• Japan stuns China 3-1 at Asia Mixed Team Championship semis

    Ho Chi Minh: Japan enjoyed one of its best days in badminton history on Saturday as they sensationally knocked out powerhouse China 3-1 in the 2017 Asia Mixed Team Championships semi-finals.It's tough to beat Akane Yamaguchi. (photo: AP)

    It's tough to beat Akane Yamaguchi. (photo: AP)

  • 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships: Malaysia lose to China 3-0

    Ho Chi Minh:  Malaysia suffered a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of China in the quarter-finals of 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships on Friday.Loss against Zhang Nan/Chen Qingchen offers valuable learning experience for Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai. (photo: Bernama)

    Loss against Zhang Nan/Chen Qingchen offers valuable learning experience for Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai. (photo: Bernama)

  • Tommy Sugiarto & Busanan Ongbamrungphan win Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Men's singles No. 3 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia was in a class of his own when he needed only 40 minutes to beat local shuttler Kantaphon Wangcharoen  21-17 and 21-11 to claim the Thailand Masters title on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

    Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long helps Qingdao enter final of 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long gave the undefeated Qingdao a crucial edge in their China Badminton Super League (CBSL) semi-final tie against Zhejiang. Chen claimed a thrilling three-set 20-22, 21-11, 21-18 win over the inspired Ye Binghong in the men's singles match to help Qingdao stayed in contention by levelling the score at 2-2.Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League: Lin Dan earns 2nd win, Goh Liu Ying partners Zhang Nan

    Beijing: The China Badminton Super League (CBSL) ended its second round of the contest on Thursday. Lin Dan's Guangzhou Heyuan team were heart-broken again on Thursday in a 2-3 loss to the Hunan team after surrendering 2-3  in the opening tie on Tuesday.Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

    Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

  • Zhao Jun Peng shocks Chou Tien Chen to win Macau Open

    Macau: China's World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng came into Sunday's Macau Open final full of confidence, unleashing aggressive attacks against the struggling World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to quickly clinch the opening set 21-11.Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

    Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Jan Jorgensen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong survive scares to reach Hong Kong Open quarters

    Hong Kong: Denmark’s newly crowned China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen stared defeat right in the face, saving two match points and coming back from a 18-20 deficit to beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the second round of Hong Kong Open on Thursday.Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

    Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Chen Long advance to China Open quarters

    Fuzhou: With two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan's extramarital affair continued to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons since Thursday morning, BadmintonPlanet would like to take the opportunity to give the ongoing China Open some much-deserved attention.It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

    It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Saina Nehwal crash out of China Open

    Fuzhou: Men's doubles heavyweights and No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia were sent crashing out of the China Open in a 21-19, 16-21, 22-24 defeat to unseeded China's Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

  • 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)

  • Lin Dan leads Beijing to win China‚Äôs National Team Championships

    Beijing: World No. 3 and two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan was the hero for team Beijing on Wednesday when he won the third and decisive point of the 2016 China national badminton team championships final against Lin Yuanrui from team Hunan.Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

    Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

  • Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan break Up (gif)

    Kuala Lumpur: Just one day after Zhang Nan and Fu Haifeng of China defeated Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia to win the Olympic men's double title, Zhang Nan's girl friend of six years - Zhao Yunlei, posted a message on her personal social media page admitted the couple has ended their relationship prior to the Rio Olympics.Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan split.

    Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan split.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong waste match points to hand Olympic gold to Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan

    By Ian Ransom
    Reio de Janeiro: Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan held firm in a furious men's doubles final on Friday to win the title for China after their Malaysian opponents froze twice when within reach of grabbing their nation's first ever Olympic gold medal.Silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia (from left), gold medallists Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China,  and bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Britain pose on the podium. (photo: Reuters)

    Silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia (from left), gold medallists Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China, and bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Britain pose on the podium. (photo: Reuters)

  • Rio 2016: Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir win mixed doubles gold

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio Olympic Badminton saw the completion of one of its five medal events on Wednesday. In the Mixed Doubles finals, Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir have taken gold against Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia.2016 Rio Olympic Silver medalists (from left), Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia, gold medalists, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia and bronze medalists Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao of China. (photo: AFP)

    2016 Rio Olympic Silver medalists (from left), Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia, gold medalists, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia and bronze medalists Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao of China. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong set up final clash with Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan at Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: The fast and furious Malaysians Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong pulled off a huge upset after defeating Chinese duo of Chai Biao and Hong Wei to reach the men's doubles final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia shake hands with Chai Biao and Hong Wei (CHN) of China after winning their semi-final match. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia shake hands with Chai Biao and Hong Wei (CHN) of China after winning their semi-final match. (photo: Reuters)

  • Rio 2016: Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in mixed doubles final

    Rio de Janeiro: After beating Robert Mateusiak-Nadiezda Zieba of Poland in the quarterfinals with 21-17, 21-10, Malaysian mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying has worked hard to ensure at least a silver medal for Malaysia when they reached the mixed doubles final on Monday.Best of luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Olympic final. (photo: AFP)

    Best of luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Olympic final. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in quarters, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio de Janeiro: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong highlighted their potential to become a medal contributor to Malaysia in the 2016 Olympics when they stunned World No. 4 Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China to top Group B.Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

  • Lin Dan leads China's warm up matches prior to Rio Olympics 2016

    Chengdu: Lin Dan led his 2016 Olympic team teammates to play exhibition matches held in Shuangliu District Sports Center, Chengdu on July 22nd.Lin Dan, Chen Long

    Lin Dan, Chen Long

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