• BAM shuttlers should think twice before turning pro

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's economic is so bad now even Lee Chong Wei is experiencing difficulty in finding sponsors? Well, The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) believe that BAM shuttlers have generally chosen to remain in the organization due to the current deterioration in economic conditions.The financial market slump has already started affecting Malaysian badminton players.

    The financial market slump has already started affecting Malaysian badminton players.

  • 2015 Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei gets a tough draw

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2015 Japan Open men’s singles draw was announced on August 18, and it has thrown up some curveballs for defending champion Lee Chong Wei.Lin Dan, Chen Long await Lee Chong Wei at Japan Open.(photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan, Chen Long await Lee Chong Wei at Japan Open.(photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei to focus on Olympic preparations

    Kuala Lumpur: The road to become an Olympic Champion is a grueling process that brings most men to their knees long before they ever get close. Badminton is a very demanding sport at any level of competition, but to play at the highest level imaginable requires a grit and determination that, for some, may quit before they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For Lee Chong Wei, who suffered his fourth consecutive world championship final defeat - and second straight by Chen Long - on Sunday, has earned a lot of respect from badminton fans and players around the world through his perseverance and determination.Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

    Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade join Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta

    Jakarta: Three of badminton's great legends Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade gathered in Jakarta on Monday for the second event of the Legends’ Global Tour, helping to raise awareness for the sport of badminton across the globe.

    "While badminton has been a popular sport many Asian and European countries, I hope the sport can become popular in virtually every corner of the world," said the 2004 Olympic Games gold-medalist Taufik Hidayat.Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade (from left) are pleased and proud to announce the launch of Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta. (photo: Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

    Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade (from left) are pleased and proud to announce the launch of Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta. (photo: Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

  • Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to retain world title

    Jakarta: Top seed Chen Long proved unstoppable as he retained the singles crown at the badminton world championships on Sunday (Aug 16), with Lee Chong Wei suffering an agonising fourth straight defeat.Chen Long was 'crazy with joy' following his World Championships victory. (photo: Reuters)

    Chen Long was 'crazy with joy' following his World Championships victory. (photo: Reuters)

  • Clash Of The Titans: Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long at World Championships final

    Jakarta: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei advanced into his fourth straight world championships men's singles final in Jakarta on Saturday, after edging a resilient No. 2 Jan O. Jorgensen of Denmark 21-7, 21-19 in 42 minutes.Keep it up for one more match, Chong Wei! (photo: Reuters)

    Keep it up for one more match, Chong Wei! (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Chen Long progress, Lin Dan crashes out at World Championships

    Jakarta: One day after the tough challenge from Wang Zhengming on his World Championships campaign, Lee Chong Wei surged into the semi-finals in Jakarta on Friday after brushing aside Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-12, 21-18 in the men's singles quarter-finals that lasted 35 minutes. Lee will face Jan O Jorgensen in the semi-finals.Lee Chong Wei should continue to stay focused, and to take one game at a time. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei should continue to stay focused, and to take one game at a time. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long advance into World Championships quarters

    Jakarta: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei came into Thursday afternoon's men's singles third round at the World Championships on a 13-match win streak against his opponent, No. 8 seed Wang Zhengming of China. In the end it was Lee who extended his streak over Wang to 14 matches, beating the Chinese 21-17, 21-19 to advance to the quarter-finals, where he will play Hu Yun who defeated No. 3 seed Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei survives scare, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong knock off defending champions

    Jakarta: Malaysia’s badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei recovered from a set down to survive a tougher than expected fight from German Marc Zwiebler on Wednesday, edging into the third round of the World Championships by 21-14,17-21,21-8 in a battle that lasted exactly an hour.Best of luck to Lee Chong Wei in round 3 of World Championships.(photo:Reuters)

    Best of luck to Lee Chong Wei in round 3 of World Championships.(photo:Reuters)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Lee Chong Wei march on in Jakarta

    Jakarta: Whether it was luck, skill or a combination, Malaysians Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying prevailed and pulled off an amazing upset on Tuesday to beat No. 9 seeds Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong in the mixed doubles second round at World Championships in Jakarta.Chan Peng Soon (left) and Goh Liu Ying stun No. 9 seeds Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong at the World Championships. (Photo: Goh Thean Howe)

    Chan Peng Soon (left) and Goh Liu Ying stun No. 9 seeds Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong at the World Championships. (Photo: Goh Thean Howe)

  • Lee Chong Wei suffers minor injury, Carolina Marin ready to attack

    Jakarta: Lee Chong Wei provided a minor scare to the Malaysian team when he sat out of practice at the Djarum Badminton Centre in Jakarta on Sunday due to a blister on the small toe of his right foot.Wish a speedy recovery to Lee Chong Wei.

    Wish a speedy recovery to Lee Chong Wei.

  • Chen Long set to defend world title

    Jakarta: Defending champion Chen Long heads into next week's badminton world championships in Indonesia as firm favourite, but faces a challenge from a gutsy Datuk Lee Chong Wei who has come back strong after a recent doping ban.

    Chen, 26, is in superb form having swept four titles this year and enters the Jakarta tournament a convincing top seed, with Danish star Jan O Jorgensen a distant second.Chen Long enters this year's world championships as the favorite.

    Chen Long enters this year's world championships as the favorite.

  • Lee Chong Wei heads to Jakarta with boosted confidence

    Kuala Lumpur:  With four days to go before the start of the 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships, the badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei is feeling confident heading into Jakarta, Indonesia.

    "Unlike past years, this year is very different for me, because I am not seeded in the tournament. There is no pressure on me, and I am looking forward to great matches at the world meet," said Chong Wei.Malaysia's world championships team pose for a team photo at the Kuala Lumpur airport as they leave for Jakarta. (photo: Bernama)

    Malaysia's world championships team pose for a team photo at the Kuala Lumpur airport as they leave for Jakarta. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lin Dan still going strong, Yu Xiaohan/Ou Dongni dropped from China World Championships team

    Chengdu: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan's recent form has been a bust as he only won the Asia Championships but fell short in other six tournaments he has participated this year.Lin Dan shows he is ready for World Championships by defeating Chen Long at training camp.

    Lin Dan shows he is ready for World Championships by defeating Chen Long at training camp.

  • Lee Chong Wei, please don't drop your spoon!

    Kuala Lumpur: Forget about elaborate dining rooms and bars, sometimes the most breathtaking thing a restaurant can offer is the view.Wow! What a fantastic experience for Lee Chong Wei to eat dinner at 150ft (45.72 meter). (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Wow! What a fantastic experience for Lee Chong Wei to eat dinner at 150ft (45.72 meter). (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Lee Chong Wei is back to compete in the Superseries

    Kuala Lumpur: After a one year absence from the Superseries, Lee Chong Wei will be participating in the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo from Sept 8-13.

    The previous Superseries he played was at the Indonesian Superseries in June last year, where he lost in a three-set thriller to Kenichi Tago of Japan in the semi-finals with 16-21, 21-15, 16-21 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta.The King of Superseries, Lee Chong Wei can finally play in the Superseries.

    The King of Superseries, Lee Chong Wei can finally play in the Superseries.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin maintain lead as world's No. 1 players

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long has widened his lead at No. 1 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings with his recent triumph at Chinese Taipei Open, now holding an additional 23,534 points advantage over the No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. As of July 30, 2015, Chen has been ranked world No. 1 men’s singles player for 32 consecutive weeks.Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

    Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin clinch Perak Open

    Perak: Lee Chong Wei showed us how he truly is the maestro of badminton, even in mixed doubles, when he and Vivian Hoo dominated for control of the momentum on the court, displaying a perfect understanding and use of the sport's geometry, to defeat No. 2 seeds Tan Chee Tean/ Shevon Lai 21-11, 21-15 and to lift the Perak Open mixed doubles title on Thursday.Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

    Congratulations Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo on their great win!

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade to meet fans in Senayan, Indonesia

    Jakarta: The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, will be meeting badminton fans in an event called Yonex Legends’ Vision Indonesia, at the Asia-Africa Badminton Hall in Senayan, Jakarta, on Aug. 17.Taufik Hidayat speaks to media on Tuesday about "The Legends’ Vision".

    Taufik Hidayat speaks to media on Tuesday about "The Legends’ Vision".

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Goh Jin Wei advance to Perak Open finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar, Lee Chong Wei, and his mixed doubles partner Vivian Hoo, both playing equally well to stun the top seeds Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing 21-9, 21-12 in the semi-finals of Perak Open on Wednesday.

    Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo are no strangers to teaming up together, having taken home the 2012 Maybank National Circuit Selangor Open title after defeated No. 1 mixed double in Malaysia, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying 21-15, 27-25. Lee/Hoo will take on second seeds Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai in the final on Thursday. Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai won a hard-fought three-set semi-finals against Tan Kian Meng/Peck Yen Wei with 21-13, 15-21, 21-9 in 49 minutes.May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

    May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

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