• 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.

  • Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng knocked out in Korea Masters 1st round

    Jeonju City: Lai Pei Jing who started her bid for the mixed doubles title with new partner Tan Kian Meng at Korea Masters, has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Korean mixed doubles pair Kim Duk Young/Go Ah Ra on Tuesday.Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

    Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

  • Hong Kong Open draw: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long placed in same half

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, and two-time world champion Chen Long were all placed in the same section of the Hong Kong Open draw that was released on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

    Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

  • Kien Keat/Boon Heong advance in Thailand GPG, Ihsan Mustofa ousts Son Wan Ho

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia brushed off the challenge of their younger compatriots Chooi Kah Ming/ Ow Yao Han, strolling into the Thailand Open GPG semi-finals with 21-17, 21-11 victory on Friday.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

  • Korea Open: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong ousted, Chen Long advances

    Seoul: Both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who were born on the same day and of the same month, couldn't add to their birthday celebrations with a victory on Friday at Korea Open, after losing their men's doubles quarter-finals match against No. 4 seeds Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan 16-21, 12-21 in 32 minutes.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long.

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long.

  • Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong advance, Lin Dan exits Korea Open

    Seoul: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong were in sizzling forms when they dashed past No. 5 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China 21-14, 21-12 to glide into the quarter-finals of Korea Open on Thursday. However, a stern test awaits them in the quarter-finals, as the Malaysians are going to face fourth seeds Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan next.Son Wan Ho upsets Lin Dan at Korea Open. (photo: BWF)

    Son Wan Ho upsets Lin Dan at Korea Open. (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei books quarter-final clash with Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will face off in a Friday quarter-final against world No. 1 Chen Long, whom he lost to in last year's World Championship final at Copenhagen.

    In his first match on Thursday, the unseeded Lee Chong Wei produced a solid performance against tenth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by winning the first set with 21-12. While Lee trailed for most of the second set, he picked up his game when it mattered, rallying from 13-18 down to reel off the next 8 points to survive the stirring challenge from Sugiarto.Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

    Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei still World No. 46 after Sudirman Cup? It's confusing!

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being able to pull off strong comebacks by defeating world No. 34 Lee Dong Keun, world No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth, and world No. 5 Son Wan Ho at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, it's very confusing to see Lee Chong Wei to still remained at world No. 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

    Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

  • Son Wan-ho overtakes no. 1 Chen Long with Hong Kong triumph

    Hong Kong: After Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia handed him the first round exit at last week's China Open, a rejuvenated Son Wan-ho of Korea came roaring out of the gates in the men's singles final to beat world champion Chen Long of China 21-19, 21-16 for the Hong Kong Open title on Sunday.Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

    Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

  • Asian Games Men's Team QF: Korea upset Thomas Cup Champion Japan 3-2

    Incheon: The Korean men’s badminton team defeated reigning Thomas Cup Champion Japan in a five matches thriller at the Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Sunday.Takuma Ueda failed to deliver for Japan

    Takuma Ueda failed to deliver for Japan

  • Chinese rule the roost at All-England event

    BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - China maintained their dominance of the All-England Badminton Championships on Saturday although Lee Chong Wei stole most of the attention at the National Indoor Arena.

    The Malaysian raced into a 5-0 lead in the first game of his men's singles semi-final before Korean Son Wan Ho rallied to take it 21-14.

    Olympic silver medallist Wei then hit back to claim the next two games 21-19 21-15 to secure his place in the final.

    He next faces title holder Chen Long in a repeat of last year's final after he disposed of fellow Chinese Wang Zhengmong 21-17 21-14.

  • Korean Open: All out except Chong Wei, V Shem-Khim Wah (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei was on fire, as usual, but it was yet another first round stinker for national champion Chong Wei Feng in the Korean Open in Seoul.

    Defending champion Chong Wei breezed past local hopeful Son Wan-ho 21-11, 21-18 despite the chilly conditions on the courts on Wednesday.

    Wei Feng showed that he still has a lot to learn in terms of adapting to treacherous playing conditions en route to falling to an 18-21, 11-21 defeat to towering Russian shuttler Vladimir Ivanov in 35 minutes.

    It was his second straight first round loss in an international tournament, following the shocker at the Myanmar SEA Games last month.

    Chong Wei, clearly not too pleased at seeing his compatriot fall so early, offered some words of wisdom.

    “It’s not ideal to see Wei Feng lose so early... he certainly has a lot to learn still,” said Chong Wei.

  • Korea complete clean sweep of 5 badminton golds at Universiade 2015

    Gwangju: South Korea mixed doubles pair got off to a good start for the host country when Shin Seung-Chan and Kim Gi-jung defeated Chiang Kai-Hsin and Lu Ching-Yao of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-11 at Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, Korea, to pick up the first gold medal for Korea in the badminton individual event. Last Wednesday, South Korea won the badminton mixed team gold medal at the Universiade.Son Wan-ho loses to Jeon Hyeok-Jin (right) in the 2015 Universiade men's singles final.

    Son Wan-ho loses to Jeon Hyeok-Jin (right) in the 2015 Universiade men's singles final.

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