• 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.

  • Chong Wei Feng exits but Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance at Russian Open

    Vladivostok: Chong Wei Feng has once again become the disappointed man on badminton court, when he was squeezed out of the Russian Open by the No. 3 seed Ajay Jayaram of India in a one-sided quarter-final match.

    Chong who won the Singapore SEA Games men's singles gold medal in June, lost to Ajay 15-21, 13-21 in 30 minutes to once again missed out on a fantastic opportunity to clinch his first ever international title.Let's hope Chong Wei Feng can work his way out of his slump quickly.

    Let's hope Chong Wei Feng can work his way out of his slump quickly.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong cruise into 2nd round

    Taipei: Malaysian shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei made a winning start to their campaigns at the $200,000 Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament on Wednesday by entering the second rounds of their respective categories.Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • 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.

  • 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: Chong Wei Feng in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Singapore: Malaysia's singles shuttlers Chong Wei Feng, Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif advanced to the quarter-finals in the men’s singles category on Saturday after their wins.

    Chong Wei Feng crushed Pham Cao Cuong of Vietnam 21-14, 21-11 to set up a clash with Jonatan Christie of Indonesia on Sunday. Arif also eliminated Fongmalayseng P. of Laos to advance to quarter-finals of the men’s singles event.Chong Wei Feng had an easy first round match against Pham Cao Cuong.

    Chong Wei Feng had an easy first round match against Pham Cao Cuong.

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei leads Malaysia into SEA Games semi-final

    Singapore: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei needed just 13 minutes on court on Wednesday to blast past his opponent at the SEA Games men's team event. Lee took care of Cambodia's Cheng Phor Phom 21-10, 21-5 in just 13 minutes to bring Malaysia to a 3-0 team win.Lee Chong Wei always very calm on the badminton court.

    Lee Chong Wei always very calm on the badminton court.

  • Chen Long in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As one of the qualifying tournaments for next year’s Rio Olympics, this week’s BCA Indonesia Open has been more competitive than its previous editions.Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

    Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

  • Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong storm back to survive Australian Open scares

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat have to fight hard to survive a stern test from world No. 15 Japanese men's doubles pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

  • 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

  • Sudirman Cup: Lee Chong Wei only bright spot as Malaysia bow out 1-3 to Korea

    Dongguan: Malaysia were hoping that history would repeat itself in the Sudirman Cup quarter-finals after they stunned Korea 3-2 in their first tie in Group 1D four days ago. However, Malaysia came up just short on Thursday with a 1-3 loss to three-time champions Korea.Despite loss of Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei has made a brilliant comeback at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

    Despite loss of Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei has made a brilliant comeback at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

  • 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)

  • New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

    Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

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