• Korea Open: Lee Chong Wei's loss not the end of the world

    Seoul: Obviously Tuesday was a bad moment for Lee Chong Wei when he was knocked out of the Korea Open first qualifying round by Heo Kwang Hee of Korea. However, life continues, it's not the end.

    Badminton fans, including myself, have been spoiled by the dominance of Lee Chong Wei during the last 10 years. Although he has never won an Olympic gold or the World Championships title, but that doesn’t take away what he has achieved in his illustrious career spanning more than a decade. Having won 57 titles (38 of them were from Superseries), and 30 runner-ups, he is arguably one the era's greatest badminton players.Lee Chong Wei is able to return on badminton court roaring and with fresh confidence. (photo: Getty Images)

    Lee Chong Wei is able to return on badminton court roaring and with fresh confidence. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Korea Open to kick off with Lee Chong Wei playing at qualifying round

    Seoul: The Victor Korea Open Badminton Championships will see quite a few stars when the total USD $600,000 prize money event kicks off the qualifying and mixed doubles first round in Seoul on Tuesday. Qualifiers who reach third round of qualifying will automatically be included in the main draw. Most of the Korea Open main-draw matches will start on September 16, finish on September 20.The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

    The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei's loss to Lin Dan not devastating

    Tokyo: Even though a lot of badminton fans were hoping Lee Chong Wei could beat Lin Dan in the second round of Japan Open, but the cold reality is that Lin Dan who was not in the prime of his career, could still deliver a fatal blow to Lee by winning 25th time in their 34 meetings on Thursday.Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up 2nd round clash with Lin Dan

    Tokyo: Wednesday afternoon Lee Chong Wei survived a tougher than expected fight from Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand by a 10-21, 21-15, 21-16 score line to advance to the second round of Japan Open.Lee Chong Wei sets up a blockbuster 2nd round match against Lin Dan at Japan Open.

    Lee Chong Wei sets up a blockbuster 2nd round match against Lin Dan at Japan Open.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei advances into main draw

    Tokyo: Unseeded Lee Chong Wei who launched bid for his unprecedented sixth Japan Open title got his campaign off to a winning start with two straight-sets victories on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will face tough test in the 2nd round against Lin Dan and potential quarter-finals clash with Chen Long at Japan Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei will face tough test in the 2nd round against Lin Dan and potential quarter-finals clash with Chen Long at Japan Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • 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)

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