• 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)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong exit, Viktor Axelsen reaches Indian Open finals

    New Delhi: Malaysia's men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to maintain their winning momentum after going down to Indonesia's Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the semi-final of the India Open at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India on Saturday.Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against South Korea's Son Wan Ho. (photo: GettyImages)

    Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against South Korea's Son Wan Ho. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Hendra Setiawan/ Mohammad Ahsan eyeing men's doubles title at All England

    Birmingham: The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) are hoping their top men's doubles pair Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan could bring home the men's doubles title at the prestigious All England championships that will kick off the main draw action on Wednesday.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are bidding for their second All England title in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are bidding for their second All England title in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Indonesia seals dramatic Badminton Asia Team Championships victory

    Hyderabad: Although the Indonesian men's team has qualified for the Thomas Cup, they did not take Japan lightly in Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) final on Sunday. Both teams were neck and neck throughout the tie until Indonesia overcame Japan in an epic decisive fifth match to seal a 3-2 win.Indonesian men's team wins the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships title. (photo: AFP)

    Indonesian men's team wins the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships title. (photo: AFP)

  • Indonesia beats India 3-1 in Badminton Asia Team Championships Semis

    Hyderabad: Despite losing in the first men's singles match, Indonesia did just enough to halt India men's winning run at Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) after a 3-1 semi-final victory on Saturday.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

  • Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan kick off their 2016 season at Thailand GPG

    Jakarta: It's been nearly two months after they won the Dubai World Superseries Finals men's doubles title (December 13, 2015), reigning World Champions Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are set to kick off their 2016 badminton season in the Thailand Open next week.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

  • PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

    aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Finally... Malaysian pair are in the final (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah showed plenty of fire and resilience en route to becoming the first Malaysian men’s doubles pair to reach the final of the Maybank Malaysian Open since 2010. 

    The pair, back together for a third time after splitting up twice, were outstanding as they fought back from a game down to beat Indonesia’s Angga Pratama-Rian Agung Saputra.Malaysian men's pair Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah are through to the final of the Malaysian Open after beating their Indonesian opponents in three sets on Saturday.

    The world No. 17, backed by a vociferous home crowd, won 23-25, 21-13, 22-20 in 72 minutes.
    It could have ended earlier had V Shem-Khim Wah made the most of the two game points in the first game.
  • Markis Kido an inspiration for younger players (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Doubles specialist Markis Kido’s fearless attitude on and off the court is an inspiration to rising Indonesian pair Angga Pratama-Rian Agung Saputra.

    Markis has proven that, despite the odds, anything is possible if one puts his heart and mind to achieving success. And Indonesians know what Markis has gone through – battling health problems and also a tiff with the national badminton body – to reach the top.A file picture of Markis Kido (left). He now partners Gideon Markus Fernaldi in the men's doubles.

    And Angga and Rian will be drawing inspiration from Markis’ achievements to defy the odds in search of glory in the ongoing Maybank Malaysian Open.

    Markis, who partnered Hendra Setiawan to win the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, has certainly gone through many ups and downs in his career.

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