• Chen Long withdraws from BCA Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chen Long, the World No. 1 men's singles shuttler from China withdrew from BCA Indonesia Open, in a surprise move that blamed on a waist injury.The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

    The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Great Wall crumbles as Korea beat China 3-1 in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: The home crowd was left stunned at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday night when badminton powerhouse China's domination in badminton suffered a heart-breaker after Korea pulled off a huge upset to beat China 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup.Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

  • China beat Japan 5-0, Malaysia set to play Taiwan in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: Badminton powerhouse China managed to exact their revenge in front of home crowd on Wednesday when they produced ruthless destructions to beat Japan 5-0 to top Group A in the Thomas Cup Finals.Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan form a formidable first men's doubles pair for China. (photo: AFP)

    Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan form a formidable first men's doubles pair for China. (photo: AFP)

  • China records 5-0 win against France at Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: Badminton powerhouse China has recorded a comprehensive 5-0 win over France in the group stage of the Thomas Cup finals, in Kunshan, Jiangsu-China on Monday.Lin Dan shakes hand with Peter Gade after Monday's match. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Peter Gade after Monday's match. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long helps China beat Mexico in Thomas Cup opener

    Kunshan: Chen Long and Tian Houwei of China sprinted through their Thomas Cup openers to edge Mexico 5-0 at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Sunday.

    World No. 1 Chen Long led the Chinese Thomas Cup squad with a one-sided 21-12, 21-7 victory in the first men's singles match against Lino Munoz.Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei set fastest smash record at 408 km/h

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei topped the list for most powerful smash in any international badminton tournament since last September, with 408 kilometers per hour at the 2015 Hong Kong Open, which he won at the Coliseum in Hung Hom.A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long, Lin Dan to begin Olympic tune up at Australian Open

    Beijing: World No. 1 Chen Long and World No. 3 Lin Dan will prepare for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by playing at the Australian Badminton Open in June.Lin Dan is being serious about winning his third Olympic gold medal. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lin Dan is being serious about winning his third Olympic gold medal. (photo: GettyImages)

  • China fill maximum slots for the 2016 Olympic

    Wuhan: After winning two out of five gold medals offered at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) on Sunday, China has enough or in some categories, more than enough shuttlers to secure the maximum Olympic quota slots allocated for each country.Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

    Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win BAC title

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei celebrated his fourth consecutive victories against World No. 1 Chen Long of China by beating the Chinese shuttler in the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) final to regain his second BAC title in Wuhan, China on Sunday.

    In the enthralling first set, Lee who won the BAC title in 2006, put on a furious fightback after trailing 11-15 to overtake Chen Long and wrapped up the set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

  • BAC: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to set up Chen Long showdown

    Wuhan: Saturday's Asia Badminton Championships men’s singles semi-finals was definitely one of the best Lee Chong Wei has ever played against his old foe Lin Dan.Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up dream semi-final against Lin Dan at BAC

    Wuhan: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei will face World No. 3 Lin Dan in a blockbuster semi-final clash at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships after dismissing No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan on Friday in Wuhan, China.Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan check into Badminton Asia Championships quarters

    Wuhan: Lee Chong Wei has resisted a stirring first-set fightback from Hong Kong's Vincent Wong Wing Ki before the Malaysian moved on with 23-21, 21-12 to the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) quarter-finals on Thursday.

    The World No. 2 Lee remained on course to meet Lin Dan in semi-finals after the two time Olympics champion Lin safely made it through over Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh 21-1, 21-11 in 39 minutes.China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

    China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit BAC

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei put on a dominant performance against World No. 11 Wang Zhengming of China in the first round of 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) in Wuhan, China on Wednesday, beating Wang 21-16, 21-14 in 46 minutes and extending his undefeated streak against Wang to 16-0.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long are top guns to watch at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) begins on Tuesday, and the badminton fans in China are starting to get hyped up for badminton's big three to clash in Wuhan.Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

    Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

  • Lin Dan remains as dangerous as ever, wins China Masters

    Jiangsu: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan kicked off 2016 with a remarkable run of winning 2 consecutive titles at German Open and the All England Open, then he failed in India Open, Malaysia Open and Singapore Open.Lin Dan is slowly getting back into his formidable form. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan is slowly getting back into his formidable form. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan gears up to tackle Chen Long in China Masters final

    Jiangsu: The two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Lin Dan was one match away from winning the 2016 China Masters title. The Chinese No. 2 seed breezing to a comfortable 21-13, 21-15 victory against his junior Lin Guipu who has a nickname of "Little Lin Dan" in the semi-finals of China Masters in Jiangsu on Saturday.Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

  • Chen Long, Lin Dan into semifinals of China Masters

    Jiangsu: Men's singles top seed Chen Long and second seed Lin Dan have made it to the semi-finals of the 2016 China Masters on Friday.

    Chen needed only 46 minutes to see off No. 7 seed Indian shuttler H. S. Prannoy with 21-10, 21-15. Chen will play No. 12 seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Saturday. Meanwhile, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk breezed into the semi-finals with a straight-sets win over Korea's Lee Dong Keun 21-13, 21-18 in 49 minutes.Chen Long and Lin Dan are trying to occupy the World No. 1 and No. 2 position to avoid facing each prior to the finals in Rio Olympics.

    Chen Long and Lin Dan are trying to occupy the World No. 1 and No. 2 position to avoid facing each prior to the finals in Rio Olympics.

  • Ratchanok Intanon surges atop world No. 1 ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning three consecutive Superseries tournaments over the past three weeks including India, Malaysia and Singapore Open, 21-year-old Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand had moved up one place to the world No 1 ranking in the latest world badminton rankings released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.Congratulations to Ratchanok Intanon for being World No. 1. (photo: GettyImages)

    Congratulations to Ratchanok Intanon for being World No. 1. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to China Masters quarters

    Jiangsu: Malaysia's badminton mixed doubles world No. 11 pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying were the only Malaysian shuttlers to reach the quarter-finals of the China Masters in Changzhou, Jiangsu, on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying need to do more to significantly improves their chances of winning championships in big tournaments. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying need to do more to significantly improves their chances of winning championships in big tournaments. (photo: GettyImages)

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