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Preview: 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup, Kunshan
Preview: 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup, Kunshan

A jubilant Japanese men’s team celebrate their maiden Thomas Cup in 2014.As the second week of May comes to a close, leading shuttlers from all over the world brace themselves for the much-awaited 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup that flags off tomorrow at the Kunshan Sports Centre in China. Returning to the badminton powerhouse nation after a gap of four years, the prestigious tournament will be making its 29th appearance wit

May 14 2016
Thomas Cup 2016: Top 5 contenders
Thomas Cup 2016: Top 5 contenders

The 2016 edition of the Thoma and Ubder Cup will get underway in Kunshan,China from Sunday and even though the Rio qualification period is over, this competition will certainly be vital, in terms of gaining some much required confidence.Here’s a look at the Top 5 contenders.  1.China Always a top contender at any event, China will once again enter into the Thomas Cup Finals as firm favourite to lift the title. In Lin Dan and

May 14 2016
Lee Chong Wei records most powerful smash in badminton
Lee Chong Wei records most powerful smash in badminton

Badminton - 2016 Badminton Asia Championships - Men's singles final - Wuhan, China 1/5/16. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses with trophy and medal after beating Chen Long of China. REUTERS/Darley Shen  Former world number Lee Chong Wei's 408 kilometers per hour missile at last year's Hong Kong Open has been recognised as the most powerful smash in badminton since September, close to the top speed clocked by the fastest product

May 13 2016
Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Lee Chong Wei claims his second ever Asian crown
Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Lee Chong Wei claims his second ever Asian crown

Lee Chong Wei with his gold medal after winning the men's singles final at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships Malaysian icon Lee Chong Wei battled past home favourite and World No.1 Chen Long in the final to regain his second continental crown after 10 years at the Badminton Asia Championships here on Sunday.Chong Wei defeated the current two-time world champion Chen 21-17, 15-21, 21-13 in a classic performance that lasted an hour and

May 1 2016
Lee Chong Wei looks ahead to 2016 Rio Olympics
Lee Chong Wei looks ahead to 2016 Rio Olympics

 Lee Chong Wei at the post-match press conferenceLee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who beat world No.1 shuttler Chen Long of China to bag his 11th Malaysia Open title on Sunday, is looking ahead to winning his first ever Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in August.The 33-year-old had a tough time recently, after being eliminated from the All England Open and India Open in the first and second rounds, respectively, reports Xinhua.Back home, the M

Lee Chong Wei wins 11th Malaysia Open title
Lee Chong Wei wins 11th Malaysia Open title

 Lee Chong Wei after winning the Malaysia OpenHome favourite Lee Chong Wei dismantled world No.1 shuttler Chen Long of China in straight games to win his 11th Malaysia Open title on Sunday.Chong Wei lightened up the home fans by winning six consecutive points after he tied with Chen 2-2 in the opening game. The defending champion seemed unable to mount any real challenge and Chong Wei won the match 21-13 and 21-8 in 42 minutes, reports Xinhu

Apr 11 2016
Looking back at the past 5 years of the Malaysia Open SSP
Looking back at the past 5 years of the Malaysia Open SSP

Action during the Malaysia Open 2014.Action is heating up in the badminton circuit with the main draw play about to start at the season’s second Superseries Premier tournament – the Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. Players will be keen to give their very best to put themselves in a comfortable position ahead of the Olympics.As a new edition of the Malaysia Open begins, let us have a look at the singles performances in this event in the pas

Apr 5 2016
2016 Malaysian Open Superseries Premier: Top 5 Men's Singles contenders
2016 Malaysian Open Superseries Premier: Top 5 Men's Singles contenders

We are excatly a month away from the deadline to end for qualification to Rio 2016 and the second last event that is expected to assume siginificance is the Malaysian Opn Superseries Premier that begins in Shah Alam from Wednesday.Here’s a look at the Top 5 male contenders for he title: 1.Chen LongChen Long will look to win back-to-back Malaysia Open titlesHe may have suffered a shocking loss in the second round at the All England Cham

Apr 4 2016
Saina, Sindhu reach quarters; Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei out of India Open
Saina, Sindhu reach quarters; Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei out of India Open

PV Sindhu in action at the India Open on Thursday (image courtesy: BAI)The top two Indian women’s singles shuttlers – Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu – booked their places in the quarter-finals of the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Thursday but curtains shockingly came down on the campaigns of superstars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in men’s singles.Second seed and defending women’s singles champion Saina N

Mar 31 2016
5 Men's Singles contenders at the All England Championships
5 Men's Singles contenders at the All England Championships

We are just 2 days away from the start of the latest edition of the All England Championships In Birmingham. The tournament assumes larger significance this year, as players from across the globe look to qualify for the Rio Olympics in August.Here’s a look at the Top men’s Singles contenders.Note: The dark horse include Kidambi Srikanth, Viktor Axelson, Tommy Sugiarto and Chou Tien Chen.

Mar 6 2016
Chen Long ranks first in BWF Olympic qualification
Chen Long ranks first in BWF Olympic qualification

Chen Long in action during the BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals.Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated the latest 'Race to Rio' Olympic qualification rankings with Chinese shuttlers Chen Long taking first place in men's singles and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei maintaining top place in mixed doubles.According to the rules of qualification, in the singles event, if all athletes from one country are ranked between 1 and 16, this countr

Jan 22 2016
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei is top seeded at the tournamentThe $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold is underway in Kuching, Sarawak. We bring you a roundup of the day’s key results.Round 1:Lee Chong Wei bt Fikri Ihsa Hadmadi 21-14, 21-15K Srikanth bt Wei Feng Chong 21-17, 21-11Subhankar Dey bt Kantaphon Wangcharoe 21-19, 21-16Ajay Jayaram bt Takuma Ueda 21-19, 21-11Sameer Verma bt Sho Sasaki 21-18, 21-18B Sai Praneeth bt Shahzan Misfahul 21

Jan 20 2016
2016 Premier Badminon League: Chennai Smashers beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to maintain their winning streak
2016 Premier Badminon League: Chennai Smashers beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to maintain their winning streak

PV Sindhu maintained her unbeaten runThe Chennai Smashers continued its fine run in the 2016 premier Badminton League, beating the Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to carry on its stupendous run.Here’s how all the action unfolded: 1.Mixed Doubles: Carsten Mogensen/Jwala Gutta[HH] vs Chris Adcock/Pia Zebadiah[CS]The opening game saw the Chennai pair take the upper hand as they took a 4-1 lead before stretching it to 8-3 at the interval mark to put

Jan 10 2016
Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers preview: Tall order for the home team
Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers preview: Tall order for the home team

Can Jwala Gutta inspire the Hunters to their 1st win on home soil?If the Hyderabad Hunters were hoping that playing at home would bring them luck, they were in for a rude shock as a Saina Nehwal-less Awadhe Warriors edged past them for a 4-3 win at the Gachibowli indoor Stadium on Saturday. The Hunters, however, have a chance for redemption very soon as they face the Chennai Smashers on Sunday at the same venue.Can they finall

Jan 10 2016
Premier Badminton League 2016: Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters on home ground
Premier Badminton League 2016: Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters on home ground

Delhi Acers' PC Thulasi was the first in action in the night's tieHome team Delhi Acers took on the Hyderabad Hunters at Delhi’s Siri Fort at the 2016 edition of the Premier Badminton League, and as it turned out, their home advantage would be telling. Despite being pushed hard in several of the matches, they came through unscathed by a scoreline that was a little flattering to them.Here’s how the games progressed:Women’

Jan 7 2016
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