• Malaysian challenge ends after Zulkiffli & Tan/Lai exit French Open

    Paris: Malaysia’s campaign at the 2016 French Open came to a disappointing end with Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing all exiting from the tournament held in Paris on Thursday.Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing need more exposure at higher-level BWF tournament. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing need more exposure at higher-level BWF tournament. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win first ever Superseries title at Denmark Open

    Odense: Malaysia's No. 4 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed to the edge by Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet of Thailand in the men's doubles final of Denmark Open before the Malaysians stormed back to win their first ever Superseries title on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong play with strong "mental toughness" to win the 2016 Denmark Open.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong play with strong "mental toughness" to win the 2016 Denmark Open.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong reach Denmark Open final

    Odense: Malaysia's No. 4 seeds men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong became the only Malaysian shuttlers to reach Denmark Open final following quarter-final loss of men's singles No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei on Friday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are on course for their first ever Superseries title at the 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are on course for their first ever Superseries title at the 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)

  • Whether the Korea Open champion - Qiao Bin is 23 or 26 years old

    Kuala Lumpur: China's World No. 41 Qiao Bin who pulled off a huge upset by defeating World No. 8 Son Wan Ho of Korea to capture his first career Superseries title in a 21-11, 21-23, 21-7 three-set thriller on Sunday served as a big surprise to many badminton fans around the world.Qiao Bin was listed as being born in 20, January, 1990. (photo: Qingdao Capital Airlines Badminton Club)

    Qiao Bin was listed as being born in 20, January, 1990. (photo: Qingdao Capital Airlines Badminton Club)

  • Lee Hyun Il beats Jan Jorgensen to reach Korea Open quarters

    Seoul: The 36-year-old Lee Hyun Il of Korea still going strong these days, when he fought back and ultimately won the Korea Open men's singles second round match against No. 3 seed Jan Jorgensen of Denmark.Lee Hyun Il never gets old. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Hyun Il never gets old. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei enters Japan Open semi-final

    Tokyo: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei strolled into the semi-finals of the Japan Open with a dominant straight-sets victory over Shi Yuqi of China at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Friday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Great Wall crumbles as Korea beat China 3-1 in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: The home crowd was left stunned at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday night when badminton powerhouse China's domination in badminton suffered a heart-breaker after Korea pulled off a huge upset to beat China 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup.Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia squeezes past Korea 3-2 in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: The selection of Chong Wei Feng for a roster spot in the 2016 Malaysia Thomas Cup team was a controversial one, but his track record in team event and his performance on Tuesday proved Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has made a right move in picking him over former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli.Iskandar Zulkarnain shakes hand with Lee Dong Keun after the match on Tuesday.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain shakes hand with Lee Dong Keun after the match on Tuesday.

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Ratchanok Intanon win Singapore Open

    Singapore: World No. 56 Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia who won the Singapore Open title in 2010, continued his fairytale run at the Singapore Open as the unseeded Indonesian knocked out World No. 10 South Korean Son Wan-Ho by winning the men’s singles title on Sunday and it was his first Super Series title in six years.Congratulations to Sony Dwi Kuncoro for winning the 2016 Singapore Open. (photo: AFP/Mohd)

    Congratulations to Sony Dwi Kuncoro for winning the 2016 Singapore Open. (photo: AFP/Mohd)

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro holds nerve to stun Lin Dan in Singapore

    Singapore: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan was dumped out by the veteran from Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro on a day when men's doubles and mixed doubles No. 1 seeds were also sent packing at the Singapore Open semi-finals.

    The Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan looked sluggish in the opening game as Kuncoro crossed the finish line with a 21-10 easy win.

    Lin Dan fought back while trailing 9-10 to win the second set 21-17 and forced a decider.Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia drops to his knees as he defeats Lin Dan in the Singapore Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia drops to his knees as he defeats Lin Dan in the Singapore Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia's sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Superb comeback by Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Despite dropping a set, Malaysia's No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stormed away in a 3-set thriller against World number 12, Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark with a brilliant display of shot making at the Siri Fort Complex, New Delhi, before reaching the India Open semi-finals on Friday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong beats Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding at the 2016 India Open in New Delhi. (photo: GettyImages)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong beats Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding at the 2016 India Open in New Delhi. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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)

  • Daren Liew off to good start in New Zealand

    Auckland: Tuesday was a good day for the former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) player Daren Liew. The 2012 French Open men's singles winner needed only 34 minutes to outclass Taiwan’s Liu Wei-chi 21-17, 21-13 in the first round at the New Zealand Open in Auckland.Daren Liew looking to rejuvenate his career with fresh start in New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew looking to rejuvenate his career with fresh start in New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei make Thailand GPG semis

    Kuala Lumpur: It was mixed fortunes for the Malaysia team on Thursday at the ongoing Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships held at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Malaysia's campaign in the men's doubles ended on a disappointing note after both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong fizzled out in quarter-finals.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

  • Muar City blow out Kajang 15-2 in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite the absence of their top men's singles player Lee Hyun Il, the best team in Malaysia Purple League - Muar City extended their winning streak to 6-0 after beating Kajang 15-2 on Saturday.Tan Chun Seang plays a crucial role in the Muar City team. (photo: Muar City)

    Tan Chun Seang plays a crucial role in the Muar City team. (photo: Muar City)

  • Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to face off in much anticipated China Open semis

    Fuzhou: For the 35th time in their storied rivalry, the top two greatest badminton players of our era will cross swords in a highly anticipated China Open semi-finals on Saturday. For Lee Chong Wei, it is an opportunity for him to end his five-match losing streak against Lin Dan since March 2012 at All England. The last time Lee defeated Lin was at the Korea Open in Jan 2012.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan book mouthwatering clash in China Open semis.(photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan book mouthwatering clash in China Open semis.(photo: AFP)
  • Lee Hyun Il, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na in Korea Masters final

    Jeonju City: In a scintillating display of badminton, 35-year-old Korean Lee Hyun Il turned back the clock to defeat his 20-year-old compatriot Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-12, 24-22 in men's semi-finals at the Korea Masters on Saturday.Ko Sung Hyun (left) and Kim Ha Na's strong surge in the second half of 2015 has been amazing.

    Ko Sung Hyun (left) and Kim Ha Na's strong surge in the second half of 2015 has been amazing.

  • Lee Yong Dae pulls out of Korea Masters with neck injury

    Jeonju City: World No. 1 men's pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong shocked the crowd in Jeonju Indoor Badminton Court on Friday afternoon when the pair withdrew from the men's doubles quarter-finals final of the Korea Masters, after Lee Yong Dae suffered a neck injury when they were leading 11-10 in the first set against Taiwan's Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang.Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

    Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

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