• Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long top "Race to Rio – BWF Olympic Qualification Ranking”

    Beijing: Chinese mixed doubles players Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, with 81,025 points, held on to the top spot in the Race to Rio – Badminton World Federation (BWF) Olympic Qualification Ranking released on Thursday. Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea, and Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin round out the top three, while Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir still lingered at No. 4.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

  • Chen Long wraps up a strong 2015 season at World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long who capped a remarkable season by winning 8 titles in 2015, finished the year atop the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings with 96,931 ranking points.Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Viktor Axelsen beats Chen Long, finally!

    Dubai: Viktor Axelsen of Denmark finally broke the Chen Long curse on Saturday, beating the World No. 1 Chen Long for the first time in eight tries in the BWF Superseries Finals semi-finals.Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

    Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin, Chen Long advances

    Dubai: After her loss to Nozomi Okuhara yesterday, World No. 2 Saina Nehwal picked up a win she desperately needed when she outclassed the World No. 1 in an enthralling contest on Thursday.Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin cruise in BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals openers

    Dubai: First day in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex served up couple of surprises, as some of tournament favorites were defeated on Wednesday.Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Carolina Marin is going strong at Dubai World Superseries Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Li Xuerui absence from Dubai Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Li Xuerui will not be playing in the World Super Series Finals in Dubai that was scheduled to kick off from December 9 to December 13. According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), they only select the top eight shuttlers after the 12 legs of Tournament to compete in the finale and each country can have a maximum of two players.Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

    Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Minor change to the top 5 BWF rankings ahead of the Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as men's World No. 1 Chen Long geared up to lead the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals that will kick off in Dec 9.Chen Long remains overwhelming favorite to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long remains overwhelming favorite to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves past Lin Dan to rank No. 3 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back-to-back titles in China and Hong Kong in recent two weeks, Lee Chong Wei has shot up 3 spots in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that were released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

    Lee Chong Wei achieves the unthinkable and finishes the 2015 season strong. (photo by Zan Azlee)

  • Return of the King: Lee Chong Wei captures Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: No one imagined he would, or could ever return to his athletic endeavor after spending eight months away from badminton court. Yet, with heart and soul made of steel, Lee Chong Wei defied all the odds, kept on fighting and created an inspiring comeback and re-established himself as true champion in the sport of badminton.Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

    Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Ng Ka Long to meet Tian Houwei in Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei put on an impressive display against local favorite Angus Ng Ka Long at the Hong Kong Open semi-finals, stretching his head-to-head record against the Hong Konger to 3-0 with a 21-19, 21-14 victory at Hong Kong Coliseum on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei defeats Ng Ka Long in Hong Kong Open semi-finals. (photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei defeats Ng Ka Long in Hong Kong Open semi-finals. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Lee Chong Wei fights back to beat Chen Long at Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei showed he has returned to the top of the men's badminton world, when he bounced back after dropping the first set to trounce current world No. 1 Chen Long and reached the semi-finals at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

    Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

  • Chen Long continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as there were no changes to the top 10 of men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.

    Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.
  • China Open: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan in quarters, Lee/Yoo & Ahsan/Setiawan ousted

    Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan stayed on course for a blockbuster China Open semi-final clash after battling through men's second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

    Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

  • Rivalry rematch possible: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could meet again at China Open

    Fuzhou: The 2015 China Open Super Series Premier tournament that featuring a strong line-up of world class shuttlers has kicked off in Fuzhou, China on Tuesday.Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

    Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

  • Lee Yong Dae pulls out of Korea Masters with neck injury

    Jeonju City: World No. 1 men's pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong shocked the crowd in Jeonju Indoor Badminton Court on Friday afternoon when the pair withdrew from the men's doubles quarter-finals final of the Korea Masters, after Lee Yong Dae suffered a neck injury when they were leading 11-10 in the first set against Taiwan's Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang.Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

    Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli exits, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong advance

    Jeonju City: The Korea Masters GPG continued full steam ahead Thursday with the last remaining Malaysian player Zulfadli Zulkiffli bowed out in the third round of men's singles.Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

    Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

    Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia was in sizzling form in the first and second round of Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, dashed past Korean Shin Kyung Deok 21-4, 21-5 in his first round match, and glided into the third round after he ushered Japanese Riichi Takeshita out of the tournament 21-15, 21-10 in the men's second round that was held later Wednesday.Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

    Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

  • Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng knocked out in Korea Masters 1st round

    Jeonju City: Lai Pei Jing who started her bid for the mixed doubles title with new partner Tan Kian Meng at Korea Masters, has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Korean mixed doubles pair Kim Duk Young/Go Ah Ra on Tuesday.Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

    Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

  • Lee Chong Wei breaks into top 10 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: As BadmintonPlanet.com predicted in this article "Lee Chong Wei regains confidence with French Open victory" few days ago, former World No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei have shot up the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings after winning the French Open men's title last Sunday.Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

  • French Open: Lee Chong Wei's win puts him back on top of the world

    Paris: Four days after his 33st birthday, Lee Chong Wei is back on top of the world again, with 40th career men's singles Superseries titles to his name and a third French Open in the bag.

    In one of the finest French Open finals of recent years, Lee Chong Wei showed his hunger for victory was still very much in evidence on Sunday, when he came out firing and won the opening set against Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen in the men’s singles finals with 21-13 in 19 minutes.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with Chou Tien Chen. (photo: reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with Chou Tien Chen. (photo: reuters)

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