• Li Xuerui beats defending champion Saina Nehwal in India Open Semis

    New Delhi: The 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui gained another psychological edge against India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday as she recorded a 22-20, 17-21, 21-19 hard fought victory in the India Open semi-finals.China's Li Xuerui celebrates after victory in her women's singles semi-final match against India's Saina Nehwal at the 2016 India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    China's Li Xuerui celebrates after victory in her women's singles semi-final match against India's Saina Nehwal at the 2016 India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan captures sixth All England title

    Birmingham: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan who had won the prestigious All England tournament in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, made history in the modern badminton era by capturing his sixth All England title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on Sunday.Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

    Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

  • Lin Dan overcomes Viktor Axelsen to win Japan Open

    Tokyo: Lin Dan of China has once again proved his reputation as "Super Dan" after he earned a hard fought three-set battle against 21-year-old Viktor Axelsen in the Japan Open final on Sunday.

    Lin Dan got off to a slow start in the first set in which he trailed 3-8 against Viktor Axelsen at one point. Lin then overcame some sloppy errors to eventually win the first set 21-19.Lin Dan thanks Viktor Axelsen for his “best effort” in the final. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan thanks Viktor Axelsen for his “best effort” in the final. (photo: Reuters)

  • Badminton Denmark make U-turn, reinstate players over "cookies war"

    Copenhagen: Denmark’s top men’s doubles pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, women’s doubles pairing of Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen, as well as Pedersen’s mixed doubles partner, Joachim Fischer-Nielsen were dismissed from the country’s national team last month due to sponsorship conflict.Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

    Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

  • 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

  • Denmark vs England in the European Mixed Team Championships final

    Leuven: Denmark and England both earned hard-fought victories on Saturday as they defeated Germany and Russia 3-2 respectively in the European mixed team championships semi-finals, in Leuven, Belgium.Christinna Pedersen (right) & Kamilla Rytter Juhl secure Denmark a spot in the European mixed team championships final. (photo: Europe Badminton)

    Christinna Pedersen (right) & Kamilla Rytter Juhl secure Denmark a spot in the European mixed team championships final. (photo: Europe Badminton)

  • European Badminton Championships Finals

    Kazan, Russia: Denmark - the European badminton powerhouse, made all of the finals of badminton's European Championships in Kazan, Russia on Sunday.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen beat Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the mixed double finals.

    Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen beat Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the mixed double finals.

    The top seed Jan Ø Jorgensen of Denmark was able to live up to his expectation in men’s singles by beating fifth-seeded Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-18, 21-10 in just 33 minutes to take the gold. Ouseph, who won a European bronze four years ago, reeled

  • Nielsen-Pedersen hoping for better luck this time (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: World No. 4 mixed doubles pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark are the in-form pair right now.

    They won the Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur last year before returning to Malaysia in January, where they made the final of the Malaysian Open – losing to China’s Xu Chen-Ma Jin.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a file photo. They beat India’s Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa 21-13, 21-16 in the first round of the All-England.

    Nevertheless, Nielsen-Pedersen have consistently beaten the top Chinese pairs and Indonesia’s reigning world champions Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir.

    But the All-England is one tournament where the Danes have generally never done well – losing in the first round last year and only making the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2012.

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