• The top 10 badminton news of 2015 in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular sports in Malaysia, due to world class star athletes such as Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat have brought a lot of exposure to the sport. Furthermore, large amount of media coverage devoted to badminton also attributed to large-scale expansion of its fan base in Malaysia.Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

    Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Soo Teck Zhi through to Indonesian GPG quarters

    Malang: Both Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soo Teck Zhi of Malaysia were tested at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday.

    With a spot in the quarterfinals at stake, No. 12 seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin pushed No. 8 seed R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India and gave him a worthy fight. Iskandar got out to a huge lead with 12-3 in the third set to eventually push through No. 8 Gurusaidutt, winning 21-14, 17-21, 21-15.Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

    Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

  • Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen advance to Indonesian Masters 2nd round

    Malang: Despite playing two matches in the qualifying round yesterday, Malaysia's young men's doubles Tan Kian Meng-Low Juan Shen who were only playing in their second tournament as a pair has plenty of energy left in the tank, as they dashed past Indonesia's Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto-Afiat Yuris Wirawan 21-11, 21-19 in the first round of Indonesian Masters main draw in Malang on Wednesday.Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

    Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

  • China Open: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan in quarters, Lee/Yoo & Ahsan/Setiawan ousted

    Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan stayed on course for a blockbuster China Open semi-final clash after battling through men's second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

    Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

  • China Open: Lin Dan survives scare as Lee Chong Wei cruises

    Fuzhou: The two-time Olympic champion, and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China recovered from a set down to defeat compatriot Qiao Bin and kept his hope of a China Open crown alive in Fuzhou - while his nemesis Lee Chong Wei needed only 36 minutes to ease into the second round of China Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats P. Kashyap in Denmark opener

    Odense: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia showed few signs of rust on Wednesday as he returned to action after an early exit at Korea Open almost one month ago, beating No. 8 seed Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap 21-14, 21-15 in the first round of the Denmark Open.Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

    Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

  • Kien Keat/Boon Heong advance in Thailand GPG, Ihsan Mustofa ousts Son Wan Ho

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia brushed off the challenge of their younger compatriots Chooi Kah Ming/ Ow Yao Han, strolling into the Thailand Open GPG semi-finals with 21-17, 21-11 victory on Friday.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

  • Thailand Open: Chooi Kah Ming & Ow Yao Han earn hard-fought wins

    Bangkok: Two of the three Malaysian men's doubles pairs had reached the quarter-finals of Thailand Open on Thursday.

    While facing growing pressure from within Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to split up their partnership, the 2009 World Boys' Doubles champions and current World No. 94 Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han put together a stellar performance to upset World No. 25 Wang Yilv and Zhang Wen of China 21-19, 14-21, 21-15 to advance to the quarters of Thailand Open.According to BAM, Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han need to produce satisfactory results in 3 months, or risk being broken up. (photo: Granular)

    According to BAM, Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han need to produce satisfactory results in 3 months, or risk being broken up. (photo: Granular)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying savor sweet revenge over Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Ho Chi Minh City: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and now they have No. 6 seeds Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in their sights at the Vietnam Open.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

  • Chong Wei Feng, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong advance at Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysian men’s singles player Chong Wei Feng battled back from a set down to complete a 19-21, 21-16, 21-18 victory over his South Korean opponent Heo Kwang Hee, reaching the third round of the Vietnam Open on Wednesday. The world No. 39 Malaysian will play veteran from Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh in the third round.Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong breezed into round 2 of Vietnam Open. (photo: BWF)

    Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong breezed into round 2 of Vietnam Open. (photo: BWF)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli advance in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng kicked off his Vietnam Open campaign with a straight-set victory over Chan Yan Kit of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-5 in the men's singles first round on Tuesday. Chong will play South Korean Heo Kwang Hee in the second round.Zulfadli Zulkiffli off to a good start at the Vietnam Open.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli off to a good start at the Vietnam Open.

  • Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal in semis, Chinese women's singles completely wiped out

    Jakarta: Top-ranked Carolina Marin advanced to the World Championships semi-finals Friday noon, beating 7th-seeded Wang Shixian of China 21-17, 21-19.

    The Spaniard showed no sign of the ankle injury she incurred on Thursday and kept her cool even as Wang put her through her paces in the second game.Carolina Marin cruises past Wang Shixian for semi-final place. (photo: Bagus Indahono/EFE)

    Carolina Marin cruises past Wang Shixian for semi-final place. (photo: Bagus Indahono/EFE)

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, P.V Sindhu stun big names

    Jakarta: SEA Games champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Championships history when the Malaysian pair defeated top seeds and world number one pair Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan, 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Thursday.Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

    Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

  • 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.

  • SEA Games: Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, Chong Wei Feng win gold

    Kuala Lumpur: The pair of Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho brighten Malaysian women’s doubles badminton on Tuesday by winning their maiden SEA Games gold medal after edging out compatriots Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 21-18-21-13 in the women's doubles final.Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

    Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

  • SEA Games: Malaysia guaranteed 2 golds & 1 silver (video)

    Singapore: Malaysia is guaranteed 2 gold medals in the men's singles, women's doubles at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, because all participants in the finals hail from Malaysia.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

  • SEA Games: Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying leave fans amazed with exchange of rackets (video)

    Singapore: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advanced to the SEA Games quarter-finals in mixed doubles category on Saturday after they defeated Singapore's Vanessa Neo/ Danny Bawa Chrisnanta 21-18, 21-16 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.The quick thinking move by Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying earns them a point.

    The quick thinking move by Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying earns them a point.

  • Ratchanok Intanon leads Thailand to retain women's team gold at SEA Games

    Singapore: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon made a successful cameo appearance at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday, the world number five leading from the front in a crushing 3-0 victory over Malaysia in the women's team badminton final. With the victory, Thailand successfully retained their title from the 2011 edition. Team events were not contested at the last Games in Myanmar in 2013.Ratchanok Intanon brings back the gold for Thai women at SEA Games.

    Ratchanok Intanon brings back the gold for Thai women at SEA Games.

  • Malaysia men's team ousted from SEA Games, women's team in final

    Singapore: 17-year-old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa scripted a dramatic third men's singles victory, combined with Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama and Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Fernaldi to win the two heart-stopping men's doubles matches as Indonesia's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the SEA Games semi-finals tie against Malaysia in Singapore on Thursday.The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

    The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

  • Goh Jin Wei saves the day for Malaysian women's team at SEA Games

    Singapore: Malaysia's women's badminton team experienced it's own turbulence on Wednesday, as the shuttlers started their SEA Games campaign with two matches down against Vietnam.Never underestimate the heart of young Goh Jin Wei!

    Never underestimate the heart of young Goh Jin Wei!

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