• Strong start for Lee Chong Wei at 2017 Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: One year after defeating Chen Long at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships final with a three-set victory, World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia started his title defence in a commanding fashion by overcoming Japanese player Kazumasa Sakai of Japan 21-19, 21-11 in 41 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in China on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei eases into second round of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei eases into second round of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

  • Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in Singapore Open semis, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Singapore: The mixed doubles No. 8 seeds Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing of Malaysia sent shockwaves through the Singapore Open on Friday with their stunning victory over No. 4 seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark 10-21, 21-18, 21-18 in a hard-fought quarter-final match on Friday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to reevaluate every aspect of their game in order to get back stronger. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to reevaluate every aspect of their game in order to get back stronger. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong & Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing in Singapore Open quarters

    Singapore: Malaysia's Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong headed into the 2017 Singapore Open with doubters wondering whether they could regain their championship forms in Singapore after their lackluster start of the 2017 season.Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing are Malaysia's best hope in Singapore Open mixed doubles. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing are Malaysia's best hope in Singapore Open mixed doubles. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong survive scare to enter Singapore Open 2nd round

    Singapore: Former World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia stared down defeat and fought back from a set down before knocking Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin of Taiwan out of the Singapore Open on Wednesday with a 20-22, 21-15, 21-18 victory in their thrilling opener.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong hoping to bounce back at Singapore Open from their recent dissapointments. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong hoping to bounce back at Singapore Open from their recent dissapointments. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying crash out of Malaysia Open

    Kuching: On a Wednesday that filled with upsets at the Malaysia Open held in Kuching, Sarawak, Or Chin Chung/Tang Chun Man of Hong Kong provided a stunning first-round casualty by defeating No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong 21-17, 23-21.Hope Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong could bounce back stronger in upcoming tournaments. (photo: AFP)

    Hope Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong could bounce back stronger in upcoming tournaments. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng-Soon/Goh Liu Ying grab semi-final spot in India Open

    New Delhi: Malaysian No. 4 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying survived a tougher than expected fight from Kim Gi Jung/Shin Seung Chan of Korea by a 22-20, 19-21, 21-15 score line to advance to the India Open final four at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India on Friday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will face another stern test against No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen in the India Open semi-final.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will face another stern test against No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen in the India Open semi-final.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying enter India Open Quarters

    New Delhi: Malaysia's men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong and mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying have advanced into the final 8 of the India Open Super Series Badminton tournament held at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India on Thursday.Goh Liu Ying (left) is still battling her knee injury. (photo: AFP)

    Goh Liu Ying (left) is still battling her knee injury. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong in India Open 2nd round

    New Delhi: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong who are trying to regain their World No. 1 status, made a flying start to their bid for the India Open title. Goh/Tan overcame the resilient Kittinupong Kedren/Dechapol Puavaranukroh of Thailand as they beat the Thai pair 21-17, 21-19 on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to make at least India Open semis in order to regain World No. 1 spot. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to make at least India Open semis in order to regain World No. 1 spot. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Lin Dan & Lee Chong Wei in All England semis

    Birmingham: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to get past the quarter-finals by going down to No. 6 seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China 19-21, 21-17, 19-21 in 66 minutes on Friday.Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan through to All England second round

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei made a winning return to competitive badminton on Wednesday after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month, thrilling his supporters at Barclaycard Arena as he beat France player Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-12 to advance to the second round.Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

  • Lim Chi Wing beats Misbun Ramdan to Malaysian National Badminton Title

    Ipoh: Lim Chi Wing of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) defeated the 2012 Malaysian national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun of Selangor to win his second Malaysian national title at Dewan Seri Perdana Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Azlan Shah, Ulu Kinta on Saturday.Congratulations to Lim Chi Wing for winning the 2017 Malaysian national championships. (photo: Bernama)

    Congratulations to Lim Chi Wing for winning the 2017 Malaysian national championships. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying hold steady at the top of BWF ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for the week of February 2, 2017 showed little changes in the top 10 as Lee Chong Wei and Tai Tzu Ying once again finished first in the men's singles and women's singles category.Lee Chong Wei hangs onto No. 1 at BWF ranking. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei hangs onto No. 1 at BWF ranking. (photo: AP)

  • BAM to rebrand National Circuit tournaments with Malaysia National Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: After World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided not to participate in the Malaysia National Championships, it gave other Malaysian shuttlers the opportunity to become the first Malaysia National Championships champion.After World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided not to participate in the Malaysia National Championships, it gave other Malaysian shuttlers the opportunity to become the first Malaysia National Championships champion.

    After World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided not to participate in the Malaysia National Championships, it gave other Malaysian shuttlers the opportunity to become the first Malaysia National Championships champion.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying withdraw From Malaysia Masters

    Sibu: The 2017 Victor Far East Malaysia Masters Championships dealt another huge blow as Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have withdrawn from the tournament citing Tan Wee Kiong encountered muscle injuries during training sessions.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are aiming for better results in bigger tournaments in 2017. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are aiming for better results in bigger tournaments in 2017. (photo: AP)

  • Carolina Marin sends Hyderabad Hunters to the Premier Badminton League semis

    Bengaluru: Olympic champion Carolina Marin lifted Hyderabad Hunters over Delhi Acers 5-2 on Thursday to qualify for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) semi-finals.

    Going into Thursday's tie, Hyderabad Hunters was ranked fifth on the ranking table, and it needed three points to replace Bengaluru Blasters for a spot in the last four.Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

    Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

  • Carolina Marin seals the win for Hyderabad Hunters in Premier Badminton League

    Bengaluru: In the ongoing Premier Badminton League that was held in Bengaluru on Saturday, Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin defeated Bengaluru Smashers' Ashwini Ponnappa to win the tie in favor of her team.Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

    Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen wrap up 2016 in style

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year of 2016 by claiming the men's doubles title in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen advance to final of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: After showing their grit in a narrow escape against Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China on Friday, playing their rematch in two days, Malaysia's No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong raised their intensity in the semifinal of 2016 Dubai World Superseries finals on Saturday, fighting to control rallies and settling quickly into rhythm to beat the Chinese pair twice in two days with 21-18, 21-16 in 37 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

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