• Lee Chong Wei to spearhead Malaysia's badminton team at 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei became the first Malaysian men's singles shuttler to make an unprecedented fourth trip to the Olympics in August, when Badminton World Federation (BWF) released its final list of qualifiers on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei uses a selfie stick to take photos. (photo: GettyImages)

  • BAC: Goh Jin Wei advance to main draw, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying exit

    Wuhan: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei and 19-year-old Ho Yen Mei who represented the Malaysian women's singles team in the qualifying draw on the first day of the 2016 Badminton Asia Championship, won both matches and advanced to the main draw.Goh Jin Wei was the youngest shuttler from Malaysia to win the World Junior Championships. (GettyImages)

    Goh Jin Wei was the youngest shuttler from Malaysia to win the World Junior Championships. (GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan gears up to tackle Chen Long in China Masters final

    Jiangsu: The two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Lin Dan was one match away from winning the 2016 China Masters title. The Chinese No. 2 seed breezing to a comfortable 21-13, 21-15 victory against his junior Lin Guipu who has a nickname of "Little Lin Dan" in the semi-finals of China Masters in Jiangsu on Saturday.Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long are trying to rank World No. 1 and World No. 2 before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on May 1st.

  • Chen Long, Lin Dan into semifinals of China Masters

    Jiangsu: Men's singles top seed Chen Long and second seed Lin Dan have made it to the semi-finals of the 2016 China Masters on Friday.

    Chen needed only 46 minutes to see off No. 7 seed Indian shuttler H. S. Prannoy with 21-10, 21-15. Chen will play No. 12 seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Saturday. Meanwhile, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk breezed into the semi-finals with a straight-sets win over Korea's Lee Dong Keun 21-13, 21-18 in 49 minutes.Chen Long and Lin Dan are trying to occupy the World No. 1 and No. 2 position to avoid facing each prior to the finals in Rio Olympics.

    Chen Long and Lin Dan are trying to occupy the World No. 1 and No. 2 position to avoid facing each prior to the finals in Rio Olympics.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to China Masters quarters

    Jiangsu: Malaysia's badminton mixed doubles world No. 11 pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying were the only Malaysian shuttlers to reach the quarter-finals of the China Masters in Changzhou, Jiangsu, on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying need to do more to significantly improves their chances of winning championships in big tournaments. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying need to do more to significantly improves their chances of winning championships in big tournaments. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Daren Liew march on at China Masters

    Jiangsu: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Daren Liew led the Malaysian squad into the third round of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold in Jiangsu, China on Wednesday.Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew is clearly in better shape than few months ago. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Ratchanok Intanon, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir win Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Thailand shuttler Ratchanok Intanon who became the youngest women’s singles World Champion ever after she won the Championships in 2013 at the age of 18, has had a strong season so far. She clinched the Thailand Masters 2016 title in February, won last week's India Open and she was in fantastic form to outlast Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in straight-sets to lift the Malaysia Open crown on Sunday.Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after winning the Malaysia Open title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after winning the Malaysia Open title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up mouthwatering clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: There will be five great final matchups at the Malaysia Open on Sunday, but perhaps none has badminton fans excited more than Lee Chong Wei versus Chen Long in the men's singles event.

    Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his 11th Malaysia Open title, had a relatively easy passage to the final as he blew World No.5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark away in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14 to reach the final.Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Lin Dan and Carolina Marin exit Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed and 10-time Malaysia Open champion Lee Chong Wei sealed a semi-final spot at the Malaysia Open after overcoming Denmark player Viktor Axelsen at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday.

    Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defense to defeat Axelsen 21-14, 21-13.Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia's sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win New Zealand Open title

    Auckland: Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying overcame resilient Zheng Siwei and Li Yinhui of China to clinch the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open mixed doubles titles on Sunday.Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

    Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying take revenge on top seeds to make NZ Open final

    Auckland: An inspired Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fought back from a set down to defeat the World No. 4 Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea 21-19, 10-21, 24-22 in 68 minutes and progressed through to the mixed doubles final of the New Zealand Open badminton championships on Saturday.

    The victory also helped Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying gained revenge against the Korean duo after their two consecutive defeats to the Koreans with the latest came at the first round of All-England two weeks ago. Chan/Goh will play Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui of China for the mixed doubles title on Sunday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

  • Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, Soo Teck Zhi storm into NZ Open semis

    Auckland: Mixed doubles No. 3 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying guaranteed their places in the last four of the 2016 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton with a straight-sets win over Indonesia's Hafiz Faisal/Shella Devi Aulia on Friday.It's time for Soo Teck Zhi to step up to the plate with confidence at New Zealand Open. (photo: Getty Images)

    It's time for Soo Teck Zhi to step up to the plate with confidence at New Zealand Open. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, Soo Teck Zhi advance into NZ Open Quarterfinals

    Auckland: National mixed doubles pair, Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon continued their winning streak to reach the quarterfinals of the 2016 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament.Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are bidding for their first title of 2016 at New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are bidding for their first title of 2016 at New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in New Zealand Open second round

    Auckland: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying made a resounding start to their New Zealand Open campaign when they put up a spirited fightback, coming from 15-20 to storm past Chang Ko-chi/Chang Hsin-tien of Taiwan 22-20 in the first set of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Wednesday. The Taiwanese pair appeared demoralized in the second set, and Chan/Goh wasted no time to produce a thrilling performance to notch up a 21-15 win in the second set.03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

    03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

  • Daren Liew off to good start in New Zealand

    Auckland: Tuesday was a good day for the former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) player Daren Liew. The 2012 French Open men's singles winner needed only 34 minutes to outclass Taiwan’s Liu Wei-chi 21-17, 21-13 in the first round at the New Zealand Open in Auckland.Daren Liew looking to rejuvenate his career with fresh start in New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Daren Liew looking to rejuvenate his career with fresh start in New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lose in All England thriller

    Birmingham: Three-time champion Lee Chong Wei has bowed out of the USD 500,000 All England Championships after a hard-fought men's singles first round defeat by Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth, losing 22-24, 20-22 on Wednesday.Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong only Malaysians to make 2nd round of German Open

    Mulheim: Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong were Malaysia's only representatives into the second round of the German Open at the RWE-Sporthalle stadium, Mülheim, Germany on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need good performance at German Open in order to make a significant jump in the Road to Rio ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need good performance at German Open in order to make a significant jump in the Road to Rio ranking.

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying emerge Runner-up of Thailand GPG

    Bangkok: Men's doubles top seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia were pushed to the limit by No. 2 seeds from South Koreans Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang in the 2016 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters finals on Saturday they were crowned the champions.

    The Indonesian pair was forced to dig deep to beat the Koreans 12-21, 21-15, 21-12 in a 43 minutes encounter. The win was Ahsan/Setiawan's sixth victory against both Kims in their eight career meetings.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Ratchanok Intanon in Thailand Masters Final

    Bangkok: World No. 13 mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia was in awesome form as they have reached the final of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok on Friday.

    Chan/Goh outclassed Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai of Thailand 21-18, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the semi-finals and will face dark horses Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen of China next.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

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