• 2016 Chinese New Year greetings from Lee Chong Wei and other badminton stars

    Kuala Lumpur: The Chinese zodiac calendar, known as Sheng Xiao, is divided into 12 cycles. Each cycle lasts 12 months and is represented by an animal. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the "Red Fire Monkey," to be exact.Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

    Lee Chong Wei - Malaysia. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

  • Lee Chong Wei to only take short Chinese New Year break

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei has decided to only take a short Chinese New Year break before returning to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), helping his juniors to prepare for the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

    Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to return to World No. 1 before Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning his Malaysia Masters title last week, Lee Chong Wei advanced 3 spots to World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei is an official brand ambassador for XOX mobile. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 5th Malaysia Masters title in front of hometown fans

    Georgetown: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who has won the Malaysia Masters title four times - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, hit a forceful smash to capture his fifth Malaysia Masters title on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters final

    Georgetown: Former world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei eased past Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight sets 21-19, 21-15 en route to the Malaysia Masters finals on Saturday. The victory also saw Lee extended his career winning streak against Sugiarto to 14-0.No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

    No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

  • 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.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters semis

    Georgetown: Badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei enjoyed a relatively easy passage into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after defeating 10th seeded Ajay Jayaram of India, 21-16, 21-16 in 35 minutes at the SPICE Arena on Friday.

    "Ajay caught me off-guard few times today, fortunately I was able to recoup the advantage to win the match," said Lee.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysia GPG: Zulfadli Zulkiffli squanders a big lead to lose to Ajay Jayaram

    Georgetown: Things looked promising for Zulfadli Zulkiffli when he was leading 18-10, 19-11 in the decider and seemingly in control when he played against No. 10 seed Ajay Jayaram in the men's singles 3rd round of Malaysia Masters on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong advance in Malaysian Masters

    Georgetown: Playing in front of hometown crowd, Lee Chong Wei progressed into the Malaysia Masters third round by making easy work of Indonesian qualifier Fikri Ihsandi Hadmadi in the first round with a 21-14, 21-15 victory. He then needed only 28 minutes to dispatch Kantawat Leelavechabutr of Thailand in the second round, winning 21-6, 21-15.Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his fifth Malaysia Masters GP Gold title in Penang.

    Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his fifth Malaysia Masters GP Gold title in Penang.

  • Malaysia Masters: Lee Chong Wei ready to play in front of his hometown crowd

    Georgetown: World No. 5 Lee Chong Wei who grew up in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, was excited to be playing Malaysia Masters in his hometown for the first time. The tournament will be held at SPICE Standium, Bayan Lepas, from Jan 19 to Jan 24.Lee Chong Wei remains confident going into the 2016 Malaysia Masters.

    Lee Chong Wei remains confident going into the 2016 Malaysia Masters.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli to spearhead Malaysian team without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As predicted by BadmintonPlanet.com in this article few days ago - "No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)", the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have exempt Lee Chong Wei from the Badminton Asia Team Championships squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

    Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

  • No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian media reported on Tuesday that men's singles coach Hendrawan of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) did not want to name Lee Chong Wei for the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from 15 to Feb. 22.Hendrawan should give young players enough exposure at tournament such as Badminton Asia Team Championship.

    Hendrawan should give young players enough exposure at tournament such as Badminton Asia Team Championship.

  • Mumbai Rockets maul Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Hyderabad: Mumbai Rockets won their last three matches to score a come from behind victory against hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday.

    The Hunters who were playing without former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, got off to a good start with a closely fought women's singles contest where Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad defeated Liu Zi Die 13-15, 15-14, 15-14 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

    Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Sony Dwi Kuncoro but Hyderabad Hunters still lose

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Hunters woes continued on Sunday, as the team lost its third-straight tie of the season, falling 3-4 to Chennai Smashers spearheaded by P.V Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

    Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

  • Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters loss despite Lee Chong Wei's victory

    Hyderabad: Although Lee Chong Wei gave a spectacular performance in the second men's singles match for Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to carry his team to victory as the Hunters fell to Awadhe Warriors 3-4.Lee Chong Wei gets his first win in India's Premier Badminton League on Saturday. (photo: PTI)

    Lee Chong Wei gets his first win in India's Premier Badminton League on Saturday. (photo: PTI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Lee Chong Wei for Delhi Acers' first win in PBL

    New Delhi: Tommy Sugiarto showed his fighting spirit with a huge win for hosts Delhi Acers over Hyderabad Hunters’s Lee Chong Wei in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Thursday.Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Tey Seu Bock: Lin Dan is still Lee Chong Wei’s greatest rival in Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei's Olympic gold medal hopes have been dashed... twice by the same player - Lin Dan, both in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic men's singles finals. While gearing up for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock admitted that Lin Dan remained the major hurdle in Lee's bid for his first-ever Olympic gold at Rio Games.Regardless of the outcome, really hope to see Lee Chong Wei plays Lin Dan in the 2016 Olympic final again.

    Regardless of the outcome, really hope to see Lee Chong Wei plays Lin Dan in the 2016 Olympic final again.

  • India Premier Badminton League: Lee Chong Wei falls in upset loss to Kidambi Srikanth

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who represented the Hyderabad Hunters lost to World No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth 12-15, 15-6 and 7-15 after making his debut in India's Premier Badminton League.India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

    India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

  • 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.

  • The top 10 badminton news of 2015 in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular sports in Malaysia, due to world class star athletes such as Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat have brought a lot of exposure to the sport. Furthermore, large amount of media coverage devoted to badminton also attributed to large-scale expansion of its fan base in Malaysia.Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

    Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

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