• Lin Dan & Chen Long withdraw from Chinese Taipei Open

    Chinese Taipei: Lin Dan and Chen Long have joined Lee Chong Wei in pulling out from the Chinese Taipei Open which will be held in Taipei from June 28th to July 3rd.Chen Long & Lin Dan are busy preparing for the Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long & Lin Dan are busy preparing for the Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Rio 2016 Olympics - Lee Chong Wei avoids Chen Long until final

    Kuala Lumpur: After claiming the sixth Indonesia Open title of his career by downing Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 at the Indonesia Open 3 weeks ago, badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei cemented his status as the world’s top ranked men’s badminton player on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2015 China Open title.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Taiwan Open to prepare for Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has decided to withdraw from the Taiwan Open on Tuesday. The Taiwan Open which will be held from June 28 to July 3 will be Lee's last tournament before the Rio Olympics.Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei to regain full-fitness for the Rio Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei: Lin Dan remains the biggest threat in Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being knocked out by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the second round of Indonesia Open two weeks ago, Lin Dan remains the biggest enemy for World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in Rio.Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long (from left) are top 3 contenders for men's singles gold medal at the 2016 Olympic.

  • Badminton couple - Chen Long & Wang Shixian lose in Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Friday was a bad day for one of the sweetest couples in badminton - Chen Long and Wang Shixian when both were sent packing in the quarter-finals of Australian Open.Badminton fans probably won't be able to see both Wang Shixian and Chen Long play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Badminton fans probably won't be able to see both Wang Shixian and Chen Long play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Men's singles No. 1 seed Chen Long of China cruised through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Super Series as the World No. 2 men’s singles player wasted little time in dismissing Malaysia's former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-12 in 48 minutes on Thursday.Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long withdraws from BCA Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chen Long, the World No. 1 men's singles shuttler from China withdrew from BCA Indonesia Open, in a surprise move that blamed on a waist injury.The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

    The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

  • Great Wall crumbles as Korea beat China 3-1 in Thomas Cup quarters

    Kunshan: The home crowd was left stunned at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday night when badminton powerhouse China's domination in badminton suffered a heart-breaker after Korea pulled off a huge upset to beat China 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup.Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long (top) and Son Wan Ho of South Korea shake hands after their first men's singles match in the 2016 Thomas Cup. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

  • Chen Long helps China beat Mexico in Thomas Cup opener

    Kunshan: Chen Long and Tian Houwei of China sprinted through their Thomas Cup openers to edge Mexico 5-0 at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Sunday.

    World No. 1 Chen Long led the Chinese Thomas Cup squad with a one-sided 21-12, 21-7 victory in the first men's singles match against Lino Munoz.Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long, Lin Dan to begin Olympic tune up at Australian Open

    Beijing: World No. 1 Chen Long and World No. 3 Lin Dan will prepare for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by playing at the Australian Badminton Open in June.Lin Dan is being serious about winning his third Olympic gold medal. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lin Dan is being serious about winning his third Olympic gold medal. (photo: GettyImages)

  • China fill maximum slots for the 2016 Olympic

    Wuhan: After winning two out of five gold medals offered at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) on Sunday, China has enough or in some categories, more than enough shuttlers to secure the maximum Olympic quota slots allocated for each country.Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

    Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win BAC title

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei celebrated his fourth consecutive victories against World No. 1 Chen Long of China by beating the Chinese shuttler in the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) final to regain his second BAC title in Wuhan, China on Sunday.

    In the enthralling first set, Lee who won the BAC title in 2006, put on a furious fightback after trailing 11-15 to overtake Chen Long and wrapped up the set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

  • BAC: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to set up Chen Long showdown

    Wuhan: Saturday's Asia Badminton Championships men’s singles semi-finals was definitely one of the best Lee Chong Wei has ever played against his old foe Lin Dan.Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan to enter 2016 Asia Badminton Championships final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up dream semi-final against Lin Dan at BAC

    Wuhan: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei will face World No. 3 Lin Dan in a blockbuster semi-final clash at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships after dismissing No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan on Friday in Wuhan, China.Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei sets up semifinal showdown with Lin Dan at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan check into Badminton Asia Championships quarters

    Wuhan: Lee Chong Wei has resisted a stirring first-set fightback from Hong Kong's Vincent Wong Wing Ki before the Malaysian moved on with 23-21, 21-12 to the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) quarter-finals on Thursday.

    The World No. 2 Lee remained on course to meet Lin Dan in semi-finals after the two time Olympics champion Lin safely made it through over Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh 21-1, 21-11 in 39 minutes.China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

    China's Lin Dan reacts during him men's singles match against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia's at the 2016 Asia badminton championship in Wuhan. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit BAC

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei put on a dominant performance against World No. 11 Wang Zhengming of China in the first round of 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) in Wuhan, China on Wednesday, beating Wang 21-16, 21-14 in 46 minutes and extending his undefeated streak against Wang to 16-0.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot from Wang Zhengming at 2016 BAC. (AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long are top guns to watch at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) begins on Tuesday, and the badminton fans in China are starting to get hyped up for badminton's big three to clash in Wuhan.Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

    Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

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