• 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

  • 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

  • Korean Open: Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong serves up sweet revenge

    Jeonju City: World number one men's doubles pair Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon-Seong from South Korea maintained their scintillating form at the Korea Grand Prix final as they exacted sweet revenge on team-mates Ko Sung-Hyun and Shin Baek-Cheol with a 21-18 21-19 victory in 50 minutes on Sunday. Ko Sung-Hyun and Shin Baek-Cheol won their last encounters in the World Championships, where they rallied from one set deficit to upset fellow countrymen Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the pulsating 79-minute World Championships final.2014 is a great year for Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong

    2014 is a great year for Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong

  • Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong ready for Asiad

    Incheon: South Korea have never had any shortage of men's doubles talent, starting with Park Joo-bong and Kim Moon-soo in the 90's, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics gold medalist was one of the badminton's most formidable men's doubles of all time; followed by Ha Tae-kwon and Kim Dong-moon (2004 Athens Olympics Gold medalist), Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung in the 2000's; Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung from 2007 to 2012; and now, the Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong pair has risen to world number one in BWF ranking despite being together in less than a year.Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are the dynamic duo for Korea men's doubles

    Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are the dynamic duo for Korea men's doubles

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How falters

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How failed to gain revenge in Sydney as they were crushed by world number two Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-14, 21-16 in the men’s doubles semi-finals in 47 minutes. In last month's Thomas Cup Group C tie against Korea, Tan-Hoon lost to the Korean pair 19-21, 19-21.

     

    "The Korean played a lot of high quality shots today. We gave our best, it's just so hard to score a single point from the Korean," said Boon Heong.

     Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    "This is the second tournament for Thien How and I playing as a pair, even though we reached semi-final, but I am not satisfy with the result. We came so close from reaching the final to earn a shot of becoming the men's doubles champion at Australia," said the disappointed Boon Heong.

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

    Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

     

    On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

  • Australia Open: Three Malaysian pairs march into quarter finals

    Sydney: Malaysia's scratch pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong continued their impressive run at the Australian Open badminton championships to stun sixth seeds Markis Kido-Gideon Markus Fernaldi of Indonesia 19-21, 21-11, 21-12 in 33 minutes to reach the quarter-finals in Sydney on Thursday. They will play Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea who are eyeing their third back to back Superseries titles.Post match interview: Yoo Yeon Seong-Lee Yong Dae (left) and Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata

    Post match interview: Yoo Yeon Seong-Lee Yong Dae (left) and Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata

    The Korean who won Japan Open two weeks ago and Indonesia Open last week overcame a tight match against Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata of Japan 21-18, 20-22, 21-12 in the second round.

  • Indonesia Open Final Results

    Jakarta: On Sunday, Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen defeated Kenichi Tago to win the men’s singles title.

    In the women's singles final, world number one Li Xuerui of China defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-13, 21-13 in 37 minutes to win the title.Lee Yong dae- Yoo Yeon-seong has become the dominant force in men's doubles

    Lee Yong dae- Yoo Yeon-seong has become the dominant force in men's doubles

  • Yong-dae the accidental badminton hero (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: As a young boy, Lee Yong-dae of South Korea picked up badminton in a bid to lose weight.

    Not only did he go on to shed some kilos, but the 25-year-old also grew to become one of the heavyweights in the doubles event.

    In fact, he is one of the most admired players in the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.The Korean mixed doubles pair Lee Yong-dae (right) and Shin Seung-chan in action in the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Jan 15, 2014. Yond-dae's primary objective this year is to do well in the Asian Games.

    And the Olympic Games gold medallist says he owes it all to his mother.

    “I was quite chubby when I was eight years old and my mother signed me up with a badminton club so that I could lose weight,” he said with a smile.

    “Within a year, I lost some pounds... I can’t remember how many kilos but I decided to stop as my mission was accomplished.

  • Yoo Yeon-Seong marries girlfriend Eriko Tsuchiya

    Seoul: World number one men's doubles player Yoo Yeon-Seong of South Korea tied the knot with his wife Eriko Tsuchiya of Japan citizen on Feb 7.Congratulations to Yoo Yeon-Seong and Eriko Tsuchiya (photo: Yoo Yeon-Seong's FB)

    Congratulations to Yoo Yeon-Seong and Eriko Tsuchiya (photo: Yoo Yeon-Seong's FB)

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