• Lee Chong Wei to miss Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's world number one badminton player Lee Chong Wei has been ruled out of this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of a thigh injury.Chong Wei, we would like to wish you a speedy recovery!

    Chong Wei, we would like to wish you a speedy recovery!

    On Friday, Chong Wei announced that he would not seek his third men's singles gold medal at Glasgow Commonwealth Games from July 23-Aug 3 after aggravating his thigh injury during a training session and is currently receiving treatment at the National Sports Institute (NSI).

  • World of badminton awaits Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan showdown in 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan rivalry has pushed the popularity of badminton to a whole new level. The world of badminton will forever remember the Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan rivalry.Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Any great duel in sports will feature two opponents of contrasting styles and personalities. The same dynamic has made the Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry in modern badminton a compelling one for viewers around the world. These two players have totally different personalities. Lee Chong Wei has a natural humble personality and attitude, while Lin Dan is known for his hot temper for allegedly trying to punch his opponent's coach in the face and throwing his shoes into the crowds.

  • Chong Wei Feng looking good for Commonwealth Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Chong Wei Feng is optimistic he can spring a surprise at the Commonwealth Games after being picked for the Malaysia squad. If everything goes as planned, he will face off against world number one Lee Chong Wei in the men's singles final. Malaysian Chong Wei Feng celebrates after winning againts Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom of Indonesia during the Thomas Cup in May.

    Malaysian Chong Wei Feng celebrates after winning againts Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom of Indonesia during the Thomas Cup in May.



    "Chong Wei is looking for his third Commonwealth gold, and if I can reach the final, I'll be satisfied with a silver medal, because we are clearly in different level," said Wei Feng.
  • Malaysia's Thomas Cup coaches get RM 3200 each

    Kuala Lumpur: Two weeks ago, Malaysian Thomas Cup shuttlers were rewarded RM25,000 each by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) but the coaches were left out. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (center with purple shirt), posing with the Thomas Cup shuttlers

    Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (center with purple shirt), posing with the Thomas Cup shuttlers

  • Indonesia Open: Kenichi Tago denies Chong Wei in semi-final

    Jakarta: World number one Lee Chong Wei was knocked out of the Indonesia Open in the semi-finals on Saturday in a shock loss to fourth-seed Kenichi Tago of Japan.
    The Malaysian could not keep up with Tago in the first game, making unforced errors and placing the shuttle wide of the sidelines.
    "Tago played better and more aggressively today," said Chong Wei.Jan O Jorgensen have discovered the secret formula on how to defeat top Chinese shuttlers by defeating Lin Dan in last week's Japan Open and Chen Long in Indonesia Open

    Jan O Jorgensen have discovered the secret formula on how to defeat top Chinese shuttlers by defeating Lin Dan in last week's Japan Open and Chen Long in Indonesia Open

  • Indonesia Open: Lee Chong Wei is last Malaysian standing

    Jakarta: World number one will take on Kenichi Tago for a spot in the final of Indonesia Open.

    Coming into the quarter final, Chong Wei who is aiming to go down the record books as the man with six Indonesia Open titles was given a lot of troubles from Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark. Chong Wei was trailing 13-18 in the first set before completed an eight points comeback to win the game. In the second set, the top seed gave one of the finest performance in the ongoing tournament by dusting off Vittinghus 21-11.Tan Boon Heong and Tan Wee Kiong had a great run in Indonesia Open before they went down to Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong in quarter final

    Tan Boon Heong and Tan Wee Kiong had a great run in Indonesia Open before they went down to Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong in quarter final

  • Indonesia Open: Chong Wei, Boon Heong-Wee Kiong in quarters

    Jakarta: World number one Lee Chong Wei who will be chasing his sixth Indonesia Open title, breezed through his second round match rapidly and easily with 21-4, 21-16 thumping of Frenchman Brice Leverdez. Unfortunately, luck was not on Chong Wei Feng and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif's side on Thursday.Indonesian badminton fans with their colourful and creative outfits

    Indonesian badminton fans with their colourful and creative outfits

    Chong Wei Feng went down to Kenichi Tago of Japan 18-21, 15-21, and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif was not be able to reproduce his stunning first round form by losing to third seed Jan O Jorgensen 21-18 21-11 in 30 minutes.

  • Indonesia Open: Malaysia enjoys mixed results on opening day

    Jakarta: Malaysia wrapped up day one of Indonesia Open with six victories and four losses.

    World number one Lee Chong Wei took 31 minutes to beat Indonesian player, Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight sets 21-7 and 21-11. During the first set, Chong Wei adopted a more attacking approach and Sony was not able to keep pace with his adversary. Sony started the second set with a lot of offensive shots, but Chong Wei was able to stay calm and prevailed in the end. Chong Wei will play Brice Leverdez of France in second round.Lee Chong Wei advances to the second round of Indonesia Open easily

    Lee Chong Wei advances to the second round of Indonesia Open easily

  • Indonesian Open kicks off in Jakarta

    Jakarta -- The one-week Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday with the absence of China's Olympic and world champion Lin Dan.Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    The tournament, offering 750,000 U.S. dollars in prizes has attracted more than 200 shuttlers including world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Chinese ace Li Xuerui from 27 countries and regions.

  • Top players to compete in US$750,000 Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As many as 28 countries will be participating in BCA Indonesia Open Metlife BWF World Super Series Premier 2014 that begins on June 18.At Indonesia Open Press Conference - Cai Yun, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin, Chris Adcock, Viktor Axelsen

    At Indonesia Open Press Conference - Cai Yun, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin, Chris Adcock, Viktor Axelsen

    "I will be focused in each game in order to pass the qualification round. I will try to maintain my performance just like in the previous Singapore Open," Indonesian men’s singles player Simon Santoso said at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

    Last April, Simon bounced back after a shaky start to the year, by crushing world number one Lee Chong Wei in the Singapore Open Super Series 2014 men’s singles final.

  • Lee Chong Wei,Li Xuerui win Japan Open titles

    Tokyo: Malaysian badminton super star Lee Chong Wei won his fifth Japan Open title after beating Hong Kong's Hu Yun 21-14, 21-12 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.Lee Chong Wei is the most successful badminton players on Japanese soil by winning 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Japan Open titles.

    Lee Chong Wei is the most successful badminton players on Japanese soil by winning 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Japan Open titles.

    Playing with an unusually aggressive flair, Lee Chong Wei led the first game all the way with a cushion of up to eight points. Chong Wei scored the 21th point in the first set after eighth-seeded Hu returned a high lob into the net.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei reaches final

    Tokyo: World number one is now one victory away from becoming the first man to win five Japan Open titles.Lee Chong Wei is seeking a fifth Japan Open title

    Lee Chong Wei is seeking a fifth Japan Open title

    Lee Chong Wei extended his mastery over Kenichi Tago as he stopped the Japanese 21-15, 21-17 in a dominant semi-final win lasting 47 minutes. Chong Wei will play the "giant slayer" of the tournament, Hu Yun from Hong Kong. Hu Yun had played some of the most thrilling badminton of the tournament to beat world number two, Chen Long in the quarter final, and world number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-13, 19-21, 21-15 in a 62-minute semi-final match. On Sunday, Chong Wei needs to watch out for Hu Yun as the way Hu is playing, he is capable of knocking off the defending champ in the final.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei prevails on day full of upsets

    Tokyo: On a day full of upsets in Japan Open quarter finals, world number one Lee Chong Wei managed to avoid an upset bid from Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by closing it out 21-15, 12-21, 21-17 in 62-minute. Chong Wei will set up a mouth-watering clash with Kenichi Tago who is on a revenge mission, having whitewashed by Chong Wei in the Thomas Cup final last month.Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    On the other hand, luck was not on China's side in the quarter final of Japan Open, where two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was toppled by Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 19-21, 21-13, 16-21; and Chen Long was crushed by Hu Yun of Hong Kong 18-21, 21-19, 15-21.

  • Japan Open: Mixed results for Malaysian in the second round

    Tokyo: In the second round of Japan Open badminton championships, the defending champion world number 1 Lee Chong Wei won the first set against Marc Zwiebler of Germany easily with 21-13, but was forced to work hard as the resilient German stretched Chong Wei to 28-26 in the second set before conceded defeat. Chong Wei will play Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the quarter-finals tomorrow.Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

    Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

    According to Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock, shuttle slowness caused the game to be very slow tempo, thus allowing the opponent to have more time to react to Chong Wei's attacks.

  • Japan Open: Super Dan survives scare, Daren Liew's comeback falters

    Tokyo: On Tuesday, two time Olympics gold medalist, Lin Dan had a scare in his first qualifying match when he lost the first set to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 12-21, before fighting hard in second set to fend off Sakai's late comeback with 21-19 win, and eventually took the third set 21-7.Japan Open: Lin Dan will play Xue Song who are also from China on Wednesday.

    Japan Open: Lin Dan will play Xue Song who are also from China on Wednesday.

    In a different match, Daren Liew started his first qualifying round smoothly by beating France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-17, 21-18 in 33 minutes.

  • Chinese Brush Painting of Lee Chong Wei

    See a series of Lee Chong Wei portraits created by a talented badminton fan from China using traditional Chinese brush painting.Chinese brush painting of Lee Chong Wei

    Chinese brush painting of Lee Chong Wei

  • Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

    In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

  • Great Wall of China in World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: What was Badminton World Federation (BWF) thinking by allowing four Chinese players to compete in the World Championships, Copenhagen this coming August? On Thursday, BWF has decided to allow Tian Houwei to play in the World Championships after Singaporean Ashton Chen withdrew from the competition.The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    Other Chinese players who already qualified for the world meet are Chen Long, Wang Zhengming and Du Pengyu.

  • Possible Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown in Japan Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Lin Dan will have to qualify to play in the main draw of Japan Open.It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    It's going to be exciting to see Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Japan Open

    Nevertheless, he should be able to roll through Kazumasa Sakai in his first qualifying match; he will probably play Daren Liew of Malaysia for a spot in the main draw. If everything goes well, Lin Dan will face Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the second round.

  • US soldier played badminton with Taliban captors

    USA: There’s a saying that goes "any publicity is good publicity," and while I’m not so sure about that, I do noticed the way Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from USA played badminton has received more media coverage than Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

    A Pakistani militant commander told AFP that Sgt Bergdahl engaged with his captors, teaching them how to play badminton and inviting them to celebrate Easter and Christmas with them.

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