Latest Badminton News and Articles

Markis and Hendra show they are back to their best by bagging ABC title

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 13 April 2009
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 594

KUALA LUMPUR: Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia showed that they are back at their best by winning the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) men’s doubles title in Suwon, South Korea, yesterday.

The world No. 1 and top seeds took 36 minutes to beat South Koreans Ko Sung-hyun-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-18, 26-24 in the final to claim their first title this year.

Markis and Hendra had skipped the tournaments in Europe — All-England and Swiss Open — in March due to the former’s poor condition following a knee injury.

The duo’s return to form is timely as they gear up for the defence of the World Championships in Hyderabad from Aug 10-16.

In the men’s singles, Bao Chunlai fended off a stiff challenge from world junior champion and compatriot Chen Long before prevailing with a 16-21, 21-10, 21-16 win in 55 minutes.

It was Chunlai’s second title after the German Open in March and his success yesterday will certainly help his cause to improve on his world ranking, which is currently at No. 12.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Chinese Taipei 2014

playbutton-2014-square-chinese-taipei-open
Watch Replays
  • Recent News
  • Popular
Glasgow 2014: Small country, big heart - Norfolk Island

Glasgow: Few days ago, Norfolk Island badminton star Ri

Glasgow 2014: Malaysia to put eggs in several baskets

Glasgow: The conventional wisdom in sport is that if you wan

India thrash Kenya 5-0 to top badminton mixed team group

Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact sco

Incredible! China wins 13 titles in 16 Uber Cup Final Appearances

New Delhi: After the Thomas Cup heartbreak yesterday, China

Malaysia's Thomas Cup heroes get rousing homecoming

Sepang: Hundreds of fans packed the Kuala Lumpur Internation

Another Not-So-Smart move by BWF

Kuala Lumpur: Despite good intentions, from constant efforts

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next