• Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong eyeing world No.1 ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: The retirement of World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae of South Korea, and the breakup of Rio Olympic men's doubles champions Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China has created a huge vacuum in men’s doubles that may permit World No. 2 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to seize the opportunity to claim the top spot before end of 2016.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should take the China Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments one match at a time. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should take the China Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments one match at a time. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Yong-dae is back in action at Korea National Sports Festival

    Asan: Not long after South Korea ace and World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-dae retired from the Korean national team following his victory at the Korea Open, Lee has returned to badminton court once again.Badminton fans miss you a lot, Lee Yong-dae! (photo: Twitter)

    Badminton fans miss you a lot, Lee Yong-dae! (photo: Twitter)

  • Lee Yong Dae ends career on high note

    Seoul: The 28-year-old Lee Yong-dae of Korea, one of the most decorated doubles player in the last decade, has officially retired from international badminton following his Korea Open victory on Sunday.We will miss Lee Yong Dae (right) as well as Yoo Yeon-Seong very much. Good luck and best wishes! (photo: Newsis)

    We will miss Lee Yong Dae (right) as well as Yoo Yeon-Seong very much. Good luck and best wishes! (photo: Newsis)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying crash out of Korea Open

    Seoul: Malaysia's challenge in the Korea Open Super Series Badminton Championship has ended on Saturday after both men's doubles and mixed doubles pairs were sent packing by their respective opponents.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should be more stable on the court. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should be more stable on the court. (photo: AFP)

  • Needing time to rest, Lee Chong Wei to skip Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who bagged his record sixth Japan Open title on Sunday, has decided to withdraw from Korea Open to give his body extra rest before departing to Europe for the Denmark and France Open in October.Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Carolina Marin confirmed as top seeds for Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: The seedings for the 2016 Korea Open Superseries badminton tournaments have been confirmed, and both Lee Chong Wei and Carolina Marin were seeded top in the men's singles and women's singles events respectively.Carolina Marin is the No. 1 seed at 2016 Korea Open Superseries. (photo: AFP)

    Carolina Marin is the No. 1 seed at 2016 Korea Open Superseries. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, other badminton stars & their look-alikes

    Kuala Lumpur: With the 2016 Rio Olympics finally at a close, no matter you're sad and depressed or you are happy and excited after the Rio Olympics, it's time to move on and enjoy your life with your family or with your loved one.Lee Chong Wei vs player from Beijing Shougang basketball team.

    Lee Chong Wei vs player from Beijing Shougang basketball team.

  • Lee Yong-dae, Yoo Yeon-Seong, Kim Sa-Rang & Bae Yeon-Joo may retire from Korean team

    Rio de Janeiro: South Korean badminton player Lee Yong-dae has hinted at his retirement from the international stage following his exit in men's doubles competition at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.Rio may be Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon-Seong's last Olympics. (photo: AP)

    Rio may be Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon-Seong's last Olympics. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong beat World No. 1 Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong to reach Rio semis

    Rio de Janeiro: Top Malaysian men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stood the pressure to stun world number one pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong from South Korea to qualify for the men's doubles semifinals at the Rio Olympic Games here, yesterday.Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong celebrate winning a men's doubles quarterfinal match against World No. 1 Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong celebrate winning a men's doubles quarterfinal match against World No. 1 Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in quarters, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio de Janeiro: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong highlighted their potential to become a medal contributor to Malaysia in the 2016 Olympics when they stunned World No. 4 Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China to top Group B.Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

  • Shin Baek Cheol dropped from Korean national team

    Seoul: Shin Baek Cheol who partnered Ko Sung Hyun to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the history of badminton World Championship final by defeating their compatriots, World No. 1 men's pair Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong 22-20, 21-23, 21-18 to win the world title in 2014, is no longer part of the Korean national team.Shin Baek Cheol (right) is very unfortunate to be part of the Korean team that has too many talented doubles players. (photo: AFP)

    Shin Baek Cheol (right) is very unfortunate to be part of the Korean team that has too many talented doubles players. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei returns to World No. 1 after winning Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed off tough challenge from World No. 5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to win his sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

    Jorgensen was off to a solid start in the first set and quickly surged ahead with 6-2. Although Lee came back from 9-14 to level the score at 14-14, the Dane managed to hold off a late charge from Lee to claim the first set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to regain World No. 1 as he marches on to Indonesia Open Final

    Jakarta: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei is set to regaining his World No. 1 Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking after reaching the men's singles final of the BCA Indonesia Open 2016 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

    Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Lee Chong Wei seals Indonesia Open semi-final place

    Jakarta: Men’s singles No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia kept his chances of an sixth title at Indonesia Open on track when he overpowered China's Wang Zhengming in the first set of Indonesia Open quarter-final with 21-16 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday.

    The flawless Lee barely broke a sweat as he eased into the semi-finals after Wang Zhengming retired after suffering a hamstring injury while Lee was leading 9-2 in the second set.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Great Wall crumbles as Korea beat China 3-1 in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: The home crowd was left stunned at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday night when badminton powerhouse China's domination in badminton suffered a heart-breaker after Korea pulled off a huge upset to beat China 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup.Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win BAC title

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei celebrated his fourth consecutive victories against World No. 1 Chen Long of China by beating the Chinese shuttler in the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) final to regain his second BAC title in Wuhan, China on Sunday.

    In the enthralling first set, Lee who won the BAC title in 2006, put on a furious fightback after trailing 11-15 to overtake Chen Long and wrapped up the set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up dream semi-final against Lin Dan at BAC

    Wuhan: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei will face World No. 3 Lin Dan in a blockbuster semi-final clash at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships after dismissing No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan on Friday in Wuhan, China.Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan remains as dangerous as ever, wins China Masters

    Jiangsu: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan kicked off 2016 with a remarkable run of winning 2 consecutive titles at German Open and the All England Open, then he failed in India Open, Malaysia Open and Singapore Open.Lin Dan is slowly getting back into his formidable form. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan is slowly getting back into his formidable form. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan gears up to tackle Chen Long in China Masters final

    Jiangsu: The two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Lin Dan was one match away from winning the 2016 China Masters title. The Chinese No. 2 seed breezing to a comfortable 21-13, 21-15 victory against his junior Lin Guipu who has a nickname of "Little Lin Dan" in the semi-finals of China Masters in Jiangsu on Saturday.Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

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