• Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to play at 2016 All England

    London: Defending champion Chen Long who will be trying to capture his third All England in four years, has been seeded first for the upcoming 2016 YONEX All England tournament that will be held from March 8 to March 13 at Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, England.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Sony Dwi Kuncoro but Hyderabad Hunters still lose

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Hunters woes continued on Sunday, as the team lost its third-straight tie of the season, falling 3-4 to Chennai Smashers spearheaded by P.V Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

    Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

  • Imogen Bankier of Scotland calls it quits

    Scotland: Scottish doubles specialist Imogen Bankier has retired from international badminton, admitting lack of motivation convinced her the time was right to call it quits.

    The 28-year-old was Scotland's most successful badminton player, and one of only four British players to compete at the London 2012 Olympics, playing mixed doubles alongside Chris Adcock. Imogen Bankier and Chris Adcock defeated Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir in the semi-finals of 2011 World Championships.

    Imogen Bankier and Chris Adcock defeated Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir in the semi-finals of 2011 World Championships.

     

  • 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)

  • World No. 33 men's doubles player Andrew Ellis retires from badminton

    London: One of England's most successful men's doubles shuttler for the past 10 years - Andrew Ellis has retired from the sport, and he has admitted that it was the hardest decision of his life.BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Andrew Ellis the best of luck with his new venture! (photo: Team Derby)

    BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Andrew Ellis the best of luck with his new venture! (photo: Team Derby)

  • Angus Ng Ka Long, Akane Yamaguchi win Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: No. 13 seed Angus Ng Ka Long sent compatriot No. 12 seed Vincent Wong Wing Ki packing in ruthless fashion 21-12, 21-13 to win the Bitburger Open men's single title on Sunday.Congratulations to Angus Ng Ka Long on winning the Bitburger Open.

    Congratulations to Angus Ng Ka Long on winning the Bitburger Open.

  • Chris Adcock hopes National Badminton League will boost badminton

    London: Chris Adcock believes the National Badminton League will inspire more people to take up the sport as he eagerly awaits the start of the new season.

    Adcock, who is from Ravenshead and captains the University of Nottingham’s team, will take his players down to road to face Loughborough Sport on the opening night of the 2015/16 campaign on Monday, November 2.Chris and Gabby Adcock are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

    Chris and Gabby Adcock are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

  • Chris Adcock set for Rio Summer Olympic Games

    London: As Chris Adcock turns his attentions to the biggest prize of all, the badminton ace admits it is the small margins he will be emphasising on the Road to Rio.Chris Adcock & Gabby White are eyeing gold at Rio

    Chris Adcock & Gabby White are eyeing gold at Rio

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei, Chris & Gabby Adcock exit German Open

    Germany: On Saturday, Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei lost to Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari of Indonesia in a 3-set thriller 13-21, 15-21, 18-21 at the German women’s doubles semi-finals.

    The Indonesian pair dominated the 1st set, but Della Destiara Haris seemed to have lost her focus towards the end of the second set to allow Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei to level the match at 1-1.Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari are in the final of German Open

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock to spearhead England's challenge at German Open

    London: A strong English squad heads to the YONEX German Open looking to run into form ahead of next week's All England Championships.

    The event in Mulheim an der Ruhr is the annual precursor to the sport's oldest event, which takes place at the Barclaycard Arena between March 3-8.Good luck to Chris and Gabby Adcock at the German Open

    Good luck to Chris and Gabby Adcock at the German Open

  • European team badminton championships: England beat Netherlands 3-1

    Leuven: England are one step away from their first European Mixed Team Championships final since 2009 after beating the Netherlands in Friday's quarter-finals in Leuven, Belgium.

    After two convincing 5-0 wins in the group stages against Ireland and Belgium respectively on Thursday, head coach Jakob Hoi's team defeated a tough Dutch outfit 3-1 in the last eight.Gabby (back) and Chris Adcock - sweetest couple in the England team (photo: Europe Badminton)

    Gabby (back) and Chris Adcock - sweetest couple in the England team (photo: Europe Badminton)

  • Chris & Gabby Adcock win England national title

    London: After winning her eighth titles with husband Chris Adcock, Gabby Adcock is aiming for Anthony Clark's record 12 English National Championship titles.

    The pair, ranked six in the world, beat Gary Fox and Lauren Smith 21-10 21-13 at the K2, Crawley, on Sunday, to win the mixed doubles title.Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock know each other since teenagers when they are still a junior players in national team.

    Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock know each other since teenagers when they are still a junior players in national team.

  • England Badminton introduce new Elite Coach Programme

    London: GB Badminton have now opened applications for the groundbreaking Elite Coach Programme which will give UKCC Level 3 badminton coaches the opportunity to develop their skills to those required at the very elite end of the sport.

    It will give any aspiring national coaches the opportunity to work first-hand with the GB Badminton World Class Performance Programme, with the objective of developing a depth of elite badminton coaching talent throughout the home nations for the future benefit of the sport.The new coaching program could potentially bring Chris and Gabby Adcock to an entirely new level

    The new coaching program could potentially bring Chris and Gabby Adcock to an entirely new level

  • Chris and Gabby Adcocks win MK Sports Personality

    London: Chris and Gabby Adcock have expressed their delight after winning the MK Sports Personality of the Year award for 2014.

    The mixed doubles duo were presented with their award ahead of Sport MK’s Sports Achiever of the Year event, which was held yesterday (Tuesday) at Shenley Leisure Centre in Milton Keynes.Gabby and Chris Adcocks are the 2014 MK Sports Personality of the Year

    Gabby and Chris Adcocks are the 2014 MK Sports Personality of the Year

  • Gabby and Chris Adcocks at Bitburger Open semi-finals

    Germany: Top seeds Chris and Gabby Adcock have coasted through to Saturday's mixed doubles semi-finals of the Bitburger Open.

    Last year's finalists beat the Russian-Indian partnership of Vladimir Ivanov and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-19 21-9.Chris and Gabby Adcock at the Bitburger Open

    Chris and Gabby Adcock at the Bitburger Open

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock into French Open mixed doubles final

    Paris: England's Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to the final of the French Open after a hard-fought win over Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.The Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

    The Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

  • England's new National Badminton Centre needs another £2m

    London: Badminton England bosses are confident that a £2m shortfall for a new national headquarters will be found.

    There are plans to move the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes two miles away to the National Bowl.There could be a possible delay to the completion of England's new National Badminton Centre

    There could be a possible delay to the completion of England's new National Badminton Centre

  • World Champs Day 2: Pei Jing's bid for revenge falls flat

    Copenhagen: It's been almost a month after losing to Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock 14-21, 16-28 in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mixed team event final partnering Chan Peng Soon. On Tuesday, Lai Pei Jing and her current partner Tan Aik Quan fell short in their revenge against the same England couple.Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

    Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

     

  • Chris Adcock always had potential to succeed

    London: Twenty-four hours after he missed out on one medal at the Commonwealth Games, Chris Adcock bounced back to take the top prize.

    Others might have let defeat affect them, but the badminton player from Ravenshead is made of sterner stuff.

    And he always has been.Chris and Gabby Adcock - An absolutely beautiful couple!

    Chris and Gabby Adcock - An absolutely beautiful couple!

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia beat England to defend mixed teams gold

    Glasgow: On Monday's badminton mixed team event final, Malaysia won their third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the mixed team’s badminton event with a 3-1 win over England in Glasgow.England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

    England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

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