• Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying lead Race to Glasgow

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships is the most prestigious tournament in badminton besides the Olympic Games, with players from across the globe competing to make their mark in this illustrious competition.Lee Chong Wei tops men's world rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei tops men's world rankings.

  • 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.

  • Strong start for Lee Chong Wei at 2017 Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: One year after defeating Chen Long at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships final with a three-set victory, World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia started his title defence in a commanding fashion by overcoming Japanese player Kazumasa Sakai of Japan 21-19, 21-11 in 41 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in China on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei eases into second round of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei eases into second round of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan in same half of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: There will be no Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan final at this year’s Badminton Asia Championships. Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have been drawn in the same half of the draw, while Chen Long and Son Wan Ho could meet in the other semifinal, if the seeds hold.Hope to see another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in Wuhan.

    Hope to see another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in Wuhan.

  • Lin Dan tops Lee Chong Wei in Malaysia Open final

    Kuching: It was Lin Dan’s unlikeliest victory at Malaysia Open — quite a statement for a 33-year-old who has never won the tournament until Sunday.

    Lin Dan was rightfully viewed as an underdog at Malaysia Open, where he arrived seeded just seventh, had to go through 3 three-setters en-route to the final, where he faced his friendly rival Lee Chong Wei in the final on sore legs.Lin Dan vs. Lee Chong Wei - the rivalry that never gets old. (photo: Bernama)

    Lin Dan vs. Lee Chong Wei - the rivalry that never gets old. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan set up blockbuster showdown at Malaysia Open final

    Kuching: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan booked a mouthwatering clash at the Malaysia Open final, where two of the greatest badminton players ever will renew their rivalry for the 38th time in Kuching, Sarawak on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei sets up a dream reunion with Lin Dan in the Malaysia Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei sets up a dream reunion with Lin Dan in the Malaysia Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan on course for Malaysia Open showdown

    Kuching: Less than a month after Lee Chong Wei claimed his fourth All England in Birmingham, the Malaysian badminton superstar continued his stellar form in the Malaysia Open quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei thanks fans after his Malaysia Open quarter-final victory. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei thanks fans after his Malaysia Open quarter-final victory. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance, Viktor Axelsen crashes out of Malaysia Open

    Kuching: The 2017 Malaysia Open in Kuching, Malaysia, has been an action-packed affair since day 1, and Thursday was no different.

    With Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long all in action, the Malaysian fans were extremely excited and filled about 85 per cent of the stadium.Lee Chong Wei beats Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the 2017 Malaysia Open second round. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the 2017 Malaysia Open second round. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long move into Malaysia Open 2nd round

    Kuching: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has advanced into the second round of the Malaysia Open with a straight-sets victory over Rajiv Ouseph of England at the Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak Stadium in Petra Jaya on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei greets Rajiv Ouseph after clinching victory at Malaysia Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei greets Rajiv Ouseph after clinching victory at Malaysia Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long looking forward to meet Lee Chong Wei in Malaysia Open

    Kuching: While Badminton fans are expecting another Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan at the 2017 Malaysia Open final, both of them need to clear several hurdles before setting up another epic battle.Chen Long is one of the strong favorites to win 2017 Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is one of the strong favorites to win 2017 Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei eyeing 12th Malaysia Open success

    Kuching: Although he still had his injured left knee taped, the World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who won his fourth All England title last month was looking steady in training on the eve of the Malaysia Open that will be held from April 4-9 at the Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak Stadium, in Kuching, Malaysia.Lee Chong Wei trains at the Sarawak Indoor Stadium. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei trains at the Sarawak Indoor Stadium. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei continues dominance on BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei has continued his domination on an unchanged top 7 in the latest world badminton rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei still has the desire to win more badminton titles. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei still has the desire to win more badminton titles. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan withdraw from Indian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have withdrawn from next week’s Indian Open. The badminton legends instead wanted to concentrate on their potential clash at the Malaysian Open that will be held in Kuching, Malaysia from April 4th to April 10th.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the biggest box-office stars and most powerful figures in badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the biggest box-office stars and most powerful figures in badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei is aiming to win a record 12th Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 men's singles Lee Chong Wei, who won his fourth All England title last Sunday, has looked in immaculate form again after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury on his left knee early February.Lee Chong Wei holds his children's hands at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). (photo: FB)

    Lee Chong Wei holds his children's hands at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). (photo: FB)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 4th All England and 45th Superseries title

    Birmingham: By 2017, there weren't many ways for World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei to be considered an underdog. But playing through a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury and winning the All England title -- did add a new chapter to his legacy.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for winning his fourth All England title. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for winning his fourth All England title. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan ousted as Lee Chong Wei to play Shi Yuqi in All England final

    Birmingham: Badminton fans who have been anticipating for the 38th installment of Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan will have to keep waiting because the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan was knocked out of All England semi-finals by his teammate Shi on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei advances to the 2017 All England final. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei advances to the 2017 All England final. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Lin Dan & Lee Chong Wei in All England semis

    Birmingham: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to get past the quarter-finals by going down to No. 6 seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China 19-21, 21-17, 19-21 in 66 minutes on Friday.Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan through to All England second round

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei made a winning return to competitive badminton on Wednesday after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month, thrilling his supporters at Barclaycard Arena as he beat France player Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-12 to advance to the second round.Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei,Lin Dan to start the 2017 All England on Wednesday

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei who tore the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee after a fall on a slippery badminton mat at the newly built Academy Badminton Malaysia last month, amazingly passed a second scan on the knee and was allowed to play at his 13th and may be his last All England event on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan represent the "Golden Age" of badminton since mid 2000's. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan represent the "Golden Age" of badminton since mid 2000's. (photo: AP)

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