• Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong waste match points to hand Olympic gold to Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan

    By Ian Ransom
    Reio de Janeiro: Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan held firm in a furious men's doubles final on Friday to win the title for China after their Malaysian opponents froze twice when within reach of grabbing their nation's first ever Olympic gold medal.Silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia (from left), gold medallists Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China,  and bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Britain pose on the podium. (photo: Reuters)

    Silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia (from left), gold medallists Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China, and bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Britain pose on the podium. (photo: Reuters)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong set up final clash with Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan at Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: The fast and furious Malaysians Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong pulled off a huge upset after defeating Chinese duo of Chai Biao and Hong Wei to reach the men's doubles final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia shake hands with Chai Biao and Hong Wei (CHN) of China after winning their semi-final match. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia shake hands with Chai Biao and Hong Wei (CHN) of China after winning their semi-final match. (photo: Reuters)

  • Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in quarters, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio de Janeiro: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong highlighted their potential to become a medal contributor to Malaysia in the 2016 Olympics when they stunned World No. 4 Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China to top Group B.Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

  • Lin Dan leads China's warm up matches prior to Rio Olympics 2016

    Chengdu: Lin Dan led his 2016 Olympic team teammates to play exhibition matches held in Shuangliu District Sports Center, Chengdu on July 22nd.Lin Dan, Chen Long

    Lin Dan, Chen Long

  • Cai Yun officially retired from badminton

    Beijing: Cai Yun, 36, formally confirmed his retirement from competitive badminton on his personal Weibo (similar to Facebook and Twitter in China) yesterday.Cai Yun receives his retirement certificate from the Chinese Badminton Association. (photo: Cai Yun's Weibo)

    Cai Yun receives his retirement certificate from the Chinese Badminton Association. (photo: Cai Yun's Weibo)

  • China beat Japan 5-0, Malaysia set to play Taiwan in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: Badminton powerhouse China managed to exact their revenge in front of home crowd on Wednesday when they produced ruthless destructions to beat Japan 5-0 to top Group A in the Thomas Cup Finals.Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan form a formidable first men's doubles pair for China. (photo: AFP)

    Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan form a formidable first men's doubles pair for China. (photo: AFP)

  • China records 5-0 win against France at Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: Badminton powerhouse China has recorded a comprehensive 5-0 win over France in the group stage of the Thomas Cup finals, in Kunshan, Jiangsu-China on Monday.Lin Dan shakes hand with Peter Gade after Monday's match. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan shakes hand with Peter Gade after Monday's match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei set fastest smash record at 408 km/h

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei topped the list for most powerful smash in any international badminton tournament since last September, with 408 kilometers per hour at the 2015 Hong Kong Open, which he won at the Coliseum in Hung Hom.A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    A powerful smash by Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Hong Kong Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro holds nerve to stun Lin Dan in Singapore

    Singapore: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan was dumped out by the veteran from Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro on a day when men's doubles and mixed doubles No. 1 seeds were also sent packing at the Singapore Open semi-finals.

    The Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan looked sluggish in the opening game as Kuncoro crossed the finish line with a 21-10 easy win.

    Lin Dan fought back while trailing 9-10 to win the second set 21-17 and forced a decider.Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia drops to his knees as he defeats Lin Dan in the Singapore Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia drops to his knees as he defeats Lin Dan in the Singapore Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to play at 2016 All England

    London: Defending champion Chen Long who will be trying to capture his third All England in four years, has been seeded first for the upcoming 2016 YONEX All England tournament that will be held from March 8 to March 13 at Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, England.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

    aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Fu Haifeng withdraws from China Open after father's death

    Fuzhou:The Chinese badminton team has confirmed Wednesday that 2012 London Olympic men's doubles champion Fu Haifeng has withdrawn from the China Open to mourn the death of his father who passed away unexpectedly before the start of the tournament.Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (right) of China stand on the podium with their gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (right) of China stand on the podium with their gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Chong Wei Feng is fine with BAM's decision, whatever it is

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's No. 2 men's singles player Chong Wei Feng said last Saturday that he will accept whatever Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) decide, whether to keep or to drop him from the national body after 2016 Rio Olympics.Chong Wei Feng must learn to harness his full potential under all circumstances.

    Chong Wei Feng must learn to harness his full potential under all circumstances.

  • Korea Open: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong ousted, Chen Long advances

    Seoul: Both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who were born on the same day and of the same month, couldn't add to their birthday celebrations with a victory on Friday at Korea Open, after losing their men's doubles quarter-finals match against No. 4 seeds Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan 16-21, 12-21 in 32 minutes.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long.

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long.

  • Chen Long, Wang Yihan win Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Despite playing against home-country favorite Chou Tien Chen, Chen Long held on to tame Chou 15-21, 21-9, 21-6 and clinched the Chinese Taipei Open men's title on Sunday.Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

  • Li Yongbo and the Chinese badminton team visit an orphanage in China

    Jinjiang: As they beef up their preparation for next week's Chinese Taipei Open at Jinjiang, Fujian province of China, the Chinese National Badminton Team continued its "Giving Back to the Community" spirit, by visiting an orphanage in Jinjiang on Tuesday.The Chinese badminton team take photos of themselves with the children.

    The Chinese badminton team take photos of themselves with the children.

  • Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon win Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Japanese rising star shuttler Kento Momota upstaged Denmark's defending champion and third seed Jan O. Jorgensen in the men's singles final, while Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon clinched the women's singles title at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier on Sunday.Kento Momota makes big strides with Indonesian Open title.

    Kento Momota makes big strides with Indonesian Open title.

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s doubles players, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, failed to clinch a spot in the final round of the BCA Indonesia Super Series Premier Badminton Open on Saturday after they were defeated by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China in the semifinal round 20-22, 21-18, 15-21.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan lost to Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng at Indonesia Open semis. (photo: Badminton Indonesia)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan lost to Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng at Indonesia Open semis. (photo: Badminton Indonesia)

  • China rout Japan 3-0 in final to win 10th Sudirman Cup

    Dongguan: The stadium rumbled! China made the Sudirman Cup final looked easy when they finished off a dominant 3-0 run against Japan, wrapped up the 8 days event by clinching their sixth consecutive Sudirman Cup title on Sunday. This was also the 10th Sudirman Cup won by China over the tournament's 27 year history.China win their 10th Sudirman Cup over the tournament's 27 year history.

    China win their 10th Sudirman Cup over the tournament's 27 year history.

  • China beat Indonesia 3-1, reach Sudirman Cup final

    Dongguan: Except for men's doubles, China faced little challenges to defeat Indonesia 3-1 in the Sudirman Cup semi-finals on Saturday.Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii greet Yu Yang/Tang Yuanting after their match.

    Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii greet Yu Yang/Tang Yuanting after their match.

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