• 2014 is an injury-plagued year for Indonesia shuttlers

    By Irawaty Wardany

    The year 2014 turned against Indonesia’s badminton expectations as the country’s shuttlers missed out on their shots at prestigious titles, partly because of injuries sustained by top players.

    With major tournaments on the play roster, including the Thomas and Uber Cups, All England, Asian Games and World Championships, the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) was optimistic about emulating the 2013 achievement during which the country secured 11 trophies in the Super Series tournament and two world championship titles.Leg injury: Indonesian women’s doubles shuttler Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (center) is carried off court in a wheelchair by an official helped by her playing partner Greysia Polii (left) during the match against Japan’s Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda in the BWF Super Series Finals 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. They withdrew from the third game after Nitya sustained an injury to her left foot. Badmintonindonesia.org

    Leg injury: Indonesian women’s doubles shuttler Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (center) is carried off court in a wheelchair by an official helped by her playing partner Greysia Polii (left) during the match against Japan’s Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda in the BWF Super Series Finals 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. They withdrew from the third game after Nitya sustained an injury to her left foot. Badmintonindonesia.org

  • 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)
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    (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

     

  • No Lin Dan at Malaysian Open, no biggie (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: All the reigning world champions, except for China’s Lin Dan, will be making their presence felt in the Malaysian Open, which begins at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.

    Such a high-profile line-up is set to make this year’s edition an explosive one and a sure-fire way to draw in the crowd.

    Malaysia are hosting the Super Series Premier for the first time and all the current world champions have confirmed their participation. They are Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon (women’s singles), China’s Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (women’s doubles) and Indonesia’s Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (men’s doubles) and Tontowi Ahmad-Lilyana Natsir (mixed doubles).

    All of them triumphed in last year’s World Championships in Guangzhou.

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