• Kopiko Purple League: Muar City BC, Ampang Jaya BC stay undefeated

    Kuala Lumpur: After two days off, Muar City BC, Ampang Jaya BC continued winning runs against their opponents on Wednesday.

    The 2007 world championships silver medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia who made his maiden appearance with  Ampang Jaya BC, needed 5 sets to see off the tenacious Singaporean Derek Wong of Klang United BC 6-11,11-6,11-10,8-11,11-3 in the first men’s singles match.Lee Hyun Il is one of the big star at the Purple League

    Lee Hyun Il is one of the big star at the Purple League

  • The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

    By Cheryl Tay

    The love story of Singapore badminton players  Derek Wong, 25, and Vanessa Neo, 27, nearly did not happen when Wong was rejected the first time.Shuttler Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo put wedding plans on hold to pursue his Olympic dream. Photo: Cheryl Tay

    Shuttler Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo put wedding plans on hold to pursue his Olympic dream. Photo: Cheryl Tay

    Neo, who left Raffles Junior College to join the national squad in 2004, said: “I’m older and I wasn’t sure if I could accept someone younger. I was afraid of what others might say.”

  • Hero's welcome to Singapore's badminton players

    Singapore: Team Singapore's badminton players arrived home to a hero's welcome early Tuesday morning (Aug 5). All 10 members of the squad returned from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a medal. They were greeted by around 30 supporters at Changi Airport, toting flowers and teddy bears.Singapore Badminton Association president Lee Yi Shyan (second from left) with shuttler Derek Wong (extreme right) and the latter's family. (Photo: Chitra Kumar)

    Singapore Badminton Association president Lee Yi Shyan (second from left) with shuttler Derek Wong (extreme right) and the latter's family. (Photo: Chitra Kumar)

  • Glasgow 2014: P. Kashyap vs Derek Wong in final

    Glasgow: Rashid Sidek, Wong Choong Hann, Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Lee Chong Wei have created the Malaysia badminton dynasty that garnered 6 men's singles gold medals consecutively since the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games. However, the men's singles gold medal chase was left wide open with the exit of Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew in quarter-finals on Friday.Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

    Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

  • Indonesia Open: Arif and Li Lian advance to the main draw

    Jakarta: Former Asian Junior runner-up, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif cruised into the main draw of Indonesia Open on Tuesday. Arif defeated Christian Lind Thomsen of Denmark 21-23, 21-11, 21-18 in the first qualifying match, and knocked out Derek Wong of Singapore 21-16, 21-12 in his second qualifying match.Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

    Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

    The world No. 73 will face Japan's Thomas Cup hero Kento Momota in the first round of Indonesia Open tomorrow.

  • BadmintonPlant.com to provide exclusive coverage for China Masters GP Gold

    5-time World Champion and 2 time Olympic gold medalist, Lin Dan faced some resistance in China Masters Badminton Open quarter-final but still managed to bulldoze his way through the threats posed by Derek Wong from Singapore.

     

    Lin Dan got off a good start in the first set by leading Derek 4-1 but Derek started launching his attacks to tie the score at 5-5 and was able to snatch 3 more consecutive points. The tournament's superstars showed no fear and showcased his spectacular drop shots, and cross court smashing to catch back up to Derek at 10-10, and then went on to seal the first set with 21-16.Lin Dan, are you OK?

    Lin Dan, are you OK?

  • Derek Wong is eligible to play in first round of Singapore Badminton Open

    SINGAPORE: Singapore's top men's singles player, Derek Wong, is eligible to play in the first round of the OUE Singapore Open for the first time on April 8.Shuttler Derek Derek Wong needs to be more consistent and technically-sound in order to compete at the highest level of badminton competitions.

    Shuttler Derek Derek Wong needs to be more consistent and technically-sound in order to compete at the highest level of badminton competitions.

    Derek Wong who is supposed to play in the qualifiers originally, replaces world number three Kenichi Tago from Japan who withdrew from the tournament.

  • Singapore qualified for Thomas Cup spot after 28 years (pic)

    Singapore men's badminton gets a big boost by qualified in the Thomas Cup. It's women's team also booked spot for the prestigious Uber Cup, both will be held in New Delhi from 18-­25 May.

    "I couldn't believe it when I heard the news," said Derek Wong, the top men's singles in Singapore. Derek's father Wong Shoon Keat took Singapore to the Thomas Cup Finals in 1986.Derek Wong and the Singapore team are excited about a spot in the Thomas Cup

  • Singapore finalise squad for OUE Singapore Open (pic)

    World number 50 Derek Wong will compete in the men's singles, where he could face top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia at some point.

    SINGAPORE: Singapore has finalised its squad for a star-studded OUE Singapore Open from April 8 to 14.

    World number 50 Derek Wong will compete in the men's singles, where he could face top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia at some point.

    2013 Singapore Open champion Tommy Sugiarto is also returning to defend his title.Singapore's Yao Lei (L) and Shinta Mulia Sari during the badminton women's doubles quarter final round at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar on 12 Dec 2013.

    Wong said, "It is good to see so many world-class badminton players coming to compete in the OUE Singapore Open. I believe with the support of the home fans, this will push me to perform better."

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