• Lin Dan wins Brasil Open as China sweep all 5 titles

    Rio de Janeiro: Although it was just a Grand Prix tournament, China continued to its show dominance in badminton with another set of exemplary performances as the Chinese produced a clean sweep to win all five titles on offer at the Brasil Open on Sunday.Lin Dan signs autograph for a badminton fan at Rio.

    Lin Dan signs autograph for a badminton fan at Rio.

  • Malaysia's Goh Jin Wei is world’s No. 1 junior badminton player

    Lima: Goh Jin Wei made Malaysian badminton history on Sunday when she defeated compatriot Lee Ying Ying in the final to claim the BWF World Junior badminton girls' singles title on an exciting day of action.Goh Jin Wei, Lee Ying Ying, Moe Araki, and Natsuki Nidaira (from left). (photo: BWF)

    Goh Jin Wei, Lee Ying Ying, Moe Araki, and Natsuki Nidaira (from left). (photo: BWF)

  • Tommy Sugiarto eases through, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying out in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Tommy Sugiarto earned a big boost of momentum with a 21-14, 21-19 victory over unseeded compatriot Ginting Anthony on Saturday at the men's singles semi-finals at Vietnam Open.

    Sugiarto raced to 17-6 in the opening set before he eased past Anthony 21-14 to claim the first set. However, 18-year-old Ginting Anthony provided stiffer resistance in the second set, battled competitively for each and every single point to level the score at 19-19. Sugiarto held his nerve and kept his cool, reeling off the next two points to clinch the second set with 21-19. He will take on South Korean Lee Hyun-Il in the men's final on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Canada Open: Lee Chong Wei, Angus Ng Ka Long to meet in final

    Calgary: The No. 14 seed Lee Chong Wei had to work hard against No. 6 seed Japanese Takuma Ueda on Saturday before booking his place in the Canada Open men's singles final. After going down 16-21 in the first game, the Malaysian shuttler upped the tempo to take the second game 21-10. Lee got out to a huge lead with a 12-2 score in the third set before the Japanese started to close the gap by scoring few points here or there. Playing some aggressive badminton, Lee Chong Wei eventually pushing through to win the third set by routing Takuma Ueda 21-12 to earn a men's singles final berth. The whole match lasted 57 minutes, and it was the third consecutive match that Lee Chong Wei was stretched into a rubber game.Wishing Lee Chong Wei luck in the Canada Open final.

    Wishing Lee Chong Wei luck in the Canada Open final.

  • Lee Hyun-il, Saena Kawakami win New Zealand Open

    Auckland: Despite being 10 years older than his Chinese opponent, the 35 year old former world number one shuttler Lee Hyun-il of South Korea sent a reminder to the young gun Qiao Bin from China, that he is nowhere near close to riding quietly into the sunset when he romped to victory in the men's singles final in just 43 minutes at the New Zealand Open on Sunday.Lee Hyun-il takes home USD$9,000 by winning the New Zealand Open. (photo: New Zealand Open)

    Lee Hyun-il takes home USD$9,000 by winning the New Zealand Open. (photo: New Zealand Open)

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