currently playing for a private badminton club called Sports Affairs Academy.
Odense: Two time world champion Carolina Marin's stunning three-set loss to 20-year-old Indian badminton ace P.V Sindhu in the women’s singles semi-finals on Saturday raised an obvious question: Was that the biggest upset in this year's Denmark Open? And what about the second-round loss by Lee Chong Wei and the quarter-final loss by Lin Dan?
Taipei: Malaysian independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah lived up to their billing on Friday, beating Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Tinn Isriyanate of Thailand in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 to advance to the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix in 37 minutes.