Top 10 biggest badminton stories of 2018

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Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)
Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)

Kuala Lumpur: The last 12 months of international badminton has featured plenty of memorable victories and disappointing defeats to keep badminton fans busy.

Here’s a look back at the top 10 most-read badminton stories on BadmintonPlanet.com in 2018:

10. Lee Yong-Dae has reportedly filed for divorce after less than 2 years of marriage

Lee Yong-Dae, his wife Byun Soo Mi and their daughter feature in a Korean reality TV show. (photo: KBS)
Lee Yong-Dae, his wife Byun Soo Mi and their daughter feature in a Korean reality TV show. (photo: KBS)

9. Zhao Yunlei and Hong Wei tie the knot

Congratulations to Zhao Yunlei and Hong Wei. May their married life be full of fun, love joy and laughter! (photo: Zhao Yunlei's social media page)
Congratulations to Zhao Yunlei and Hong Wei. May their married life be full of fun, love joy and laughter! (photo: Zhao Yunlei’s social media page)

8. Kento Momota wins first badminton worlds with victory over Shi Yuqi

Kento Momota captures the 2018 world badminton title. (photo: AFP)
Kento Momota captures the 2018 world badminton title. (photo: AFP)

7. Japan end 37-year wait with Uber Cup victory

Team Japan celebrate after winning the BWF Uber Cup 2018 final against team Thailand in Bangkok. (photo: AP)
Team Japan celebrate after winning the BWF Uber Cup 2018 final against team Thailand in Bangkok. (photo: AP)

6. Thomas Cup final: China beat Japan 3-1 to claim title through Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen

Chinese players storm the court after the Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen clinch the winning point for China. (photo: AP)
Chinese players storm the court after the Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen clinch the winning point for China. (photo: AP)

5. 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)
Lee Chong Wei fights hard to win the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast gold medal. (photo: AP)

4. Breaking news: Jung Jae-sung passes away at 35

2012 Olympic badminton bronze medallist Jung Jae-Sung dies at 35
2012 Olympic badminton bronze medallist Jung Jae-Sung dies at 35

3. Jonatan Christie downs Chou Tien Chen to win Asian Games gold

Badminton fans are screaming for Jonatan Christie's shirtless moment. (photo: AFP)
Badminton fans are screaming for Jonatan Christie’s shirtless moment. (photo: AFP)

2. Lee Chong Wei arrives home

Lee Chong Wei and family leave Subang airport with a blue SUV. (photo: Sinchew)
Lee Chong Wei and family leave Subang airport with a blue SUV. (photo: Sinchew)

1. Lee Chong Wei set to return to Malayia after successful treatment of nose cancer

Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)
Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)

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