• Daren Liew, Tan Chun Seang advance to Taiwan Masters quarters

    Taipei: Two former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttlers - Daren Liew and Tan Chun Seang have advanced to the last eight of the $55,000 Taiwan Masters GP on Thursday.Daren Liew could restart his career through Taiwan Masters. (photo: Granular)

    Daren Liew could restart his career through Taiwan Masters. (photo: Granular)

  • Goh Jin Wei wins Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg

    Kuala Lumpur: 16-year-old Malaysian women's singles shuttler Goh Jin Wei barely broke a sweat as she was granted an easy victory at the Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg finals at Juara Stadium on Saturday.

    The women's singles final between the top 2 women's shuttlers of Malaysia lasted only 5 minutes after Tee Jing Yi conceded a walkover when trailing 2-11 in the first set.Goh Jin Wei wins the Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg title. (photo: BAM)

    Goh Jin Wei wins the Celcom Axiata National Circuit First Leg title. (photo: BAM)

  • Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Swiss 2nd Round

    Basel: Despite fighting back from a set down to beat Ireland's Scott Evans 18-21, 23-21, 21-11 in the men's singles first round of Swiss Open yesterday, Malaysia's national champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lost his second round match to Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle Badminton Center in Basel when Zainuddin had to retire while trailing 9-17 in the second set due to injury.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Chong Wei Feng delivers victory for Kepong BC in Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge

    Genting Highlands: World No. 41 Chong Wei Feng pulled off arguably the most impressive feat of his Purple League performance when he contributed final three points in the last match of the tie on Wednesday.Chong Wei Feng shows the courage to fight back when he was trailing in the match against Krishnan Yogendran. (photo: Bernama)

    Chong Wei Feng shows the courage to fight back when he was trailing in the match against Krishnan Yogendran. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysia Purple League: Petaling Jaya BC climb up to second place

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Purple League ended the ninth round of the contest on Sunday, and despite the absence of Lee Chong Wei, Petaling Jaya BC were able to defeat Cheras BC 12-7 to move up one spot to No. 2 in the Purple League standings.Zulfadli Zulkifli defeats Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the tie between Cheras BC and Petaling Jaya BC on Sunday. (photo: Cheras BC)

    Zulfadli Zulkifli defeats Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the tie between Cheras BC and Petaling Jaya BC on Sunday. (photo: Cheras BC)

  • The top 10 badminton news of 2015 in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular sports in Malaysia, due to world class star athletes such as Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat have brought a lot of exposure to the sport. Furthermore, large amount of media coverage devoted to badminton also attributed to large-scale expansion of its fan base in Malaysia.Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

    Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

  • Purple League: Tee Jing Yi leads Kepong in win against Nusajaya

    Kuala Lumpur: After their 10-7 victory against Nusajaya, the Kepong BC spearheaded by Tee Jing Yi solidified their hopes of qualifying for a Champions Challenge spot.Tee Jing Yi becomes the leader of Kepong BC in the absence of Chong Wei Feng.

    Tee Jing Yi becomes the leader of Kepong BC in the absence of Chong Wei Feng.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain and Tee Jing Yi crowned Malaysia Champions

    Kuala Lumpur: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin finished the 2015 season on a high note by clinching the Malaysia National Circuit Grand Prix Badminton Finals at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Sunday.

    In dominating fashion, Iskandar took total control to win the one-sided men's singles final match against his sparring partner in the national team, Chong Yee Han with 21-8, 21-10 in 25 minutes to take home RM14,000, while Chong received RM7,200.Wishing Iskandar Zulkarnain every success in 2016. (photo: Bernama)

    Wishing Iskandar Zulkarnain every success in 2016. (photo: Bernama)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Tee Jing Yi advance in Malaysia National GP Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Men's singles and women's singles top seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Tee Jing Yi were among the winners on Thursday as the Malaysia National GP Finals got underway at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara.Tee Jing Yi has a good chance of winning the 2015 Malaysia National GP Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tee Jing Yi has a good chance of winning the 2015 Malaysia National GP Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro can still be a champion

    East Java: Do you still remember Sony Dwi Kuncoro? The Athens Olympic bronze medalist 30-year-old Sony Dwi Kuncoro was kicked out of the Indonesia national team last year following a string of below-par tournament performances. Nevertheless, Sony Dwi Kuncoro was able to regain the spotlight at his hometown Surabaya on Sunday, following his latest triumph at the Indonesia International Challenge.Sony Dwi Kuncoro defies age and doubters with Indonesia International Challenge triumph. (photo: PBSI)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro defies age and doubters with Indonesia International Challenge triumph. (photo: PBSI)

  • Tee Jing Yi, Sony Dwi Kuncoro advance to Indonesia International Challenge final

    East Java: Women's singles No. 3 seed Tee Jing Yi and unseeded Indonesian Gregoria Mariska advanced to the Indonesia International Challenge final in contrasting fashion on Saturday. Both shuttlers will set up a fight of their title-deciding clash on Sunday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro will fly to Thailand for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after Indonesia International Challenge.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro will fly to Thailand for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after Indonesia International Challenge.

  • Soo Teck Zhi scores upset at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Soo Teck Zhi marched into semi-finals at Indonesia International Challenge after pulling off one of the biggest upsets yet on the men's side on Friday. The No. 7 seed, 20-year-old Malaysian defeated No. 1 Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia 13-21, 21-12, 21-13 in 78 minutes. This was Soo's second career win over Kholik after he managed to beat the Indonesian at last year's Malaysia Kuching International Challenge. In order to book a final berth, Soo will have to get past the Athens Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro on Saturday.Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

    Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

  • Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi, Tan Chun Seang, Tee Jing Yi roll at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Daren Liew struggled but moved nearer to his potential second title of the year by defeating Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam 21-14, 18-21, 21-8 on Thursday at the Indonesia International Challenge. Liew claimed the confidence boosting Polish Open triumph in March 2015.Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

    Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli tops Chou Tien Chen at World Championships 1st round

    Jakarta: Unseeded Zulfadli Zulkiffli sailed through his opening match at the Jakarta World Championships on Monday, with a stunning 21-5, 22-20 win over sixth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the men's singles first round.

    A former world junior champion, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, based his strategy on quickness, and heavy dose of smashes that ended up befuddling Chou and bedazzling spectators in the Istora Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta.Wish Zulfadli Zulkiffli a strong showing at the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

    Wish Zulfadli Zulkiffli a strong showing at the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin clinch Perak Open

    Perak: Lee Chong Wei showed us how he truly is the maestro of badminton, even in mixed doubles, when he and Vivian Hoo dominated for control of the momentum on the court, displaying a perfect understanding and use of the sport's geometry, to defeat No. 2 seeds Tan Chee Tean/ Shevon Lai 21-11, 21-15 and to lift the Perak Open mixed doubles title on Thursday.Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

    Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Goh Jin Wei advance to Perak Open finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar, Lee Chong Wei, and his mixed doubles partner Vivian Hoo, both playing equally well to stun the top seeds Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing 21-9, 21-12 in the semi-finals of Perak Open on Wednesday.

    Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo are no strangers to teaming up together, having taken home the 2012 Maybank National Circuit Selangor Open title after defeated No. 1 mixed double in Malaysia, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying 21-15, 27-25. Lee/Hoo will take on second seeds Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai in the final on Thursday. Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai won a hard-fought three-set semi-finals against Tan Kian Meng/Peck Yen Wei with 21-13, 15-21, 21-9 in 49 minutes.May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

    May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

  • Malaysia complete 4th in Axiata Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: In the battle for the third and fourth place of Axiata Cup, Malaysia lost to Asia All-Stars based on overall points scored.

    All-Stars Asia and Malaysia were tied 2-2 after each team won two of the four matches played. Nonetheless, victory went to Asia All-Stars based on the overall number of points scored in the games played when they collected 147 points compared to only 140 garnered by the Malaysia squad.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing play beautifully on Sunday, hope the coaches can keep this winning combination intact

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing play beautifully on Sunday, hope the coaches can keep this winning combination intact

  • Indonesia beat Malaysia, to play Thailand in Axiata Cup final

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesian advanced to the Axiata Cup final even though they settled for a 2-2 draw with Malaysia in the semi-final of 2014 Axiata Cup held in Kuala Lumpur Cheras Stadium on Saturday. The 2012 Axiata Cup Champion Indonesia qualified for the final based on a tournament format which Indonesia had won two more games than Malaysia.Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

    Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

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