• Lee Chong Wei slips to 180th in world badminton rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's ranking had taken a sharp nose dive in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Chong Wei fell 101 spots to world No. 180. However, he is expected to rise up in the rankings starting next week.Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

    Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

  • SEA Games: Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, Chong Wei Feng win gold

    Kuala Lumpur: The pair of Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho brighten Malaysian women’s doubles badminton on Tuesday by winning their maiden SEA Games gold medal after edging out compatriots Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 21-18-21-13 in the women's doubles final.Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

    Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

  • SEA Games: Malaysia guaranteed 2 golds & 1 silver (video)

    Singapore: Malaysia is guaranteed 2 gold medals in the men's singles, women's doubles at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, because all participants in the finals hail from Malaysia.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

  • SEA Games: Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying leave fans amazed with exchange of rackets (video)

    Singapore: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advanced to the SEA Games quarter-finals in mixed doubles category on Saturday after they defeated Singapore's Vanessa Neo/ Danny Bawa Chrisnanta 21-18, 21-16 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.The quick thinking move by Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying earns them a point.

    The quick thinking move by Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying earns them a point.

  • Ratchanok Intanon leads Thailand to retain women's team gold at SEA Games

    Singapore: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon made a successful cameo appearance at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday, the world number five leading from the front in a crushing 3-0 victory over Malaysia in the women's team badminton final. With the victory, Thailand successfully retained their title from the 2011 edition. Team events were not contested at the last Games in Myanmar in 2013.Ratchanok Intanon brings back the gold for Thai women at SEA Games.

    Ratchanok Intanon brings back the gold for Thai women at SEA Games.

  • Malaysia men's team ousted from SEA Games, women's team in final

    Singapore: 17-year-old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa scripted a dramatic third men's singles victory, combined with Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama and Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Fernaldi to win the two heart-stopping men's doubles matches as Indonesia's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the SEA Games semi-finals tie against Malaysia in Singapore on Thursday.The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

    The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

  • Goh Jin Wei saves the day for Malaysian women's team at SEA Games

    Singapore: Malaysia's women's badminton team experienced it's own turbulence on Wednesday, as the shuttlers started their SEA Games campaign with two matches down against Vietnam.Never underestimate the heart of young Goh Jin Wei!

    Never underestimate the heart of young Goh Jin Wei!

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei advance to Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: Women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei saved the blushes for the country by moving into the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open Premier Super Series as the nation's sole representative.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are going strong at the Malaysia Open (photo: BERNAMApic)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are going strong at the Malaysia Open (photo: BERNAMApic)

  • Malaysia Open: Vivian/Khe Wei, Amelia Anscelly/Fie Cho in 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian women's doubles pairs of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho cruised to the second round of the Malaysia Open Super Series at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.Coach Rosman should be proud of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho's performances on Day 1 of Malaysia Open (photo: Rosman Razak's FB)

    Coach Rosman should be proud of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho's performances on Day 1 of Malaysia Open (photo: Rosman Razak's FB)

  • Swiss Open: Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem, Kidambi Srikanth in semis

    Basel: Malaysia's men’s doubles shuttlers Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong have cruised to the 2015 Swiss Open semi-finals after defeating Japan's Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko 23-21, 21-18 at the quarter-finals of Swiss Open on Friday.Hope that Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong can pull through at the Swiss Open

    Hope that Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong can pull through at the Swiss Open

  • Swiss Open: Amelia A. Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem in quarters

    Basel: The reigning 2015 Indian Masters GPG women's doubles champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho collected a hard-fought 21-16, 18-21, 21-16 triumph over Johanna Goliszewski/Carla Nelte of Germany in the third round of Swiss Open on Thursday.Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho continue to mature and get better

    Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho continue to mature and get better

  • BAM's increase in allowances well received by player at Purple League

    Genting: While playing in first round of the Purple League Champions Challenge at Genting Highlands, Soong Fie Cho who won the women's doubles title at Indian Open badminton championships with partner Amelia Alicia Anscelly last month, expressed her appreciation of Badminton Association Malaysia's (BAM) decision to increase allowances for the shuttlers.Keep up the good work, Soong Fie Cho (left) and Amelia Alicia Anscelly!

    Keep up the good work, Soong Fie Cho (left) and Amelia Alicia Anscelly!

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • 2015 India Masters final: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei vs Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho

    Lucknow: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho have ignited the excitement of Malaysian women's badminton on Saturday when both pairs advanced to the India Masters women's doubles final.

    Top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei overcame a challenge by third seeds Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand to move into the women's doubles final of India Masters with a 12-21, 21-16, 21-13 victory in 57 minutes.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho taking selfies with their coach Rosman Razak (photo: Rosman Razak's Facebook)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho taking selfies with their coach Rosman Razak (photo: Rosman Razak's Facebook)

  • Malaysian crash out, while Lin Dan cruises into semi-finals of Asia Championships

    Korea: Malaysian ended their journey at the Badminton Asia Championships on Friday when Low Juan Shen/Nelson Heg Wei Keat went down to Shi Longfei/Chen Zhuofu of China 21-18, 21-13; while Anscelly Amelia Alicia/Soong Fie Cho faltered against Indian pair Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwata Gutta 21-12, 21-12.I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

    I wish I can replace my beer belly with Lin Dan's six pack abs

    In the men's singles, Lin Dan took 34 minutes to defeat Wei Nan of Hong Kong 21-10, 21-7 to cruise into the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Badminton Asia Championships.

  • Vivian-Khe Wei want to make amends at India Open (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: SEA Games women’s doubles champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei had an underwhelming start to the year, losing in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week.

    Hopes were high on Vivian-Khe Wei to step up their performances after winning Malaysia’s first gold in badminton at the SEA Games since 2009 when they defeated the higher ranked Nitya Krishinda Maheshwari-Greysia Polii of Indonesia in Myanmar.National doubles players Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei, who lost in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week, will be looking to bounce back at the India Open starting on Wednesday.

    But their deficiencies were severely exposed by a new combination from China – Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting.

    Now, the world No. 20 Malaysian pair are seeking to make amends when they compete in the India Open GP Gold, which starts on Wednesday at Lucknow.

  • No three-peat for Lee Chong Wei at India Open

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning his back-to-back India Open Superseries titles in 2013 and 2014, Lee Chong Wei was not eligible to defend his title at the 2015 India Open that will be held in New Delhi from March 24th till March 29th, due to a pending hearing by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).Lee Chong Wei defeated Chen Long of China to win the 2014 India Open

    Lee Chong Wei defeated Chen Long of China to win the 2014 India Open

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