• Lee Chong Wei in US Open quarters, ready for world championships

    Jakarta: It seems pretty clear that this year's BWF World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10-16 August 2015, would produce some greatest badminton match ever played.

    All top-eight shuttlers in the world of both men's singles and women's singles will compete in Jakarta, as they all know that everyone in the world is watching them and the world meet is a great chance to improve their rankings and reputation, whilst at the same time playing at a celebrated event.Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

    Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

  • Lin Dan not allowed to play in Chinese badminton league due to sponsor conflicts

    Qingdao: Qingdao Badminton Club spent 1.5 million Yuan (roughly $241,493 USD) to hire Lin Dan to just play several exhibition games at the China Badminton Super League?Lin Dan expressed his "disappointment" at the China Badminton Super League's sponsor.

    Lin Dan expressed his "disappointment" at the China Badminton Super League's sponsor.

  • Tommy Sugiarto Upsets Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    By Wimbo Satwiko
    Jakarta: Far from the spotlight, Tommy Sugiarto caused a huge upset after defeating Lin Dan of China in the first round of the BCA Indonesia Open 2015 at Gelora Bung Karno Istora in Jakarta on Wednesday.Can someone tell me whether Tommy Sugiarto is really so good? Or Lin Dan has already in decline from his peak.

    Can someone tell me whether Tommy Sugiarto is really so good? Or Lin Dan has already in decline from his peak.

  • Viktor Axelsen beat Lin Dan at Round 1 of Australian Open

    Sydney: Just before midnight at Sydney, the world #9 Viktor Axelsen won over the defending champion Lin Dan of China. The 6' 5" Dane proved too tall an order for Lin today. The height differential became a determining factor as soon as the Chinese found cause to worry which happened right after the final change of ends in the deciding game.Viktor Axelsen is only the third European who has ever defeated Lin Dan.

    Viktor Axelsen is only the third European who has ever defeated Lin Dan.

  • Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal aim to defend Australian Open Title

    Sydney: The world’s top badminton players assembled in Sydney this week as the 2015 Australian Open has kicked off under sunny blue skies at Australia on Tuesday.Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

    Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

  • Lee Chong Wei still World No. 46 after Sudirman Cup? It's confusing!

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being able to pull off strong comebacks by defeating world No. 34 Lee Dong Keun, world No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth, and world No. 5 Son Wan Ho at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, it's very confusing to see Lee Chong Wei to still remained at world No. 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

    Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

  • The Reunion of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade

    Beijing: With the mission to promote and foster the sport of badminton globally, badminton equipment manufacturer YONEX has invited the 4 kings of badminton, all current or former world No. 1’s to promote and to play in an exhibition event in Beijing, China on Thursday.The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Peter Gade, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat (from left)

    The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Peter Gade, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat (from left)

  • 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.

  • Lin Dan and Chen Long are waiting for Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Sudirman Cup

    Dongguan: Lee Chong Wei has come back from an eight-month absence with scorching results so far at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, leading Malaysia to consecutive victories over South Korea and India at the Group stage of the tournament.Lin Dan and Chen Long were in the crowd watching Lee Chong Wei played against Lee Dong Keun on Day 1 of Sudirman Cup.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long were in the crowd watching Lee Chong Wei played against Lee Dong Keun on Day 1 of Sudirman Cup.

  • World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

    Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

    PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

  • Lin Dan, Intanon Ratchanok win Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: The five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China successfully defending the Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday. Lin defeated compatriot Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-8 in 50 minutes to retain the title he won last year in South Korea.Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

    Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

  • Lin Dan & Setiawan/Ahsan in Asia Championships final, Chen Long grants walkover

    Wuhan: No.2 seed Lin Dan was on course to defend the men's singles crown when he needed 49 minutes to defeat No.7 seed - last week's China Masters champion Wang Zhengming in straight sets 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals on Saturday to advance into the final of the Badminton Asia Championships.Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

    Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

  • Indonesian Badminton umpire Unang Sukardja dies at 55

    By Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta:Indonesia’s sporting community mourned the passing over the weekend of top badminton umpire Unang Sukardja, best remembered for officiating what is widely considered one of the greatest matches of all time.Unang Sukardja chaired the men’s singles final in the London Olympic Games between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, often called the best match ever played.

    Unang Sukardja chaired the men’s singles final in the London Olympic Games between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, often called the best match ever played.

  • Saina Nehwal exit, Chen Long, Lin Dan advance to Asia Championships semis

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday.Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

    Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long in quarters Of Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Lin Dan and Chen Long both eased into the quarter-finals of the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships with straight-set victories on Thursday.Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships

    Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships


  • Lin Dan, Chong Wei Feng march on at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: After a pretty quiet day one at Badminton Asia Championships yesterday, a larger crowd has attended the six-day event on Wednesday to show support for their home team and to watch Lin Dan made his first appearance in the tournament.

    The second seeded Lin Dan took only 19 minutes to dispatch U Ieong Iek of Macau 21-3, 21-6 to cruise to the third round. Lin Dan was once led by 15-0 in the first set anLin Dan seals an easy win at Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday

    Lin Dan seals an easy win at Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday

    d will take on Farzin Khanjani of Iran on Thursday.

  • Tough task for Lin Dan at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Men's singles defending champion Lin Dan has a tough task at the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships 2015 that started on Tuesday.Lin Dan surrounded by his fans at the Badminton Asia Championships at Wuhan, China

    Lin Dan surrounded by his fans at the Badminton Asia Championships at Wuhan, China

  • Lin Dan to get new tattoo if he wins gold in Rio Olympics

    By Rudraneil Sengupta

    With 2015 slated to be a testing year, the incredible player talks about his comeback, Indian badminton, and Olympic dreamsMay be Lin Dan should take more sexy underwear shots than getting more tattoos, what do you think?

    May be Lin Dan should take more sexy underwear shots than getting more tattoos, what do you think?

    Five-time world champion, five-time All England champion and the first men’s singles player to win back-to-back Olympic gold in badminton, Lin Dan is without argument the greatest badminton player of his generation, perhaps of all time. When he defended his Olympic title at the London 2012 games, and then married long-time partner and former women’s world champion badminton player Xie Xingfang, many thought it would be the last time “Super Dan” would take to the court.

  • Badminton stars rally behind Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As Lee Chong Wei is less than five days away from his Badminton World Federation (BWF) hearing in Amsterdam, a host of badminton stars have voiced their support for the badminton superstar.The whole badminton world is waiting for the return of Lee Chong Wei (left)

    The whole badminton world is waiting for the return of Lee Chong Wei (left)

  • Chen Long defeats Lin Dan to capture Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: Reigning World champion Chen Long of China overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes to secure the Malaysia Open Superseries men's singles title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old Lin Dan was defeated by Malaysia's badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei in the Malaysia Open in 2012, and failed to capture the title again in the absence of Lee.Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

    Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

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