• Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to win Australian Open

    Sydney: India's badminton star Saina Nehwal shrugged off dropping the first set against World No. 12 Sun Yu of China on Sunday before hitting back to win 11-21, 21-14, 21-19 to claim her second Australian Open title in Sydney.Saina Nehwal kisses the trophy after winning the Australian Open women's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal kisses the trophy after winning the Australian Open women's singles final. (photo: AFP)

  • China beat Korea 3-1 to win 14th Uber Cup crown

    Kunshan: China's women's team was on a mission to retain the Uber Cup at home after their men's team suffered worst loss in China's Thomas Cup history when they were beaten by Korea in the men's quarter-finals.Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

    Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying emerge Runner-up of Thailand GPG

    Bangkok: Men's doubles top seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia were pushed to the limit by No. 2 seeds from South Koreans Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang in the 2016 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters finals on Saturday they were crowned the champions.

    The Indonesian pair was forced to dig deep to beat the Koreans 12-21, 21-15, 21-12 in a 43 minutes encounter. The win was Ahsan/Setiawan's sixth victory against both Kims in their eight career meetings.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Ratchanok Intanon in Thailand Masters Final

    Bangkok: World No. 13 mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia was in awesome form as they have reached the final of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok on Friday.

    Chan/Goh outclassed Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai of Thailand 21-18, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the semi-finals and will face dark horses Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen of China next.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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)

  • Lee Ying Ying to face Goh Jin Wei in World Junior Championships final

    Lima: Unseeded Malaysian girls' singles shuttler Lee Ying Ying turned in a stellar all-round performance to knock off No. 11 Natsuki Nidaira of Japan in the semi-finals of World Junior Championships on Saturday, winning 21-15, 16-21, 21-14 in 74 minutes in Lima, Peru.Both Lee Ying Ying (left) and Goh Jin Wei are the future of Malaysian badminton. (photo: BWF)

    Both Lee Ying Ying (left) and Goh Jin Wei are the future of Malaysian badminton. (photo: BWF)
  • China win record 10th world junior mixed team championships

    Lima: China won an unprecedented tenth BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships in Lima, Peru on Sunday when they defeated Indonesia 3-0 in the final to put the finishing touches to one of the greatest achievements in world junior badminton history.China has a strong talent pipeline to ensure their continued dominance in badminton.

    China has a strong talent pipeline to ensure their continued dominance in badminton.

  • China too strong for Korea in Asian Juniors (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: China proved once again that they are just too strong for the rest with their continued dominance in the mixed team event at the Asian Junior Championships.

    They beat South Korea 3-0 in the finals on Wednesday, making it their fifth win since the introduction of the event in 2006.

    The Chinese junior shuttlers got off to a perfect start when their mixed doubles pair Huang Kaixiang-Chen Qingchen took only 24 minutes to defeat Koreans Choi Jong-woo-Kim Hyang-im 21-7, 21-12. Goh Jin Wei beat Grace Chua Hui Zhen of Singapore 21-11, 21-19 in the Asian Junior Championships individual event on Feb 19, 2014.

    They then went on to get their second point when Lin Guipu beat Seo Seung-jae 21-11, 21-16 in the boys’ singles.

    China then sealed the deal through their boys’ doubles – Huang Kaixiang-Zheng Siwei beat Kim Jung-ho-Kim Jae-hwan 21-17, 21-19.

  • Malaysia all-out in India Open

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will have no representatives in the final of the India Open GP Gold after both their women’s and mixed pairs crashed out in the semi-finals in Lucknow.

    SEA Games champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei were shown the exit on Saturday by youngsters Yu Xiaohan-Huang Yaqiong of China, losing 18-21, 12-21.

    The Malaysians, who crashed out in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week to new pair Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting of China, had a good start as they led 17-14 in the first game.

    But Vivian-Khe Wei, the world No. 18, succumbed to nerves and surrendered the lead to lose 18-21. Xiaohan-Yaqiong, the world No. 67, then ramped up the pressure to lead 11-3 in the second game before comfortably sealing their place in the final after 40 minutes.

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