• Lee Chong Wei beats Sony Dwi Kuncoro but Hyderabad Hunters still lose

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Hunters woes continued on Sunday, as the team lost its third-straight tie of the season, falling 3-4 to Chennai Smashers spearheaded by P.V Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

    Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro wins Chinese Taipei GP finals

    Taipei: Although Sony Dwi Kuncoro is not young and strong as before, the 2004 Athens Olympic bronze medalist proved age no barrier as he rolled back the years to beat Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan, 21-13, 21-15 to lift the Chinese Taipei GP men's singles title on Sunday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro poses on the podium with Wang Tzu Wei. (photo: BWF)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro poses on the podium with Wang Tzu Wei. (photo: BWF)

  • Hoon/Lim, Simon Santoso and Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Chinese Taipei GP semis

    Taipei: Malaysian independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah lived up to their billing on Friday, beating Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Tinn Isriyanate of Thailand in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 to advance to the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix in 37 minutes.Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso among the respectable men's badminton players of the '00s.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso among the respectable men's badminton players of the '00s.

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro can still be a champion

    East Java: Do you still remember Sony Dwi Kuncoro? The Athens Olympic bronze medalist 30-year-old Sony Dwi Kuncoro was kicked out of the Indonesia national team last year following a string of below-par tournament performances. Nevertheless, Sony Dwi Kuncoro was able to regain the spotlight at his hometown Surabaya on Sunday, following his latest triumph at the Indonesia International Challenge.Sony Dwi Kuncoro defies age and doubters with Indonesia International Challenge triumph. (photo: PBSI)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro defies age and doubters with Indonesia International Challenge triumph. (photo: PBSI)

  • Tee Jing Yi, Sony Dwi Kuncoro advance to Indonesia International Challenge final

    East Java: Women's singles No. 3 seed Tee Jing Yi and unseeded Indonesian Gregoria Mariska advanced to the Indonesia International Challenge final in contrasting fashion on Saturday. Both shuttlers will set up a fight of their title-deciding clash on Sunday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro will fly to Thailand for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after Indonesia International Challenge.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro will fly to Thailand for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after Indonesia International Challenge.

  • Soo Teck Zhi scores upset at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Soo Teck Zhi marched into semi-finals at Indonesia International Challenge after pulling off one of the biggest upsets yet on the men's side on Friday. The No. 7 seed, 20-year-old Malaysian defeated No. 1 Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia 13-21, 21-12, 21-13 in 78 minutes. This was Soo's second career win over Kholik after he managed to beat the Indonesian at last year's Malaysia Kuching International Challenge. In order to book a final berth, Soo will have to get past the Athens Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro on Saturday.Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

    Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

  • Life after PBSI for Sony Dwi Kuncoro

    Jakarta: Once a promising badminton player, Sony Dwi Kuncoro now finds life on court difficult to handle, after his performance cost him a place at the Indonesia national squad.

    The 30-year-old was kicked out of the Indonesia national team last year following a string of below-par tournament performances, partly due to nagging injuries.Sony Dwi Kuncoro used to be one of the most formidable men's singles players in Indonesia.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro used to be one of the most formidable men's singles players in Indonesia.

  • Kopiko Purple League roundup: Ampang Jaya BC extend run

    Kuala Lumpur: With Axiata Cup semi-finals playing at the other side of town, Kopiko Purple League was offering 3 sizzling matchups between 6 teams on Saturday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro finishes off Chong Yee Han with an easy winner.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro finishes off Chong Yee Han with an easy winner.

  • 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

  • Final list of Thomas-Uber Cup: Lin Dan, Lee Yong Dae In; Yu Yang, Cai Yun, Sony Dwi Kuncoro Out

    Jakarta: China has decided to field Lin Dan in its Thomas Cup team. Lin Dan will play fourth Men’s Singles player alongside Chen Long (2), Du Pengyu (6) and Tian Houwei (16). Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?

    Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?
    However, Cai Yun the reigning Olympic men’s doubles champions was excluded from the team. In addition, Yu Yang, one of the most accomplished women’s doubles players of all time, has been excluded from China’s Uber cup team as well.

    Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Kim Ki Jung will mark their return to badminton by playing in the Thomas Cup in New Delhi. BWF lifted their ban against these two players last month. The two are part of a strong Korean doubles line-up, which appears relatively weaker in singles. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang and Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel are the flag-bearers for Korea in doubles.

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah, Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Taipei GP finals

    Taipei: Independent men's doubles pair from Malaysia, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah remained on course in the bid to lift their first international title after they advanced to the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix finals on Saturday. Both Hoon/Tan quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in February this year, and are currently playing for a private badminton club called Sports Affairs Academy.Sony Dwi Kuncoro came into the Chinese Taipei GP open rejuvenated. (photo: TaipeiGP)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro came into the Chinese Taipei GP open rejuvenated. (photo: TaipeiGP)

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