• Jan Jorgensen and Sung Ji Hyun lift German Open titles

    Mulheim: Denmark's top-seeded European champion Jan Jorgensen needed only 31 minutes to defeat Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-12, 21-13 in the men's singles final on Sunday to become the first Denmark player to have ever won the German Open title.Jan Jorgensen and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Photo: German Open Badminton)

    Jan Jorgensen and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Photo: German Open Badminton)

  • Denmark clinch 15th European mixed team championships title

    Leuven: After stunned by Germany 0-3 in the final of 2013 European Mixed Team Championships, Denmark - the European badminton powerhouse, made sure history won't repeat itself on Sunday by defeating England 3-0 to win the greatest badminton team event in Europe.Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

    Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

  • European mixed team badminton champs: Denmark, Ireland, England in quarters

    Leuven: Top seeds and tournament favorites Denmark defeated Poland 5-0 in a tie that was held earlier on Thursday, but they had to fight until the very end to cruise past Netherlands in the evening.

    In the tie against Netherlands, world number two men's singles Jan Ø. Jørgensen of Denmark beat Eric Pang in straight sets and Line Kjaersfeldt managed to keep the momentum going for Denmark when she knocked out Soraya De Visch Eijbergen 21-12, 23-21 in the women’s singles match.Jan Jorgensen beats Eric Pang on Thursday (photo: Badminton Europe)

    Jan Jorgensen beats Eric Pang on Thursday (photo: Badminton Europe)

  • Purple League: Petaling beat Puchong United

    Kuala Lumpur: Jan O Jorgensen beat Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk in dramatic fashion to lead Petaling BC past Puchong United on Saturday.

    His 9-11, 1-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 victory over Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk in the first men's singles sealed an unassailable 3-2 lead for Petaling.Jan O Jorgensen plays a critical role in Petaling BC's run to win the tie on Saturday (photo: Petaling BC)

    Jan O Jorgensen plays a critical role in Petaling BC's run to win the tie on Saturday (photo: Petaling BC)

  • Purple League: Kajang BC finally get first win

    Kuala Lumpur: The Kajang BC finally had a reason to smile on Wednesday when they got their first win of the season.

    After opening the season with 7 consecutive losses, Kajang beat Nusajaya BC 10-9 on Wednesday for their first win. Kajang started off on a bumpy road when the struggling Bong Guang Yik lost the first men's singles to Allan Tai of Nusajaya, and Boon Wei Ying was no match for Yip Pui Yin of Nusajaya in women’s singles losing 5-11, 5-11, 6-11 in just 18 minutes.Congratulations to Kajang BC and Liliyana Natsir (third from the right) for the win on Wednesday (photo: Kajang BC)

    Congratulations to Kajang BC and Liliyana Natsir (third from the right) for the win on Wednesday (photo: Kajang BC)


  • Viktor Axelsen upsets Jan Jorgensen to win Copenhagen Masters

    Copenhagen: Despite being crowned the Danish badminton player of the year of 2014 on December 28, world number three Jan Jorgensen appeared sluggish at the Copenhagen Masters final against his younger compatriot Viktor Axelsen on Sunday.

    Jorgensen got off to a good start in the first set by racing to a quick 18-12 lead. However, Jorgensen seemed to have lost his focus all of the sudden and began to commit unforced errors at an alarming rate. Axelsen seized that opportunity to reel off 10 of the next 12 points and eventually took the first set 22-20.Congratulations Viktor Axelsen! Hope you have a breakthrough year in 2015! (photo: Viktor Axelsen's FB)

    Congratulations Viktor Axelsen! Hope you have a breakthrough year in 2015! (photo: Viktor Axelsen's FB)

  • Jan O Jorgensen, Kenichi Tago join Malaysia's Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After a three week break, the second half of Malaysia's first professional badminton league - Kopiko Purple League will kick into full gear on January 2, 2015.

    Second half of the season will see the addition of world number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and world number 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan. Jorgensen and Tago will play for Petaling BC. In addition, the number two team in Purple League, Muar City BC have also picked up a big name in women's singles, the BWF Superseries Finals women's singles champion Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan.Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

    Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

  • Chen Long is the new World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings

    The latest BWF world rankings

  • Jan O. Jorgensen wants more breakthroughs for badminton

    By: Alaric Gomes

    Dubai: A top-level tournament in the US and an Emirati player on the international circuit are among the legacies European champion Jan O. Jorgensen would like to leave behind before he quits the badminton circuit.

    Dane Jorgenson — a semi-finalist at the season-closing BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here at the weekend — is a colourful character with a distinct mop-like hair style.Jan Jorgensen is the darling of badminton :-)

    Jan Jorgensen is the darling of badminton :-)

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Jan Jorgensen start with win

    Dubai: Chen Long of China got off to a good start on day 1 of the BWF Superseries Finals campaign with a victory over Kenichi Tago.

    Kenichi Tago took a three-point lead over Chen Long in the first five minutes of the game and smashed his way through grabbing another point on a trot. The number one seed Chen however managed to reduce the gap by defending strongly and chasing the shuttle for a smart smash across to the Japanese rival.Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

    Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

  • Hong Kong Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long advance to semis

    Hong Kong: The fifth seed Carolina Marin of Spain, outclassed Tee Jing Yi in the women's singles quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open, winning 21-8, 21-17 and move a step closer to the semi-final on Saturday.

    Marin won the first set easily, but Tee was giving Marin a run for the money in the second set before conceded to a more aggressive Marin in 27 minutes.Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

    Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

  • Denmark Open: P. Kashyap beats Jorgensen to play Chen Long in semis

    Odense: Denmark's top men's singles Jan Jorgensen lost his quarter-final to Parupalli Kashyap on Friday.

    Having won four of their previous five meetings, Jorgensen would have been confident going into the quarter-final clash against Kashyap in Odense. However, Jorgensen seemed a little rusty and often make unforced errors, allowing unheralded Kashyap to progress 21-19 21-15 in 42 minutes. Kashyap will face Chen Long of China in the semi-final. Chen managed to swept past Frenchman Brice Leverdez 21-9 21-7 in 37 minutes.Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

    Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

  • Denmark Open: Jan Jorgensen gets a walkover as Lin Dan withdraws

    Odense: Jan Jorgensen of Denmark has advanced to the third round of the Denmark Open on Thursday when his opponent - two time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan withdrew from the tournament due to knee injury he suffered in the first round.Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

    Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

  • Lin Dan survives Denmark Open scare

    Odense: Badminton superstar Lin Dan survived a scare on Wednesday as he opened his bid for the Denmark Open title.

    Lin Dan held an early lead 7-2 in the first set of his opening match against Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan, and cruised to 11-8 lead at the interval. He was a little "too laid-back" after the interval to allow Chou to break back and levelled the score at 16-16. Chou then managed to save three game points and force deuce before Lin Dan won the first set with 22-20.Lin Dan at Denmark Open

    Lin Dan at Denmark Open

  • World Champs Day 4: Injured Jan Jorgensen exits

    Copenhagen: On Thursday, Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan was handed a walkover into the quarter-finals of the World Championships as Jan Jorgensen of Denmark has withdrawn from competition due to knee injury.Thursday is one of the darkest day in Jan Jorgensen's career

    Thursday is one of the darkest day in Jan Jorgensen's career

  • Jan O Jorgensen to refocus after vacation

    Copenhagen: After winning his first championship outside of Europe in June 2014 - the Indonesia Open, he rewarded himself with a relaxing vacation in Maldives.Jan O Jorgensen celebrates after winning the Indonesia Open title

    Jan O Jorgensen celebrates after winning the Indonesia Open title

  • Indonesia Open Final Results

    Jakarta: On Sunday, Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen defeated Kenichi Tago to win the men’s singles title.

    In the women's singles final, world number one Li Xuerui of China defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-13, 21-13 in 37 minutes to win the title.Lee Yong dae- Yoo Yeon-seong has become the dominant force in men's doubles

    Lee Yong dae- Yoo Yeon-seong has become the dominant force in men's doubles

  • Indonesia Open Final: Jorgensen takes torch from Peter Gade

    Jakarta: Torch got passed in Jakarta on Sunday night. Despite being crowned several titles in Europe such as 2010 Denmark Open and French Open last year, Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen has yet to win a championship in other continents until Sunday. After his breakthrough win against Kenichi Tago in the Indonesia Open final, he has become one of the most dangerous badminton player from Denmark after Peter Gade.Peter Gade to Jan O Jorgensen - Passing of the torch :-)

    Peter Gade to Jan O Jorgensen - Passing of the torch :-)

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