• Viktor Axelsen beats Chou Tien Chen to claim India Open title

    New Delhi: It was third time charm for Viktor Axelsen Denmark at the India Open, when the Dane comfortably defeated Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen in straight games to win his maiden India Open Super Series title in his third attempt on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen bites his gold medal having won the 2017 India Open men's singles title. (Photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen bites his gold medal having won the 2017 India Open men's singles title. (Photo: AFP)

  • Japan stuns China 3-1 at Asia Mixed Team Championship semis

    Ho Chi Minh: Japan enjoyed one of its best days in badminton history on Saturday as they sensationally knocked out powerhouse China 3-1 in the 2017 Asia Mixed Team Championships semi-finals.It's tough to beat Akane Yamaguchi. (photo: AP)

    It's tough to beat Akane Yamaguchi. (photo: AP)

  • 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships: Malaysia lose to China 3-0

    Ho Chi Minh:  Malaysia suffered a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of China in the quarter-finals of 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships on Friday.Loss against Zhang Nan/Chen Qingchen offers valuable learning experience for Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai. (photo: Bernama)

    Loss against Zhang Nan/Chen Qingchen offers valuable learning experience for Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai. (photo: Bernama)

  • Tommy Sugiarto & Busanan Ongbamrungphan win Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Men's singles No. 3 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia was in a class of his own when he needed only 40 minutes to beat local shuttler Kantaphon Wangcharoen  21-17 and 21-11 to claim the Thailand Masters title on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

    Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

  • China strong favorite to win Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Unlike some countries that have decided to send their second tier players to the tournament, China has decided to send its world-class men and women players to the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships that will be held from Feb. 14 to Feb. 19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen are World No. 1 in mixed doubles. (photo: AP)

    Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen are World No. 1 in mixed doubles. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying hold steady at the top of BWF ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for the week of February 2, 2017 showed little changes in the top 10 as Lee Chong Wei and Tai Tzu Ying once again finished first in the men's singles and women's singles category.Lee Chong Wei hangs onto No. 1 at BWF ranking. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei hangs onto No. 1 at BWF ranking. (photo: AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan win BWF World Superseries title

    Dubai: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying whose father is a firefighter in Taiwan, made Taiwanese badminton history Sunday by becoming the first Taiwanese player to ever win two BWF Superseries Finals titles.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for winning the 2016 BWF World Superseries title. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for winning the 2016 BWF World Superseries title. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Carolina Marin to reach Dubai World Superseries Finals semis

    Dubai: A large crowd turned up on Friday to give their support to India's P.V Sindhu as they witnessed the rematch of Rio Olympics women's singles final between Sindhu and Carolina Marin of Spain at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai on Friday.P.V. Sindhu will go into semi-final with alot of confidence after victory over Carolina Marin in the last Group match. (photo: AFP)

    P.V. Sindhu will go into semi-final with alot of confidence after victory over Carolina Marin in the last Group match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

    Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

  • Zhao Jun Peng shocks Chou Tien Chen to win Macau Open

    Macau: China's World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng came into Sunday's Macau Open final full of confidence, unleashing aggressive attacks against the struggling World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to quickly clinch the opening set 21-11.Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

    Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing crash out as Malaysia's campaign ends in Macau Open

    Macau: Malaysia's hope fizzled out after all 3 pairs were defeated in the semifinals of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship held at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Saturday.Lai Pei Jing lies on court after failing to return the match point shot from Tse Ying Suet.

    Lai Pei Jing lies on court after failing to return the match point shot from Tse Ying Suet.

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi win Bitburger Open men's doubles title

    Saarbrucken: Unseeded Malaysian men's doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi capped their run of upsets with the biggest one of all on Sunday, outlasting No. 8 seeds Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-16, 21-18 in 40 minutes to win the 2016 Bitburger Open men's doubles title on Sunday.Ong Yew Sin, Teo Ee Yi, Johannes Schoettler, and Michael Fuchs (from left) are on the podium of the 2016 Bitburger Open.

    Ong Yew Sin, Teo Ee Yi, Johannes Schoettler, and Michael Fuchs (from left) are on the podium of the 2016 Bitburger Open.

  • Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi advance to Bitburger final

    Saarbrucken: World No. 45 men's doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in the semi-finals to barrel through World No. 20 men's pair Chen Hung Ling/Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan in 46 minutes to advance to the 2016 Bitburger Open final.Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are one win away from the 2016 Bitburger Open men's doubles title. (photo: AP)

    Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are one win away from the 2016 Bitburger Open men's doubles title. (photo: AP)

  • China still badminton powerhouse in absence of Chen Long & Lin Dan

    Kuala Lumpur: As Chen Long is taking a long break after winning gold at the Rio Olympics, and the 2008, 2012 Olympic champion Lin Dan preferred to only compete in tournaments held within China in order to stay closer with his wife during her pregnancy, China is showing no signs of slowing down in conquering the world of badminton.Chen Qingchen/Zheng Siwei, He Bingjiao, Shi Yuqi, Qiao Bin are set to make an impact in the world of badminton.

    Chen Qingchen/Zheng Siwei, He Bingjiao, Shi Yuqi, Qiao Bin are set to make an impact in the world of badminton.

  • Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen stage remarkable career comeback to win French Open

    Paris: Who would have thought Carsten Mogensen whom was on the edge between life and death at the end of February could ever play competitive badminton again, let alone winning another Superseries title.Congratulations to Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen for winning the 2016 French Open.

    Congratulations to Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen for winning the 2016 French Open.

  • Lee Hyun-Il beats Angus Ng Ka Long to reach French Open final

    Paris: The 36-year-old former World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Hyun-Il of Korea who has not win a Superseries for a while, stormed into the French Open final after stunning No. 8 seed Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-15 in 39 minutes at the famous Coubertin Court in Paris.Lee Hyun-Il is a highly disciplined badminton player. (photo: AP)

    Lee Hyun-Il is a highly disciplined badminton player. (photo: AP)

  • Akane Yamaguchi & Tai Tzu Ying bow out of French Open

    Paris: Both women's singles finalists of last week's Denmark Open, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan were knocked out of the French Open on Friday.Perhaps Akane Yamaguchi is getting tired after her Denmark Open victory last week. (photo: AP)

    Perhaps Akane Yamaguchi is getting tired after her Denmark Open victory last week. (photo: AP)

  • Malaysian challenge ends after Zulkiffli & Tan/Lai exit French Open

    Paris: Malaysia’s campaign at the 2016 French Open came to a disappointing end with Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing all exiting from the tournament held in Paris on Thursday.Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing need more exposure at higher-level BWF tournament. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing need more exposure at higher-level BWF tournament. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan leads Beijing to win China‚Äôs National Team Championships

    Beijing: World No. 3 and two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan was the hero for team Beijing on Wednesday when he won the third and decisive point of the 2016 China national badminton team championships final against Lin Yuanrui from team Hunan.Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

    Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

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