• Lee Chong Wei advances as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit BAC

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei put on a dominant performance against World No. 11 Wang Zhengming of China in the first round of 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) in Wuhan, China on Wednesday, beating Wang 21-16, 21-14 in 46 minutes and extending his undefeated streak against Wang to 16-0.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

  • India men's team upsets China to reach BATC quarterfinals

    Hyderabad: India completed a 3-2 win over China in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

    Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

  • Big win for Indonesia, China survive scare in Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: Indonesia, Korea and China emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the group stage of Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday.Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

    Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

  • French Open: Lee Chong Wei to meet Chou Tien Chen in the final (videos)

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei reached his first French Open final in four years as he needed 36 minutes to fly by world No. 9 Wang Zhengming of China 21-7, 21-13 in the semi-finals.

    The unseeded Lee, in remarkably sublime form at the age of 33, continued his formidable French Open run and never let up the pressure on No. 3 shuttler from the Chinese team in a semi-final demolition. The victory brought Lee's head to head record against Wang to 15-0.Lee Chong Wei should not underestimate Chou Tien Chen in the men's final.

    Lee Chong Wei should not underestimate Chou Tien Chen in the men's final.

  • Lee Chong Wei to meet Wang Zhengming in French Open semis

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will face world No. 9 Wang Zhengming of China in the semi-finals of the French Open after both players enjoyed quarter-final victories in Paris.

    Lee Chong Wei, winner at the 2011 French Open, needed just 36 minutes to beat world No. 22 Japanese Sho Sasaki in the quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei should watch out for Wang Zhengming in the semi-finals.

    Lee Chong Wei should watch out for Wang Zhengming in the semi-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long advance into World Championships quarters

    Jakarta: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei came into Thursday afternoon's men's singles third round at the World Championships on a 13-match win streak against his opponent, No. 8 seed Wang Zhengming of China. In the end it was Lee who extended his streak over Wang to 14 matches, beating the Chinese 21-17, 21-19 to advance to the quarter-finals, where he will play Hu Yun who defeated No. 3 seed Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

  • China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

    Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team, Li Yongbo has attempted to take the pressure off his players ahead of the World Championships, saying the Chinese badminton team does not set any hard targets at the World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from August 10 - August 16. It would not surprise him if some of the young Chinese players who will play their first ever World Championships could end up as world champions.Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

    Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei books quarter-final clash with Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will face off in a Friday quarter-final against world No. 1 Chen Long, whom he lost to in last year's World Championship final at Copenhagen.

    In his first match on Thursday, the unseeded Lee Chong Wei produced a solid performance against tenth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by winning the first set with 21-12. While Lee trailed for most of the second set, he picked up his game when it mattered, rallying from 13-18 down to reel off the next 8 points to survive the stirring challenge from Sugiarto.Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

    Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

  • Wang Zhengming wins men's title as China sweep 5 titles at China Masters

    Changzhou: In the absence of world No. 1 Chen Long and world No. 3 Lin Dan, the 2008 world junior champion Wang Zhengming survived a tougher than expected fight from his compatriot Huang Yuxiang on Sunday to finally win his first title in two years. The 25-year-old defeated Huang 22-20, 21-19 in 47 minutes to win back the China Masters men's singles title that he won in 2013.Wang Zhengming has been living in the shadow of Lin Dan and Chen Long for most of his career

    Wang Zhengming has been living in the shadow of Lin Dan and Chen Long for most of his career

  • Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long at Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will square off compatriot world no. 1 Chen Long in the men's singles final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday after both Chinese shuttlers battled past their opponents at the semi-finals on Saturday.Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

  • Chou Tien Chen beats Wang Zhengming to win French Open

    Paris: World number 13 Taiwanese Chou Tien-chen, won the French Open on Sunday by defeating Wang Zhengming of China 10-21, 25-23 and 21-19 after a 3-set men's singles final thriller at the Coubertin stadium.

    Wang Zhengming who held a 2-0 career meeting record against Chou Tien Chen prior to the final, got off to a good start to break Chou Tien Chen in the first game by taking a 7-2 lead, and continued his dominance to win the first set 21- 10 easily.Chou Tien Chen defeats Wang Zhengming to win French Open title

    Chou Tien Chen defeats Wang Zhengming to win French Open title

  • Chou Tien Chen vs Wang Zhengming in French Open men's final

    Paris: Chinese Taipei's unseeded Chou Tien Chen, who stunned Jan O Jorgensen in the opening round, continued his startling run in French Open to overcome fourth-seeded Tommy Sugiarto 14-21, 21-18, 21-19in the men's singles semi-final of French Open.Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

    Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

  • World Champs: Lee Chong Wei powers into semi-finals

    Copenhagen: With a dominant display of superb badminton, Lee Chong Wei kept up his bid for his first World Championships title by beating Wang Zhengming of China in straight sets 21-8, 21-11 on Friday to reach the semi-finals at the World Championships in Copenhagen. Lee hong Wei hopes to bring cheer to Malaysia on independence day by winning the World Championships title

    Lee hong Wei hopes to bring cheer to Malaysia on independence day by winning the World Championships title

  • World Champs Day 4: Lee Chong Wei trounces Evans

    Copenhagen: Top seed Lee Chong Wei cruised into the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships after defeating Ireland’s Scott Evans straight games 21-11, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Lee Chong Wei signs autograph at Copenhagen

    Lee Chong Wei signs autograph at Copenhagen

  • Wang Zhengming competes without big brother - Du Pengyu

    Copenhagen: While Wang Zhengming had an easy opening match on day one of World Championships by winning 21-15, 21-12 against Michal Rogalski of Poland in 34 minutes, he still missed those days where he was competing together with his big brother - Du Pengyu.Wang Zhengming (right) misses his big brother - Du Pengyu

    Wang Zhengming (right) misses his big brother - Du Pengyu


  • Lin Dan wins Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was crowned men's singles champion at the 2014 Taipei Open Badminton Championship that ended yesterday in Taipei arena. In addition to men's singles, China also won mixed doubles champion through Liu Yuchen-Yu Xiaohan.Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

    Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

  • Great Wall of China in World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: What was Badminton World Federation (BWF) thinking by allowing four Chinese players to compete in the World Championships, Copenhagen this coming August? On Thursday, BWF has decided to allow Tian Houwei to play in the World Championships after Singaporean Ashton Chen withdrew from the competition.The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    Other Chinese players who already qualified for the world meet are Chen Long, Wang Zhengming and Du Pengyu.

  • Lin Dan can't play in World Championships? Not done deal just yet!

    Beijing: China is the superpower of badminton, they have solid depth of elite shuttlers that ranked in the top 100. These shuttlers provided China more versatility for designing a better line-up to target certain tournaments. Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet

    Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet
    And you are right, China is capable of pulling off another surprising twist in this year's World Championship by adding Lin Dan to its roster.

  • Exclusive coverage from BadmintonPlanet.com: China shows its dominance in China Masters GP Gold

    Changzhou: China made it a clean sweep at China Masters GP Gold finals tomorrow following a spectacular all Chinese finals in all five categories.

    The most anticipated match of the semi-finals was undoubtedly the match between Lin Dan and defending champion, Wang Zhengming. Lin Dan won all 3 of their previous meetings.Lin Dan beats Wang Zhengming to reach final

    Lin Dan beats Wang Zhengming to reach final

  • Chinese rule the roost at All-England event

    BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - China maintained their dominance of the All-England Badminton Championships on Saturday although Lee Chong Wei stole most of the attention at the National Indoor Arena.

    The Malaysian raced into a 5-0 lead in the first game of his men's singles semi-final before Korean Son Wan Ho rallied to take it 21-14.

    Olympic silver medallist Wei then hit back to claim the next two games 21-19 21-15 to secure his place in the final.

    He next faces title holder Chen Long in a repeat of last year's final after he disposed of fellow Chinese Wang Zhengmong 21-17 21-14.

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