• 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.

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