Latest Badminton News and Articles

Lee Chong Wei: "Welcome back, Lin Dan"

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 26 April 2014
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 749

KUALA LUMPUR: Chong Wei's dramatic defeat against Lin Dan in the final of the London Olympic was exactly the kind of epic showdown that stops him thinking about retiring.

I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.
I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

After 8 months long "vacation" the two-time Olympic Games champion Lin Dan captured the China Masters Grand Prix Gold title last week to jump 19 rungs from No. 104 to No. 83 in the world rankings.

"I welcome his return; Lin Dan's return to badminton is good for the sport. Playing against him is part of the puzzle that makes me motivated," Chong Wei said.

“His re-emergence will push me to train even harder. He is an exceptional player, I want to remain as his main challenger,” said Chong Wei.

Lin Dan is on course for his back to back title at the ongoing Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) in Gimcheon, South Korea.

“Lin Dan’s decision to hang around until 2016 Olympic has given me a good reason to stay motivated. I look forward to play against him and hopefully this will keep fans excited,” said Chong Wei.

If Badminton World Federation (BWF) awards a wildcard to Lin Dan for the World Championships in Copenhagen in August, badminton fans should expect to see these two guys square off against each other again at the world meet.

China will have 3 men’s singles representatives - Chen Long, Du Pengyu and Wang Zhengming in world championships.

Three Malaysia men's doubles are qualified for the world meet- Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong; however, Koo Kien Keat is no longer with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Kento Momota , Jan Jorgensen to clash in Indonesia Open final

Jakarta: In a day full of upsets at the BCA Indonesia Open o

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting wants to break into top 50

By Irawaty Wardany Jakarta: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting may no

Lee Chong Wei moves up 34 places to No. 65 in BWF rankings

Kuala Lumpur: According the latest Badminton World Federatio

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Recommended badminton news for you