• Chen Long, Carolina Marin maintain lead as world's No. 1 players

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long has widened his lead at No. 1 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings with his recent triumph at Chinese Taipei Open, now holding an additional 23,534 points advantage over the No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. As of July 30, 2015, Chen has been ranked world No. 1 men’s singles player for 32 consecutive weeks.Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

    Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan could meet in World Championships semifinal

    Jakarta: The 2015 World Championships draw is out, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei could meet for the first time in slightly less than a year in the semifinals. Lin Dan defeated Lee Chong Wei 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in the semi-finals of 2014 Incheon Asian Games last September. Lin Dan, a five-time champion, and Lee Chong Wei, a former world No. 1, were drawn into the bottom half of the bracket.Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying clinch Russian Open and get entry to World Championships

    Vladivostok: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying won their second title of the year at the 2015 Russian Open Gold GP Badminton Championship on Sunday. However, there was no joy for Malaysian men's doubles pair, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong as they fell short by the smallest of margins in the finals.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying hope to qualify for Rio 2016.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying hope to qualify for Rio 2016.

  • Tommy Sugiarto, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong quest for Russian Open glory

    Vladivostok: Men's singles top seed Tommy Sugiarto made smooth progress through to the Russian Open final as he brushed aside the challenge of India’s Ajay Jayaram on Saturday, winning 21-17 21-7 in 33 minutes.

    The opening game proved to be a close affair, but it was surge in points at different intervals- first at the 5-5 mark- then, at the 15-15 mark for Sugiarto, that proved to be key moments for the Indonesian to win the first set.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will have a tough match against Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov in the final.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will have a tough match against Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov in the final.

  • Lee Chong Wei rises to 46 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei received a ranking boost by moving up 19 places to number 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings released on Thursday.

    Lee, who rose from world No. 65 to No. 46 has garnered enough ranking points to make himself eligible to compete for all upcoming Superseries events that offered the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention.Lee Chong Wei has climbed his way back up the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei has climbed his way back up the BWF rankings.

  • Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli in Russian Open quarters

    Jakarta: Has an airline ever lost your luggage? Well, Malaysian men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong whose luggage were delayed en-route to Russia, finally recovered their delayed luggage on Wednesday evening.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong will next face tough Russians Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov for a place in the semi-finals. (photo: BWF)

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong will next face tough Russians Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov for a place in the semi-finals. (photo: BWF)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Chong Wei Feng cruise through Russian Open 1st round

    Vladivostok: Spearheaded by Commonwealth Games men's doubles champions Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Wednesday turned out to be a good day for Malaysia which saw its star shuttlers all advanced into the next round at the USD$50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix that gets underway at the Sports Hall, Vladivostok on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong can make a deep and possibly championship run at Russia.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong can make a deep and possibly championship run at Russia.

  • All eyes on Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong as Russian Open gets underway

    Kuala Lumpur: In preparation for next month's World Championships in Jakarta, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong who lost in the second round of the Chinese Taipei Open last Thursday, will be participating in the 18th edition of the $50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix 2015 which will kick off in the city of Vladivostok from July 21. They will play Russians Rodion Kargaev-Anatoliy Yartsev in the first round.Hope Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong will be able to deliver at Russian Open.

    Hope Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong will be able to deliver at Russian Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up 34 places to No. 65 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: According the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei’s sweep of the recent US Open and Canada Open has increased his rankings to world No. 65.It must be an amazing feeling for Lee Chong Wei to win the US Open, his first individual title in over a year.

    It must be an amazing feeling for Lee Chong Wei to win the US Open, his first individual title in over a year.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up to No. 99 in world rankings after US Open triumph

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who had recently slumped to No. 180 in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings last week, made a big leap in this week's BWF rankings released on Thursday, climbing 81 positions to world No. 99.

    Lee received 7,000 ranking points following his triumph at the US Open last week, which saw the Malaysian returned to the top 100 of the BWF rankings.Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

    Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

  • 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.

  • Goh Jin Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in SEA Games semis

    Singapore: Malaysia’s 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei was on target to deliver a bronze medal in the women's singles event as she trounced No. 2 seed Nichaon Jindapon of Thailand 21-16, 23-21 in the women’s singles quarter-finals at the SEA Games on Sunday. Jin Wei will clash with Indonesian youngster Hana Ramadhini in the semi-finals. Hana Ramadhini defeated Singapore’s Liang Xiaoyu 21-15, 11-21, 21-14 in other quarter-finals.Goh Jin Wei's great fist pump after winning the SEA Games quarter-finals against Nichaon Jindapon.

    Goh Jin Wei's great fist pump after winning the SEA Games quarter-finals against Nichaon Jindapon.

  • 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.

  • Lee Chong Wei still World No. 46 after Sudirman Cup? It's confusing!

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being able to pull off strong comebacks by defeating world No. 34 Lee Dong Keun, world No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth, and world No. 5 Son Wan Ho at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, it's very confusing to see Lee Chong Wei to still remained at world No. 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

    Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying send Malaysians past Indians, into Sudirman Cup quarters (video)

    Dongguan: Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying sealed a Sudirman Cup quarter-final place for Malaysia with a straight-sets win over Indian mixed doubles pair Sikki Reddy N./Arun Vishnu in a Group 1D Sudirman Cup tie in Dongguan, China on Monday.Lee Chong Wei thanks the crowd after his win over K. Srikanth at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei thanks the crowd after his win over K. Srikanth at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

  • Sudirman Cup: Lee Chong Wei leads Malaysia to upset Korea 3-2 (video)

    Dongguan: Even though Lee Chong Wei hasn't played in a tournament since last year's Asian Games, he was still the main star attraction on the first day of Sudirman Cup. The former world number one had the crowd in raptures from the moment he first stepped into the stadium until he defeated Lee Dong Keun of Korea 21-12, 21-10 in 45 minutes to put Malaysia ahead with 2-1 against Korea.Lee Chong Wei in action at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei in action at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

  • Arif, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in New Zealand quarters

    Auckland: The Malaysia team experienced mixed results in the round three of New Zealand Open on Thursday as the team had several wins and losses.Hope Arif could do well at the New Zealand Open

    Hope Arif could do well at the New Zealand Open

  • Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying stopped short at China Masters

    Changzhou: Malaysia's interest in the China Masters is over when Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei and Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying were shown the exit respectively in women's doubles, and mixed doubles semi-finals of the 2015 China Masters in Changzhou, China on Saturday.Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are making great progress. Keep up the good work. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's Facebook)

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are making great progress. Keep up the good work. (photo: Goh Liu Ying's Facebook)

  • China Masters: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in semis

    Changzhou: Malaysia's top women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei has checked into the China Masters semi-finals after they defeated Arisa Higashino/Chisato Hoshi of Japan on Friday.Good luck to Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei at the China Masters

    Good luck to Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei at the China Masters

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