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Peter Gade to step down as France coach next year

Peter Gade (middle) has been actively involved in grooming young badminton talents after his retirement from professional badminton. (photo: AP)
Paris: The 40-year-old Danish badminton legend Peter Gade has announced on Tuesday that he will step down as France national badminton coach on May 1st 2018. In the announcement, Gade said: "I will stop my position as national coach for France on May 1st 2018. In mutual agreement with FFBAD, I have been taking a lot of different aspects into...

Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Kento Momota enter Macau Open quarters

Zulfadli Zulkiffli enters 2017 Macau Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)
Macau: The 2011 World Junior champion, Malaysia's independent player Zulfadli Zulkiffli survived a thrilling three-set test from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) player Lim Chi Wing before seeing off the BAM player 21-11, 14-21, 21-15 in the third round of Macau Open on Thursday. When asked about how he felt following his victory against Lim, Zulkiffli admitted it was a...

Macau Open: Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See, Kento Momota charge through to next round

Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See are off to winning starts at the 2017 Macau Open. (photo: AP)
Macau: Malaysia's No. 8 seeds mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See fended off a surprisingly stiff challenge from Indonesia's Yantoni Edy Saputra/Marsheilla Gisca Islami, beating the Indonesians 21-13, 21-19 to advance to the second round of the 2017 Macau Open tournament on Wednesday. "We are happy to win the match because our confidence was shaken after early exits...

Kento Momota ready to launch title bid at Macau Open

Kento Momota is slowly climbing the BWF rankings. (photo: AP)
Macau: Former World No. 2 Kento Momota was going all-out attack at Macau Open as the Japanese bid to claim his fourth international titles since his return to international badminton after his gambling was lifted in May. On Tuesday, Momota survived a surprise test in the first round of Macau Open, as he had to dig deep to beat Krishna...

Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry not over yet

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan could meet in the quarter-finals of 2017 China Open. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The matches between Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Lin Dan of China have been the chief driver of interest in professional badminton over the past decade. Lee expected the fierce rivalry between him and Lin Dan would likely to continue over the next few years. "We still have few more years to play competitively and to take...

Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade and Lee Yong Dae visit India for The Legends’ Vision World Tour (videos)

Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, Lee Chong Wei, Sachin Tendulkar (a famous Cricket player), Pullela Gopichand, Lin Dan and Lee Yong Dae pose for pictures. (video & photo: Yonex India)
Mumbai: As India has cemented its rising stature in world badminton by producing world class shuttlers such as P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, it has also emerged as the most attractive destination to promote the sport of badminton. Badminton greats such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade and Lee Yong Dae were in...

Nitchaon Jindapol & Rasmus Gemke win Bitburger Open

Nitchaon Jindapol lifts Bitburger Open trophy at the Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken Arena in Germany.
Saarbrucken: Women's singles No. 2 seed Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand became the fifth player to ever reach the final of a same Grand Prix Gold tournament for 3 or more times and walked away with her second Bitburger Open title on Sunday. The 2017 Bitburger was also her first final since she was defeated by He Bingjiao of China...

Lee Zii Jia out of Bitburger Open, Zhang Beiwen through to final

Zhang Beiwen of USA reaches Bitburger Open final. (photo: AP)
Saarbrucken: Denmark's unseeded Rasmus Gemke halted Malaysia's No. 14 seed Lee Zii Jia's incredible run at the Bitburger Open after a one-sided semi-finals contest.The Malaysian couldn't maintain concentration in the first set, making a lot of simple mistakes and giving away a lot of easy points. Lee was blown away by the Dane 21-11 after his uncharacteristically mistake-prone first...

Lee Zii Jia overcomes Brice Leverdez at Bitburger Open

Lee Zii Jia strolls into 2017 Bitburger Open semi-finals
Saarbrucken: The men's singles No. 14 seed Lee Zii Jia kept beating the odds at Bitburger Open as he overcame some shakiness in his first set to beat No. 3 seed Brice Leverdez of France 19-21, 21-18, 21-10 to advance to the Bitburger Open semi-finals on Friday. Lee who was promoted to the Malaysian national senior team this year, will...

Lee Zii Jia beats Qiao Bin to reach Bitburger Open quarters

Lee Zii Jia shows he can take on high level player from China. (photo: AP)
Saarbrucken: Malaysia's No. 14 seed men's singles player Lee Zii Jia continued his sizzling form by reaching the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament in Saarland, Germany on Thursday. The 19-year-old Malaysian pulled off a major upset of the day, sending last year's Korea Open champion Qiao Bin of China home with a 21-17, 21-12 victory over the No....

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Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying to play together again next January. (photo: AP)

Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying to resume partnership early next year

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Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are set to meet each other in the Hong Kong semi-finals. (photo: AP)

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