• Lee Chong Wei slips to 180th in world badminton rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's ranking had taken a sharp nose dive in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Chong Wei fell 101 spots to world No. 180. However, he is expected to rise up in the rankings starting next week.Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

    Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s doubles players, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, failed to clinch a spot in the final round of the BCA Indonesia Super Series Premier Badminton Open on Saturday after they were defeated by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China in the semifinal round 20-22, 21-18, 15-21.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan lost to Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng at Indonesia Open semis. (photo: Badminton Indonesia)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan lost to Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng at Indonesia Open semis. (photo: Badminton Indonesia)

  • Chen Long in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As one of the qualifying tournaments for next year’s Rio Olympics, this week’s BCA Indonesia Open has been more competitive than its previous editions.Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

    Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin win Australian Open

    Sydney:   World No. 1 Chen Long of China came through a thrilling three-set victory over dark horse Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-12, 14-21, 21-18 to win the Australian Open men's singles title on Sunday.Chen Long was taken to three games before downing Denmark`s Viktor Axelsen to win the Australian Open.

    Chen Long was taken to three games before downing Denmark`s Viktor Axelsen to win the Australian Open.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin in Australian Open final

    Sydney: As expected, world No. 1 Chen Long advanced to the final of Australian Open by defeating compatriot Tian Houwei 21-14, 21-19 in the men’s singles semi-finals on Saturday. Chen Long was tested at the beginning of first set when he was trailing 2-8. Chen recomposed himself  and started to find his rhythm to level the score at 8-8. He then managed to climb his way back to clinch the first set with 21-14. Chen Long has pretty much dominated the second set, saw off a tough fight from fellow teammate Tian Houwei 21-19 to book his place in the final.Chen Long would have a headache in the Australian men's final if Viktor Axelsen continue his strong play on Sunday.

    Chen Long would have a headache in the Australian men's final if Viktor Axelsen continue his strong play on Sunday.

  • Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal aim to defend Australian Open Title

    Sydney: The world’s top badminton players assembled in Sydney this week as the 2015 Australian Open has kicked off under sunny blue skies at Australia on Tuesday.Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

    Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

  • Lee Chong Wei still World No. 46 after Sudirman Cup? It's confusing!

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being able to pull off strong comebacks by defeating world No. 34 Lee Dong Keun, world No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth, and world No. 5 Son Wan Ho at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, it's very confusing to see Lee Chong Wei to still remained at world No. 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

    Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

  • Japan ousts Korea 3-2, to play China in Sudirman Cup final

    Dongguan: In a neck and neck battle at the Sudirman Cup on Saturday, after Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara unexpectedly won an one-sided mixed doubles match against world No. 8 Kim Ha Na/Ko Sung Hyun 21-14, 21-15 in 37 minutes, Japan eliminated 3-time Sudirman Cup champion South Korea 3-2 in the semi-finals, clinching a final berth to clash against China on Sunday.Yoo Yeon-Seong/Lee Yong-Dae (right) have a lot of fans in Dongguan, China

    Yoo Yeon-Seong/Lee Yong-Dae (right) have a lot of fans in Dongguan, China

  • Sudirman Cup: Lee Chong Wei only bright spot as Malaysia bow out 1-3 to Korea

    Dongguan: Malaysia were hoping that history would repeat itself in the Sudirman Cup quarter-finals after they stunned Korea 3-2 in their first tie in Group 1D four days ago. However, Malaysia came up just short on Thursday with a 1-3 loss to three-time champions Korea.Despite loss of Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei has made a brilliant comeback at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

    Despite loss of Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei has made a brilliant comeback at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

  • Lin Dan, Intanon Ratchanok win Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: The five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China successfully defending the Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday. Lin defeated compatriot Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-8 in 50 minutes to retain the title he won last year in South Korea.Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

    Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

  • Chen Long defeats Lin Dan to capture Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: Reigning World champion Chen Long of China overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes to secure the Malaysia Open Superseries men's singles title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old Lin Dan was defeated by Malaysia's badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei in the Malaysia Open in 2012, and failed to capture the title again in the absence of Lee.Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

    Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

  • Down goes Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong in 1st round of All England

    England: In the biggest upset at the 1st round of All England, scrappy Denmark men’s doubles pair Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding played neck and neck with world number one Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong of South Korea, and ultimately shocking the Korean pair 21-16, 21-19 in 49 minutes.Lee Yong Dae (back) and Yoo Yeon Seong suffer 1st round exit at the All England

    Lee Yong Dae (back) and Yoo Yeon Seong suffer 1st round exit at the All England

  • Park Joo-bong - South Korea's badminton legend

    By Kwon Ji-youn
    Long before there was Lee Yong-dae, there was Park Joo-bong.

    Lee may be the current badminton mogul, but Park owns five world championship titles and has conquered 72 international competitions. On the contrary, Lee, his successor, has yet to top the world championship podium.Park Joo-bong is currently the head coach of the Japan national badminton team.

    Park Joo-bong is currently the head coach of the Japan national badminton team.

  • Lessons we can learn from Lee Yong-dae's doping case

    By Nam Hyun-woo

    'Proving intent critical in doping case'

    Seoul: One year before the revelations that Olympic star swimmer Park Tae-hwan had failed a drug test after being injected with a banned substance, Korean gold medalist in badminton, Lee Yong-dae, shocked the nation with a doping scandal of his own.Lee Yong-dae (left) and Park Tae-hwan are among the most popular male athletes in Korea.

    Lee Yong-dae (left) and Park Tae-hwan are among the most popular male athletes in Korea.

  • Jonatan Christie the hero as Musica Champions seal Superliga glory

    Bali: Jonatan Christie held his nerve to deliver the Musica Champions’ third consecutive Djarum Superliga title after defeating Djarum Kudus’ Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in a dramatic fifth match of the Superliga men's team final.

    World No. 82 Jonatan Christie defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa, during a tense clash that ended 14-21, 21-11, 21-18 in Bali and lasted 64 minutes.Well done Musica Champions, but where are Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyun-Il? (photo: PBSI)

    Well done Musica Champions, but where are Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyun-Il? (photo: PBSI)

  • Lee Yong-Dae gives Fajar Alfian advice at Djarum Superliga

    Bali: Indonesian men's doubles shuttler Fajar Alfian earned a rare chance to pair up with none other than the world number one men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae for the tie between Musica Champions and Tonami Japan in the 2015 Djarum Superliga semi-finals on Friday.Lee Yong Dae  praises Fajar Alfian for his performance on Friday (photo: PBSI)

    Lee Yong Dae praises Fajar Alfian for his performance on Friday (photo: PBSI)

  • Lee Yong-Dae joins Purple League’s Muar City as a mentor

    Kuala Lumpur: World number one men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae has joined Muar City in the role of mentor. He would not compete in Purple League, instead, he would be offering advice and sharing experience with the Muar City players.

    Speaking as a mentor, Lee Yong-Dae said Muar City have to improve the quality of their games in order to stay on top of the Purple League ranking before the start of the Champions Challenge in February.Lee Yong-Dae (back row, third right) and other Muar City players (photo: Purple League)

    Lee Yong-Dae (back row, third right) and other Muar City players (photo: Purple League)

  • Lee Yong-dae & Yoo Yeon-seong end the year on a high

    Dubai: Lee Yong-dae, 26, and Yoo Yeon-seong, 28, had a photo taken with the back ground of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest building, to celebrate their victory on Sunday night. The two Korean badminton players smiled brightly with their thumbs up to the 163-story building. They claimed the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries title in men’s doubles at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, which is 20 minutes from the 828-meter tall building by car. Yoo Yeon-seong (left) and Lee Yong-dae take picture in front of Burj Khalifa

    Yoo Yeon-seong (left) and Lee Yong-dae take picture in front of Burj Khalifa

  • Chen Long wins BWF World Superseries title in Dubai

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long of China finished 2014 on a high note by winning the Dubai BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals men's singles title on Sunday, cruising past Denmark shuttler Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-16, 21-10 in 47 minutes.Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

    Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

  • Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

    The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

    Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

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