Latest Badminton News and Articles

Tien Minh out of 2013 Badminton Asia Champs (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 626

 Vietnam’s No.1 badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh was surprisingly disqualified from the first round of the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei (China) on April 17.

He was defeated 0-2 by Chinese rival Chan Yan Kit from Hong Kong in his first match of the men’s individual event.Nguyen Tien Minh crashed out from Asian Championship 2013
Nguyen Tien Minh was surprisingly crashed out  from the first round of the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei
Minh’s fellow Do Duc Tuan also lost 0-2 to another Chinese rival named Lindan.
Read more ...
 

Injured "Super Dan" quits Asia Championship (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 April 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 636

Chinese Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan on Friday quit the Badminton Asia Championship citing an injury, effectively ending hopes that he would lead China's drive for a clean-sweep of titles.

 

TAIPEI: Chinese Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan on Friday quit the Badminton Asia Championship citing an injury, effectively ending hopes that he would lead China's drive for a clean-sweep of titles.Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan of China speaks to the Chinese media Olympic gold-medallist Lin Dan of China speaks to the Chinese media

"Super Dan", an icon in China and rated by many as badminton's greatest player, had to withdraw after waking up with a pain in his left shoulder and could not lift his left arm, said a spokesman for the tournament.

Read more ...
 

Chong Wei is Malaysia's only hope in All England (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 March 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 1213

IT WAS a sad day for Malaysia when Chong Wei Feng, Liew Daren and Tan Chun Seang were sent packing in the All-England and it was left to Taiwan’s up-and-coming player Chou Tien-chen to steal the show in the first round at the National Indoor Arena.

Hopes were high on Wei Feng to defy the odds but he was blown away by Denmarks’ Jan O Jorgensen 11-21, 14-21 in 32 minutes.

Daren put up a fighting display before going down to former world champion Chen Jin 15-21, 21-19, 11-21.Not good enough: Liew Daren put up a fighting display before going down to China’s Chen Jin 15-21, 21-19, 11-21 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

It could have been an easy straight-game victory for Chen Jin but Daren made remarkable turnaround halfway in the second game by showing more aggression to force deuce.

In the end, it was all in vain as he lost the rubber 11-21.

Read more ...
 

All England Is the Moment of Truth for Indonesian Duo Ahsan and Hendra (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 March 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 951

The moment of truth for Indonesia’s badminton men’s doubles pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan has finally arrived.

The Malaysia Open Super Series champions will carry a big responsibility on their shoulders when the world’s oldest badminton tournament starts on Wednesday in Birmingham. The All England is one of the top priorities of the year for the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI).

To the shuttlers, the All England means carrying on their personal missions. Indonesia National Badminton Team

“I can say I have won various major tournaments when I was still paired with Markis Kido, such as the Asian Games, World Championships and even the Olympics. But I never won an All England title. I hope this is the time,” 2008 Olympic champion Hendra told reporters in a send-off ceremony last week.

Hendra’s biggest achievement with Markis at the All England was in 2010 when they clinched the semifinal stage. They stormed to the last four before being stopped by now-retired Danish duo, Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen.

Read more ...
 

Wei Feng pushing his weight (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 March 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 1435

DREAM: Shuttler sets high targets in bid to qualify for World Championships

CHONG Wei Feng, who has to perform beyond expectations in the European tournaments over the next two weeks to have any hope of qualifying for the World Championships, may just achieve it.

Although World No 17 Wei Feng faces a difficult passage in the All England which begins in Birmingham on Tuesday, his chances look good in the Swiss Open on March 12-17 where he can fancy a place in the semi-finals.

Despite having to face World No 10 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark in the first round and World No 4 Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the second round of the All England, Wei Feng has set a lofty target of reaching the last eight.

Even if he fails in Birmingham, Chong Wei can expect a good run in the Swiss Open as he is drawn to play three Taiwan players before a possible repeat of the All England opening match against Jorgensen in the quarter-final stage with victory pitting him, most likely, against Sony again in the last four.Chong Wei Feng

Wei Feng will play Wang Tzu Wei in the first round followed by a possible second round encounter with Yang Chih Hsun and a likely third round clash with Hsueh Hsuan Yi before taking on Jorgensen.

"After years of trying, I have a chance to play in a major event. Although my world ranking is at No 17, poor results in Europe will see my ranking drop and that will make it tough for me. That's why I have set a quarter-final target in the All England and looking at the Swiss Open draw, a semi-final spot is possible," said Wei Feng.

"Should I achieve both results, I reckon my place in the World Championships will be secure but I need to really work hard my matches in the All England.

"I have never played Jorgensen before but I have a chance to do well against him and Sony is playing well at the moment. However, I don't intend to give up despite the tough draw.

"In the Swiss Open, I must stay focused and clear the preliminary rounds although I am playing against the Taiwanese shuttlers. If I clear them, it will be an All England repeat for me.

"The experience in the All England should help me fare better in Basel and it will be great if I can beat Jorgensen twice.

"I also want to beat Sony in one of those two matches and my physical condition has improved and I am more confident now."

Wei Feng is being put through a special physical training programme by Roesdi Ghani to overcome his lack of height.

Roesdi said Wei Feng, who stands at only 170cm, is one of the most hardworking players in the national team and is hopeful that the new weight training regime will make him a better player.

"He is really hardworking and puts in extra effort in training. He can bench press up to 70kg and gradually we are looking to improve that to 75kg which is almost equivalent to what (Lee) Chong Wei does," said Roesdi.

"But we are being careful to make sure that the weight training programme doesn't disrupt his progress in court training as he may get injured or become stagnant if the intensity is increased too much too soon.

"His bodyweight is also being increased and once he reaches 65kg, he should be able to go for more explosive workouts that would help him progress into a stronger player.

"He used to weigh 59kg but now has gone up to 62kg and once he returns from the European tournaments, we will gradually increase his work load to achieve the desired results."

A good outing in the All England and Swiss Open should give Wei Feng a positive mindset and it should also spur him to further improve on his physical strength to become an established international shuttler.

 

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Malaysia Open 2016

Badminton Videos for 2016 malaysia open

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

Recommended badminton news for you