• Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to Korea Open quarters

    Seoul: Rio Olympics silver medalist, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong got off to a perfect start by advancing to the second round of the Korea Open Super Series held at Seong-nam Indoor Stadium in Seoul today.

    The fifth seeded pair defeated Chen Hung Ling/Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan, 22-20 and 21-14 in the opening match of the men's doubles, said the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series website.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Friday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Friday. (photo: AFP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin pulls off great escape to reach Korea Open 2nd round

    Seoul: World No. 28 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in a hard fought match to beat World No. 9 Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-14, 21-17 in 48 minutes to take the Korea Open opener on Wednesday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

  • Needing time to rest, Lee Chong Wei to skip Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who bagged his record sixth Japan Open title on Sunday, has decided to withdraw from Korea Open to give his body extra rest before departing to Europe for the Denmark and France Open in October.Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei breezes into Japan Open 2nd round

    Tokyo: World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia left the Japan Superseries Open main draw unscratched after opening the tournament with a straight-sets win.Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AP)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing reach Chinese Taipei Open Final

    Taipei: Malaysia's young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing was in awesome form as they foiled a stirring fight back from Indonesia's scratch pair Riky Widianto/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja by defeating the Indonesia pair 21-17, 22-20 on Saturday to reach the Chinese Taipei Open final.Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing & Iskandar Z. Zainuddin in Chinese Taipei Open Semis

    Taipei: There will be 3 Malaysian players in the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Open after a day of mixed results in Taipei.

    The young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing pulled off an upset Friday afternoon as they defeated the second ranked Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong in 58 minutes.07 02 2016 badminton news tan kian meng lai pei Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have bright future in the mixed doubles category. (photo: BWF)

    07 02 2016 badminton news tan kian meng lai pei Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have bright future in the mixed doubles category. (photo: BWF)

  • Tian Houwei crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: After the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long, China's Tian Houwei became the highest seed remaining at Chinese Taipei Open. However, the No. 4 seed Tian was knocked out of the tournament when he slumped to an 18-21, 10-21 defeat by Hong Kong shuttler Vincent Wong Wing Ki in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Wang Shixian makes strong start at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Wang Shixian made a flying start in the women's singles first round at Yonex Chinese Taipei Open with a 21-14, 21-16 rout of Taiwan's Hung Shih Han in 33 minutes on Wednesday.Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

    Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Daren Liew march on at China Masters

    Jiangsu: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Daren Liew led the Malaysian squad into the third round of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold in Jiangsu, China on Wednesday.Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Daren Liew through to China Masters second round

    Jiangsu: Malaysia's national champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin kicked off his China Masters campaign with a 21-15, 21-16 demolition of Japanese Koki Watanabe to reach the second round on Tuesday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia looks to maintain his momentum at China Masters. (photo: Getty Images)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia looks to maintain his momentum at China Masters. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Swiss 2nd Round

    Basel: Despite fighting back from a set down to beat Ireland's Scott Evans 18-21, 23-21, 21-11 in the men's singles first round of Swiss Open yesterday, Malaysia's national champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lost his second round match to Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle Badminton Center in Basel when Zainuddin had to retire while trailing 9-17 in the second set due to injury.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Malaysia men's team shown exit at Badminton Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: It is going to be that much more difficult for the national men's badminton squad to qualify for the 2016 Thomas Cup finals, following their quarterfinal exit at the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC).

    They lost 2-3 to hosts India.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

  • BATC: Goh Jin Wei only bright spot as Malaysia lost to China 1-4

    Hyderabad: The World No. 117 and 16 year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia is only 1.58m in height, but she can certainly stand tall. Playing against a much taller and much experienced player World No. 11 Sun Yu from China with the height of 1.83m, the little Malaysian girl with big heart was charging up with energy attacks and pulling off one of the shocks of the tournament by beating Sun Yu 21-13, 21-16 in 42 minutes, scoring the only point won by Malaysia in the final Group A tie against China at the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) in Hyderabad, India on Thursday.Goh Jin Wei is an amazing young shuttler with BIG heart and such a bright future ahead of her!

    Goh Jin Wei is an amazing young shuttler with BIG heart and such a bright future ahead of her!

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