• Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi, Akane Yamaguchi win Denmark Open

    Odense: Olympic women's doubles champions and No. 1 seeds Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi faced the biggest challenge of their tourney at Denmark Open on Sunday when they needed 68 minutes to battle back from a set down to beat No. 2 seeds Jung Kyung Eun and Shin Seung Chan of South Korea 19-21, 21-11, 21-16 to win the Denmark Open women's doubles title.Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi would continue to be the dominant women's doubles pair in the world in the next few years.

    Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi would continue to be the dominant women's doubles pair in the world in the next few years.

  • Lin Dan captures sixth All England title

    Birmingham: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan who had won the prestigious All England tournament in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, made history in the modern badminton era by capturing his sixth All England title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on Sunday.Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

    Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

  • Lin Dan overcomes Viktor Axelsen to win Japan Open

    Tokyo: Lin Dan of China has once again proved his reputation as "Super Dan" after he earned a hard fought three-set battle against 21-year-old Viktor Axelsen in the Japan Open final on Sunday.

    Lin Dan got off to a slow start in the first set in which he trailed 3-8 against Viktor Axelsen at one point. Lin then overcame some sloppy errors to eventually win the first set 21-19.Lin Dan thanks Viktor Axelsen for his “best effort” in the final. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan thanks Viktor Axelsen for his “best effort” in the final. (photo: Reuters)

  • Badminton Denmark make U-turn, reinstate players over "cookies war"

    Copenhagen: Denmark’s top men’s doubles pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, women’s doubles pairing of Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen, as well as Pedersen’s mixed doubles partner, Joachim Fischer-Nielsen were dismissed from the country’s national team last month due to sponsorship conflict.Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

    Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

  • Danish victories on Day 1 of Denmark Open

    Odense: Two Danish mixed doubles pairs got off to a good start at the Yonex Denmark Open 2014 on Tuesday.

    The mixed doubles pair of Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl survived a scare earlier Tuesday as they overcame the Indonesians pair Muhammad Rijal and Vita Marissa 21-17, 17-21 and 22-20 in 51 minutes.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen are the mixed doubles favorite in Denmark Open

    Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen are the mixed doubles favorite in Denmark Open

  • European Badminton Championships Finals

    Kazan, Russia: Denmark - the European badminton powerhouse, made all of the finals of badminton's European Championships in Kazan, Russia on Sunday.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen beat Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the mixed double finals.

    Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen beat Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the mixed double finals.

    The top seed Jan Ø Jorgensen of Denmark was able to live up to his expectation in men’s singles by beating fifth-seeded Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-18, 21-10 in just 33 minutes to take the gold. Ouseph, who won a European bronze four years ago, reeled

  • Nielsen-Pedersen hoping for better luck this time (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: World No. 4 mixed doubles pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark are the in-form pair right now.

    They won the Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur last year before returning to Malaysia in January, where they made the final of the Malaysian Open – losing to China’s Xu Chen-Ma Jin.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a file photo. They beat India’s Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa 21-13, 21-16 in the first round of the All-England.

    Nevertheless, Nielsen-Pedersen have consistently beaten the top Chinese pairs and Indonesia’s reigning world champions Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir.

    But the All-England is one tournament where the Danes have generally never done well – losing in the first round last year and only making the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2012.

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