• Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen win European Male Player of the Year and set to return at Indonesia Open

    Slovenia: Europe's best badminton players gathered at the 4th BEC Awards Gala, which took place in Podcetrtek, Slovenia on Saturday to witness the annual awards ceremony in recognition to the achievements and the contribution made by European badminton players in 2015.Badminton fans can't wait to see Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen back in action. (photo: Bamdinton Europe)

    Badminton fans can't wait to see Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen back in action. (photo: Bamdinton Europe)

  • Lin Dan jumps to No. 2, while Nozomi Okuhara rises to 3rd in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back to back German Open and All England titles in last two weeks, Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan overtook Lee Chong Wei and Kento Momota as he climbed up to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that was released on Thursday.An overwhelming welcome home support by his fans, following Lin Dan's sixth All England title victory last Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    An overwhelming welcome home support by his fans, following Lin Dan's sixth All England title victory last Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • Carsten Mogensen not ruling out possible Rio Olympics return

    Copenhagen: It's been one month since Denmark’s top men's doubles player Carsten collapsed in Kazan on Feb 18 Championships due to rupture of brain aortic aneurysm while participating at 2016 European Men's & Women's Team championships.Badminton fans around the world will continue praying for Carsten Mogensen's good health and speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)

    Badminton fans around the world will continue praying for Carsten Mogensen's good health and speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)

  • Mathias Boe & Mathias Christiansen to team up at 2016 European Championships

    Copenhagen: While his partner Carsten Mogensen is still recovering from a ruptured brain aortic aneurysm, World No. 3 men's doubles player Mathias Boe has been practicing with his new partner, Mathias Christiansen to get ready for the 2016 European Championships is just about a month away.Wish Mathias Boe all the best at the 2016 European Championships.

    Wish Mathias Boe all the best at the 2016 European Championships.

  • Carsten Mogensen arrives safely in Copenhagen, Denmark

    Copenhagen: Danish World No. 3 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen who underwent brain surgery in Kazan, Russia after suffering a brain aneurysm rupture two weeks ago, has flown back to Denmark on Thursday.Denmark's Mathias Boe (R) and Carsten Mogensen celebrate after their victory over Chung Jae Sung and Lee Yong Dae of South Korea in the semi-final men's doubles badminton match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London on August 4, 2012. Denmark won the match 17-21, 21-18, 22-20.

    Denmark's Mathias Boe (R) and Carsten Mogensen celebrate after their victory over Chung Jae Sung and Lee Yong Dae of South Korea in the semi-final men's doubles badminton match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London on August 4, 2012. Denmark won the match 17-21, 21-18, 22-20.

  • Carsten Mogensen shows steady recovery after brain surgery

    Kazan: Denmark's World No. 3 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen is on the road to recovery after a twelve-day hospital stay, though he is yet to return to full health.Carsten Mogensen and Mie Sknov are such a lovely couple! Hope they can get through this difficult time asap! (photo: AFP)

    Carsten Mogensen and Mie Sknov are such a lovely couple! Hope they can get through this difficult time asap! (photo: AFP)

  • Mathias Boe chooses Cai Yun as temporary partner

    Copenhagen: While his men's doubles partner Carsten Mogensen is still recovering from his brain surgery after suffering a life-threatening ruptured aortic aneurysms in his brain last week, the World No. 3 men's doubles shuttler Mathias Boe has formed a temporary partnership with 2012 London Olympics men's doubles champion Cai Yun of China.Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, (L) China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (C) and South Korea's Chung Jae Sung and Lee Yong Dae (R) pose for pictures with their medals following the Men's Doubles badminton medal matches at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, on August 5, 2012.

    Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, (L) China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (C) and South Korea's Chung Jae Sung and Lee Yong Dae (R) pose for pictures with their medals following the Men's Doubles badminton medal matches at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, on August 5, 2012.

  • Carsten Mogensen may return to Denmark next week

    Kazan: Denmark's World No. 3 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen who is recovering from a life-threatening illnesses where he underwent brain surgery to treat the rupture of an aortic aneurysm in his brain last week in Kazan, may be able to travel back to Denmark next week.As long as Carsten Mogensen (L) is healthy, that is all that matters; and we want to see him and Mathias Boe (R) show us their "Gangnam Style" again.

    As long as Carsten Mogensen (L) is healthy, that is all that matters; and we want to see him and Mathias Boe (R) show us their "Gangnam Style" again.

  • Mathias Boe is determined to succeed with or without Carsten Mogensen

    Copenhagen: It's hard to hold back Mathias Boe when it comes to badminton.

    After witnessing a near death experience through his men's doubles partner Carsten Mogensen, who have had brain surgery to treat the rupture of an aortic aneurysm in his brain last week, Mathias Boe who originally hoping for a strong showing in the 2016 Rio Olympics with Carsten Mogensen, was abruptly forced to reset his career goals after that unfortunate incident.Mathias Boe (L) and Carsten Mogensen (R) are the most successful men's doubles pairing from Denmark in the last 10 years.

    Mathias Boe (L) and Carsten Mogensen (R) are the most successful men's doubles pairing from Denmark in the last 10 years.

  • Carsten Mogensen remains in Russian hospital

    Kazan: It's been six days since World No. 3 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen was rushed to a hospital in Kazan, Russia for the treatment of ruptured aortic aneurysms in his brain. Although he is making positive progress in his recovery, he has not yet been discharged from the hospital.Carsten Mogensen signs autographs for fans.

    Carsten Mogensen signs autographs for fans.

  • Carsten Mogensen's future in badminton uncertain, says doctor

    Kazan: World No. 3 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen who underwent brain surgery to treat the rupture of an aortic aneurysm in his brain last week, has been showing positive signs of recovery.Mathian Boe (L) and Carsten Mogensen (R) of Denmark lift the 2013 London Badminton Grand Prix trophy.

    Mathian Boe (L) and Carsten Mogensen (R) of Denmark lift the 2013 London Badminton Grand Prix trophy.

  • Carsten Mogensen stable after brain surgery

    Kazan: World No. 4 men's doubles player Carsten Mogensen was in stable condition after emergency surgery to treat the aortic aneurysm ruptures in his brain. He had no symptoms until he fainted in a hotel while playing at 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships in Kazan last Thursday.BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Carsten Mogensen a quick recovery.

    BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Carsten Mogensen a quick recovery.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Kidambi Srikanth enter Syed Modi final

    Lucknow: Unseeded Malaysian men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stayed on course for their first title in 2016 after pulling off the biggest upset in the semi-finals of Syed Modi International Badminton Championship by beating top seeds and world number four pair, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen of Denmark 21-16, 21-18 on Saturday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong able to beat any men's pair if they show great stability in their games.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong able to beat any men's pair if they show great stability in their games.

  • Mumbai Rockets maul Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Hyderabad: Mumbai Rockets won their last three matches to score a come from behind victory against hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday.

    The Hunters who were playing without former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, got off to a good start with a closely fought women's singles contest where Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad defeated Liu Zi Die 13-15, 15-14, 15-14 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

    Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Sony Dwi Kuncoro but Hyderabad Hunters still lose

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Hunters woes continued on Sunday, as the team lost its third-straight tie of the season, falling 3-4 to Chennai Smashers spearheaded by P.V Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

    Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

  • Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters loss despite Lee Chong Wei's victory

    Hyderabad: Although Lee Chong Wei gave a spectacular performance in the second men's singles match for Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to carry his team to victory as the Hunters fell to Awadhe Warriors 3-4.Lee Chong Wei gets his first win in India's Premier Badminton League on Saturday. (photo: PTI)

    Lee Chong Wei gets his first win in India's Premier Badminton League on Saturday. (photo: PTI)

  • India Premier Badminton League: Lee Chong Wei falls in upset loss to Kidambi Srikanth

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who represented the Hyderabad Hunters lost to World No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth 12-15, 15-6 and 7-15 after making his debut in India's Premier Badminton League.India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

    India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

  • Return of the King: Lee Chong Wei captures Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: No one imagined he would, or could ever return to his athletic endeavor after spending eight months away from badminton court. Yet, with heart and soul made of steel, Lee Chong Wei defied all the odds, kept on fighting and created an inspiring comeback and re-established himself as true champion in the sport of badminton.Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

    Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

  • Baku: Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, Gabriela/Stefani Stoeva win gold

    Baku: Denmark picked up their first gold through Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen at the first European Games in Baku on Saturday.Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen and other men's doubles winners at the 2015 European Games in Baku. (photo: Getty)

    Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen and other men's doubles winners at the 2015 European Games in Baku. (photo: Getty)

  • 2015 Baku: Chloe/Sam Magee, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen advance

    Baku: At the European Games in Baku, Irish badminton mixed doubles pair Chloe and Sam Magee were guaranteed bronze medals after beating Polish pair Aneta Wojtkow and Pawel Pietryja 21-18, 21-12 in 34 minutes on Friday to advance to the semi-finals.Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva are two promising and beautiful shuttlers from Bulgaria.

    Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva are two promising and beautiful shuttlers from Bulgaria.

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