• Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are going to Destination Dubai

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite speculation that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei's spot in the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals was in jeopardy after his withdrawal from French Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open, the latest Destination Dubai Rankings published by BWF showed both Lee and the World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were the only Malaysians who have made the cut in the year-ending USD $1 million event.Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

  • Malaysia‚Äôs Hong Kong Open challenge ends after Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Hong Kong: Malaysia's challenge in the Hong Kong Open Superseries ended when all Malaysian shuttlers were knocked out of the quarterfinals held at Hong Kong Coliseum in Kowloon on Friday.Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are playing very well in their recent tournaments. (photo: AP)

    Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are playing very well in their recent tournaments. (photo: AP)

  • Jan Jorgensen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong survive scares to reach Hong Kong Open quarters

    Hong Kong: Denmark’s newly crowned China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen stared defeat right in the face, saving two match points and coming back from a 18-20 deficit to beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the second round of Hong Kong Open on Thursday.Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

    Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to 2nd round of Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Malaysia's men's doubles No. 1 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong eased into the second round of Hong Kong Open after calmly clinched their first round match against Danes Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 21-14 and 21-15 in 41 minutes on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to beat Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng of China in the second round of the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to beat Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng of China in the second round of the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Saina Nehwal crash out of China Open

    Fuzhou: Men's doubles heavyweights and No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia were sent crashing out of the China Open in a 21-19, 16-21, 22-24 defeat to unseeded China's Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong eyeing world No.1 ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: The retirement of World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae of South Korea, and the breakup of Rio Olympic men's doubles champions Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China has created a huge vacuum in men’s doubles that may permit World No. 2 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to seize the opportunity to claim the top spot before end of 2016.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should take the China Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments one match at a time. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should take the China Open and Hong Kong Open tournaments one match at a time. (photo: AP)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli advances, Lee Chong Wei exits French Open

    Paris: World No. 33 men's singles shuttler and former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was the sole Malaysian survivor in the 2016 French Open Super Series Badminton Tournament at Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris.Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win first ever Superseries title at Denmark Open

    Odense: Malaysia's No. 4 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed to the edge by Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet of Thailand in the men's doubles final of Denmark Open before the Malaysians stormed back to win their first ever Superseries title on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong play with strong "mental toughness" to win the 2016 Denmark Open.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong play with strong "mental toughness" to win the 2016 Denmark Open.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong reach Denmark Open final

    Odense: Malaysia's No. 4 seeds men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong became the only Malaysian shuttlers to reach Denmark Open final following quarter-final loss of men's singles No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei on Friday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are on course for their first ever Superseries title at the 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are on course for their first ever Superseries title at the 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei knocked out of Denmark Open

    Odense: A dramatic day of the quarter-final actions and upstes brough the Denmark Open to a climax on Friday in Odense, Denmark.Lee Chong Wei loses to Brice Leverdez in 2016 Denmark Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei loses to Brice Leverdez in 2016 Denmark Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong safely through to Denmark Open quarters

    Odense: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei shook off a stiff challenge from Indian player H. S. Prannoy to reach the Denmark Open quarterfinals with a 21-10, 22-20 victory on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei survives a scare against H. S. Prannoy in the 2016 Denmark Open 2nd round. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Lee Chong Wei survives a scare against H. S. Prannoy in the 2016 Denmark Open 2nd round. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Lee Chong Wei exacts revenge on Wei Nan in Denmark Open 1st Round

    Odense: World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei exacted revenge for his second round loss to Wei Nan in the 2015 Denmark Open with a 16-21, 21-19, 21-11 win over the Hong Kong player in 60 minutes in the first round of 2016 Denmark Open on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei is a top favorite to win Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top favorite to win Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Tan Wee Kiong explains poor form

    Kuala Lumpur: Lack of preparation due to a tight schedule is behind the poor showing by Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong in the Japan Open and the Korea Open recently.Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem receive massage chairs as a gift for the performance in Rio. (photo: Bernama)

    Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem receive massage chairs as a gift for the performance in Rio. (photo: Bernama)

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

    Seoul: Malaysia's challenge in the Korea Open Super Series Badminton Championship has ended on Saturday after both men's doubles and mixed doubles pairs were sent packing by their respective opponents.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should be more stable on the court. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should be more stable on the court. (photo: AFP)

  • Korea Open: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in semis

    Seoul: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia have moved into the Korea Open semi-finals after the Rio Olympics silver medalists seeing off No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China 21-18, 21-13 in 32 minutes.Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying best of luck in the Korea Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying best of luck in the Korea Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to Korea Open quarters

    Seoul: Rio Olympics silver medalist, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong got off to a perfect start by advancing to the second round of the Korea Open Super Series held at Seong-nam Indoor Stadium in Seoul today.

    The fifth seeded pair defeated Chen Hung Ling/Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan, 22-20 and 21-14 in the opening match of the men's doubles, said the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series website.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Friday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Friday. (photo: AFP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin pulls off great escape to reach Korea Open 2nd round

    Seoul: World No. 28 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in a hard fought match to beat World No. 9 Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-14, 21-17 in 48 minutes to take the Korea Open opener on Wednesday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

  • Needing time to rest, Lee Chong Wei to skip Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who bagged his record sixth Japan Open title on Sunday, has decided to withdraw from Korea Open to give his body extra rest before departing to Europe for the Denmark and France Open in October.Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

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