• Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Lin Dan & Lee Chong Wei in All England semis

    Birmingham: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to get past the quarter-finals by going down to No. 6 seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China 19-21, 21-17, 19-21 in 66 minutes on Friday.Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Denmark, Russia to meet in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships final

    Lubin: Defending champions Denmark will try to win their 16th European Mixed Team Badminton Championships title against Russia on Sunday.Carsten Mogensen (red shirt, left) and Mathias Boe of Denmark play against Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne of Germany in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships semi-final.

    Carsten Mogensen (red shirt, left) and Mathias Boe of Denmark play against Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne of Germany in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships semi-final.

  • Denmark completes 3-0 European mixed team championships sweep of Sweden

    Lubin: Denmark won their first three matches against Sweden to complete the European mixed team championships quarter-finals victory on Friday.Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays Henri Hurskainen of Sweden in 2017 European mixed team championships.

    Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays Henri Hurskainen of Sweden in 2017 European mixed team championships.

  • P.V. Sindhu powers Chennai Smashers in complete demolition of Bengaluru Blasters

    Mumbai: Playing in her second match in India's Premier Badminton League, Rio Olympic silver medalist P. V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers dispatched Bengaluru Blasters' Cheung Ngan Yi of 12-10, 11-6 to win the 'Trump match' for her team at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

    P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen wrap up 2016 in style

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year of 2016 by claiming the men's doubles title in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen advance to final of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: After showing their grit in a narrow escape against Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China on Friday, playing their rematch in two days, Malaysia's No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong raised their intensity in the semifinal of 2016 Dubai World Superseries finals on Saturday, fighting to control rallies and settling quickly into rhythm to beat the Chinese pair twice in two days with 21-18, 21-16 in 37 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei loses to Viktor Axelsen in Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered his first defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in their tenth career head-to-head meeting at the World Super Series Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Viktor Axelsen, P. V. Sindhu crash out of French Open

    Paris: Olympic bronze medalist and current World No. 5 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who became the overwhelming favorite for the 2016 French Open after No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei pulled out from the tournament due to injury, stumbled in the second round on Thursday as he lost to 36-year-old Lee Hyun Il of Korea 20-22, 12-21 in 40 minutes.Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

    Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

  • PV Sindhu, Ahmad/Natsir and Viktor Axelsen crash out of Denmark Open

    Odense: Thursday was a day of upsets at the ongoing Denmark Open in Odense. To top off the day that filled with shocking results, India's Olympic women's doubles silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu was knocked out by Japan's Sayaka Sato 13-21, 23-21, 18-21 in the second round of the tournament.Viktor Axelsen suffers shock exit in the second round of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Viktor Axelsen suffers shock exit in the second round of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Lee Chong Wei enters Japan Open semi-final

    Tokyo: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei strolled into the semi-finals of the Japan Open with a dominant straight-sets victory over Shi Yuqi of China at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Friday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Japan Open without Lin Dan & Chen Long

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, Denmark's World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen will be among the players competing for the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo that will be held from September 20th to September 25th.Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in three-set epic

    Rio de Janeiro: At last, the most anticipated epic battle between World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China on Friday has proven to be yet another all-time classic in the history of Olympic men's singles semi-final.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to battle for spot in Olympic final

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and 2-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China will meet for a 37th time, this time with a spot in the 2016 Olympic final on the line.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could face off in 2016 Olympic semi-finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans hoping for a third straight Olympic final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will be disappointed by Tuesday's men's draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Denmark stun Indonesia 3-2 to complete Thomas Cup fairy tale

    Kunshan: Denmark's shuttlers had just made history on Sunday afternoon by beating 13-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia in the 2016 Thomas Cup final. The homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, that famed writer of fairy tales, was living one of shuttlers’ great giant-slaying stories but for World No.13 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, the moment of triumph brought him an unforgettable sensation.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

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