• Lin Dan, Chen Long set to play at Singapore Open in April

    Singapore: China is expected to send over a strong men's and women's team for the OUE Singapore Open that offers prize money of US$350,000 ($500,000) slated to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from April 12 to 17.Singapore fans would like to see Lin Dan in action before he retires.

    Singapore fans would like to see Lin Dan in action before he retires.

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to return to World No. 1 before Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning his Malaysia Masters title last week, Lee Chong Wei advanced 3 spots to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long top "Race to Rio – BWF Olympic Qualification Ranking”

    Beijing: Chinese mixed doubles players Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, with 81,025 points, held on to the top spot in the Race to Rio – Badminton World Federation (BWF) Olympic Qualification Ranking released on Thursday. Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea, and Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin round out the top three, while Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir still lingered at No. 4.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long not competing in BATC

    Beijing: China have decided to send their men's squad for the Badminton Asian Team Championship (BATC) slated to be held in India from Feb 15 to Feb 21 without Lin Dan and Chen Long.

    Li Xuerui and Wang Yihan have also been excluded from the China women's BATC squad.China to ensure Chen Long and Lin Dan get enough rest time prior to Rio Olympic.

    China to ensure Chen Long and Lin Dan get enough rest time prior to Rio Olympic.

  • Chen Long wraps up a strong 2015 season at World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long who capped a remarkable season by winning 8 titles in 2015, finished the year atop the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings with 96,931 ranking points.Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Viktor Axelsen beats Chen Long, finally!

    Dubai: Viktor Axelsen of Denmark finally broke the Chen Long curse on Saturday, beating the World No. 1 Chen Long for the first time in eight tries in the BWF Superseries Finals semi-finals.Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

    Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Carolina Marin in semis

    Dubai: Having already qualified for the BWF Dubai Superseries Finals semifinals, some might have thought that World No.1 Chen Long would take it easy against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.Chen Long shakes hands with  Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

    Chen Long shakes hands with Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin, Chen Long advances

    Dubai: After her loss to Nozomi Okuhara yesterday, World No. 2 Saina Nehwal picked up a win she desperately needed when she outclassed the World No. 1 in an enthralling contest on Thursday.Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin cruise in BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals openers

    Dubai: First day in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex served up couple of surprises, as some of tournament favorites were defeated on Wednesday.Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin named 2015 BWF players of the year

    Dubai: Chen Long of China and Carolina Marin of Spain took home the Player of the Year Awards at the players’ reception and gala dinner for the Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Al Badia Golf Club on Monday evening.Chen Long and Carolina Marin deserve 2015 BWF players of the year award. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long and Carolina Marin deserve 2015 BWF players of the year award. (photo: BWF)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin and Saina Nehwal sets sights on Dubai Superseries Finals title

    Dubai: After winning seven major titles including the World Championship and All-England men's titles, world No. 1 Chen Long hopes to finish the most successful year of his career by winning adding the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals title under his belt.The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

    The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

  • When Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan turned actors

    Jinjiang: Many great athletes have leapt from sport to screen to find movie stardom. In the official launch ceremony of a badminton related movie called "I'm the Hero" on Tuesday in Jinjiang of China, Lee Chong Wei together with his on-the-court nemesis and off-the-court friend, Lin Dan were looking oh so handsome and as sharp as ever.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have a ton of respect for each other.

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have a ton of respect for each other.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long in exhibition at China Badminton Super League

    Fuzhou Jing'an: The 2015-2016 season of China Badminton Super League officially kicked off on Tuesday with a fun mixed doubles match where Lee Chong Wei partnered Li Xuerui to defeat the combination of Chen Long and Tai Tzu-ying 21-16, 21-17 in a spirited exhibition.Lee Chong Wei partners Li Xuerui in the China Badminton Super League mixed doubles exhibition match.(photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei partners Li Xuerui in the China Badminton Super League mixed doubles exhibition match.(photo: Xinhua)

  • Lee Chong Wei moves past Lin Dan to rank No. 3 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back-to-back titles in China and Hong Kong in recent two weeks, Lee Chong Wei has shot up 3 spots in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that were released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

    Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

  • Lee Chong Wei fights back to beat Chen Long at Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei showed he has returned to the top of the men's badminton world, when he bounced back after dropping the first set to trounce current world No. 1 Chen Long and reached the semi-finals at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

    Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

  • Hong Kong Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up Chen Long clash as Lin Dan exits

    Hong Kong: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and current world No. 1 Chen Long of China will square off for the 23rd time in their career in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei is playing with renewed confidence in Hong Kong. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei is playing with renewed confidence in Hong Kong. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei eases past Tommy Sugiarto in Hong Kong Open first round

    Hong Kong: Lee Chong Wei charged past his first hurdle in the quest for a fourth Hong Kong Open title at the Hong Kong Coliseum on Wednesday, with the unseeded Malaysian delivering a 21-16, 21-15 victory over No. 8 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei's confidence is sky high after his China Open victory last week. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei's confidence is sky high after his China Open victory last week. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long in same half of Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Reigning China Open champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will potentially have to face world No. 1 Chen Long in the quarter-finals, and two-time Olympic champion, five-time world champion Lin Dan in the semi-finals if he is to reach the Hong Kong Open final for the fifth time in his career.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long arrive at the Hong Kong airport. (photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long arrive at the Hong Kong airport. (photo: Xinhua)
  • Lee Chong Wei too strong for Chen Long in China Open final (video)

    Fuzhou: With his flawless performance against the current world No. 1 and an opponent seven years younger than him, former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has once and for all silenced his critics by winning the China Open title for the first time on Sunday by defeating Chen Long of China in 50 minutes.Lee Chong Wei poses with the China Open trophy at the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses with the China Open trophy at the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

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