• Chen Long hopes to emulate Lin Dan

    Birmingham: World number one Chen Long hopes to emulate his legendary compatriot Lin Dan after regaining an All England Open men's singles title which some doubted he could capture a second time.Chen Long looks to spoil the fun for Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in badminton

    Chen Long looks to spoil the fun for Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in badminton

  • Chen Long beat Jan Jorgensen to win 2015 All England

    Birmingham: World champion Chen Long of who beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in Saturday's semifinals, fought back from one game down to beat Denmark's Jan Jorgensen for the men's singles title at the 2015 All England badminton championships on Sunday.Congratulations to Chen Long!

    Congratulations to Chen Long!

  • All England: Chen Long beats Lin Dan in semis

    England: Reigning men's singles world champion Chen Long of China sensationally beat compatriot the two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time All-England champion Lin Dan for the first time in his career on Saturday to earn a spot in the All England final.Chen Long (blue shirt) waves at the crowd after he won his All England semi-final match against Lin Dan

    Chen Long (blue shirt) waves at the crowd after he won his All England semi-final match against Lin Dan

  • All England: Lin Dan to play Chen Long in semis

    Birmingham: 2-time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan of China shrugged off a defiant Kento Momota of Japan 21-18, 21-19 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals at the 2015 All England.Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Kento Momota after the match

  • All England: Li Xuerui loses, Lin Dan & Chen Long march on

    Birmingham: At 183 cm, and given the amount of versatility, speed and strength, Sun Yu (20) proved herself as the women's singles future for China when she nabbed the All England quarter-finals berth by defeating women's singles top seed Li Xuerui 21-13, 21-13 in just 35 minutes.Lin Dan talks to reporters after Thursday's match (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan talks to reporters after Thursday's match (photo: Reuters)

  • All England 2015: Chen Long avoids shock exit in 1st round

    By Rod Gilmour

    England: World champion Chen Long avoided a potential first-round exit at the All-England Championships on Wednesday and blamed an uncomfortable pillow for a sluggish start to his campaign.Chen Long is the 1st seed at 2015 All England

    Chen Long is the 1st seed at 2015 All England

    Chen, the world number one and top seed, woke up with a muscle spasm in his neck, putting the issue down to a soft hotel pillow.

  • No Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry at the 2015 Malaysian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: To date, Lin Dan has completed two rounds of career grand slams, winning two Olympic gold medals, two Asian Games men's singles gold medals, five world championships, five All England titles and men’s singles champion in many Superseries tournaments. Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei (left) rivalry is one of greatest ever in badminton. Hope to see them play against each other soon.

    Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei (left) rivalry is one of greatest ever in badminton. Hope to see them play against each other soon.


  • Chinese New Year greetings from the China national badminton team

    Lingshui: The Chinese New Year is China's most celebrated holiday. As 2015 is the year of goat, decorations of shiny goats and fluffy sheep are commonly seen on every street, building and house in China, and in countries that have large ethic Chinese population such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and etc.Zhang Nan, Cai Yun, Li Xuerui, Li Yongbo, Wang Shixian, Chen Long (from left) wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

    Zhang Nan, Cai Yun, Li Xuerui, Li Yongbo, Wang Shixian, Chen Long (from left) wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

  • A tumultuous year for Chinese men's badminton team

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 has been an up-and-down year for the Chinese badminton team. While it's women's team have shown considerably less formidable than it used to towards the end of the year, the women's team still a relatively strong and stable team compare to the men's team.Asian Games 2014: China lost to South Korea 2-3 in men's badminton team final

    Asian Games 2014: China lost to South Korea 2-3 in men's badminton team final

  • Chen Long is the new World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings

    The latest BWF world rankings

  • Chen Long set to overtake Lee Chong Wei's No 1 spot on Thursday

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long who won the World Superseries Finals last Sunday is set to take over the world number one spot from Lee Chong Wei on Thursday.

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) provisionally suspended Lee last month after the shuttler tested positive for the illegal anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone at the World Championships in August.Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei (right) and China's Chen Long during the men's singles award ceremony at the 2014 All England Open Championships in Birmingham, England.

    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei (right) and China's Chen Long during the men's singles award ceremony at the 2014 All England Open Championships in Birmingham, England.

  • Chen Long wins BWF World Superseries title in Dubai

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long of China finished 2014 on a high note by winning the Dubai BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals men's singles title on Sunday, cruising past Denmark shuttler Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-16, 21-10 in 47 minutes.Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

    Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Chen Long, K. Srikanth book Dubai semi-final berths

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long, fought back from a set down, to beat Danish badminton player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13-21 21-10 21-9 in 57 minutes on Thursday.China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

    China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

  • Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Jan Jorgensen start with win

    Dubai: Chen Long of China got off to a good start on day 1 of the BWF Superseries Finals campaign with a victory over Kenichi Tago.

    Kenichi Tago took a three-point lead over Chen Long in the first five minutes of the game and smashed his way through grabbing another point on a trot. The number one seed Chen however managed to reduce the gap by defending strongly and chasing the shuttle for a smart smash across to the Japanese rival.Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

    Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

  • Chen Long & Saina Nehwal are the favorites in Superseries Finals

    Dubai: In the absence of world number one men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei and world number one women's singles shuttler Li Xuerui, doors are wide open for Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at the BWF Superseries Finals.

    In addition to his two Superseries titles - South Korea and Denmark and his World Championship victory, Chen Long of China also aiming to complete his 2014 run with the BWF Superseries Finals title.Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

    Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

  • Chen Long & Zhao Yunlei are 2014 BWF player of the year

    Dubai: Chen Long and Zhao Yunlei of China won the 2014 best men's and women's player awards on Monday.

    2014 is a year of mixed results for world number two Chen Long. He failed to deliver for China at the Thomas Cup Finals in May. Playing at No.1, he lost to Kenichi Tago as China crashed out 0-3 to Japan in the semi-finals. Chen Long also lost to Son Wan-ho in the men's singles final of the Hong Kong Open in November as well as in the Incheon Asian Games team event final. Chen, however, won the Korea Open early this year and won his first world championships title in August, he also finished runner-up at All England and India Open. Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long, Akane Yamaguchi (from left)

    Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long, Akane Yamaguchi (from left)

  • Chen Long, Saina Nehwal ready to rock at Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Badminton arrives in Dubai for the first time this week, with the season ending BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals taking place at the Hamdan Sports Complex from 17-21 December.Good luck to Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Good luck to Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at Dubai World Superseries Finals

  • BWF 2014 badminton players of the year nominees

    Dubai: The Badminton World Federation will recognize its top badminton players for the year of 2014 at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals kick off ceremony on Monday evening.2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

    2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

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