• PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

    aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing falter in Malaysia Masters finals

    Georgetown: After a steady first set against their Indonesian counterparts - Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Malaysia's professional men's doubles pair - Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong let their Malaysia Masters title slipped away by losing to the Indonesians 21-18, 13-21, 18-21 in a 3 set thriller.Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

    Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro wins Chinese Taipei GP finals

    Taipei: Although Sony Dwi Kuncoro is not young and strong as before, the 2004 Athens Olympic bronze medalist proved age no barrier as he rolled back the years to beat Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan, 21-13, 21-15 to lift the Chinese Taipei GP men's singles title on Sunday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro poses on the podium with Wang Tzu Wei. (photo: BWF)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro poses on the podium with Wang Tzu Wei. (photo: BWF)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Chong Wei Feng reach semi-finals at Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: World No. 19 Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia brushed aside Indonesia’s Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in straight sets to advance to the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Vietnam Open on Friday.Good luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Vietnam Open semi-finals.

    Good luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Vietnam Open semi-finals.

  • Markis Kido an inspiration for younger players (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Doubles specialist Markis Kido’s fearless attitude on and off the court is an inspiration to rising Indonesian pair Angga Pratama-Rian Agung Saputra.

    Markis has proven that, despite the odds, anything is possible if one puts his heart and mind to achieving success. And Indonesians know what Markis has gone through – battling health problems and also a tiff with the national badminton body – to reach the top.A file picture of Markis Kido (left). He now partners Gideon Markus Fernaldi in the men's doubles.

    And Angga and Rian will be drawing inspiration from Markis’ achievements to defy the odds in search of glory in the ongoing Maybank Malaysian Open.

    Markis, who partnered Hendra Setiawan to win the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, has certainly gone through many ups and downs in his career.

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah, Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Taipei GP finals

    Taipei: Independent men's doubles pair from Malaysia, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah remained on course in the bid to lift their first international title after they advanced to the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix finals on Saturday. Both Hoon/Tan quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in February this year, and are currently playing for a private badminton club called Sports Affairs Academy.Sony Dwi Kuncoro came into the Chinese Taipei GP open rejuvenated. (photo: TaipeiGP)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro came into the Chinese Taipei GP open rejuvenated. (photo: TaipeiGP)

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