• Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to skip French Open

    Paris: French Open Superseries badminton will be kick off here on Tuesday at the 3,900-seat Pierre de Coubertin Stadium without the most mouth-watering legendary rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.10-20-2014-badminton-news-lee-chong-wei-lin-Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport

    10-20-2014-badminton-news-lee-chong-wei-lin-Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport

  • Denmark Open: Jan Jorgensen gets a walkover as Lin Dan withdraws

    Odense: Jan Jorgensen of Denmark has advanced to the third round of the Denmark Open on Thursday when his opponent - two time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan withdrew from the tournament due to knee injury he suffered in the first round.Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

    Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

  • Lin Dan survives Denmark Open scare

    Odense: Badminton superstar Lin Dan survived a scare on Wednesday as he opened his bid for the Denmark Open title.

    Lin Dan held an early lead 7-2 in the first set of his opening match against Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan, and cruised to 11-8 lead at the interval. He was a little "too laid-back" after the interval to allow Chou to break back and levelled the score at 16-16. Chou then managed to save three game points and force deuce before Lin Dan won the first set with 22-20.Lin Dan at Denmark Open

    Lin Dan at Denmark Open

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long play Denmark openers on Wednesday

    Odense: The Yonex Denmark Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off on Tuesday at the Sports Park in Odense, central Denmark. World number one Lee Chong Wei has withdrawn from the tournament as he seeks to recover from a hectic schedule.  Japan’s world number four Kenichi Tago has also pulled out due to injury.With the absence of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan becomes Denmark Open favorite

    With the absence of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan becomes Denmark Open favorite

  • Asian Games: Lin Dan wins gold, may play until 2020 Olympics

    Incheon: Lin Dan did it again! "Super Dan" produced a magical display in Asian Games men's singles final to overcome the ferocious Cheng Long and successfully defended the title on Monday.Chen Long, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Wei Nan (from left)

    Chen Long, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Wei Nan (from left)

  • Asian Games: Lin Dan wins epic tussle with Lee Chong Wei

    Incheon: Although Lin Dan and world number one Lee Chong Wei were meeting in the Asian Games men’s singles semi-finals, but it had the tension of a title match. Lin Dan won the semi-final epic shown down 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in 72 minutes at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Sunday.Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei is undoubtedly among the fiercest battles ever seen in the history of badminton

    Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei is undoubtedly among the fiercest battles ever seen in the history of badminton

  • Asian Games: Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in semis

    Incheon: World number Lee Chong Wei was forced to rally from a one-set deficit before overcoming gallant Vietnamese unseeded Nguyen Tien Minh 21-23, 21-16, 21-17 in 75 minutes to book a place in the men's singles semi-finals, where he will meet his long-time nemesis Lin Dan on Sunday.Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei in the Asian Games semi-final

    Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei in the Asian Games semi-final

  • Asian Games: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan in quarters

    Incheon: World number one Lee Chong Wei swept past reigning Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap Parupalli of India in the last 16 match 21-12, 21-11 on Friday. Lee needed just 34 minutes to clinch the match. He will set up a quarter-final match against Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh, who defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia 21-9, 21-13 in another round of 16 match.Lee Chong Wei is keeping a steady pace in the Asian Games men's singles event

    Lee Chong Wei is keeping a steady pace in the Asian Games men's singles event

  • 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: China vs Malaysia in SF, Taiwan stun Indonesia 3-1 in QF

    Incheon: Badminton's greatest rivalry Lin Dan and Lee Chong-wei both eased through their first matches in Incheon yesterday, helping set up a China versus Malaysia men’s team showdown, while Taiwan reached the semi-finals after defeated Indonesia 3-1.Lee Chong Wei will play Chen Long in the Aisan Games men's team semi-final clash between Malaysia and China

    Lee Chong Wei will play Chen Long in the Aisan Games men's team semi-final clash between Malaysia and China

  • Lin Dan denies joining Malaysia Purple League

    Beijing: Malaysian media broke the news last week that badminton super star Lin Dan of China will be joining the Malaysian badminton professional league called Malaysia Purple League, which will be held from October 15 2014 until February 2015. According to the news, Lin Dan will represent the Puchong Badminton Club while Lee Chong Wei will play for the Petaling Badminton Club. Other international players who will be playing in the Purple League are South Korea's Lee Hyun-il, and PV Sindu from India.Lin Dan will not play in Malaysia Purple League

    Lin Dan will not play in Malaysia Purple League

  • BAM set to appoint Lin Dan's junior coach as singles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: In the hope of reviving the glory days of Malaysia badminton, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have installed Lin Dan's junior coach - He Guoquan as the men's singles coach for Malaysia.He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

    He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

  • Video: Interview with Lin Dan at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

    Nanjing: We’re now just hours away from the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympics, and before the big event, fans got the opportunity to interact with one of China’s most successful athletes, two-time Olympic badminton champ Lin Dan. The Chinese superstar, is also active in the Youth Games, as he was a torch-bearer during the torch relay earlier this week, and also had the time to talk with our Wang Dong, in this CCTV exclusive.Exclusive interview with Lin Dan before the opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympics

    Exclusive interview with Lin Dan before the opening ceremony of Nanjing Youth Olympics

  • Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

    Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of the torch bearers for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The Summer Youth Olympic Games is taking place from in Nanjing, China from 16 to 28 August and feature 3,800 young athletes. Lin Dan was very happy and excited as this was the first time he participated in such torch relay.Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

    Lin Dan was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics torch relay

  • 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.

  • World of badminton awaits Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan showdown in 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan rivalry has pushed the popularity of badminton to a whole new level. The world of badminton will forever remember the Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan rivalry.Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - The Battle for the Greatest of All Time in Badminton

    Any great duel in sports will feature two opponents of contrasting styles and personalities. The same dynamic has made the Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry in modern badminton a compelling one for viewers around the world. These two players have totally different personalities. Lee Chong Wei has a natural humble personality and attitude, while Lin Dan is known for his hot temper for allegedly trying to punch his opponent's coach in the face and throwing his shoes into the crowds.

  • Australian Open: Super Dan wins

    Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

    Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

    Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

    Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

     

    On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

  • Lin Dan in Australian Badminton Open

    Sydney: Lin Dan has attracted a lot of media attentions since his arrival in Sydney to compete at the Star Australian Badminton Open 2014.Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    The tattooed 30-year-old badminton super star was the second richest athlete in China last year. Through a combination of prizes won and lucrative endorsement deals, Lin Dan has amassed an estimated net worth of close to $20 Million.

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