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Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung win Barcelona Spain Masters

Lee Yong Dae (right) and Kim Gi Jung celebrate after winning the 2018 Barcelona Spain Masters.
Barcelona: South Korea's former World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae and his new partner Kim Gi-jung, have capped off their first competitive return from retirement by winning the Barcelona Spain Masters in style on Sunday. Despite resistance from World No. 83 Bodin Isara/Maneepong Jongjit of Thailand in the final, Lee/Kim were coming off better in the exchanges and...

Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung enter Barcelona Spain Masters final

Lee Yong Dae (left) /Kim Gi Jung make return to competitive badminton. (photo: BWF)
Barcelona: Former World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong Dae of Korea has came out of retirement to partner Kim Gi Jung at Barcelona Spain Masters, getting just one match away from their first international title in nearly two years. Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung marched into the Barcelona Spain Masters final by battling past Malaysians Chen Tang Jie/Man...

Jonatan Christie’s Asian Games jersey fetches USD $27,000 and gets a job offer

Jonatan Christie plays Chou Tien Chen in the 2018 Asian Games final. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: After winning the 2018 Asian Games badminton men's singles champion, the jersey wore by World No. 15 Jonatan Christie in the Asian Games final was sold for USD $27,000 at a charity auction that was held in Jakarta on Wednesday. In addition, he was also offered a position as a civil servant from the city of Jakarta. Christie who won...

Misbun Sidek: Chong Wei staying positive during recovery

Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Upon his return from the Asian Games in Indonesia, the men’s singles head coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Misbun Sidek told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) that he has received good news from the Malaysian badminton superstar, Lee Chong Wei, who is currently undergoing treatment in Taiwan for a respiratory illness. "I've...

Tai Tzu Ying beats PV Sindhu for Asian Games badminton women’s singles gold

PV Sindhu, Tai Tzu Ying, Saina Nehwal, Akane Yamaguchi (from left). (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: World No.1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan finally able to add a major title to her young badminton career by lifting the 2018 Asian Games women's singles gold on Tuesday. Tai, who slowly climbed to the top of World rankings after Rio Olympics, didn't participate in the 2017 World Championships, instead, she decided to play at...

Jonatan Christie downs Chou Tien Chen to win Asian Games gold

Jonatan Christie celebrates his Asian Games victory. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: Jonatan Christie, the World No. 15 Indonesian shuttler, ripped his shirt off in celebration of a hard fought Asian Games victory against World No. 6 Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan on Tuesday. The 20-year-old Christie started slow but eventually won the first game 21-18 against Chou. However, Christie went on to lose in the second with 20-22. Backed by a...

Tai Tzu Ying to fight PV Sindhu in Asian Games final

Tai Tzu Ying is aiming for the Asian Games gold medal. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: Taiwan's World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying has entered the Asian Games final after beating India's Saina Nehwal 21-17, 21-14 in the last four on Monday. The victory was Tai's 10th straight win against the Indian player. Tai will take on another Indian player, World No. 3 PV Sindhu for the Asian Games crown. After her team...

Jonathan Christie faces Chou Tien Chen in Asian Games final

Jonathan Christie is a hit with female badminton fans in Indonesia. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: The 21-year-old World No. 15 Jonathan Christie of Indonesia who shocked World No. 2 Shi Yuqi of China in the first round of Asian Games, pulled off another upset as he battled past World No. 10 Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-15, 15,21, 21-19 on Monday in front of his home crowd. "Wow, I am excited to be able to...

Malaysia suffers one of the worst records in the history of Asian Games badminton

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong go down in straight-set to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in Asian Games quarter-finals. (photo: Bernama)
Jakarta: Despite all the talk about winning at least two medals in the 2018 Asian Games badminton event, Malaysia, once a badminton powerhouse, was left empty-handed as two of its men's doubles pairs lost their respective quarter-final matches against Indonesian shuttlers on Sunday. Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong who won the Incheon Asian Games bronze medal four years ago, put...

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting slays Chen Long to enter Asian Games semis

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting beats Chen Long in Asian Games quarter-finals.
Jakarta: Fresh from his victory against reigning World Champion Kento Momota of Japan in the Asian Games round of 16, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting continued his giant-killing spree to stun former World No. 1 and Rio Olympic Champion Chen Long in the quarter-finals on Sunday. The 21-year-old Ginting beat Chen Long 21-19, 21-11 to sail through to the semis, and will...

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