• Rio 2016 Olympics - Lee Chong Wei avoids Chen Long until final

    Kuala Lumpur: After claiming the sixth Indonesia Open title of his career by downing Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 at the Indonesia Open 3 weeks ago, badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei cemented his status as the world’s top ranked men’s badminton player on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Taiwan Open to prepare for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided to withdraw from the Taiwan Open on Tuesday. The Taiwan Open which will be held from June 28 to July 3 will be Lee's last tournament before the Rio Olympics.Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: Lin Dan remains the biggest threat in Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being knocked out by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the second round of Indonesia Open two weeks ago, Lin Dan remains the biggest enemy for World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Rio.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

  • Lee Chong Wei overcomes tough times & regains World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: For many people, the period between June 26th, 2015 and June 9th, 2016 was probably just another normal year. However, for Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, it was an important moment in his badminton career that recorded his remarkable journey of hitting the bottom then rising to the top.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei on reaching World No. 1 again! (photo: GettyImages)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei on reaching World No. 1 again! (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei pulls out from Australian Open

    Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

    Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (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)

  • Lee Chong Wei on course for 6th Indonesian Open title & World No. 1

    Jakarta: Malaysia badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei edged closer to his sixth Indonesian Open title and the world number one ranking after moving into the quarterfinals in Jakarta today.

    The current world number two will wrest the top spot from China’s Chen Long who is not competing in the tournament, if he moves into the final, while his path to the title also looks clear since his arch rival Lin Dan of China was ousted in the second round by Jonathan Christie of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance into Indonesian Open second round

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei only took 35 minutes to get past the first round of the Indonesian Open at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta today.

    Chong Wei did not face any problem beating Indian player, Sameer Verna in straight sets 21-11 and 21-13 to set a meeting with Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the next round.With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

    With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

  • Lee Chong Wei: This might be my last Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and the World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei told reporter at a press conference in Jakarta that the 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier could be his last Indonesia Open competition before making a decision to retire from the sport.Lee Chong Wei attends the BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier press conference in Jakarta. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei attends the BCA Indonesia Open Superseries Premier press conference in Jakarta. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei appointed Purple League ambassador

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei has been appointed as an ambassador for the Purple League Badminton Tournament this season.Question & answer session with badminton legend Lee Chong Wei in Petaling Jaya. (photo: Bernama)

    Question & answer session with badminton legend Lee Chong Wei in Petaling Jaya. (photo: Bernama)

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Denmark beat Malaysia to play Indonesia in Thomas Cup final

    Kunshan: Malaysia’s hopes of advancing to the Thomas Cup final were shattered by Denmark who won a 3-2 thriller in the semi-final at Kunshan Sports Centre, in Kunshan, China on Friday.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia set to play Denmark in Thomas Cup semis

    Kunshan: The 2014 Thomas Cup runners-up Malaysia ousted Chinese Taipei 3-1 in the quarterfinals at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday to set up a semifinal clash against Denmark on Friday.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia squeezes past Korea 3-2 in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: The selection of Chong Wei Feng for a roster spot in the 2016 Malaysia Thomas Cup team was a controversial one, but his track record in team event and his performance on Tuesday proved Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has made a right move in picking him over former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli.Iskandar Zulkarnain shakes hand with Lee Dong Keun after the match on Tuesday.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain shakes hand with Lee Dong Keun after the match on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia in Thomas Cup quarterfinals after beating Germany 5-0

    Kunshan: Malaysia Thomas Cup team has marched into the quarter-finals of Thomas Cup Finals after Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin delivered the first 3 points in the best of five format on Monday.

    World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei battled through an unexpectedly tough first men's singles match when he needed 40 minutes to beat unheralded Kai Schaefer 21-19, 21-15 on day two in Kunshan, China.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei gets Malaysia off to good start in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia the good start they had hoped for in their Thomas Cup tie against England by beating Toby Penty 21-15, 21-11 Sunday evening. England surprisingly decided to sit out Rajiv Ouseph, the number one ranked male badminton player in England to give him more rest before their next Thomas Cup tie against Korea on Monday.Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei set fastest smash record at 408 km/h

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei topped the list for most powerful smash in any international badminton tournament since last September, with 408 kilometers per hour at the 2015 Hong Kong Open, which he won at the Coliseum in Hung Hom.A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Malaysian team departs for the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup finals

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 Thomas Cup runners-up Malaysia have concluded a ten-day training camp and have departed for Kunshan to participate in the up-and-coming Thomas and Uber Cup finals in China.Malaysia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup players pose before their departure for Kunshan to participate in the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup finals. (photo: Sinchew)

    Malaysia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup players pose before their departure for Kunshan to participate in the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup finals. (photo: Sinchew)

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