• Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long gold medal match most-watched Rio Olympic event in China

    Beijing: Most people think the Olympics are just about basketball, swimming, track, gymnastics and the other more popular sports. However, in the 2016 Rio Olympics, badminton has become arguably the most popular Olympic sport in China, in terms of the TV ratings.Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei turns his focus to 2017 World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: The World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei along with Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying were presented with cash incentives by the Penang government on Thursday for their outstanding performances at the Rio Olympics.Cogratulations to Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon, and Goh Liu Ying for the well deserved incentives. (photo: Ke Ooi)

    Cogratulations to Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon, and Goh Liu Ying for the well deserved incentives. (photo: Ke Ooi)

  • Liliyana Natsir & Debby Susanto are retiring from the Indonesian team

    Jakarta: Indonesian duo Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad who have brought Indonesia the mixed doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are about to split-up.Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

    Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

  • Yu Yang officially retires from badminton (gif)

    Beijing: Yu Yang, who won the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's doubles gold medal together with Du Jing, but was one of the eight players who were disqualified from the London Games for match throwing, wrote on her social media site Thursday that she has decided to quit the sport.Yu Yang argues with her coaches at Rio Olympics.

    Yu Yang argues with her coaches at Rio Olympics.

  • Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan break Up (gif)

    Kuala Lumpur: Just one day after Zhang Nan and Fu Haifeng of China defeated Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia to win the Olympic men's double title, Zhang Nan's girl friend of six years - Zhao Yunlei, posted a message on her personal social media page admitted the couple has ended their relationship prior to the Rio Olympics.Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan split.

    Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan split.

  • Chen Long wins Olympic gold, Lee Chong Wei deserves great respect!

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei once again had to settle for Olympic silver after he lost to World No. 2 Chen Long in the Rio Olympic final on Saturday.

    Lee seemed a little bit tense in the beginning of first set, allowing Chen Long to open up a 4-0 lead before Lee found his rhythm to reverse the lead at 5-4.Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Viktor Axelson (from left). (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Viktor Axelson (from left). (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in three-set epic

    Rio de Janeiro: At last, the most anticipated epic battle between World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China on Friday has proven to be yet another all-time classic in the history of Olympic men's singles semi-final.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: P.V Sindhu cruises to set up final showdown with Carolina Marin

    Rio de Janeiro: India's No. 9 seed P.V Sindhu continued her Cinderella run at the Rio Olympics semi-finals, beating No. 6 seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 on Thursday to guarantee of at least a silver medal for India.Wish P.V Sindhu best of luck in the women's singles final at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Wish P.V Sindhu best of luck in the women's singles final at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi win Japan’s first-ever badminton gold

    Rio de Janeiro: Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi produced one of the finest three-set comebacks in Olympic memory to win the first badminton Olympic gold medal for Japan on Thursday.Congratulations to Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi for winning the 2016 Rio Olympic women's doubles gold medal. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi for winning the 2016 Rio Olympic women's doubles gold medal. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir win mixed doubles gold

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio Olympic Badminton saw the completion of one of its five medal events on Wednesday. In the Mixed Doubles finals, Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir have taken gold against Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia.2016 Rio Olympic Silver medalists (from left), Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia, gold medalists, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia and bronze medalists Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao of China. (photo: AFP)

    2016 Rio Olympic Silver medalists (from left), Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia, gold medalists, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia and bronze medalists Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao of China. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to battle for spot in Olympic final

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and 2-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China will meet for a 37th time, this time with a spot in the 2016 Olympic final on the line.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

  • Rio 2016: Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in mixed doubles final

    Rio de Janeiro: After beating Robert Mateusiak-Nadiezda Zieba of Poland in the quarterfinals with 21-17, 21-10, Malaysian mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying has worked hard to ensure at least a silver medal for Malaysia when they reached the mixed doubles final on Monday.Best of luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Olympic final. (photo: AFP)

    Best of luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Olympic final. (photo: AFP)

  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: The London Olympics bronze medallist and world No. 5 Saina Nehwal's Rio Olympics journey has come to a shocking end on Sunday, with the Indian shuttler losing to Ukraine's Marija Ulitina in straight games.Saina Nehwal's right knee was heavily taped on Sunday. (photo: AP)

    Saina Nehwal's right knee was heavily taped on Sunday. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances to quarterfinals at Rio 2016 Olympics

    From David Chelliah

    Rio de Janeiro: Untested Datuk Lee Chong Wei enroute to his final bid for the gold medal began at the Rio Olympic Games when he breezed through into the quarterfinals here Sunday.Lee Chong Wei will play his quarterfinal match next Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei will play his quarterfinal match next Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan digs deep to beat Vladimir Malkov in Rio

    Rio: Two time Olympic champion in the badminton men's singles event, Lin Dan, was given a thorough work out by his Russian opponent Vladimir Malkov at the Rio Olympics.Lin Dan shakes hand with Vladimir Malkov after beating the Russian 21-18, 21-7 at the opener. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Vladimir Malkov after beating the Russian 21-18, 21-7 at the opener. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei rolls on to win an easy opener in Rio

    From David Chelliah

    Rio: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei made short work of his opponent in his bid to win the country's first ever Olympic gold medal with an effortless win in a Group A match at Pavilion 4, Riocentro here today.Lee Chong Wei beats Suriname's Surin Opti 21-2, 21-3 in Rio on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Suriname's Surin Opti 21-2, 21-3 in Rio on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan eyeing another Olympic gold medal

    Rio: Lin Dan and the Chinese badminton team have finally arrived at the Olympic village in Rio after spending last 10 days in Sao Paulo.

    However, Lin Dan is braced for a tough defence of his gold medal as he bids to create an unprecedented record in the history of badminton, which is to capture his third Olympic gold in Rio.Lin Dan arrives at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.

    Lin Dan arrives at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.

  • Around the China badminton training camp in Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro: With the Olympic badminton events kicking off just four days (August 11, Brazil time) from today, players from badminton powerhouse China are sharing some serious and light moments during their training sessions in Sao Paulo.Li Xuerui, Cheng Long in Sao Paulo.

    Li Xuerui, Cheng Long in Sao Paulo.

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