• UK Sport cut badminton funding for Tokyo 2020

    London: Although Britons Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won bronze medal in the men's doubles event in Rio Olympics this summer, Badminton became one of five sports to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

    UK sports have invested £5.74m in the last Olympic cycle in badminton, and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were able to live up to expectation by taking home the bronze in men's doubles. Unfortunately, Badminton was the only sport that won an Olympic medal this summer to have its funding removed.Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)

    Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)

  • Rio: Chen Long in quarters, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen exit

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio's men's singles No. 2 seed Chen Long has moved into the Olympic quarter-finals after easing past Adrian Dziolko of Poland 21-12, 21-9 in just 40 minutes on Saturday.Chen Long has an easy passage to quarter-finals in Rio.

    Chen Long has an easy passage to quarter-finals in Rio.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong advance to Swiss quarters

    Basel: Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong marched into the quarter-finals of the 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament on Thursday after they smashed down Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Kedren Kittinupong of Thailand in straight sets of 21-10, 21-16 in 28 minutes to secure a quarter-final match up against Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England on Friday at St Jakobshalle Arena in Basel, Switzerland.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were defeated by Mathias Christiansen/David Daugaard in the second round of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Uwe Zinke)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were defeated by Mathias Christiansen/David Daugaard in the second round of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Uwe Zinke)

  • Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong expected to make jumps in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After they knocked off second seeds Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England en route to winning the ┬┤White Nights 2015┬┤ International Challenge men's doubles title on Sunday, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong a.k.a the diamond pair from Malaysia are expected to move up 20 positions to hit approximately No.70 in this week's Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong continue to shine in men's doubles badminton.

    Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong continue to shine in men's doubles badminton.

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