Latest Badminton News and Articles

Dong-keun shows he’s a capable replacement (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 May 2013
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 924

SOUTH KOREA can breathe easy now as they have another Lee to keep the flag flying high in the men’s singles event.

Following the retirement of Lee Hyun-il, South Korea had been searching for a new star to take over and they may have just found the right replacement in Lee Dong-keun (pic) if his performances in the ongoing Sudirman Cup is anything to go by.

The 22-year-old Dong-keun hardly showed any nerves despite playing as the first singles for the first time.The 22-year-old Lee Dong-keun hardly showed any nerves despite playing as the first singles for the first time.

In fact, he played confidently to contribute points in both his team’s group ties by winning against higher ranked players – Tanongsak Saen­somboonsuk (12-21, 21-9, 22-20) of Thailand and Wong Wing Ki (21-16, 21-15) of Hong Kong.

Dong-keun is ranked 63rd in the world while Tanongsak and Wing Ki are ranked 15th and 25th respectively.

 

Badminton: China survives Indonesia scare in Sudirman Cup (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 May 2013
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 553

Defending champions China had to dig deep to avoid a surprise defeat to Indonesia, winning 3-2 on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup.

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions China had to dig deep to avoid a surprise defeat to Indonesia, winning 3-2 on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup.

Two days after whipping their arch rivals 5-0 in a group match, China, who have not lost a tie since falling 2-3 to South Korea in the 2003 final, were stunned by a determined and gallant Indonesian outfit.China's Li Xuerui hits a return against Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri

China will play Denmark in Saturday's semi-finals after the Europeans easily defeated underdogs Taiwan 3-0.

At the last Sudirman Cup two years ago, China thrashed Denmark 3-0 in the final. And Chinese supremo Li Yongbo was unperturbed.

"We have won it for so many times - eight times," the coach said after their match against Indonesia.

 

China goes through test from Indonesia at Sudirman Cup

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 May 2013
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 561

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (BadmintonPlanet.com) -- Indonesia almost scared China in their second meeting in three days but the defending champions still made the semifinals of the Sudirman Cup here on Thursday.

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir took a good start for Indonesia as they stunned Olympic runners-up Xu Chen/Ma Jin in mixed doubles at 21-18, 14-21 and 21-16. But Chen Long quickly leveled the score for China after he thrashed Tommy Sugiarto 21-11, 21-15 in men's singles. Suairto is the only Indonesian player who stayed in the lineup as in Tuesday's group match against China.

 

Khim Wah-V Shem perform above expectations in Sudirman Cup debut

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 May 2013
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 543

DOUBLES men shuttlers Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem had a problematic partnership in the past but that will be a thing of the past going by their solid performance in their Sudirman Cup debut.

On Tuesday, Khim Wah-V Shem lived up to their coaches’ faith by winning a point in the tie against Germany with a 21-16, 23-21 win over Ingo Kindervater-Johaness Schoettler but the duo’s win was in vain.

Malaysia lost 2-3 and were sent packing out of the Sudirman Cup at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil. It was the country’s first ever defeat to Germany in a team event.

For the quick Khim Wah-V Shem, it was the second time that they have performed above expectations in a major event.

At the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia, the duo pulled off an upset over Indonesia’s Mohd Ahsan-Bona Septano to reach the semi-finals. But after that, their performances had been inconsistent and in fact, lack of mistrust saw their partnership being split up for six months last year.

 

Humiliating! (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 May 2013
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 558

SUDIRMAN CUP: Germany send Malaysia packing

MALAYSIA'S humiliation in the Sudirman Cup was complete when they were bundled out 3-2 in the group stage by Germany  at Putra Stadium yesterday.

Malaysia rested the bungling Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and were aptly rewarded when Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah defeated Ingo Kidervater-Johannes Schoettler 21-18, 21-18 but it was not enough to stop the rot.Woon Khe Wei (front) and Vivian Hoo lost 21-16, 16-21, 21-18 to Germany’s Birgit Michels-Johanna Goliszewski at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil yesterday.

The signs of misery were evident in the first match when under-firing mixed doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying were shocked 21-17, 18-21, 21-17 by Micheal Fuchs-Birgit Michels in 68 minutes.

The ever reliable Lee Chong Wei helped Malaysia draw level by beating Dieter Domke 21-12, 21-14 in 34 minutes while V Shem-Khim Wah's efforts helped Malaysia take a 2-1 lead.

 

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Kidambi Srikanth gets words of encouragement from cricket legend

New Delhi: Set to be bestowed with the Arjuna award, ace Ind

Lee Chong Wei, please don't drop your spoon!

Kuala Lumpur: Forget about elaborate dining rooms and bars,

Carolina Marin eyes Rio Olympics

Ibiza: Two-time world champion Carolina Marin said she is lo

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Recommended badminton news for you