• Japan rallies against Korea to win first Asian Badminton Mixed Team Championships

    Ho Chi Minh: Japan won the first inaugural Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships on Sunday when Kenta Nishimoto carved out a heroic effort to beat Jeon Hyeok Jin in the men's singles match to complete a stunning 3-0 win over Korea at the Nguyen Du Gymnasium, Ho Chi Minh City.Japanese team celebrate their victory against Korea in the 2017 Asian Badminton Mixed Team Championships final. (photo: Dong Huyen)

    Japanese team celebrate their victory against Korea in the 2017 Asian Badminton Mixed Team Championships final. (photo: Dong Huyen)

  • Puchong United, Petaling Jaya storm into Purple League semis

    Genting: The Stage 2 of 2016/2017 Purple League kicked off Thursday at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting where both Puchong United and Petaling Jaya able to secure their semi-final spots respectively.Wang Yihan loses her Purple League debut on Thursday. (photo: Purple League)

    Wang Yihan loses her Purple League debut on Thursday. (photo: Purple League)

  • Goh Liu Ying/Yoo Yeon Seong leads Puchong United BC to victory over Klang City BC

    Cyberjaya: Although Puchong United BC made a struggling start to their campaign, but that did not stop them from emerging victorious against Klang City BC on Saturday.

    Alamsyah Yunus of Puchong couldn't do much against Leong Jun Hao of Klang City BC in the first men's singles match as he lost 1-2 when the 30 minutes limit allocated to each match has been reached.Goh Liu Ying/Yoo Yeon Seong are the must-see attractions for many in the 2016/2017 Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

    Goh Liu Ying/Yoo Yeon Seong are the must-see attractions for many in the 2016/2017 Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

  • Purple League: Goh Liu Ying/Yoo Yeon Seong carry Puchong United BC over Serdang BC

    Cyber Jaya: Olympic silver medalist Goh Liu Ying and former World No. 1 men's doubles player Yoo Yeon Seong of Puchong United Badminton Club (PUBC), paired for the first time in the Purple League, overpowered Afiat Yuris Wirawan/Yap Cheng Wen 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-3 of Serdang BC to give Puchong United BC an unassailable 10-5 lead in the best-of-5 event on Tuesday. Puchong United BC eventually registered their first win of the season with 12-7.Goh Liu Ying/Yoo Yeon Seong are a very strong mixed doubles pair. (photo: Purple League)

    Goh Liu Ying/Yoo Yeon Seong are a very strong mixed doubles pair. (photo: Purple League)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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