• BAC: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to set up Chen Long showdown

    Wuhan: Saturday's Asia Badminton Championships men’s singles semi-finals was definitely one of the best Lee Chong Wei has ever played against his old foe Lin Dan.Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan check into Badminton Asia Championships quarters

    Wuhan: Lee Chong Wei has resisted a stirring first-set fightback from Hong Kong's Vincent Wong Wing Ki before the Malaysian moved on with 23-21, 21-12 to the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) quarter-finals on Thursday.

    The World No. 2 Lee remained on course to meet Lin Dan in semi-finals after the two time Olympics champion Lin safely made it through over Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh 21-1, 21-11 in 39 minutes.China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

    China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit BAC

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei put on a dominant performance against World No. 11 Wang Zhengming of China in the first round of 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) in Wuhan, China on Wednesday, beating Wang 21-16, 21-14 in 46 minutes and extending his undefeated streak against Wang to 16-0.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

  • BAC: Goh Jin Wei advance to main draw, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying exit

    Wuhan: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei and 19-year-old Ho Yen Mei who represented the Malaysian women's singles team in the qualifying draw on the first day of the 2016 Badminton Asia Championship, won both matches and advanced to the main draw.Goh Jin Wei was the youngest shuttler from Malaysia to win the World Junior Championships. (GettyImages)

    Goh Jin Wei was the youngest shuttler from Malaysia to win the World Junior Championships. (GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long are top guns to watch at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) begins on Tuesday, and the badminton fans in China are starting to get hyped up for badminton's big three to clash in Wuhan.Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

    Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

  • Ratchanok Intanon surges atop world No. 1 ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning three consecutive Superseries tournaments over the past three weeks including India, Malaysia and Singapore Open, 21-year-old Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand had moved up one place to the world No 1 ranking in the latest world badminton rankings released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.Congratulations to Ratchanok Intanon for being World No. 1. (photo: GettyImages)

    Congratulations to Ratchanok Intanon for being World No. 1. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins Malaysia Open title for 11th time, denies Chen Long

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei raised his arms in triumph after beating current World No. 1 Chen Long 21-13, 21-8 in 42 minutes in the Malaysia Open final on Sunday.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his 11th Malaysia Open title! (photo: GettyImages)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his 11th Malaysia Open title! (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up mouthwatering clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: There will be five great final matchups at the Malaysia Open on Sunday, but perhaps none has badminton fans excited more than Lee Chong Wei versus Chen Long in the men's singles event.

    Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his 11th Malaysia Open title, had a relatively easy passage to the final as he blew World No.5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark away in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14 to reach the final.Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Lin Dan and Carolina Marin exit Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed and 10-time Malaysia Open champion Lee Chong Wei sealed a semi-final spot at the Malaysia Open after overcoming Denmark player Viktor Axelsen at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday.

    Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defense to defeat Axelsen 21-14, 21-13.Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia's sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Goh Jin Wei wins '2015 Best Young Athlete' award

    Kuala Lumpur: Goh Jin Wei, the 2015 world junior champion was selected as winner of the SAM-100Plus Best Young Athlete Award 2015.

    She was chosen for this award due to her win at the World Junior Championship in Lima, Peru last year.Goh Jin Wei poses at the 2015 World Junior Championship awards ceremony in Lima, Peru.

    Goh Jin Wei poses at the 2015 World Junior Championship awards ceremony in Lima, Peru.

  • Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long, Carolina Marin line up for Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: With the Rio Olympics looming in August, world's top badminton stars including Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Carolina Marin are set battle in the men’s singles and women’s singles events at Malaysia Open Superseries Premier that slated to kick off on Tuesday.Hope to see a strong showing from a very motivated Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open.

    Hope to see a strong showing from a very motivated Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan crash out as upsets hit India Open

    New Delhi: Top seed Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan, and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen crashed out of the India Open second round on Thursday as the tournament was rocked by major upsets.Lin Dan holds a 9-2 record against Son Wan Ho after Thursday's defeat. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan holds a 9-2 record against Son Wan Ho after Thursday's defeat. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan reach India Open 2nd round

    New Delhi: Predictably, top seeded men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing for his fourth India Open title after emerging triumphant in 2011, 2013 and 2014, beat his overmatched Japanese opponent Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-17 to reach the second round of India Open on Wednesday. Lee Chong Wei will play face Wei Nan of Hong Kong next. Wei Nan will be a tough nut to crack as Lee lost to the Hong Kong player in the second round of Denmark Open last year.Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli make early exits at India Open

    New Delhi: World No. 45 Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia was stunned by Japan's World No. 42 Kenta Nishimoto while former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was also sent packing in the second qualifying match of the India Open in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

    Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

  • BAM President confident Lee Chong Wei to claim 11th Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Al-Amin Abd Majid remained confident that national ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei will bounce back to his smashing form and win the 2016 Malaysia Open.Badminton fans have high hopes for Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Badminton fans have high hopes for Lee Chong Wei at Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Julie Carrel makes financial sacrifices to keep New Zealand Badminton Open alive

    By Peter Thornton

    Auckland: There is little doubt that the New Zealand Badminton Open would not be happening this week in Auckland if it wasn't for event director Julie Carrel.Julie Carrel presented a souvenir to Lee Chong Wei during a partnership ceremony between SKYCITY and Badminton New Zealand in December 2012. (photo: Reuters)

    Julie Carrel presented a souvenir to Lee Chong Wei during a partnership ceremony between SKYCITY and Badminton New Zealand in December 2012. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lin Dan jumps to No. 2, while Nozomi Okuhara rises to 3rd in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning back to back German Open and All England titles in last two weeks, Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan overtook Lee Chong Wei and Kento Momota as he climbed up to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that was released on Thursday.An overwhelming welcome home support by his fans, following Lin Dan's sixth All England title victory last Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    An overwhelming welcome home support by his fans, following Lin Dan's sixth All England title victory last Sunday. (photo: AFP)

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