• Mads Pieler Kolding unleashes 426 km/h smash (4 videos)

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton has always been considered as the fastest sport in the world. The shuttlecock can travel as fast as 493km/h in a record set by Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong in 2013 during a new product tryout session conducted by badminton racket manufacturer YONEX.Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)

    Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)


  • Carolina Marin sends Hyderabad Hunters to the Premier Badminton League semis

    Bengaluru: Olympic champion Carolina Marin lifted Hyderabad Hunters over Delhi Acers 5-2 on Thursday to qualify for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) semi-finals.

    Going into Thursday's tie, Hyderabad Hunters was ranked fifth on the ranking table, and it needed three points to replace Bengaluru Blasters for a spot in the last four.Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

    Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

  • Carolina Marin seals the win for Hyderabad Hunters in Premier Badminton League

    Bengaluru: In the ongoing Premier Badminton League that was held in Bengaluru on Saturday, Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin defeated Bengaluru Smashers' Ashwini Ponnappa to win the tie in favor of her team.Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

    Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

  • Purple League: Muar City BC smash past Petaling BC

    Cyber Jaya: The Purple League's defending champions Muar City Badminton Club (Muar City BC) got off to a strong start in the 2016/2017 season when they beat Petaling Badminton Club (Petaling BC) 10-8 at the Gem in Mall, Cyberjaya on Wednesday.Zhao Yunlei (right) is the biggest name in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

    Zhao Yunlei (right) is the biggest name in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

  • Badminton stars attend Tan Boon Heong & Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling's wedding reception

    Kuala Lumpur: After dating for 10 years and proposing to his girlfriend in Australia last June 7 during the Australian Open, former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong officially tied the knot with his girlfriend Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling on Oct 24, 2016. The lovely couple had a unique Qing dynasty style traditional Chinese wedding ceremony on December 3rd marked by beautifully designed Qing dynasty wedding dresses; while a formal wedding reception was held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, December 11.Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling pose with Taufik Hidayat at the wedding reception. (photo: Rozi Rz)

    Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling pose with Taufik Hidayat at the wedding reception. (photo: Rozi Rz)

  • Tan Boon Heong to team up with Hendra Setiawan in men’s doubles

    Kuala Lumpur: With the former World No. 1 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong a.k.a "Diamond pair" of Malaysia winding down their 10 years partnership, Tan Boon Heong is starting a new chapter of his badminton career by teaming up with his rival, good friend and the 2008 Olympic gold medalist Hendra Setiawan beginning of 2017.Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong marries girlfriend in Qing Dynasty style ceremony

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 and the 2007 All England men's doubles champion Tan Boon Heong has officially married his girlfriend of more than 10 years, Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling on Dec 3rd, 2016.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong is married! Ties the knot with girlfriend of 10 years

    Penang: Former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend of 10 years, tied the knot in a wedding ceremony with the presence of about 40 close family members and friends on Monday.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his wife! Wishing them a lifetime of love! (photo:sinchew.com.my)

    Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his wife! Wishing them a lifetime of love! (photo:sinchew.com.my)

  • Thailand Open: Japanese pair upset Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong

    Bangkok: Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko of Japan caused an upset as they toppled No. 1 seeds Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong in the opener of Thailand Open on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong need to build up their stamina and physical strength in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: AP)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong need to build up their stamina and physical strength in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: AP)

  • 4th time's the charm - Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing win Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: After ending up as the runners-up at Malaysia Masters, Polish Open and Taiwan Open this year, Malaysia's Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing have finally won an international title at Vietnam Open on Sunday.Congratulations to Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing for winning the 2016 Vietnam Open title.

    Congratulations to Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing for winning the 2016 Vietnam Open title.

  • Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing pull off great escape to reach Vietnam Open Final

    Ho Chi Minh City: The Vietnam Open mixed doubles No. 3 seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing of Malaysia is now one win away from winning their first ever international title.Best of luck to Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in Vietnam Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Best of luck to Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in Vietnam Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing survive tests to reach Vietnam Open semis

    Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysia's World No. 37 mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing showed their never-say-die spirit as they rallied past No. 6 seeds Taiwanese pair Chang Ko chi-Chang Hsin Tien 27-25, 19-21, 21-4 to advance to the Vietnam Open semi-finals.Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have yet to win an international title together. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have yet to win an international title together. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in Australian Open semis

    Sydney: Mixed doubles No. 7 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying remained as Malaysia's sole survivors after Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong were knocked out from the Australian Open held at the Sydney Olympic Park Australia on Friday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying are looking for a boost at Australian Open before Olympic. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying are looking for a boost at Australian Open before Olympic. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Men's singles No. 1 seed Chen Long of China cruised through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Super Series as the World No. 2 men’s singles player wasted little time in dismissing Malaysia's former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-12 in 48 minutes on Thursday.Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tan Boon Heong proposes to girlfriend

    Sydney: Former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend are engaged. Tan, who is currently playing at the Australian Open in Sydney, made the engagement official on Tuesday.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend! (photo: Tan Boon Heong’s FB)

    Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend! (photo: Tan Boon Heong’s FB)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

    Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

  • Lee Chong Wei pulls out from Australian Open

    Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

    Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance into Indonesian Open second round

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei only took 35 minutes to get past the first round of the Indonesian Open at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta today.

    Chong Wei did not face any problem beating Indian player, Sameer Verna in straight sets 21-11 and 21-13 to set a meeting with Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the next round.With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

    With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

  • Malaysia in Thomas Cup quarterfinals after beating Germany 5-0

    Kunshan: Malaysia Thomas Cup team has marched into the quarter-finals of Thomas Cup Finals after Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin delivered the first 3 points in the best of five format on Monday.

    World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei battled through an unexpectedly tough first men's singles match when he needed 40 minutes to beat unheralded Kai Schaefer 21-19, 21-15 on day two in Kunshan, China.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

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