• Lin Dan wins Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was crowned men's singles champion at the 2014 Taipei Open Badminton Championship that ended yesterday in Taipei arena. In addition to men's singles, China also won mixed doubles champion through Liu Yuchen-Yu Xiaohan.Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

    Lin Dan (right) on the podium with Wang Zhengming

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lin Dan survives scare

    Taipei: Seventh seed Lin Dan survived a scare from Japan’s Riichi Takeshita before winning his Chinese Taipei Open semi-final match in three tight sets at Taipei on Saturday.Riichi Takeshita ends his Chinese Taipei run in the semi-final against Lin Dan

    Riichi Takeshita ends his Chinese Taipei run in the semi-final against Lin Dan

    The Chinese, who are looking to move higher in BWF ranking through winning the Chinese Taipei Open title was stretched to the limit before prevailing 21-15, 14-21, and 21-18 in 65 minutes.

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Mak-Chow crash out

    Taipei: Independent shuttlers Mak Hee Chun and Chow Pak Chuu’s hopes of an semi-final berth was over after they suffered quarter finals exit at the Chinese Taipei Open with a straight sets defeat to Japan’s Hiroyuki Saeki-Ryota Taohata 21-16, 21-18 in 34 minutes.Press Conference (from left) - Takuma Ueda,Henri Hurskainen,n/a, Tai Tzu Ying, Yu Yang, Lin Dan, Simon Santoso

    Press Conference (from left) - Takuma Ueda,Henri Hurskainen,n/a, Tai Tzu Ying, Yu Yang, Lin Dan, Simon Santoso


  • Chinese Taipei Open: Mak Hee Chun-Chow Pak Chuu in Q/F

    Taipei: As others faltered, former world junior champion Mak Hee Chun and his partner Chow Pak Chuu held it together to advance to the quarter-finals of Chinese Taipei Open Championships knocking off world No.32 Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira-Ade Yusuf of Indonesia 21-19, 21-12. Mak Hee Chun (left) and his doubles partner Chow Pak Chuu hope to revive their career in badminton.

    Mak Hee Chun (left) and his doubles partner Chow Pak Chuu hope to revive their career in badminton.



    Mak Hee Chun was once down in the doldrums after being dropped from the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) set-up in September 2012. But after a long hiatus, the 23-year-old Hee Chun, who won the world junior boys’ doubles title with Teo Kok Siang in 2008, teamed up with former partner Chow Pak Chuu in a bid to revive his career. They will play Hiroyuki Saeki-Ryota Taohata of Japan on Friday.

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