• Lee Chong Wei to play Lin Dan in dream Badminton Asia Championships semis

    Wuhan: One year after they met in the Badminton Asia Championships semi-final in Wuhan last year, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will reunite today to contest for a spot in the final of the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.Lee Chong Wei to play Lin Dan in the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships semi-finals.

    Lee Chong Wei to play Lin Dan in the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships semi-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long check into Badminton Asia quarters

    Wuhan: The Malaysian badminton superstar and World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei sealed his place in the last eight of the Badminton Asia Championships with a comfortable win over Japanese shuttler Kenta Nishimoto at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in China on Thursday. The 23-year-old Japanese was simply unable to live with the class and guile of the Malaysian maestro by bowing out with 20-22, 12-21 in 44 minutes.Chen Long in action on day two of the Badminton Asia Championships.

    Chen Long in action on day two of the Badminton Asia Championships.

  • P.V. Sindhu advances, Saina Nehwal bows out at 2017 Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: India's P.V. Sindhu had a strong start, but compatriot Saina Nehwal suffered an early exit in the first round of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday.P.V. Sindhu is the sole Indian representative in the women's singles event at 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

    P.V. Sindhu is the sole Indian representative in the women's singles event at 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

  • Lin Dan, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei progress to Swiss Open quarters

    Basel: Men's singles top seed Lin Dan of China advanced to the quarter-finals of Swiss Open at the St. Jakobshalle in Münchenstein on Thursday.Lin Dan is the top favourite to win Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan is the top favourite to win Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei advance at BWF Swiss Open

    Basel: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China produced a vintage performance as he progressed to the third round of Swiss Open after a comfortable win over Koki Watanabe of Japan 21-13, 21-13 in the Swiss Open men's singles match on Wednesday.Lin Dan tries to find his way to return to competitive badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan tries to find his way to return to competitive badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • Lim Chi Wing beats Misbun Ramdan to Malaysian National Badminton Title

    Ipoh: Lim Chi Wing of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) defeated the 2012 Malaysian national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun of Selangor to win his second Malaysian national title at Dewan Seri Perdana Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Azlan Shah, Ulu Kinta on Saturday.Congratulations to Lim Chi Wing for winning the 2017 Malaysian national championships. (photo: Bernama)

    Congratulations to Lim Chi Wing for winning the 2017 Malaysian national championships. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei clings on, Carolina Marin exits from Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World number one Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his fifth World Superseries Finals title, bounced back from an unexpected defeat to Son Wan Ho on Wednesday by holding off Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-15, 22-20 in the second Group B match on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

    Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Chen Long advance to China Open quarters

    Fuzhou: With two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan's extramarital affair continued to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons since Thursday morning, BadmintonPlanet would like to take the opportunity to give the ongoing China Open some much-deserved attention.It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

    It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong safely through to Denmark Open quarters

    Odense: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei shook off a stiff challenge from Indian player H. S. Prannoy to reach the Denmark Open quarterfinals with a 21-10, 22-20 victory on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei survives a scare against H. S. Prannoy in the 2016 Denmark Open 2nd round. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Lee Chong Wei survives a scare against H. S. Prannoy in the 2016 Denmark Open 2nd round. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Malaysia badminton team is ready for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5, while there are global concerns over whether Rio de Janeiro is ready for the Olympics, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamad Al Amin Abdul Majid has confirmed that the Malaysian shuttlers are all set to play at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Wang Yihan: Not easy to beat Carolina Marin

    Jakarta: Chinese women's singles shuttler Wang Yihan pulled off the biggest upset on Saturday when she stunned World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 16-21, 21-11, 21-17 in 78 minutes to advance to the final of 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Super Series Premier.

    Both players gave their best performance of the tournament in the women's singles semi-finals but Wang appeared struggling in the first set as she was trailing the whole set to go down 16-21.Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

    Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

  • Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal to reach Indonesian Open semis

    Jakarta: World No. 1 women's shuttler Carolina Marin defeated India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal in straight sets 24-22, 21-11 in the last eight of Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Friday.Carolina Marin through to semis at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Carolina Marin through to semis at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei gets Malaysia off to good start in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia the good start they had hoped for in their Thomas Cup tie against England by beating Toby Penty 21-15, 21-11 Sunday evening. England surprisingly decided to sit out Rajiv Ouseph, the number one ranked male badminton player in England to give him more rest before their next Thomas Cup tie against Korea on Monday.Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei face uphill battle to qualify for Rio after scheduling mistake

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian top women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei's road to Rio just got a little steeper.

    Badly miscalculated by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the mistake could cost the World No. 14th Hoo/Woon a place in the last 16 when the Olympic qualifying period ends on May 1st.Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

    Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

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