• Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Lee Yong-dae is back in action at Korea National Sports Festival

    Asan: Not long after South Korea ace and World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-dae retired from the Korean national team following his victory at the Korea Open, Lee has returned to badminton court once again.Badminton fans miss you a lot, Lee Yong-dae! (photo: Twitter)

    Badminton fans miss you a lot, Lee Yong-dae! (photo: Twitter)

  • Lee Yong Dae ends career on high note

    Seoul: The 28-year-old Lee Yong-dae of Korea, one of the most decorated doubles player in the last decade, has officially retired from international badminton following his Korea Open victory on Sunday.We will miss Lee Yong Dae (right) as well as Yoo Yeon-Seong very much. Good luck and best wishes! (photo: Newsis)

    We will miss Lee Yong Dae (right) as well as Yoo Yeon-Seong very much. Good luck and best wishes! (photo: Newsis)

  • Korea Open: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in semis

    Seoul: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia have moved into the Korea Open semi-finals after the Rio Olympics silver medalists seeing off No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China 21-18, 21-13 in 32 minutes.Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying best of luck in the Korea Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying best of luck in the Korea Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins record sixth Japan Open title

    Tokyo: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has become the first player to win six titles at the Japan Open Superseries. The top-seeded Malaysian fought back from dropping the second set to beat third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-18, 15-21, 21-16 in the men's singles final in 70 minutes.Lee Chong Wei celebrates his 6th Japan Open title in Tokyo. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei celebrates his 6th Japan Open title in Tokyo. (photo: AFP)

  • Shin Baek Cheol dropped from Korean national team

    Seoul: Shin Baek Cheol who partnered Ko Sung Hyun to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the history of badminton World Championship final by defeating their compatriots, World No. 1 men's pair Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong 22-20, 21-23, 21-18 to win the world title in 2014, is no longer part of the Korean national team.Shin Baek Cheol (right) is very unfortunate to be part of the Korean team that has too many talented doubles players. (photo: AFP)

    Shin Baek Cheol (right) is very unfortunate to be part of the Korean team that has too many talented doubles players. (photo: AFP)

  • Ko Sung-hyun/Kim Ha-na are eyeing Olympic gold

    Seoul: At the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, the world No. 1-ranked men's badminton tandem of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are considered the biggest medal hope for South Korea. But they are not the only pair that the country is counting on for a medal.

    Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na are ranked No. 2 in the mixed doubles. They have been gearing up for the Rio Games well, winning five tournaments last year and also triumphing at the German Open in March and the Singapore Open in April. The two finished runners-up at the Indonesia Open last week, but in the semifinals they beat the top-ranked Chinese pair of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na need to beat mixed doubles pairs from China and Indonesia in order to win Olympic gold.

    Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na need to beat mixed doubles pairs from China and Indonesia in order to win Olympic gold.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win New Zealand Open title

    Auckland: Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying overcame resilient Zheng Siwei and Li Yinhui of China to clinch the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open mixed doubles titles on Sunday.Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

    Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying take revenge on top seeds to make NZ Open final

    Auckland: An inspired Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fought back from a set down to defeat the World No. 4 Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea 21-19, 10-21, 24-22 in 68 minutes and progressed through to the mixed doubles final of the New Zealand Open badminton championships on Saturday.

    The victory also helped Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying gained revenge against the Korean duo after their two consecutive defeats to the Koreans with the latest came at the first round of All-England two weeks ago. Chan/Goh will play Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui of China for the mixed doubles title on Sunday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

  • Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, Soo Teck Zhi storm into NZ Open semis

    Auckland: Mixed doubles No. 3 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying guaranteed their places in the last four of the 2016 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton with a straight-sets win over Indonesia's Hafiz Faisal/Shella Devi Aulia on Friday.It's time for Soo Teck Zhi to step up to the plate with confidence at New Zealand Open. (photo: Getty Images)

    It's time for Soo Teck Zhi to step up to the plate with confidence at New Zealand Open. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in New Zealand Open second round

    Auckland: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying made a resounding start to their New Zealand Open campaign when they put up a spirited fightback, coming from 15-20 to storm past Chang Ko-chi/Chang Hsin-tien of Taiwan 22-20 in the first set of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Wednesday. The Taiwanese pair appeared demoralized in the second set, and Chan/Goh wasted no time to produce a thrilling performance to notch up a 21-15 win in the second set.03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

    03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

  • Lin Dan foils Chou Tien Chen fightback to win German Open

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China was taking on 26-year-old Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen in the German Open finals at the RWE Sporthalle stadium in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany on Sunday.Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen pose for pictures after their Men's Singles Final match at the German Open. (photo: badminton.de)

    Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen pose for pictures after their Men's Singles Final match at the German Open. (photo: badminton.de)

  • Lin Dan to meet Chou Tien Chen in German Open final

    Mulheim: World No. 5 Lin Dan will face Chou Tien Chen in a German Open final for the first time on Sunday at Mulheim, Germany.

    The two time Olympic Champion Lin Dan held off the challenge from Son Wan Ho of Korea, winning 21-12, 21-13 to reach the German Open final on Saturday.Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

    Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

  • Lin Dan, Jan O Jorgensen reach German Open semifinals

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China and Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen stayed on course for the men's singles final clash after they both advanced to the men's singles semi-finals at German Open on Friday."Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

    "Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

  • Lee Yong-Dae & Ko Sung-Hyun to skip China Badminton Super League

    Guangzhou: Two high-profile men's doubles players from Korea, Lee Yong-Dae and Ko Sung-Hyun who originally planned to join Guangzhou Yueyu Badminton Club for the 2015/2016 China Badminton Super League season, have ended their season in China to reduce the likelihood of conflict for their preparation of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Lee Yong-Dae greets the fans during China Badminton Super League in Huizhou. (photo: ossports)

    Lee Yong-Dae greets the fans during China Badminton Super League in Huizhou. (photo: ossports)

  • Kento Momota, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: No. 2 seed Kento Momota brought Viktor Axelsen's great run at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals to an end by clinching the men's singles title in Dubai on Sunday.Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

    Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Carolina Marin in semis

    Dubai: Having already qualified for the BWF Dubai Superseries Finals semifinals, some might have thought that World No.1 Chen Long would take it easy against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.Chen Long shakes hands with  Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

    Chen Long shakes hands with Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Minatsu Mitani to win Macau Open title

    Macau: India's P.V Sindhu put a magnificent finishing  touch to her 2015 season by beating Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to win her third consecutive Macau Open title on Sunday.Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

    Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

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