Latest Badminton News and Articles

Chong Wei is World No 1 again (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 24 September 2012
Written by Hits: 489

LEE Chong Wei reclaimed his World No 1 spot from nemesis Lin Dan of China after capturing his third Japan Open title in Tokyo yesterday.

But men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were sent packing by South Korean back-up pair Kim Ki Jung-Kim Sa Rang.

Chong Wei secured a 21-18, 21-18 win over Thai veteran Boonsak Ponsana in 41 minutes to add to the titles he won in 2007 and 2010.

However, Kien Keat-Boon Heong were toothless against Ki Jung-Sa Rang as the Malaysians lost 21-16, 21-19 in just 32 minutes. Lee Chong Wei beat Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in the final of the Japan Open in Tokyo yesterday. Chong Wei won 21-18, 21-18

Chong Wei was delighted with yesterday's victory after the frustration of losing to Lin Dan in the Olympic final last month.

Lin Dan and his teammates boycotted the Tokyo tournament following a diplomatic row between China and Japan.

Lin Dan will lose the ranking points he earned for reaching last year's Japan Open semi-finals while Chong Wei will reclaim his World No 1 spot when the weekly world ranking is released by Badminton World Federation on Thursday.

"It was really a good match, but it was tough. This is my first tournament after the London Olympics. I'm very happy to start with this victory. I can put my disappointment behind me," said the 29-year-old Chong Wei yesterday.

However, Kien Keat-Boon Heong's second defeat to Ki Jung-Sa Rang in as many matches may not go down well with the BA of Malaysia (BAM) which has given them another year to prove their worth.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong were supposed to be split after their poor outing in the Olympics and they are not helping themselves with their insipid showing against the Koreans.

The absence of China's shuttlers also allowed Tai Szu Ying of Taiwan to win her first Super Series title in the women's singles when she defeated Eriko Hirose of Japan 9-21, 21-9, 21-14.

RESULTS (All Finals) -- Men's Singles: Lee Chong Wei bt Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 21-18, 21-18.

Doubles: Kim Ki Jung-Kim Sa Rang (Kor) bt Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong 21-16, 21-19.

Women's Singles: Tai Tzu Tying (Tai) bt Eriko Hirose (Jpn) 9-21, 21-9, 21-14.

Doubles: Poon Lok Yan-Tse Ying Suet (HK) bt Shizuka Matsuo-Mami Naito (Jpn) 21-17, 22-20.

Mixed Doubles: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying bt Muhammad Rijal-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) 21-12, 21-19.

  • No comments found



Google Plus

Replays: Chinese Taipei 2014

Watch Replays
  • Recent News
  • Popular
Glasgow 2014: England vs Malaysia in the mixed team final

Glasgow: England will face Malaysia in the badminton mixed t

Glasgow 2014: Singapore shock India to win bronze

Glasgow: In a thrilling third place play-off, Singapore clin

Glasgow 2014: Malaysia defeat Scotland 3-1

Glasgow: Defending champions Malaysia suffered a scare befor

Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

New Delhi: In one of the classic Thomas Cup Final of the pas

Malaysia's Thomas Cup heroes get rousing homecoming

Sepang: Hundreds of fans packed the Kuala Lumpur Internation

Incredible! China wins 13 titles in 16 Uber Cup Final Appearances

New Delhi: After the Thomas Cup heartbreak yesterday, China

Recommended Videos

  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next