China are poised to follow England's lead and pull out of the World Badminton Championships in Hyderabad, India.
"There is possibility that China will withdraw from the tournament due to security concerns," said head coach Li Yongbo after the opening day's matches yesterday.
BEING rated as one of the title contenders at the age of 32 years old is certainly not too bad for Danish Peter-Gade Christensen.
In fact, he is relishing every moment of it.
And on a good day, Christensen is confident that he can take down either world number one Lee Chong Wei or China’s Li…
HYDERABAD, Aug 10 -- Top Malaysian shuttlers Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo easily crushed their opponents on the first day of the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championship on Monday but Lee Tsuen Seng was toppled.
In the men's singles, Chong Wei, who took on Germany's Dieter Domke, wasted no time to dispose him 21-14, 21-10 in 25 minutes.
"It was my first match, I made some mistakes. My last match was in the same court and it was still playing on my mind (knocked out of India Open in the first match in March this year). There was some pressure during the start but I should be okay in the next round," Chong Wei told reporters after the game.
HYDERABAD, India — Dicky Palyama of the Netherlands pulled off an upset at the World badminton championships Monday, beating 11th-seeded Chinese Bao Chun Lai in the men's singles opening round.
"There was no pressure on me and I played freely," Palyama said after posting a 21-18, …