• Iskandar Zainuddin pulls off great escape to reach Korea Open 2nd round

    Seoul: World No. 28 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in a hard fought match to beat World No. 9 Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-14, 21-17 in 48 minutes to take the Korea Open opener on Wednesday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

  • Needing time to rest, Lee Chong Wei to skip Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who bagged his record sixth Japan Open title on Sunday, has decided to withdraw from Korea Open to give his body extra rest before departing to Europe for the Denmark and France Open in October.Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong knocked out of Japan Open

    Tokyo: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were out of the Japan Open after losing to youngsters from China Huang Kaixiang/Wang Yilyu 23-21, 21-12 in 36 minutes on Thursday.09 23 2016 badminton news goh v shem Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are out of the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)wee kiong

    09 23 2016 badminton news goh v shem Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are out of the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)wee kiong

  • Lee Chong Wei breezes into Japan Open 2nd round

    Tokyo: World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia left the Japan Superseries Open main draw unscratched after opening the tournament with a straight-sets win.Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 under the 11-point system

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) have given serious consideration for implementing the 11 X 5 scoring system recently. BWF is experimenting the new scoring system on selected tournament from September 2016 through to 31 December 2017.  Analysis from these tournaments played will be considered by BWF Council at its Annual General Meeting in May 2018.Hope Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 Olympics.

    Hope Lee Chong Wei could play until 2020 Olympics.

  • Lee Chong Wei wants Hendrawan to stay, denies reports of his net worth

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei hoped the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would renew the contract of men's singles coach Hendrawan that is set to expire by end of this year.Lee Chong Wei takes picture with the reward recipients. (photo: bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei takes picture with the reward recipients. (photo: bernama)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong waste match points to hand Olympic gold to Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan

    By Ian Ransom
    Reio de Janeiro: Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan held firm in a furious men's doubles final on Friday to win the title for China after their Malaysian opponents froze twice when within reach of grabbing their nation's first ever Olympic gold medal.Silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia (from left), gold medallists Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China,  and bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Britain pose on the podium. (photo: Reuters)

    Silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia (from left), gold medallists Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China, and bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Britain pose on the podium. (photo: Reuters)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong set up final clash with Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan at Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: The fast and furious Malaysians Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong pulled off a huge upset after defeating Chinese duo of Chai Biao and Hong Wei to reach the men's doubles final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia shake hands with Chai Biao and Hong Wei (CHN) of China after winning their semi-final match. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia shake hands with Chai Biao and Hong Wei (CHN) of China after winning their semi-final match. (photo: Reuters)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong beat World No. 1 Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong to reach Rio semis

    Rio de Janeiro: Top Malaysian men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stood the pressure to stun world number one pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong from South Korea to qualify for the men's doubles semifinals at the Rio Olympic Games here, yesterday.Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong celebrate winning a men's doubles quarterfinal match against World No. 1 Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong celebrate winning a men's doubles quarterfinal match against World No. 1 Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in quarters, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio de Janeiro: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong highlighted their potential to become a medal contributor to Malaysia in the 2016 Olympics when they stunned World No. 4 Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China to top Group B.Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

  • Rio Olympics: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong in men's doubles quarter-finals

    From David Chelliah

    Rio: Malaysia's men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong booked a berth in the quarterfinals with an easy 21-12, 21-10 win over American's pair Phillip Chew-Sattawat Pongnairat in the second Group B match at the Rio Olympics Games here, Friday.Tan Wee Kiong (L) and Goh V Shem will play Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan in their last group match. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Wee Kiong (L) and Goh V Shem will play Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan in their last group match. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia badminton team is ready for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5, while there are global concerns over whether Rio de Janeiro is ready for the Olympics, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamad Al Amin Abdul Majid has confirmed that the Malaysian shuttlers are all set to play at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tian Houwei crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: After the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long, China's Tian Houwei became the highest seed remaining at Chinese Taipei Open. However, the No. 4 seed Tian was knocked out of the tournament when he slumped to an 18-21, 10-21 defeat by Hong Kong shuttler Vincent Wong Wing Ki in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

    Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

  • Lee Chong Wei on course for 6th Indonesian Open title & World No. 1

    Jakarta: Malaysia badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei edged closer to his sixth Indonesian Open title and the world number one ranking after moving into the quarterfinals in Jakarta today.

    The current world number two will wrest the top spot from China’s Chen Long who is not competing in the tournament, if he moves into the final, while his path to the title also looks clear since his arch rival Lin Dan of China was ousted in the second round by Jonathan Christie of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Denmark beat Malaysia to play Indonesia in Thomas Cup final

    Kunshan: Malaysia’s hopes of advancing to the Thomas Cup final were shattered by Denmark who won a 3-2 thriller in the semi-final at Kunshan Sports Centre, in Kunshan, China on Friday.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia in Thomas Cup quarterfinals after beating Germany 5-0

    Kunshan: Malaysia Thomas Cup team has marched into the quarter-finals of Thomas Cup Finals after Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin delivered the first 3 points in the best of five format on Monday.

    World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei battled through an unexpectedly tough first men's singles match when he needed 40 minutes to beat unheralded Kai Schaefer 21-19, 21-15 on day two in Kunshan, China.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei gets Malaysia off to good start in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia the good start they had hoped for in their Thomas Cup tie against England by beating Toby Penty 21-15, 21-11 Sunday evening. England surprisingly decided to sit out Rajiv Ouseph, the number one ranked male badminton player in England to give him more rest before their next Thomas Cup tie against Korea on Monday.Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

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