• Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying clinch Russian Open and get entry to World Championships

    Vladivostok: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying won their second title of the year at the 2015 Russian Open Gold GP Badminton Championship on Sunday. However, there was no joy for Malaysian men's doubles pair, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong as they fell short by the smallest of margins in the finals.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying hope to qualify for Rio 2016.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying hope to qualify for Rio 2016.

  • Tommy Sugiarto, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong quest for Russian Open glory

    Vladivostok: Men's singles top seed Tommy Sugiarto made smooth progress through to the Russian Open final as he brushed aside the challenge of India’s Ajay Jayaram on Saturday, winning 21-17 21-7 in 33 minutes.

    The opening game proved to be a close affair, but it was surge in points at different intervals- first at the 5-5 mark- then, at the 15-15 mark for Sugiarto, that proved to be key moments for the Indonesian to win the first set.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will have a tough match against Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov in the final.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will have a tough match against Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov in the final.

  • Chong Wei Feng exits but Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance at Russian Open

    Vladivostok: Chong Wei Feng has once again become the disappointed man on badminton court, when he was squeezed out of the Russian Open by the No. 3 seed Ajay Jayaram of India in a one-sided quarter-final match.

    Chong who won the Singapore SEA Games men's singles gold medal in June, lost to Ajay 15-21, 13-21 in 30 minutes to once again missed out on a fantastic opportunity to clinch his first ever international title.Let's hope Chong Wei Feng can work his way out of his slump quickly.

    Let's hope Chong Wei Feng can work his way out of his slump quickly.

  • 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)

  • Tommy Sugiarto & Dionysius Rumbaka are on their own

    Jakarta: Head of development and performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) - Rexy Mainaky told Indonesian media on Friday that PBSI has no responsibility to take care of Indonesian players who are eligible to compete in Olympics but have quit the national team.Tommy Sugiarto could be better off without PBSI.

    Tommy Sugiarto could be better off without PBSI.

  • Tommy Sugiarto Upsets Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    By Wimbo Satwiko
    Jakarta: Far from the spotlight, Tommy Sugiarto caused a huge upset after defeating Lin Dan of China in the first round of the BCA Indonesia Open 2015 at Gelora Bung Karno Istora in Jakarta on Wednesday.Can someone tell me whether Tommy Sugiarto is really so good? Or Lin Dan has already in decline from his peak.

    Can someone tell me whether Tommy Sugiarto is really so good? Or Lin Dan has already in decline from his peak.

  • Rexy lashes out at Tommy Sugiarto, Simon Santoso

    Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta: Badminton officials have lashed out at two of Indonesia’s best men’s shuttlers for leaving the national side, accusing them of being unable to handle the pressure and vowing never to take them back.Communication is the key to resolve conflicts between PBSI, Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso

    Communication is the key to resolve conflicts between PBSI, Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso

  • India Open: Viktor Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth to face off in final

    New Delhi: When he stunned the Chinese superstar Lin Dan to a 21-17, 15-21, 21-18 victory in 78 minutes in the men's singles quarter-final on Friday, Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia suddenly became the hot favorite to win this year's India Open Super Series. Unfortunately, it was a sad end to the Indonesian on Saturday when he was forced to retire from the tournament after suffering a lower back injury when playing Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles semi-final.Viktor Axelsen has a bright future ahead of him (photo: scanpix)

    Viktor Axelsen has a bright future ahead of him (photo: scanpix)

  • PBSI turn to young players post Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso era

    Irawaty Wardany

    Jakarta: The resignation of Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso — the two remaining senior players on the national team — because of personal reasons has left the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) relying on young shuttlers for its next challenges.Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

    Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

  • Tommy Sugiarto shocks Lin Dan to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto fought off the heat and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China on Friday to advance to the semi-final at the India Open.Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

    Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

  • PBSI seeking talented Indonesia shuttlers for 2020 Olympics

    By Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta: The Indonesian Badminton Association, or PBSI, fears running out of shuttlers for the 2020 Olympic Games, specifically in the men and women’s singles competitions, an official revealed.Rexy Mainaky is the Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)

    Rexy Mainaky is the Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto leads Jaya Raya Jakarta to victory at Djarum Superliga

    Ami Afriatni

    Denpasar:Jaya Raya Jakarta men’s team started its campaign at the Djarum Superliga 2015 in the Lila Bhuana sports hall in Denpasar, Bali, with a 5-0 rout of Hi-Qua Wima Surabaya on Monday.

    With top national shuttlers in its ranks, including Tommy Sugiarto, Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido, Jaya Raya was simply too strong for the Surabaya side, who relied primarily on the skills of young, up-and-coming players.Jaya Raya Jakarta’s Tommy Sugiarto in action at the 2015 Djarum Superliga in Bali on Monday. (Photo courtesy of PBSI)

    Jaya Raya Jakarta’s Tommy Sugiarto in action at the 2015 Djarum Superliga in Bali on Monday. (Photo courtesy of PBSI)

  • Rudy Hartono: PBSI must realize success will follow if player comes first

    Jakarta: Legendary Indonesian badminton player, the eight-time All England Champion Rudy Hartono said Tommy Sugiarto would not have left the Indonesia national team if the PBSI management and coaches understood what the player wanted from the organization.Rudy Hartono, like Lin Dan/Lee Chong Wei today, was the iconic figure of his era

    Rudy Hartono, like Lin Dan/Lee Chong Wei today, was the iconic figure of his era

  • Tommy Sugiarto leaves Indonesia national team

    By Jakarta Globe

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto has resigned from the national training camp, saying that he has not  been able to reach his true potential in the current situation.

    "It’s the best decision for me as I think I haven’t improved under my current trainer. After I leave the national training camp, I will return to my club, Pelita Bakrie, and I want to pace myself," Tommy said on Saturday.Tommy Sugiarto is looking for a career breakthrough

    Tommy Sugiarto is looking for a career breakthrough

  • Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) ready for dialogue

    Kuching: The Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) will soon organise the much awaited dialogue as requested by some of its coaches and parents of players after all association top brass are back from their festive holidays.

    This was announced by SBA’s honorary secretary Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir through a press statement issued to the local media yesterday.Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

    Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

  • Chen Long, K. Srikanth book Dubai semi-final berths

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long, fought back from a set down, to beat Danish badminton player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13-21 21-10 21-9 in 57 minutes on Thursday.China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

    China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

  • Thailand upset Indonesia to win Axiata Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: Thailand needed only a 2-2 draw to edge past Indonesia at the Axiata Cup final on Sunday and to pocket prize money of USD400, 000 (RM1.2 million).

    Both teams were tied at 2-2 for matches won and 4-4 on games won at the end of the tie. Based on the Axiata Cup tournament format, if the overall score is tied at 2-2, team that wins more points will win the cup. After all the scores were tallied, Thailand defeated Indonesia by a mere two points, 140-138.The 2014 Axiata Cup Champion - Thailand

    The 2014 Axiata Cup Champion - Thailand

  • Indonesia beat Malaysia, to play Thailand in Axiata Cup final

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesian advanced to the Axiata Cup final even though they settled for a 2-2 draw with Malaysia in the semi-final of 2014 Axiata Cup held in Kuala Lumpur Cheras Stadium on Saturday. The 2012 Axiata Cup Champion Indonesia qualified for the final based on a tournament format which Indonesia had won two more games than Malaysia.Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

    Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

  • Kopiko Purple League: Sugiarto and Liew lead Puchong United BC to victory

    Kuala Lumpur: World number 5 Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew who are representing Puchong United BC at the Kopiko Purple League, led their team to a dominating win over Kajang BC with a final score of 18-5 on Thursday.

    Tommy Sugiarto didn't face any real resistance from Wong Kin Yik of Kajang BC as he won the first men's singles match 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 in 25 minutes. Victories from Lim Chiew Sien (women's singles), Agripinna Prima/Fran Kurniawan (men's doubles), Wong Fai Yin/Woon Khe Wei (mixed doubles) combined to give the Puchong United BC a 12-3 lead.Can you find Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew in this picture? (Photo: Purple League)

    Can you find Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew in this picture? (Photo: Purple League)

  • 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

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