• 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.

  • Korean Open: Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong serves up sweet revenge

    Jeonju City: World number one men's doubles pair Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon-Seong from South Korea maintained their scintillating form at the Korea Grand Prix final as they exacted sweet revenge on team-mates Ko Sung-Hyun and Shin Baek-Cheol with a 21-18 21-19 victory in 50 minutes on Sunday. Ko Sung-Hyun and Shin Baek-Cheol won their last encounters in the World Championships, where they rallied from one set deficit to upset fellow countrymen Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the pulsating 79-minute World Championships final.2014 is a great year for Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong

    2014 is a great year for Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong

  • Korea stun China for Asian Games men's team gold

    Incheon: After an epic five hours battle against the mighty Chinese team in the Asian Games men's team final, Korea's 34 year-old Lee Hyun-il rolled back the years to produce yet another dominant performance outlasting 24 year-old Gao Huan of China to clinch the winning point for Korea.Korean shuttlers throw Lee Hyun-il up in the air after wining Asian Games men's team gold

    Korean shuttlers throw Lee Hyun-il up in the air after wining Asian Games men's team gold

  • Asian Games Men's Team QF: Korea upset Thomas Cup Champion Japan 3-2

    Incheon: The Korean men’s badminton team defeated reigning Thomas Cup Champion Japan in a five matches thriller at the Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Sunday.Takuma Ueda failed to deliver for Japan

    Takuma Ueda failed to deliver for Japan

  • Lee Hyun-il plays in 2014 Incheon Asian Games

    Korea: According to Yonhap News Agency, the 34-year-old South Korean badminton veteran Lee Hyun-il had been included into Korean team in preparation for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games this September.So, Lee Hyun-il, when are you going to retire, for good? :-)

    So, Lee Hyun-il, when are you going to retire, for good? :-)

  • 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.

  • Lee Hyun Il flexes his muscles at New Zealand Open

    Former world number 1 Lee Hyun Il (Korea) still got game! He is coming back into top of badminton by climbing up the rankings gradually. While unseeded in Auckland, the Korean had proven he was too tough to handle as he dismantled Australian Cham Chen in straight games to cruise into the third round 21-10 21-15 at New Zealand Open.Lee Hyun Il still going strong at age 33

    Lee Hyun Il still going strong at age 33

  • World-class field on show for NZ Open (pic)

    Two former world No1 badminton players are in the field for next month's New Zealand Open at North Shore Events Centre.

    Throw in a former world No3 and the quality of the field will be just about the best seen in the country.Korea's Lee Hyun-il was fourth at the London Olympics in 2012.

    Korea's Lee Hyun-Il was the game's top-ranked male player midway through the 2000s. He was beaten in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympics and lost the bronze medal playoff in London two years ago.

    Indonesian Simon Santoso got as high as No3 on the ranking list. The 29-year-old has a string of international titles to his name.

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