BadmintonPlanet’s top 10 badminton news events in 2019

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BadmintonPlanet's top 10 badminton news events in 2019
BadmintonPlanet's top 10 badminton news events in 2019

Kuala Lumpur: As 2019 comes to an end, BadmintonPlanet has selected the badminton stories that drew the most attention from our readers in 2019.

Below are the top badminton news of 2019…

10. Former Olympic Champion Li Xuerui retires from badminton

This was the injury that pretty much ended Li Xuerui's badminton career. (photo: AFP)
This was the injury that pretty much ended Li Xuerui’s badminton career. (photo: AFP)

9. Former World Champion Han Aiping Passes Away at 57

Han Aiping - the legendary women's singles player from China.
Han Aiping – the legendary women’s singles player from China.

8. Nozomi Okuhara rises to World No. 1 in BWF ranking

Nozomi Okuhara becomes the new World No. 1 women's singles player. (photo: AFP)
Nozomi Okuhara becomes the new World No. 1 women’s singles player. (photo: AFP)

7. Third time’s the Charm as PV Sindhu wins India’s first World Championships title

Congratulations to PV Sindhu for winning the 2019 World Championships title. (photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Afp/Getty Images)
Congratulations to PV Sindhu for winning the 2019 World Championships title. (photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Afp/Getty Images)

6. Viktor Axelsen takes fresh swipe at BWF Over So Many Players Getting Injured

Viktor Axelsen tweeted his frustration about the hectic BWF schedule. (photo: Johannes Eisele/Afp/Getty Images)
Viktor Axelsen tweeted his frustration about the hectic BWF schedule. (photo: Johannes Eisele/Afp/Getty Images)

5. Kento Momota, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win 2019 BWF World Tour Finals

Kento Momota poses with his 2019 BWF World Tour Finals trophy. (photo: AFP)
Kento Momota poses with his 2019 BWF World Tour Finals trophy. (photo: AFP)

4. Lee Cheuk Yiu Beats Anthony Ginting In Hong Kong Open Final After a Controversial Call

Lee Cheuk Yiu beats Anthony Ginting in Hong Kong Open final after a controversial call
Lee Cheuk Yiu beats Anthony Ginting in Hong Kong Open final after a controversial call

3. Lee Chong Wei Officially Removed from BWF Rankings

Thank you Lee Chong Wei for all the great memories, both on and off the court. (photo: AFP)
Thank you Lee Chong Wei for all the great memories, both on and off the court. (photo: AFP)

2. The End of Lee-Lin Era, The Rivalry That Transformed The Badminton World

The end of Lee Chong Wei (L) - Lin Dan rivalry era. (photo: AFP)
The end of Lee Chong Wei (L) – Lin Dan rivalry era. (photo: AFP)

1. Lee Chong Wei Announces Retirement, After 19-Year Remarkable Badminton Career

Lee wipes his tears during the press conference. (photo: AFP)
Lee wipes his tears during the press conference. (photo: AFP)

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