• 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Rashid Sidek: Malaysia have strong Thomas Cup team

    Kuala Lumpur: Chances for the national badminton squad to qualify for the semifinals of the Thomas Cup competition appear to be brighter, according to former national chief coach, Rashid Sidek.

    He said the line-up of players, led by national champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, was the best made by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) for the final round in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

    Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win BAC title

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei celebrated his fourth consecutive victories against World No. 1 Chen Long of China by beating the Chinese shuttler in the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) final to regain his second BAC title in Wuhan, China on Sunday.

    In the enthralling first set, Lee who won the BAC title in 2006, put on a furious fightback after trailing 11-15 to overtake Chen Long and wrapped up the set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

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