• Lee Hyun-il outlasts Tan Chun Seang to win Kuching International

    Kuching: The world number 60, veteran comeback kid Lee Hyun-Il who was the hero in South Korea upsetting China for last month’s Asian Games team title, overcame Malaysia’s Tan Chun Seang 17-21,21-16,21-11 to win the Maybank Kuching International Badminton Challenge men’s singles crown on Sunday.Lee Hyun-Il (left) and Tan Chun Seang - Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

    Lee Hyun-Il (left) and Tan Chun Seang - Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

  • Lee Hyun-Il vs Tan Chun Seang in Kuching final

    Kuching: As expected, tournament favorite Lee Hyun-Il of South Korea cruised into the men’s singles final of Maybank Malaysia Kuching International Challenge at Stadium Perpaduan on Saturday.Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

    Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

    The top seed dashed Malaysia’s 2011 world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli hopes of progressing further in the competition by beating him 21-17, 21-7 in just 31 minutes.

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Mak-Chow crash out

    Taipei: Independent shuttlers Mak Hee Chun and Chow Pak Chuu’s hopes of an semi-final berth was over after they suffered quarter finals exit at the Chinese Taipei Open with a straight sets defeat to Japan’s Hiroyuki Saeki-Ryota Taohata 21-16, 21-18 in 34 minutes.Press Conference (from left) - Takuma Ueda,Henri Hurskainen,n/a, Tai Tzu Ying, Yu Yang, Lin Dan, Simon Santoso

    Press Conference (from left) - Takuma Ueda,Henri Hurskainen,n/a, Tai Tzu Ying, Yu Yang, Lin Dan, Simon Santoso


  • Chinese Taipei Open: Mak Hee Chun-Chow Pak Chuu in Q/F

    Taipei: As others faltered, former world junior champion Mak Hee Chun and his partner Chow Pak Chuu held it together to advance to the quarter-finals of Chinese Taipei Open Championships knocking off world No.32 Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira-Ade Yusuf of Indonesia 21-19, 21-12. Mak Hee Chun (left) and his doubles partner Chow Pak Chuu hope to revive their career in badminton.

    Mak Hee Chun (left) and his doubles partner Chow Pak Chuu hope to revive their career in badminton.



    Mak Hee Chun was once down in the doldrums after being dropped from the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) set-up in September 2012. But after a long hiatus, the 23-year-old Hee Chun, who won the world junior boys’ doubles title with Teo Kok Siang in 2008, teamed up with former partner Chow Pak Chuu in a bid to revive his career. They will play Hiroyuki Saeki-Ryota Taohata of Japan on Friday.

  • Lee Hyun-il: I am thrilled to be back

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning the Sri Lanka International Challenge last week, former world No.1 Lee Hyun-il proved he's still got game!Lee Hyun-il is on of the most exciting badminton player to watch during his prime

    Lee Hyun-il is on of the most exciting badminton player to watch during his prime

    Lee signed a two-year deal with Malaysian equipment manufacturer Apacs in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. The 34-year-old South Korean came out of his second retirement last fall to capture the Korea Grand Prix Gold in Jeonju by defeating Ji Hoon Hong 21-18 21-12.

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