• Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying withdraw From Malaysia Masters

    Sibu: The 2017 Victor Far East Malaysia Masters Championships dealt another huge blow as Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have withdrawn from the tournament citing Tan Wee Kiong encountered muscle injuries during training sessions.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are aiming for better results in bigger tournaments in 2017. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are aiming for better results in bigger tournaments in 2017. (photo: AP)

  • Carolina Marin sends Hyderabad Hunters to the Premier Badminton League semis

    Bengaluru: Olympic champion Carolina Marin lifted Hyderabad Hunters over Delhi Acers 5-2 on Thursday to qualify for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) semi-finals.

    Going into Thursday's tie, Hyderabad Hunters was ranked fifth on the ranking table, and it needed three points to replace Bengaluru Blasters for a spot in the last four.Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

    Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

  • Carolina Marin seals the win for Hyderabad Hunters in Premier Badminton League

    Bengaluru: In the ongoing Premier Badminton League that was held in Bengaluru on Saturday, Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin defeated Bengaluru Smashers' Ashwini Ponnappa to win the tie in favor of her team.Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

    Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen wrap up 2016 in style

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year of 2016 by claiming the men's doubles title in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen advance to final of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: After showing their grit in a narrow escape against Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China on Friday, playing their rematch in two days, Malaysia's No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong raised their intensity in the semifinal of 2016 Dubai World Superseries finals on Saturday, fighting to control rallies and settling quickly into rhythm to beat the Chinese pair twice in two days with 21-18, 21-16 in 37 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei loses to Viktor Axelsen in Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered his first defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in their tenth career head-to-head meeting at the World Super Series Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei clings on, Carolina Marin exits from Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World number one Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his fifth World Superseries Finals title, bounced back from an unexpected defeat to Son Wan Ho on Wednesday by holding off Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-15, 22-20 in the second Group B match on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and other big names fall at Day 1 of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei suffered a surprise defeat on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals, losing to his first opponent Son Wan Ho of Korea in Group B at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

  • Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are going to Destination Dubai

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite speculation that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei's spot in the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals was in jeopardy after his withdrawal from French Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open, the latest Destination Dubai Rankings published by BWF showed both Lee and the World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were the only Malaysians who have made the cut in the year-ending USD $1 million event.Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

  • Malaysia‚Äôs Hong Kong Open challenge ends after Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Hong Kong: Malaysia's challenge in the Hong Kong Open Superseries ended when all Malaysian shuttlers were knocked out of the quarterfinals held at Hong Kong Coliseum in Kowloon on Friday.Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are playing very well in their recent tournaments. (photo: AP)

    Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are playing very well in their recent tournaments. (photo: AP)

  • Jan Jorgensen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong survive scares to reach Hong Kong Open quarters

    Hong Kong: Denmark’s newly crowned China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen stared defeat right in the face, saving two match points and coming back from a 18-20 deficit to beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the second round of Hong Kong Open on Thursday.Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

    Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to 2nd round of Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Malaysia's men's doubles No. 1 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong eased into the second round of Hong Kong Open after calmly clinched their first round match against Danes Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 21-14 and 21-15 in 41 minutes on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to beat Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng of China in the second round of the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to beat Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng of China in the second round of the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Saina Nehwal crash out of China Open

    Fuzhou: Men's doubles heavyweights and No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia were sent crashing out of the China Open in a 21-19, 16-21, 22-24 defeat to unseeded China's Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong eyeing world No.1 ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: The retirement of World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae of South Korea, and the breakup of Rio Olympic men's doubles champions Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China has created a huge vacuum in men’s doubles that may permit World No. 2 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to seize the opportunity to claim the top spot before end of 2016.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should take the China Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments one match at a time. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should take the China Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments one match at a time. (photo: AP)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli advances, Lee Chong Wei exits French Open

    Paris: World No. 33 men's singles shuttler and former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was the sole Malaysian survivor in the 2016 French Open Super Series Badminton Tournament at Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris.Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win first ever Superseries title at Denmark Open

    Odense: Malaysia's No. 4 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed to the edge by Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet of Thailand in the men's doubles final of Denmark Open before the Malaysians stormed back to win their first ever Superseries title on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong play with strong "mental toughness" to win the 2016 Denmark Open.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong play with strong "mental toughness" to win the 2016 Denmark Open.

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