• Carolina Marin, Chen Long win World titles

    Copenhagen (AFP) - Spain's Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women's singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday.Congratulations to Carolina Marin

    Congratulations to Carolina Marin

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up Chen Long final

    Copenhagen: World number one Lee Chong Wei barely broke a sweat in the World Championships semi-finals seeing off the world number sixteen Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to secure his place in Sunday's final.No pressure Chong Wei, just play your best, good things will happen!

    No pressure Chong Wei, just play your best, good things will happen!

  • World Champs: Lee Chong Wei powers into semi-finals

    Copenhagen: With a dominant display of superb badminton, Lee Chong Wei kept up his bid for his first World Championships title by beating Wang Zhengming of China in straight sets 21-8, 21-11 on Friday to reach the semi-finals at the World Championships in Copenhagen. Lee hong Wei hopes to bring cheer to Malaysia on independence day by winning the World Championships title

    Lee hong Wei hopes to bring cheer to Malaysia on independence day by winning the World Championships title

  • World Champs Day 2: Chen Long shows no mercy

    Copenhagen: On Tuesday, men's singles second seed Chen Long got his campaign started at the badminton World Championships in Copenhagen. He dispatched his opponent Luka Wraber of Austria with ease in the opener to remain on course for a clash with Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the second round. Chen Long is eyeing the world champion title

    Chen Long is eyeing the world champion title



    "Today's match allows me to find my rhythm, to get used to the stadium, and to get a sense of the shuttlecock's speed," said Chen Long.
  • Chen Long #1 threat to Chong Wei at World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Rashid Sidek, who was involved in a spat with president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff following the Malaysia shuttlers' poor performance, especially Liew Darren at the just concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, citing Chen Long of China is the major threat for world number one Lee Chong Wei at the Copenhagen World Championships.In the absence of Lin Dan, Chen Long has became the most dangerous player from China

    In the absence of Lin Dan, Chen Long has became the most dangerous player from China

  • Kenichi Tago's withdrawal clears Chen Long's path

    Kuala Lumpur: World number 2 Chen Long faces a much easier path to the final of World Championships, after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Friday that Kenichi Tago of Japan has pulled out of the tournament which will be held in Copenhagen from Aug 25 to 31.Kenichi Tago’s (left) withdrawal had made Chen Long’s road to the final much easier!

    Kenichi Tago’s (left) withdrawal had made Chen Long’s road to the final much easier!

  • Great Wall of China in World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: What was Badminton World Federation (BWF) thinking by allowing four Chinese players to compete in the World Championships, Copenhagen this coming August? On Thursday, BWF has decided to allow Tian Houwei to play in the World Championships after Singaporean Ashton Chen withdrew from the competition.The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    Other Chinese players who already qualified for the world meet are Chen Long, Wang Zhengming and Du Pengyu.

  • Thomas Cup: Japan stuns China 3-0

    Japan pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Thomas Cup history Friday night by knocking out nine-time Thomas Cup champions and defending champions China 3-0 in the semi-final.Kento Momota sealed the last point for Japan's 3-0 win over China in the Thomas Cup semi-finals.

    Kento Momota sealed the last point for Japan's 3-0 win over China in the Thomas Cup semi-finals.

    World No. 4 Kenichi Tago started aggressively early in the first game. His persistent attacks was able to dismantle Chen Long's defense and quickly closing down his Chinese opponent with 21-13 win. Kenichi continued his hot streak in second game to overcome Chen Long 21-11 to grab the first point for Japan in 43 minutes.

  • Thomas Cup: China will play Japan in semi-finals

    New Delhi: With the beginning of Thomas-Uber Cup quarter-finals on Thursday, teams do not have to play the remaining games if the tie is decided.Chen Long defeated Boonsak Ponsana 21-16, 21-8

    Chen Long defeated Boonsak Ponsana 21-16, 21-8

    China's Thomas Cup team was the first beneficiary of this format when they became the first team to reach semi-finals after defeated Thailand 3-0. Its second doubles pair - Fu Heifeng-Zhang Nan and third singles Lin Dan didn't even break a sweat after China and Thailand decided to stop the tie after China has claimed the victory.

  • Lin Dan can't play in World Championships? Not done deal just yet!

    Beijing: China is the superpower of badminton, they have solid depth of elite shuttlers that ranked in the top 100. These shuttlers provided China more versatility for designing a better line-up to target certain tournaments. Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet

    Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet
    And you are right, China is capable of pulling off another surprising twist in this year's World Championship by adding Lin Dan to its roster.

  • Lee Chong Wei won third India Open title

    NEW DELHI: Defending India Open champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to win the men's singles title for the second consecutive year with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China on Sunday.
    He beat China's Chen Long 21-13, 21-17.Chong Wei wins his third India Open

    Chong Wei wins his third India Open

     
    Chong Wei dedicated his India Open victory to his son Kingston Lee, who will turn 1 year old on April 12. 

  • Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long at India Open Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will meet Chen Long from China in the Yonex Sunrise - India Open Super Series badminton championships on Sunday. This is their third clash this year.In the other semi-final, second seed Chen Long came through by the skin of his teeth with a titanic 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 win over a pumped-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in a 79-minute encounter.

    In the other semi-final, second seed Chen Long came through by the skin of his teeth with a titanic 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 win over a pumped-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in a 79-minute encounter.

    Lee Chong Wei had to work extra hard to defeat another Chinese player, Du Pengyu in a thrilling three set match 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 that lasted an hour 12 minutes.

  • Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei regains All-England Open Crown (pic)

    Despite an ankle problem, Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to regain the All-England Open title by beating Chen Long from China in an impressively emphatic straight games win in Birmingham on Sunday.

    The world number one from Malaysia beat the titleholder from China 21-13, 21-18 - revenge for his loss to Chen in the final last year.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses with his trophy after beating Chen Long of China in their All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles final match in Birmingham, central England. (AFP/CARL COURT)

    The variety of the 31-year-old's game was often mesmerising, and his focus was steely enough to resist determined second-game fight-backs by Chen from 4-10 to 9-10 and from 13-18 to 17-18 and to within the width of the net tape of getting to 18-all.

  • Lee Chong Wei has Chen Long revenge in his sights (pic)

    World number one Lee Chong Wei earned himself a revenge attempt with All-England champion Chen Long after escaping from close defeat to achieve a breathtaking victory.

    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom: World number one Lee Chong Wei earned himself a revenge attempt with All-England champion Chen Long after escaping from close defeat to achieve a breathtaking victory.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia prepares to return against Son Wan Ho of South Korea during their All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles semi-final match in Birmingham, central England.

    The Malaysian did that with a 14-21, 21-19, 21-15 win over Son Wan Ho, the in-form world number 11 from Korea, after being close to the exit at a game down and 15-17 and 17-18 down in the second.

    In those difficult moments, Lee played his most controlled badminton, either deep to the back-line or tight to the net, and picked his moments perceptively to apply the sudden moments of pressure which took him to his sixth successive All-England Open final.

    Son, by contrast, tended to over-press in the crises after playing a superb match in which he took advantage of Lee's error-tinged first game and also pushed on to an early four-point lead in the final game.

  • 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.

  • Chong Wei scrape through to All-England final (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei huffed and puffed his way past South Korea’s Son Wan-ho to check into the final of the All-England badminton championships.

    Two-time winner Chong Wei, who has enjoyed an easy run so far, found the 25-year-old military man a sturdy wall as he slogged for a 14-21, 21-19, 21-15 win in the semi-finals at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Saturday.Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei had a close shave with defeat before beating South Korean Son Wan-ho in three sets in the semi-final of the All-England in Birmingham on Saturday.

    Despite taking a 5-1 lead in the first game, Chong Wei was caught off-guard by Wan-ho’s steely determination as the Korean came back strongly to win it.

    The two-time Olympic silver medallist then toyed with the prospect of a surprise – and painful exit – when Wan-ho led 17-15 in the second game.

    Being the fighter that he is, Chong Wei managed to muster enough firepower in reserves to force a deciding rubber by the skin of his teeth.

    He then stormed ahead to seal his place in his sixth straight All-England final after 71 minutes.

  • All-England Badminton Championship Final Results: Live

    Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

    Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

     


     

     

    1. Starting at 12:00 PM WD
    Xiaoli Wang [1] (China)
    Yang (F) Yu (China)
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    (China) Jin Ma
    (China) Yuanting Tang
    21-17 18-21 23-21     1:21
       2. Followed by MD
    Mohammad Ahsan [1] (Indonesia)
    Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
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    (Japan) Hiroyuki Endo [2]
    (Japan) Kenichi Hayakawa
    21-19 21-19     0:45
       3. Followed by WS
    Shixian Wang [4] (China)
    -
    (China) Xuerui Li [1]
    21-19 21-18     0:50
       4. Followed by MS
    Chong Wei Lee [1] (Malaysia)
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    (China) Long Chen [2]
    21-13 21-18     0:59
       5. Followed by XD
    Tontowi Ahmad [2] (Indonesia)
    Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
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    (China) Nan Zhang [1]
    (China) Yunlei Zhao
    21-13 21-17     0:42

     

  • Defending champ Chen Long stutter in first round win (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: World No. 2 and defending champion Chen Long is Lee Chong Wei’s biggest threat at the All-England.

    And he believes that he is ready to thwart Chong Wei once more... once he gets his game going.

    The 25-year-old Chen Long was nearly sent packing in the first round on a day of upsets after former world junior champion Viktor Axelsen magnificently rose to the challenge.Defending champion Chen Long of China needed three sets to beat Viktor Axelsen in the first round of the All-England badminton championship on Wednesday.

    Defending champion Chen Long of China needed three sets to beat Viktor Axelsen in the first round of the All-England badminton championship on Wednesday.

  • Lee Chong Wei to compete in All-England Badminton Championships (pic)

    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, who won his 10th consecutive Maybank Malaysian Open title in January, has appeared in the last five men's singles finals.

    Malaysia's badminton ace Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Chen Long of China confirmed their participation in the All-England Badminton Championships to be held in Birmingham from March 4-9.Can Lee Chong Wei win another All England Title?

  • Lin Dan fails to make the cut for All-England (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will not have his nemesis Lin Dan of China as one of his opponents at the All-England in Birmingham from March 4-9.

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released the entries for the prestigious event on Thursday and five-time world champion Lin Dan, who had indicated making a return to the training centre recently after a six-month absence, did not make the cut.

    Lin Dan is currently ranked 103rd in the world.In the absence of Lin Dan, he is expected to be the main threat to world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in the All England badminton tournament.

    In the absence of Lin Dan, he is expected to be the main threat to world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in the All England badminton tournament.

    Chong Wei, who is the top seed, will be hoping to win the All-England title for the third time. However, he will face strong opposition as the rest of the players in the top 10 standings have confirmed their entry.

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