• Lee Chong Wei, Goh/Tan are Finalists for 2016 BWF Player of the Year award

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has listed Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as the finalists for Male Badminton Player of the Year award.Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are going to Destination Dubai

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite speculation that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei's spot in the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals was in jeopardy after his withdrawal from French Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open, the latest Destination Dubai Rankings published by BWF showed both Lee and the World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were the only Malaysians who have made the cut in the year-ending USD $1 million event.Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

  • Sameer Verma stuns Jan Jorgensen to reach Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: The unseeded and unheralded Sameer Verma of India who participated at Hong Kong Open as a qualifier, capped his run of upsets by defeating Denmark's World No. 3 Jan Jorgensen who had clinched the China Super Series Premier last week in the semi-finals of Hong Kong Open on Saturday.Jan Jorgensen loses a close semi-final match to Sameer Verma at the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo:AP)

    Jan Jorgensen loses a close semi-final match to Sameer Verma at the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo:AP)

  • Malaysia‚Äôs Hong Kong Open challenge ends after Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Hong Kong: Malaysia's challenge in the Hong Kong Open Superseries ended when all Malaysian shuttlers were knocked out of the quarterfinals held at Hong Kong Coliseum in Kowloon on Friday.Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are playing very well in their recent tournaments. (photo: AP)

    Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are playing very well in their recent tournaments. (photo: AP)

  • Jan Jorgensen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong survive scares to reach Hong Kong Open quarters

    Hong Kong: Denmark’s newly crowned China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen stared defeat right in the face, saving two match points and coming back from a 18-20 deficit to beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the second round of Hong Kong Open on Thursday.Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

    Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

  • Jan O Jorgensen beats Chen Long to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Denmark's No. 4 seeds Jan O Jorgensen shocked the home crowd when he held off a stirring comeback from Chen Long in the first set as the second seed Chen came agonizingly close to taking the first set from 17-20 to 20-20 before Jorgensen restored his control to clinch the first set 22-20.Denmark's Jan Jorgensen upset Olympic champion Chen Long to win the 2016 China Superseries. (photo: AP)

    Denmark's Jan Jorgensen upset Olympic champion Chen Long to win the 2016 China Superseries. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Hyun Il advances, Jan Jorgensen exits French Open

    Paris: Former World No. 1 and unseeded men's singles player Lee Hyun-il of Korea has turned back the clock with an outrageously sublime display to reach the French Open semifinals.Jan Jorgensen needs to work harder in order to get to the top of the badminton world. (photo: AFP)

    Jan Jorgensen needs to work harder in order to get to the top of the badminton world. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Hyun Il beats Jan Jorgensen to reach Korea Open quarters

    Seoul: The 36-year-old Lee Hyun Il of Korea still going strong these days, when he fought back and ultimately won the Korea Open men's singles second round match against No. 3 seed Jan Jorgensen of Denmark.Lee Hyun Il never gets old. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Hyun Il never gets old. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins record sixth Japan Open title

    Tokyo: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has become the first player to win six titles at the Japan Open Superseries. The top-seeded Malaysian fought back from dropping the second set to beat third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-18, 15-21, 21-16 in the men's singles final in 70 minutes.Lee Chong Wei celebrates his 6th Japan Open title in Tokyo. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei celebrates his 6th Japan Open title in Tokyo. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and Jan Jorgensen reach Japan Open final

    Tokyo: Malaysian World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei scorched into his eighth Japan Open final as he produced a great match to beat 15th ranked Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the semi-final of the Yonex Open Japan on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 Japan Open final. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 Japan Open final. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei enters Japan Open semi-final

    Tokyo: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei strolled into the semi-finals of the Japan Open with a dominant straight-sets victory over Shi Yuqi of China at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Friday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Japan Open without Lin Dan & Chen Long

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, Denmark's World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen will be among the players competing for the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo that will be held from September 20th to September 25th.Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could face off in 2016 Olympic semi-finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans hoping for a third straight Olympic final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will be disappointed by Tuesday's men's draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • Rio 2016 Olympics - Lee Chong Wei avoids Chen Long until final

    Kuala Lumpur: After claiming the sixth Indonesia Open title of his career by downing Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 at the Indonesia Open 3 weeks ago, badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei cemented his status as the world’s top ranked men’s badminton player on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

  • Lee Chong Wei returns to World No. 1 after winning Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed off tough challenge from World No. 5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to win his sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

    Jorgensen was off to a solid start in the first set and quickly surged ahead with 6-2. Although Lee came back from 9-14 to level the score at 14-14, the Dane managed to hold off a late charge from Lee to claim the first set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to regain World No. 1 as he marches on to Indonesia Open Final

    Jakarta: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei is set to regaining his World No. 1 Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking after reaching the men's singles final of the BCA Indonesia Open 2016 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

    Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Lee Chong Wei seals Indonesia Open semi-final place

    Jakarta: Men’s singles No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia kept his chances of an sixth title at Indonesia Open on track when he overpowered China's Wang Zhengming in the first set of Indonesia Open quarter-final with 21-16 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday.

    The flawless Lee barely broke a sweat as he eased into the semi-finals after Wang Zhengming retired after suffering a hamstring injury while Lee was leading 9-2 in the second set.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Adding Malaysia style to Denmark's Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Before Denmark created history by winning the Thomas Cup Finals for the first time on Sunday, no one would even care whom the Denmark shuttlers have trained with before lifting the prestigious team event.From left: Kim Astrup, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, Jalani Sidek, Jan O Jorgensen, Misbun Sidek and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. (photo: nusamahsuri.blogspot.my)

    From left: Kim Astrup, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, Jalani Sidek, Jan O Jorgensen, Misbun Sidek and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. (photo: nusamahsuri.blogspot.my)

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

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