• Asian Games: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan in quarters

    Incheon: World number one Lee Chong Wei swept past reigning Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap Parupalli of India in the last 16 match 21-12, 21-11 on Friday. Lee needed just 34 minutes to clinch the match. He will set up a quarter-final match against Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh, who defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia 21-9, 21-13 in another round of 16 match.Lee Chong Wei is keeping a steady pace in the Asian Games men's singles event

    Lee Chong Wei is keeping a steady pace in the Asian Games men's singles event

  • Korea stun China for Asian Games men's team gold

    Incheon: After an epic five hours battle against the mighty Chinese team in the Asian Games men's team final, Korea's 34 year-old Lee Hyun-il rolled back the years to produce yet another dominant performance outlasting 24 year-old Gao Huan of China to clinch the winning point for Korea.Korean shuttlers throw Lee Hyun-il up in the air after wining Asian Games men's team gold

    Korean shuttlers throw Lee Hyun-il up in the air after wining Asian Games men's team gold

  • Asian Games Men's Team: China vs Malaysia in SF, Taiwan stun Indonesia 3-1 in QF

    Incheon: Badminton's greatest rivalry Lin Dan and Lee Chong-wei both eased through their first matches in Incheon yesterday, helping set up a China versus Malaysia men’s team showdown, while Taiwan reached the semi-finals after defeated Indonesia 3-1.Lee Chong Wei will play Chen Long in the Aisan Games men's team semi-final clash between Malaysia and China

    Lee Chong Wei will play Chen Long in the Aisan Games men's team semi-final clash between Malaysia and China

  • Lin Dan denies joining Malaysia Purple League

    Beijing: Malaysian media broke the news last week that badminton super star Lin Dan of China will be joining the Malaysian badminton professional league called Malaysia Purple League, which will be held from October 15 2014 until February 2015. According to the news, Lin Dan will represent the Puchong Badminton Club while Lee Chong Wei will play for the Petaling Badminton Club. Other international players who will be playing in the Purple League are South Korea's Lee Hyun-il, and PV Sindu from India.Lin Dan will not play in Malaysia Purple League

    Lin Dan will not play in Malaysia Purple League

  • BAM set to appoint Lin Dan's junior coach as singles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: In the hope of reviving the glory days of Malaysia badminton, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have installed Lin Dan's junior coach - He Guoquan as the men's singles coach for Malaysia.He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

    He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

  • Video: Interview with Lin Dan at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

    Nanjing: We’re now just hours away from the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympics, and before the big event, fans got the opportunity to interact with one of China’s most successful athletes, two-time Olympic badminton champ Lin Dan. The Chinese superstar, is also active in the Youth Games, as he was a torch-bearer during the torch relay earlier this week, and also had the time to talk with our Wang Dong, in this CCTV exclusive.Exclusive interview with Lin Dan before the opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympics

    Exclusive interview with Lin Dan before the opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympics

  • Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

    Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of the torch bearers for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The Summer Youth Olympic Games is taking place from in Nanjing, China from 16 to 28 August and feature 3,800 young athletes. Lin Dan was very happy and excited as this was the first time he participated in such torch relay.Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

    Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

  • Lin Dan wins Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was crowned men's singles champion at the 2014 Taipei Open Badminton Championship that ended yesterday in Taipei arena. In addition to men's singles, China also won mixed doubles champion through Liu Yuchen-Yu Xiaohan.Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

    Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lin Dan survives scare

    Taipei: Seventh seed Lin Dan survived a scare from Japan’s Riichi Takeshita before winning his Chinese Taipei Open semi-final match in three tight sets at Taipei on Saturday.Riichi Takeshita ends his Chinese Taipei run in the semi-final against Lin Dan

    Riichi Takeshita ends his Chinese Taipei run in the semi-final against Lin Dan

    The Chinese, who are looking to move higher in BWF ranking through winning the Chinese Taipei Open title was stretched to the limit before prevailing 21-15, 14-21, and 21-18 in 65 minutes.

  • World of badminton awaits Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan showdown in 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan rivalry has pushed the popularity of badminton to a whole new level. The world of badminton will forever remember the Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan rivalry.Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Any great duel in sports will feature two opponents of contrasting styles and personalities. The same dynamic has made the Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry in modern badminton a compelling one for viewers around the world. These two players have totally different personalities. Lee Chong Wei has a natural humble personality and attitude, while Lin Dan is known for his hot temper for allegedly trying to punch his opponent's coach in the face and throwing his shoes into the crowds.

  • Australian Open: Super Dan wins

    Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

    Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

    Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

    Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

     

    On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

  • Lin Dan in Australian Badminton Open

    Sydney: Lin Dan has attracted a lot of media attentions since his arrival in Sydney to compete at the Star Australian Badminton Open 2014.Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    The tattooed 30-year-old badminton super star was the second richest athlete in China last year. Through a combination of prizes won and lucrative endorsement deals, Lin Dan has amassed an estimated net worth of close to $20 Million.

  • Indonesian Open kicks off in Jakarta

    Jakarta -- The one-week Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday with the absence of China's Olympic and world champion Lin Dan.Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    The tournament, offering 750,000 U.S. dollars in prizes has attracted more than 200 shuttlers including world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Chinese ace Li Xuerui from 27 countries and regions.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei prevails on day full of upsets

    Tokyo: On a day full of upsets in Japan Open quarter finals, world number one Lee Chong Wei managed to avoid an upset bid from Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by closing it out 21-15, 12-21, 21-17 in 62-minute. Chong Wei will set up a mouth-watering clash with Kenichi Tago who is on a revenge mission, having whitewashed by Chong Wei in the Thomas Cup final last month.Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    On the other hand, luck was not on China's side in the quarter final of Japan Open, where two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was toppled by Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 19-21, 21-13, 16-21; and Chen Long was crushed by Hu Yun of Hong Kong 18-21, 21-19, 15-21.

  • Japan Open: Mixed results for Malaysian in the second round

    Tokyo: In the second round of Japan Open badminton championships, the defending champion world number 1 Lee Chong Wei won the first set against Marc Zwiebler of Germany easily with 21-13, but was forced to work hard as the resilient German stretched Chong Wei to 28-26 in the second set before conceded defeat. Chong Wei will play Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the quarter-finals tomorrow.Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

    Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

    According to Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock, shuttle slowness caused the game to be very slow tempo, thus allowing the opponent to have more time to react to Chong Wei's attacks.

  • Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

  • Possible Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown in Japan Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Lin Dan will have to qualify to play in the main draw of Japan Open.It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    Nevertheless, he should be able to roll through Kazumasa Sakai in his first qualifying match; he will probably play Daren Liew of Malaysia for a spot in the main draw. If everything goes well, Lin Dan will face Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the second round.

  • Lin Dan needs to go through the qualifying stages for Australian Open

    Beijing: Two-time Olympic badminton gold medallist and five-time world champion Lin Dan will have to qualify to make his debut at this month's Australian Open, organisers said Monday.China's Lin Dan's world ranking has plummeted to a point he must first take part in qualifiers for Australian Open.

    China's Lin Dan's world ranking has plummeted to a point he must first take part in qualifiers for Australian Open.

    Lin, 30, considered the greatest badminton player of all time, saw his ranking drop to 104 after a seven-month sabbatical from the sport, returning to win the Asia Championships and China Masters this year.

  • US soldier played badminton with Taliban captors

    USA: There’s a saying that goes "any publicity is good publicity," and while I’m not so sure about that, I do noticed the way Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from USA played badminton has received more media coverage than Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

    A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

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