• India Open: Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal roll; Jan Jorgensen exits

    New Delhi: Badminton superstar Lin Dan moved effortlessly through to the third round of the India Open Super Series, putting in a powerful performance to outclass Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-13, 21-16 at the Siri Fort Complex on Thursday.Lin Dan returns a shot from his opponent at India Open

    Lin Dan returns a shot from his opponent at India Open

  • Chen Long hopes to emulate Lin Dan

    Birmingham: World number one Chen Long hopes to emulate his legendary compatriot Lin Dan after regaining an All England Open men's singles title which some doubted he could capture a second time.Chen Long looks to spoil the fun for Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in badminton

    Chen Long looks to spoil the fun for Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in badminton

  • Chen Long beat Jan Jorgensen to win 2015 All England

    Birmingham: World champion Chen Long of who beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in Saturday's semifinals, fought back from one game down to beat Denmark's Jan Jorgensen for the men's singles title at the 2015 All England badminton championships on Sunday.Congratulations to Chen Long!

    Congratulations to Chen Long!

  • All England: Lin Dan to play Chen Long in semis

    Birmingham: 2-time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan of China shrugged off a defiant Kento Momota of Japan 21-18, 21-19 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals at the 2015 All England.Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

  • Viktor Axelsen: Learning mandarin is important for career

    By Rod Gilmour

    England: Denmark's Viktor Axelsen is living proof that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    The 21-year-old is one of just three Europeans to have cracked the top 10 of the men's badminton world rankings.

    Axelsen is currently ranked ninth in the world. His fellow Danes, Jan O Jorgensen (second) and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (eighth), are the other two.Viktor Axelsen has bright future ahead of him

    Viktor Axelsen has bright future ahead of him

  • Jan Jorgensen and Sung Ji Hyun lift German Open titles

    Mulheim: Denmark's top-seeded European champion Jan Jorgensen needed only 31 minutes to defeat Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-12, 21-13 in the men's singles final on Sunday to become the first Denmark player to have ever won the German Open title.Jan Jorgensen and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Photo: German Open Badminton)

    Jan Jorgensen and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Photo: German Open Badminton)

  • Denmark clinch 15th European mixed team championships title

    Leuven: After stunned by Germany 0-3 in the final of 2013 European Mixed Team Championships, Denmark - the European badminton powerhouse, made sure history won't repeat itself on Sunday by defeating England 3-0 to win the greatest badminton team event in Europe.Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

    Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

  • European mixed team badminton champs: Denmark, Ireland, England in quarters

    Leuven: Top seeds and tournament favorites Denmark defeated Poland 5-0 in a tie that was held earlier on Thursday, but they had to fight until the very end to cruise past Netherlands in the evening.

    In the tie against Netherlands, world number two men's singles Jan Ø. Jørgensen of Denmark beat Eric Pang in straight sets and Line Kjaersfeldt managed to keep the momentum going for Denmark when she knocked out Soraya De Visch Eijbergen 21-12, 23-21 in the women’s singles match.Jan Jorgensen beats Eric Pang on Thursday (photo: Badminton Europe)

    Jan Jorgensen beats Eric Pang on Thursday (photo: Badminton Europe)

  • Purple League: Petaling beat Puchong United

    Kuala Lumpur: Jan O Jorgensen beat Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk in dramatic fashion to lead Petaling BC past Puchong United on Saturday.

    His 9-11, 1-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 victory over Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk in the first men's singles sealed an unassailable 3-2 lead for Petaling.Jan O Jorgensen plays a critical role in Petaling BC's run to win the tie on Saturday (photo: Petaling BC)

    Jan O Jorgensen plays a critical role in Petaling BC's run to win the tie on Saturday (photo: Petaling BC)

  • Purple League: Kajang BC finally get first win

    Kuala Lumpur: The Kajang BC finally had a reason to smile on Wednesday when they got their first win of the season.

    After opening the season with 7 consecutive losses, Kajang beat Nusajaya BC 10-9 on Wednesday for their first win. Kajang started off on a bumpy road when the struggling Bong Guang Yik lost the first men's singles to Allan Tai of Nusajaya, and Boon Wei Ying was no match for Yip Pui Yin of Nusajaya in women’s singles losing 5-11, 5-11, 6-11 in just 18 minutes.Congratulations to Kajang BC and Liliyana Natsir (third from the right) for the win on Wednesday (photo: Kajang BC)

    Congratulations to Kajang BC and Liliyana Natsir (third from the right) for the win on Wednesday (photo: Kajang BC)


  • Viktor Axelsen upsets Jan Jorgensen to win Copenhagen Masters

    Copenhagen: Despite being crowned the Danish badminton player of the year of 2014 on December 28, world number three Jan Jorgensen appeared sluggish at the Copenhagen Masters final against his younger compatriot Viktor Axelsen on Sunday.

    Jorgensen got off to a good start in the first set by racing to a quick 18-12 lead. However, Jorgensen seemed to have lost his focus all of the sudden and began to commit unforced errors at an alarming rate. Axelsen seized that opportunity to reel off 10 of the next 12 points and eventually took the first set 22-20.Congratulations Viktor Axelsen! Hope you have a breakthrough year in 2015! (photo: Viktor Axelsen's FB)

    Congratulations Viktor Axelsen! Hope you have a breakthrough year in 2015! (photo: Viktor Axelsen's FB)

  • Jan O Jorgensen, Kenichi Tago join Malaysia's Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After a three week break, the second half of Malaysia's first professional badminton league - Kopiko Purple League will kick into full gear on January 2, 2015.

    Second half of the season will see the addition of world number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and world number 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan. Jorgensen and Tago will play for Petaling BC. In addition, the number two team in Purple League, Muar City BC have also picked up a big name in women's singles, the BWF Superseries Finals women's singles champion Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan.Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

    Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

  • Chen Long is the new World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings

    The latest BWF world rankings

  • Jan O. Jorgensen wants more breakthroughs for badminton

    By: Alaric Gomes

    Dubai: A top-level tournament in the US and an Emirati player on the international circuit are among the legacies European champion Jan O. Jorgensen would like to leave behind before he quits the badminton circuit.

    Dane Jorgenson — a semi-finalist at the season-closing BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here at the weekend — is a colourful character with a distinct mop-like hair style.Jan Jorgensen is the darling of badminton :-)

    Jan Jorgensen is the darling of badminton :-)

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Jan Jorgensen start with win

    Dubai: Chen Long of China got off to a good start on day 1 of the BWF Superseries Finals campaign with a victory over Kenichi Tago.

    Kenichi Tago took a three-point lead over Chen Long in the first five minutes of the game and smashed his way through grabbing another point on a trot. The number one seed Chen however managed to reduce the gap by defending strongly and chasing the shuttle for a smart smash across to the Japanese rival.Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

    Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

  • Hong Kong Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long advance to semis

    Hong Kong: The fifth seed Carolina Marin of Spain, outclassed Tee Jing Yi in the women's singles quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open, winning 21-8, 21-17 and move a step closer to the semi-final on Saturday.

    Marin won the first set easily, but Tee was giving Marin a run for the money in the second set before conceded to a more aggressive Marin in 27 minutes.Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

    Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

  • Denmark Open: P. Kashyap beats Jorgensen to play Chen Long in semis

    Odense: Denmark's top men's singles Jan Jorgensen lost his quarter-final to Parupalli Kashyap on Friday.

    Having won four of their previous five meetings, Jorgensen would have been confident going into the quarter-final clash against Kashyap in Odense. However, Jorgensen seemed a little rusty and often make unforced errors, allowing unheralded Kashyap to progress 21-19 21-15 in 42 minutes. Kashyap will face Chen Long of China in the semi-final. Chen managed to swept past Frenchman Brice Leverdez 21-9 21-7 in 37 minutes.Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

    Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

  • Denmark Open: Jan Jorgensen gets a walkover as Lin Dan withdraws

    Odense: Jan Jorgensen of Denmark has advanced to the third round of the Denmark Open on Thursday when his opponent - two time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan withdrew from the tournament due to knee injury he suffered in the first round.Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

    Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

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