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Viktor Axelsen aims for better 2019 season as he returns from injury (video)

Viktor Axelsen looks for a stronger 2019 season. (photo: AFP)
Copenhagen: Former World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen who has not played at any international tournaments since he was defeated by fellow countryman Anders Antonsen in the Denmark Open quarter-finals on October 18th, confirmed that he would start his official training within the next three weeks, and was hoping to compete in the fourth season of India's Premier Badminton League...

Lee Zii Jia aims to end season on a high at Korea Masters

Lee Zii Jia is trying to make his mark in the sport of badminton. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 59 Lee Zii Jia would like to put the finishing touch to his 2018 season by achieving good results at the Korea Masters that will be held from November 27 to December 2, in Gwangju, Korea. After almost two months of rest since winning the Taiwan Open, Lee who has also just recovered from a...

Can Professional Badminton Catch On In The U.S.?

Despite being a serious sport in much of the world, badminton is viewed largely as a recreational activity in one of the biggest sports markets on the planet: the United States. Badminton is known, at least in some form. Kids play it in gym classes growing up, and many adults continue to play it as a casual beach or...

Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean win Syed Modi International

Chow Mei Kuan (R)/Lee Meng Yean (L) pose with their coach Rosman Razak after winning the 2018 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships. (photo: BAM's Facebook)
Lucknow: Malaysia's women’s doubles No. 3 seeds Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean gained sweet revenge over India's No. 4 seeds Ashwini Ponnappa/Reddy N. Sikki in the final of 2018 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday as Chow/Lee outlasted the Indian pair 21-15, 21-13 to win their first ever Badminton World Federation (BWF) world tour title. The Malaysian pair suffered...

Rudy Hartono talks about Lin Dan and PV Sindhu

Rudy Hartono (R) at the Hatsun Badminton Centre in Thiruthangal, Tamil Nadu. (photo: PT)
Mumbai: Indonesia's badminton legend, Rudy Hartono, winner of a record eight All England Championship titles, was providing brief training to young badminton players at badminton academy run by the Hatsun Group, in southern Tamil Nadu, India on Friday. When he was asked whether the six-time All England champion Lin Dan would be able to break his All England feats, the...

Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean, Saina Nehwal advance to Syed Modi International final

Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean have a 1-2 career meeting record against Ashwini Ponnappa/Reddy N. Sikki prior to Sunday's final. (photo: AFP)
Lucknow: Malaysia's World No. 19 women’s doubles pair Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean and India's World No. 9 women's singles player Saina Nehwal have entered the final of Syed Modi International Championships. Facing No. 2 seeds Della Destiara Haris/Rizki Amelia Pradipta of Indonesia in the semi-finals, Chow/Lee lost their first set 14-21. Chow/Lee almost blew the second set when they...

Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean enter Syed Modi International semis

Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean advance to the Syed Modi International semi-finals. (photo: AFP)
Lucknow: Malaysia's World No. 19 women’s doubles pair Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean have made it to the semi-finals of the $150,000 2018 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in Lucknow, India on Friday. The Malaysian women's doubles head coach Rosman Razak praised Chow/Lee for their brilliant performance and hoped they would maintain their consistency ahead of Saturday's semi-finals. "They played well...

Lin Dan, Chen Long to skip Chinese Badminton Super League, focus on more systematic training

Lin Dan (left) and Chen Long are fighting for the only two men's singles spots available in Olympics with their teammate World No. 2 Shi Yuqi. (photo: AFP)
Beijing: As his 2018 season continued to go from bad to worse, the two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion, Lin Dan a.k.a "Super Dan", who suffered his ninth first-round exit at the Hong Kong Open last Wednesday, has decided to skip the Chinese Badminton Super League (CBSL) that will be held from December 4, 2018 to Jan 19,...

Badminton Korea Association top execs spend lavishly, blame coaches for their failures

Kang Kyung-Jin versus BKA president Park Ki-hyun. (photo: Twitter)
Seoul: The Badminton Korea Association (BKA) which posted on its website looking for a new Head Coach for the Korean national badminton team on November 6th, and had subsequently fired its seven coaches via text message two days later, has once again embroiled in another scandal. The former BKA chief coach Kang Kyung-Jin, told Korean media on Tuesday that top...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying eye success at BWF World Tour Finals

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying need a new coach who could bring them to the next level. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 6 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will look to end their miserable year by making a mark at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China next month. The 2016 Olympic mixed doubles silver medalist have been struggling with consistency when they were sent packing by Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti of...

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