• Chen Long, Wang Yihan win Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Despite playing against home-country favorite Chou Tien Chen, Chen Long held on to tame Chou 15-21, 21-9, 21-6 and clinched the Chinese Taipei Open men's title on Sunday.Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Yong-dae leads Korea to win mixed team gold at Universiade

    Gwangju: South Korea won the mixed team gold medal in badminton at the Universiade on Wednesday.South Korean badminton players Lee Yong-dae (L) and Ko Sung-hyun celebrate their gold medal in the mixed team event with a victory over China at the Summer Universiade in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, on July 8, 2015. (Yonhap)

    South Korean badminton players Lee Yong-dae (L) and Ko Sung-hyun celebrate their gold medal in the mixed team event with a victory over China at the Summer Universiade in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, on July 8, 2015. (Yonhap)

  • Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon win Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Japanese rising star shuttler Kento Momota upstaged Denmark's defending champion and third seed Jan O. Jorgensen in the men's singles final, while Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon clinched the women's singles title at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier on Sunday.Kento Momota makes big strides with Indonesian Open title.

    Kento Momota makes big strides with Indonesian Open title.

  • Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel plays only team event at Asiad

    Incheon: The reigning men's doubles world champion - Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel will not be playing in the men's doubles event at the Asian Games, but the pair has promised to give their best for Korea in the team competition.Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel stuns Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the World Championships final

    Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-choel stuns Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the World Championships final

  • World Champs run ends for Hoon Thien How/Tan Wee Kiong

    Copenhagen: The sole men's doubles representative of Malaysia, Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong crashed out in the quarter-finals of World Championships to 12th seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea 18-21, 13-21 on Friday at the Bellarup Super Arena.Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

    Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

  • Another shot at glory for Hiroyuki-Kenichi (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: After falling short in the final last year, Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa made sure they gave themselves another shot at winning the prestigious All-England badminton championships.

    Last year, Endo-Hayakawa made a superb run to the final only to lose to China’s Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan.Last year's losing All-England finalists Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa will try to go one better when they take on Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in the men's doubles final on Sunday.

    Last year's losing All-England finalists Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa will try to go one better when they take on Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan in the men's doubles final on Sunday.

    On Saturday, world No.2 Endo-Hayakawa nearly missed the ticket to the final as they fell behind against a fiery onslaught by South Korea’s Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol.

    The second seeds however regained their composure to pummel the Koreans for a 16-21, 21-17, 21-13 win.

    It was just rewards for the ever-consistent Endo-Hayakawa who have been ranked in the top four for the past two years.

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