• Kirsty Gilmour, Chris & Gabby Adcock lead Britain's Olympic badminton team

    London: The Olympic badminton team that Great Britain is sending to Rio will have 8 shuttlers that include 22-year-old Kirsty Gilmour from Scotland, and the husband and wife mixed doubles pair Chris and Gabby Adcock.

    Gilmour who won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two years ago is currently ranked No. 15 in the world.Chris Adcock/Gabby Adcock have a good chance to win an Olympic medal at Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chris Adcock/Gabby Adcock have a good chance to win an Olympic medal at Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tommy Sugiarto, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Rajiv Ouseph lift Delhi Acers to PBL title

    New Delhi: Delhi Acers who was the only team in the entire Premier Badminton League (PBL) which did not lose its Trump Match, were pushed to the limit by Mumbai Rockets before clinching the PBL title by beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a pulsating final encounter that lasted almost four hours on Sunday.Fist pumps: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong won a thrilling men's doubles encounter in PBL finals. (photo: PTI)

    Fist pumps: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong won a thrilling men's doubles encounter in PBL finals. (photo: PTI)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Rajiv Ouseph lift Delhi Acers over Bengaluru Topguns

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi Acers notched up their second consecutive victory in two days as they registered a 5-2 win over Bengaluru Topguns at the Siri Fort Stadium on Friday.Ashwini Ponnappa and Lim Khim Wah are key mixed doubles players for Bengaluru Topguns. (photo: PTI)

    Ashwini Ponnappa and Lim Khim Wah are key mixed doubles players for Bengaluru Topguns. (photo: PTI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Lee Chong Wei for Delhi Acers' first win in PBL

    New Delhi: Tommy Sugiarto showed his fighting spirit with a huge win for hosts Delhi Acers over Hyderabad Hunters’s Lee Chong Wei in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Thursday.Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Kirsty Gilmour loses to Line Kjaersfeldt in Scottish Open final

    Glasgow: The home favorite and top seed Kirsty Gilmour was the overwhelming favorite to win Scottish Open Grand Prix women's singles title, unfortunately her dream of claiming her second Grand Prix crown of the season (Gilmour defeated Karin Schnaase of Germany to win Dutch Open title six weeks ago) was shattered by Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt on Sunday.Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

    Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

  • Lee Chong Wei eases into US Open semi-finals

    New York: Despite declining in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings to No. 180, Lee Chong Wei was aiming to continue the quest for his first title of the year at US Open.

    Regardless of the ranking, Lee Chong Wei is one of the greatest badminton players of our time.

    Regardless of the ranking, Lee Chong Wei is one of the greatest badminton players of our time.

  • Team Derby win National Badminton League (NBL) champions

    London: Rajiv Ouseph led Team Derby to a 3-2 win over Loughborough in the first National Badminton League Finals Day.

    Karin Schnaase beat Linda Zetchiri in the final game to hand Derby the title.National Badminton League (NBL) was a great boost to badminton in England.

    National Badminton League (NBL) was a great boost to badminton in England.

  • England's Rajiv Ouseph focuses on All England bid

    London: Hounslow's Rajiv Ouseph admits consistency will be the name of the game as he leads the charge for Britain in the men’s singles at next week’s YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham.

    The 28-year-old has enjoyed a solid start to the year results wise, with victory in the Swedish Masters last month before earning silver as part of the England squad at the European Mixed Team Championships.Wish Rajiv Ouseph a good outing at the 2015 All England

    Wish Rajiv Ouseph a good outing at the 2015 All England

  • European team badminton championships: England beat Netherlands 3-1

    Leuven: England are one step away from their first European Mixed Team Championships final since 2009 after beating the Netherlands in Friday's quarter-finals in Leuven, Belgium.

    After two convincing 5-0 wins in the group stages against Ireland and Belgium respectively on Thursday, head coach Jakob Hoi's team defeated a tough Dutch outfit 3-1 in the last eight.Gabby (back) and Chris Adcock - sweetest couple in the England team (photo: Europe Badminton)

    Gabby (back) and Chris Adcock - sweetest couple in the England team (photo: Europe Badminton)

  • England's National Badminton League: Surrey Smashers beat Team Derby 5-0

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    London: Team Derby were left shell-shocked after a 5-0 hammering by Surrey Smashers left their National Badminton League play-off hopes in the balance.

    Bitterly disappointed coach Donna Kellogg says Derby probably now have to win their last two matches – and win them well – to keep their chances of a top-four finish alive.Rajiv Ouseph (left) congratulates Carl Baxter on his surprise victory.

    Rajiv Ouseph (left) congratulates Carl Baxter on his surprise victory.

  • World Champs Day 2: Chong Wei Feng Ousted

    Copenhagen: Malaysia’s second men’s singles -  Chong Wei Feng suffered a devastating first round exit on day 2 of badminton World Championships at Copenhagen.

    The 16th seed Malaysian wasted a six-point lead in the second set and a five-point advantage in the rubber game for a 21-17, 22-24, 16-21 defeat to England's Rajiv Ouseph in 65 minutes.Chong Wei Feng (yellow) vs Rajiv Ouseph

    Chong Wei Feng (yellow) vs Rajiv Ouseph

  • Glasgow 2014: It's now or never for Wei Feng and Daren Liew

    Glasgow: So, who's the favorite to win the badminton men's singles title at XX Commonwealth Games after Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal? Really, there is none. Or there are about 4 to 6 players, depending on your viewpoint.Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng have to step up in Glasgow after losing Lee Chong Wei

    Daren Liew (left) and Chong Wei Feng have to step up in Glasgow after losing Lee Chong Wei

  • 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

  • Europeans to shine once more: Ouseph (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: England's Rajiv Ouseph believes that European singles players are slowly but surely catching up with their Asian counterparts.

    While Europe has always provided a strong challenge in the doubles events, it is the men’s singles that has always been lacking since the glory days of Denmark’s Peter Gade.The Commonwealth Games silver medallist will be severely tested when he faces rising Japanese star Kento Momota in the second round.

    But Ouseph, who defeated Gade in the first round of the All-England two years ago, believes that the European men are definitely on their way back up once more.

    This was after the lanky 27-year-old fought to a superb win over China’s world No. 7 Du Pengyu in the first round of the All-England on Wednesday.

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