• 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)

  • Denmark stun Indonesia 3-2 to complete Thomas Cup fairy tale

    Kunshan: Denmark's shuttlers had just made history on Sunday afternoon by beating 13-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia in the 2016 Thomas Cup final. The homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, that famed writer of fairy tales, was living one of shuttlers’ great giant-slaying stories but for World No.13 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, the moment of triumph brought him an unforgettable sensation.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Viktor Axelsen & Carolina Marin clinch European Championship title

    La Roche-sur-Yon: Denmark's rising badminton star World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen battled past compatriot and defending champion Jan O Jorgensen to clinch his first ever continental crown at the Badminton European Championships in France on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen is ecstatic after winning the European Championships. (photo: EPA)

    Viktor Axelsen is ecstatic after winning the European Championships. (photo: EPA)

  • Jan O. Jorgensen, Carolina Marin on course for European Champs title

    La Roche sur Yon: Denmark's defending men's champion Jan O. Jorgensen continued his fine run at the European Championships in La Roche sur Yon, France when he eliminated Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-11, 21-15 in the semi-finals on Saturday.Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Carolina Marin wants Euro gold to boost confidence ahead of Olympics

    Madrid: The 25th European championships that will be held from Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 in La Roche-sur-Yon, western France, will be the last tournament for the European shuttlers to clinch world ranking points before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on April 30th.Carolina Marin is undoubtedly very talented and very ambitious. (photo: Getty Images)

    Carolina Marin is undoubtedly very talented and very ambitious. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up mouthwatering clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: There will be five great final matchups at the Malaysia Open on Sunday, but perhaps none has badminton fans excited more than Lee Chong Wei versus Chen Long in the men's singles event.

    Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his 11th Malaysia Open title, had a relatively easy passage to the final as he blew World No.5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark away in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14 to reach the final.Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Lin Dan and Carolina Marin exit Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed and 10-time Malaysia Open champion Lee Chong Wei sealed a semi-final spot at the Malaysia Open after overcoming Denmark player Viktor Axelsen at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday.

    Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defense to defeat Axelsen 21-14, 21-13.Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia's sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan crash out as upsets hit India Open

    New Delhi: Top seed Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan, and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen crashed out of the India Open second round on Thursday as the tournament was rocked by major upsets.Lin Dan holds a 9-2 record against Son Wan Ho after Thursday's defeat. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan holds a 9-2 record against Son Wan Ho after Thursday's defeat. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to All England Semis

    Birmingham: The most decorated player in the history of badminton, Lin Dan from China extended his dominance in the quarter-finals of All England on Friday when he foiled a stirring fightback from third-seeded Denmark shuttler Jan O Jorgensen, beating the Dane 10-21, 21-9, 21-15 in 67 minutes.Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan to meet Chou Tien Chen in German Open final

    Mulheim: World No. 5 Lin Dan will face Chou Tien Chen in a German Open final for the first time on Sunday at Mulheim, Germany.

    The two time Olympic Champion Lin Dan held off the challenge from Son Wan Ho of Korea, winning 21-12, 21-13 to reach the German Open final on Saturday.Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

    Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

  • Lin Dan, Jan O Jorgensen reach German Open semifinals

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China and Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen stayed on course for the men's singles final clash after they both advanced to the men's singles semi-finals at German Open on Friday."Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

    "Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stun Chai Biao/Hong Wei to enter German Open quarters

    Mulheim: Unseeded Malaysians Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed to the brink of elimination after they trailed 16-20 in the decider against second seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will gain more confidence after their tough win against Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Thursday.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will gain more confidence after their tough win against Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Thursday.

  • Lin Dan reaches 3rd round of German Open, early exits for Viktor Axelsen & Tommy Sugiarto

    Mulheim: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and German Open's defending champion Jan O Jorgensen made it through to the second round of the USD$120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday.German Open is a good tune-up event for Lin Dan prior to All England.

    German Open is a good tune-up event for Lin Dan prior to All England.

  • Carolina Marin pulls out, Lin Dan strong favorite to win German Open

    Mulheim: Top women's singles player Carolina Marin who lead the Spain women's team to finish third in the 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships two weeks ago, and helped her team qualified for the Uber Cup finals to be held in Kunshan, China on May 15-22, has pulled out of the German Open slated to kick off on Tuesday.Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to return to World No. 1 before Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning his Malaysia Masters title last week, Lee Chong Wei advanced 3 spots to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Carolina Marin in semis

    Dubai: Having already qualified for the BWF Dubai Superseries Finals semifinals, some might have thought that World No.1 Chen Long would take it easy against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.Chen Long shakes hands with  Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

    Chen Long shakes hands with Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves past Lin Dan to rank No. 3 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back-to-back titles in China and Hong Kong in recent two weeks, Lee Chong Wei has shot up 3 spots in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that were released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

    Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

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