• Hans-Kristian Vittinghus wins Australian Open

    Sydney: Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus who led Denmark to become the first European nation to win the Thomas Cup in last month’s Thomas Cup final in Kunshan, China, won his first ever Super Series tournament after overcoming Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin in a 3-set tussle in the Australian Badminton Open men's singles final on Sunday in Sydney.Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (L) on the podium with South Korea's Jeon Hyeok-Jin (R) after winning the 2016 Australian Open. (photo: AFP)

    Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (L) on the podium with South Korea's Jeon Hyeok-Jin (R) after winning the 2016 Australian Open. (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)

  • 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.

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