• Hendra Setiawan eyeing a second gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Jakarta: Hendra Setiawan who partnered Markis Kido to win men's doubles gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic, is now aiming for his second men's doubles Olympic gold but this time he will be partnering with Mohammad Ahsan.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles title at 2015 Total BWF World Championship (photo: Getty Images)

    Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles title at 2015 Total BWF World Championship (photo: Getty Images)

  • Chen Long, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Men's singles No. 1 seed Chen Long of China cruised through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Super Series as the World No. 2 men’s singles player wasted little time in dismissing Malaysia's former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-12 in 48 minutes on Thursday.Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

  • PBSI turn focus to Olympics after Thomas-Uber disappointments

    Jakarta: After emerging as the runners-up in Thomas Cup Finals, and losing to Korea in the Uber Cup quarter-finals, the Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) said their men's and women's team have set their sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

    Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

  • Denmark stun Indonesia 3-2 to complete Thomas Cup fairy tale

    Kunshan: Denmark's shuttlers had just made history on Sunday afternoon by beating 13-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia in the 2016 Thomas Cup final. The homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, that famed writer of fairy tales, was living one of shuttlers’ great giant-slaying stories but for World No.13 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, the moment of triumph brought him an unforgettable sensation.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • World's top badminton players to compete at BCA Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: After the 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup finals coming to a close in Kunshan, China on May 22, 2016, as many as 320 shuttlers will be going to Indonesia in their hunt for five titles and US$900,000 in prize money in the week-long 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan beat Lee Yong Dae/Ko Sung Hyun to win the 2013 Indonesia Open.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan beat Lee Yong Dae/Ko Sung Hyun to win the 2013 Indonesia Open.

  • Indonesia eyeing Thomas Cup victory

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s Thomas Cup team dreams big as it locks its target on bringing home the trophy again after its last victory in 2002 at the upcoming Thomas and Uber Finals team competition, starting this weekend.Indonesian Thomas Cup team captain Hendra Setiawan kisses Indonesia's national flag before departing to China for the 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup finals. ( Antara/Prasetyo Utomo)

    Indonesian Thomas Cup team captain Hendra Setiawan kisses Indonesia's national flag before departing to China for the 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup finals. ( Antara/Prasetyo Utomo)

  • Tommy Sugiarto heads 2016 Indonesia Olympic team

    Jakarta: World No. 8 Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto will get to play at the highest level of international badminton championships this August when he was listed as one of the 10 Indonesian badminton players who will take part in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

    Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lose in All England thriller

    Birmingham: Three-time champion Lee Chong Wei has bowed out of the USD 500,000 All England Championships after a hard-fought men's singles first round defeat by Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth, losing 22-24, 20-22 on Wednesday.Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Hendra Setiawan/ Mohammad Ahsan eyeing men's doubles title at All England

    Birmingham: The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) are hoping their top men's doubles pair Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan could bring home the men's doubles title at the prestigious All England championships that will kick off the main draw action on Wednesday.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are bidding for their second All England title in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are bidding for their second All England title in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Indonesia beats India 3-1 in Badminton Asia Team Championships Semis

    Hyderabad: Despite losing in the first men's singles match, Indonesia did just enough to halt India men's winning run at Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) after a 3-1 semi-final victory on Saturday.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

  • Lee Chong Wei avoids Lin Dan, Chen Long in All England draw

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei avoided his two biggest rivals in the 2016 All England draw released on Tuesday as the two Chinese shuttlers have been drawn in the same half of the draw, while Lee Chong Wei and Japanese Kento Momota could potentially meet in the other semifinal.Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Big win for Indonesia, China survive scare in Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: Indonesia, Korea and China emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the group stage of Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday.Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

    Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

  • Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to play at 2016 All England

    London: Defending champion Chen Long who will be trying to capture his third All England in four years, has been seeded first for the upcoming 2016 YONEX All England tournament that will be held from March 8 to March 13 at Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, England.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying emerge Runner-up of Thailand GPG

    Bangkok: Men's doubles top seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia were pushed to the limit by No. 2 seeds from South Koreans Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang in the 2016 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters finals on Saturday they were crowned the champions.

    The Indonesian pair was forced to dig deep to beat the Koreans 12-21, 21-15, 21-12 in a 43 minutes encounter. The win was Ahsan/Setiawan's sixth victory against both Kims in their eight career meetings.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Ratchanok Intanon in Thailand Masters Final

    Bangkok: World No. 13 mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia was in awesome form as they have reached the final of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok on Friday.

    Chan/Goh outclassed Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai of Thailand 21-18, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the semi-finals and will face dark horses Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen of China next.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan kick off their 2016 season at Thailand GPG

    Jakarta: It's been nearly two months after they won the Dubai World Superseries Finals men's doubles title (December 13, 2015), reigning World Champions Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are set to kick off their 2016 badminton season in the Thailand Open next week.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

  • PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

    aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • 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.

  • Kento Momota, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: No. 2 seed Kento Momota brought Viktor Axelsen's great run at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals to an end by clinching the men's singles title in Dubai on Sunday.Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

    Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

  • 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)

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