Top 10 Badminton News of 2020

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Top 10 Badminton News of 2020
Top 10 Badminton News of 2020

Kuala Lumpur: Without a doubt, 2020 was a very challenging time for everyone as the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected our day to day life and has slowed down the global economy. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, or postponed, including badminton.

The last BWF World Tour tournament to be played in 2020 was the Denmark Open, from 13 to 18 October. And before that, it was the All England Open in March of 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced Badminton World Federation (BWF) to drop all international tournaments due to safety concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

Despite the coronavirus lockdown and travel restriction in many countries aiming to slow the spread of coronavirus, a lot of things had happened for the sport of badminton from around the world in 2020. Here are the top 10 badminton news that made the most people stop, click, and read during this very turbulent and dramatic year:

No. 10: Kento Momota Receives Guinness World Records

A detailed statement regarding Kento Momota's Guinness World Records. (photo: Guinness World Records)
A detailed statement regarding Kento Momota’s Guinness World Records. (photo: Guinness World Records)

No. 9: Viktor Axelsen and girlfriend are expecting their first baby

Congratulations to Viktor Axelsen and Natalia Koch Rohde on their first child. (photo: Stephanie Fisker)
Congratulations to Viktor Axelsen and Natalia Koch Rohde on their first child. (photo: Stephanie Fisker)

No. 8: Kento Momota ‘progressing fantastically’ in recovery after a fatal car accident

Kento Momota returns home from a fatal car accident in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)
Kento Momota returns home from a fatal car accident in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

No. 7: Rexy Mainaky will not seek a contract extension with Badminton Association of Thailand

Tan Boon Heong shares fun stories with Rexy Mainaky in live chat. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)
Tan Boon Heong shares fun stories with Rexy Mainaky in live chat. (photo: Tan Boon Heong’s Facebook)

No. 6: Lee Chong Wei pays tribute following Lin Dan’s retirement announcement

Lee Chong Wei takes badminton fans for a trip down memory lane by showing some pictures of him and Lin Dan on his social media page. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)
Lee Chong Wei takes badminton fans for a trip down memory lane by showing some pictures of him and Lin Dan on his social media page. (photo: Lee Chong Wei’s Facebook)

No. 5: Bruce Lee’s incredible badminton skills

Bruce Lee's amazing badminton skills. (photo & video: Bruce Lee's official Twitter, Wallpapercave.com)
Bruce Lee’s amazing badminton skills. (photo & video: Bruce Lee’s official Twitter, Wallpapercave.com)

No. 4: Kento Momota suffers nasal bone fracture in a fatal car accident

The spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali visits Kento Momota in the hospital. (photo: Bernama)
The spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali visits Kento Momota in the hospital. (photo: Bernama)

No. 3: Lee Chong Wei Celebrates 38th Birthday

Lee Chong Wei celebrates 38th birthday with his wife and two sons. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)
Lee Chong Wei celebrates 38th birthday with his wife and two sons. (photo: Lee Chong Wei’s Facebook)

No. 2: Kento Momota heads back to Japan after a catastrophic car accident (video)

Kento Momota goes back to Japan. (photo: Sinchew)
Kento Momota goes back to Japan. (photo: Sinchew)

No. 1: SHOCKING: Lin Dan retires from professional badminton

Lin Dan announces retirement from badminton. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Lin Dan announces retirement from badminton. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

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