• Malaysia badminton team is ready for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on August 5, while there are global concerns over whether Rio de Janeiro is ready for the Olympics, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamad Al Amin Abdul Majid has confirmed that the Malaysian shuttlers are all set to play at next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei to lead Malaysia's Olympic badminton challenge in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tian Houwei crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: After the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long, China's Tian Houwei became the highest seed remaining at Chinese Taipei Open. However, the No. 4 seed Tian was knocked out of the tournament when he slumped to an 18-21, 10-21 defeat by Hong Kong shuttler Vincent Wong Wing Ki in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

    Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

  • Lee Chong Wei on course for 6th Indonesian Open title & World No. 1

    Jakarta: Malaysia badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei edged closer to his sixth Indonesian Open title and the world number one ranking after moving into the quarterfinals in Jakarta today.

    The current world number two will wrest the top spot from China’s Chen Long who is not competing in the tournament, if he moves into the final, while his path to the title also looks clear since his arch rival Lin Dan of China was ousted in the second round by Jonathan Christie of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Denmark beat Malaysia to play Indonesia in Thomas Cup final

    Kunshan: Malaysia’s hopes of advancing to the Thomas Cup final were shattered by Denmark who won a 3-2 thriller in the semi-final at Kunshan Sports Centre, in Kunshan, China on Friday.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia in Thomas Cup quarterfinals after beating Germany 5-0

    Kunshan: Malaysia Thomas Cup team has marched into the quarter-finals of Thomas Cup Finals after Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin delivered the first 3 points in the best of five format on Monday.

    World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei battled through an unexpectedly tough first men's singles match when he needed 40 minutes to beat unheralded Kai Schaefer 21-19, 21-15 on day two in Kunshan, China.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei gets Malaysia off to good start in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia the good start they had hoped for in their Thomas Cup tie against England by beating Toby Penty 21-15, 21-11 Sunday evening. England surprisingly decided to sit out Rajiv Ouseph, the number one ranked male badminton player in England to give him more rest before their next Thomas Cup tie against Korea on Monday.Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • 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)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit BAC

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei put on a dominant performance against World No. 11 Wang Zhengming of China in the first round of 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) in Wuhan, China on Wednesday, beating Wang 21-16, 21-14 in 46 minutes and extending his undefeated streak against Wang to 16-0.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

  • Lin Dan eases into Singapore Open quarters

    Singapore: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China was near flawless as he marched into the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open on Thursday with a straight-sets victory over Indonesia’s Christie Jonatan.

    The 19-year-old Jonatan offered little resistance to Lin, went down to the Chinese badminton superstar 13-21 in the first set.

    Lin looked untroubled when he concluded his straight-set victory by winning his second set 21-7. The No. 2 seed Lin Dan will take on No. 8 seed Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto on Friday.Lin Dan meets the media ahead of the OUE Singapore Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lin Dan meets the media ahead of the OUE Singapore Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong look for better success at Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong who have the capabilities to beat any men's pairs that ranked higher than them, but their obvious talent has overshadowed by inconsistency throughout their partnership.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should mix their badminton with perfection and consistency.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should mix their badminton with perfection and consistency.

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong exit, Viktor Axelsen reaches Indian Open finals

    New Delhi: Malaysia's men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to maintain their winning momentum after going down to Indonesia's Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the semi-final of the India Open at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India on Saturday.Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against South Korea's Son Wan Ho. (photo: GettyImages)

    Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against South Korea's Son Wan Ho. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Superb comeback by Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Despite dropping a set, Malaysia's No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stormed away in a 3-set thriller against World number 12, Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark with a brilliant display of shot making at the Siri Fort Complex, New Delhi, before reaching the India Open semi-finals on Friday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong beats Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding at the 2016 India Open in New Delhi. (photo: GettyImages)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong beats Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding at the 2016 India Open in New Delhi. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan reach India Open 2nd round

    New Delhi: Predictably, top seeded men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing for his fourth India Open title after emerging triumphant in 2011, 2013 and 2014, beat his overmatched Japanese opponent Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-17 to reach the second round of India Open on Wednesday. Lee Chong Wei will play face Wei Nan of Hong Kong next. Wei Nan will be a tough nut to crack as Lee lost to the Hong Kong player in the second round of Denmark Open last year.Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli make early exits at India Open

    New Delhi: World No. 45 Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia was stunned by Japan's World No. 42 Kenta Nishimoto while former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was also sent packing in the second qualifying match of the India Open in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

    Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong advance to Swiss quarters

    Basel: Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong marched into the quarter-finals of the 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament on Thursday after they smashed down Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Kedren Kittinupong of Thailand in straight sets of 21-10, 21-16 in 28 minutes to secure a quarter-final match up against Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England on Friday at St Jakobshalle Arena in Basel, Switzerland.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were defeated by Mathias Christiansen/David Daugaard in the second round of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Uwe Zinke)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were defeated by Mathias Christiansen/David Daugaard in the second round of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Uwe Zinke)

  • Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Swiss 2nd Round

    Basel: Despite fighting back from a set down to beat Ireland's Scott Evans 18-21, 23-21, 21-11 in the men's singles first round of Swiss Open yesterday, Malaysia's national champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lost his second round match to Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle Badminton Center in Basel when Zainuddin had to retire while trailing 9-17 in the second set due to injury.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lin Dan reaches All England finals, four No. 1 seeds ousted in semis

    Birmingham: On a day of upsets in the All England semi-finals on Saturday, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan showed why he has been regarded as the greatest badminton player of all time when he put up a flawless show in last two sets to fend off the fight back from his junior Xue Song to reach the final.Lin Dan and Xue Song in the All England semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan and Xue Song in the All England semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

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