• Wang Shixian, Tang Yuanting, Wang Zhengming & 4 others retire from Chinese team

    Beijing: Besides Zhao Yunlei, Tian Qing, Yu Yang, and Wang Yihan who had gone public with their retirement decisions after the Rio Olympics, in a move that has sent shock waves across badminton community, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Tuesday that Chinese Badminton Association has submitted the retirement applications for 26-year-old Wang Shixian, 22-year-old Tang Yuanting, and 26-year-old Wang Zhengming.Goodbye and good luck to Wang Shixian. (photo: AP)

    Goodbye and good luck to Wang Shixian. (photo: AP)

  • Wang Zhengming denies plans to quit badminton

    Beijing: Last week, former China national team badminton player Gong Weijie hinted at his social media page that the 2008 World Junior Champion and current World No. 18 men's singles player Wang Zhengming may be retiring from badminton.Wang Zhengming plays for China that has way too many good badminton players.

    Wang Zhengming plays for China that has way too many good badminton players.

  • Lee Chong Wei seals Indonesia Open semi-final place

    Jakarta: Men’s singles No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia kept his chances of an sixth title at Indonesia Open on track when he overpowered China's Wang Zhengming in the first set of Indonesia Open quarter-final with 21-16 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday.

    The flawless Lee barely broke a sweat as he eased into the semi-finals after Wang Zhengming retired after suffering a hamstring injury while Lee was leading 9-2 in the second set.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei on course for 6th Indonesian Open title & World No. 1

    Jakarta: Malaysia badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei edged closer to his sixth Indonesian Open title and the world number one ranking after moving into the quarterfinals in Jakarta today.

    The current world number two will wrest the top spot from China’s Chen Long who is not competing in the tournament, if he moves into the final, while his path to the title also looks clear since his arch rival Lin Dan of China was ousted in the second round by Jonathan Christie of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Jonatan Christie beats Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: With the backing of home crowd, Indonesia's unseeded Jonatan Christie pulled off a huge upset against China's two time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the second round of the BCA Indonesia Open badminton championship at Bung Karno Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

    Christie was ecstatic after clinching his second round match against his own idol 21-12, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

    Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit BAC

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei put on a dominant performance against World No. 11 Wang Zhengming of China in the first round of 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) in Wuhan, China on Wednesday, beating Wang 21-16, 21-14 in 46 minutes and extending his undefeated streak against Wang to 16-0.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

  • India men's team upsets China to reach BATC quarterfinals

    Hyderabad: India completed a 3-2 win over China in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

    Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

  • Big win for Indonesia, China survive scare in Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: Indonesia, Korea and China emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the group stage of Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday.Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

    Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

  • French Open: Lee Chong Wei to meet Chou Tien Chen in the final (videos)

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei reached his first French Open final in four years as he needed 36 minutes to fly by world No. 9 Wang Zhengming of China 21-7, 21-13 in the semi-finals.

    The unseeded Lee, in remarkably sublime form at the age of 33, continued his formidable French Open run and never let up the pressure on No. 3 shuttler from the Chinese team in a semi-final demolition. The victory brought Lee's head to head record against Wang to 15-0.Lee Chong Wei should not underestimate Chou Tien Chen in the men's final.

    Lee Chong Wei should not underestimate Chou Tien Chen in the men's final.

  • Lee Chong Wei to meet Wang Zhengming in French Open semis

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will face world No. 9 Wang Zhengming of China in the semi-finals of the French Open after both players enjoyed quarter-final victories in Paris.

    Lee Chong Wei, winner at the 2011 French Open, needed just 36 minutes to beat world No. 22 Japanese Sho Sasaki in the quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei should watch out for Wang Zhengming in the semi-finals.

    Lee Chong Wei should watch out for Wang Zhengming in the semi-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long advance into World Championships quarters

    Jakarta: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei came into Thursday afternoon's men's singles third round at the World Championships on a 13-match win streak against his opponent, No. 8 seed Wang Zhengming of China. In the end it was Lee who extended his streak over Wang to 14 matches, beating the Chinese 21-17, 21-19 to advance to the quarter-finals, where he will play Hu Yun who defeated No. 3 seed Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

  • China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

    Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team, Li Yongbo has attempted to take the pressure off his players ahead of the World Championships, saying the Chinese badminton team does not set any hard targets at the World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from August 10 - August 16. It would not surprise him if some of the young Chinese players who will play their first ever World Championships could end up as world champions.Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

    Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei books quarter-final clash with Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will face off in a Friday quarter-final against world No. 1 Chen Long, whom he lost to in last year's World Championship final at Copenhagen.

    In his first match on Thursday, the unseeded Lee Chong Wei produced a solid performance against tenth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by winning the first set with 21-12. While Lee trailed for most of the second set, he picked up his game when it mattered, rallying from 13-18 down to reel off the next 8 points to survive the stirring challenge from Sugiarto.Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

    Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

  • Wang Zhengming wins men's title as China sweep 5 titles at China Masters

    Changzhou: In the absence of world No. 1 Chen Long and world No. 3 Lin Dan, the 2008 world junior champion Wang Zhengming survived a tougher than expected fight from his compatriot Huang Yuxiang on Sunday to finally win his first title in two years. The 25-year-old defeated Huang 22-20, 21-19 in 47 minutes to win back the China Masters men's singles title that he won in 2013.Wang Zhengming has been living in the shadow of Lin Dan and Chen Long for most of his career

    Wang Zhengming has been living in the shadow of Lin Dan and Chen Long for most of his career

  • Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long at Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will square off compatriot world no. 1 Chen Long in the men's singles final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday after both Chinese shuttlers battled past their opponents at the semi-finals on Saturday.Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

  • Chou Tien Chen beats Wang Zhengming to win French Open

    Paris: World number 13 Taiwanese Chou Tien-chen, won the French Open on Sunday by defeating Wang Zhengming of China 10-21, 25-23 and 21-19 after a 3-set men's singles final thriller at the Coubertin stadium.

    Wang Zhengming who held a 2-0 career meeting record against Chou Tien Chen prior to the final, got off to a good start to break Chou Tien Chen in the first game by taking a 7-2 lead, and continued his dominance to win the first set 21- 10 easily.Chou Tien Chen defeats Wang Zhengming to win French Open title

    Chou Tien Chen defeats Wang Zhengming to win French Open title

  • Chou Tien Chen vs Wang Zhengming in French Open men's final

    Paris: Chinese Taipei's unseeded Chou Tien Chen, who stunned Jan O Jorgensen in the opening round, continued his startling run in French Open to overcome fourth-seeded Tommy Sugiarto 14-21, 21-18, 21-19in the men's singles semi-final of French Open.Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

    Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

  • World Champs: Lee Chong Wei powers into semi-finals

    Copenhagen: With a dominant display of superb badminton, Lee Chong Wei kept up his bid for his first World Championships title by beating Wang Zhengming of China in straight sets 21-8, 21-11 on Friday to reach the semi-finals at the World Championships in Copenhagen. Lee hong Wei hopes to bring cheer to Malaysia on independence day by winning the World Championships title

    Lee hong Wei hopes to bring cheer to Malaysia on independence day by winning the World Championships title

  • World Champs Day 4: Lee Chong Wei trounces Evans

    Copenhagen: Top seed Lee Chong Wei cruised into the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships after defeating Ireland’s Scott Evans straight games 21-11, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Lee Chong Wei signs autograph at Copenhagen

    Lee Chong Wei signs autograph at Copenhagen

  • Wang Zhengming competes without big brother - Du Pengyu

    Copenhagen: While Wang Zhengming had an easy opening match on day one of World Championships by winning 21-15, 21-12 against Michal Rogalski of Poland in 34 minutes, he still missed those days where he was competing together with his big brother - Du Pengyu.Wang Zhengming (right) misses his big brother - Du Pengyu

    Wang Zhengming (right) misses his big brother - Du Pengyu


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