• Lee Chong Wei helps flood victims in northeast of Peninsular Malaysia

    Kota Bharau: The monsoon season that brought a lot of heavy rain has caused serious flooding in the northeast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Terengganu and Kelantan since early January.Lee Chong Wei donates food and supplies to flood victims. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

    Lee Chong Wei donates food and supplies to flood victims. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's Facebook)

  • Mads Pieler Kolding unleashes 426 km/h smash (4 videos)

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton has always been considered as the fastest sport in the world. The shuttlecock can travel as fast as 493km/h in a record set by Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong in 2013 during a new product tryout session conducted by badminton racket manufacturer YONEX.Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)

    Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)


  • Purple League: Lee Chong Wei/Zhao Yunlei win but Petaling BC lose

    Cheras: Malaysian badminton superstar made his Purple League season debut with Petaling BC on Saturday, partnering Olympic champion Zhao Yunlei at Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras.Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei celebrate their victory in the 2016/2017 Purple League on Saturday. (photo: Purple League)

    Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei celebrate their victory in the 2016/2017 Purple League on Saturday. (photo: Purple League)

  • Lee Chong Wei to partner Zhao Yunlei at Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will partner Olympic champion Zhao Yunlei of China for mixed doubles event in the Purple League tie between Petaling BC and Ampang Jaya BC on Saturday.Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei to team up in Purple League. (photo: PBSI)

    Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei and Zhao Yunlei to team up in Purple League. (photo: PBSI)

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Lee Chong Wei loses to Viktor Axelsen in Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered his first defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in their tenth career head-to-head meeting at the World Super Series Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei clings on, Carolina Marin exits from Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World number one Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his fifth World Superseries Finals title, bounced back from an unexpected defeat to Son Wan Ho on Wednesday by holding off Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-15, 22-20 in the second Group B match on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and other big names fall at Day 1 of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei suffered a surprise defeat on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals, losing to his first opponent Son Wan Ho of Korea in Group B at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei earns Fifth BWF Best Male Player of the Year Award

    Dubai: For his excellence at the highest level of the sport of badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF) had announced that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was selected as the 2016 Best Male Player of the Year. The awards were unveiled during Monday night's Players' Reception and Gala Dinner in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei wins the 2016 BWF Best Male Player Of The Year Award. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh/Tan are Finalists for 2016 BWF Player of the Year award

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has listed Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as the finalists for Male Badminton Player of the Year award.Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei eyeing at 5th Superseries Finals title in Dubai

    Bernama: After a two-year absence from the Super Series Finals, Datuk Lee Chong Wei is optimistic of gunning for his fifth title in Dubai.Lee Chong Wei looks to add a fifth title to his Superseries Finals success story. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei looks to add a fifth title to his Superseries Finals success story. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are going to Destination Dubai

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite speculation that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei's spot in the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals was in jeopardy after his withdrawal from French Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open, the latest Destination Dubai Rankings published by BWF showed both Lee and the World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were the only Malaysians who have made the cut in the year-ending USD $1 million event.Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Hong Kong Open

    Kuala Lumpur: After skipping this week's China Open Superseries, World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has also decided to withdraw from the Hong Kong Open which is set to kick off at the Coliseum in Hung Hom on November 22.Wishing Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery and looking forward to having him back soon. (photo: AP)

    Wishing Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery and looking forward to having him back soon. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from China Open

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia would not play in the China Open that will be held from Nov 15 to Nov 20 in Fuzhou, China.Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei unsure of playing China and Hong Kong Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost Hansen told Malaysian media that he'll let Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei decide for himself as to whether he would really like to participate at the China and Hong Kong Open that will be held in November.Hope Lee Chong Wei gets to feel better soon. (photo: AFP)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei gets to feel better soon. (photo: AFP)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli advances, Lee Chong Wei exits French Open

    Paris: World No. 33 men's singles shuttler and former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was the sole Malaysian survivor in the 2016 French Open Super Series Badminton Tournament at Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris.Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei knocked out of Denmark Open

    Odense: A dramatic day of the quarter-final actions and upstes brough the Denmark Open to a climax on Friday in Odense, Denmark.Lee Chong Wei loses to Brice Leverdez in 2016 Denmark Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei loses to Brice Leverdez in 2016 Denmark Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)

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