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A tribute to Lin Dan: the God of Badminton
A tribute to Lin Dan: the God of Badminton

  Is Lin Dan on the decline or is it the start of something new? Born in Fujiyan China, Lin Dan (or Super Dan as his fans appropriately call him), is considered as the greatest of all players to have ever played the game of badminton. With 2 Olympic Golds, 5 world championship golds and 2 Asian Championship Gold medals, he has almost everything that competitive Badminton has to offer, which sometimes make the fans to call hi

Dec 5 2015
5 things to look forward to from the 2nd season of the Indian Badminton League
5 things to look forward to from the 2nd season of the Indian Badminton League

The players and the administrators at the unveiling of the second season of the Indian Badminton League(IBL) After hitting a few speed bumps along the way when Sporty Solutionz, the sponsor for the first edition of the Indian Badminton league, claimed ownership of the tournament; it finally seems like the second season of the Indian Badminton League  is back on track. The Delhi High court recently withheld the injunction, paving t

Nov 26 2015
2015 French Open Superseries: HS Prannoy  beats Lin Dan to move into second round
2015 French Open Superseries: HS Prannoy beats Lin Dan to move into second round

HS Prannoy through to second round In a huge upset, India’s HS Prannoy defeated former World No.1 and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan 14-21 21-11 21-17 in the opening round of the French Open Superseries on Wednesday. The first game started as a closely-fought contest, but Dan assumed control of proceedings from the 6-6 mark, winning 4 points straight to go 10-6 up and then maintained that lead throughout to eventually seal the game

Oct 21 2015
Stats: How does Kidambi Srikanth fare against the top 10 shuttlers
Stats: How does Kidambi Srikanth fare against the top 10 shuttlers

Kidambi Srikanth needs to attain more consistency in his results India’s highest ranked Men’s Singles player Kidambi Srikanth has had an on-and-off year. The 22-year-old shuttler, who is currently ranked 5th in the world, started the year 2015 with a bang, becoming the first Indian to win the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and then winning the India Open Grand Prix Gold, beating Denmark’s Viktor Axelson on both occasions in the

Sep 28 2015
Lin Dan : Is this the beginning of the end?
Lin Dan : Is this the beginning of the end?

Lin Dan in action during the World Championships For nearly a decade, the name Lin Dan was equivalent to 'Invincibility'.The man from Fujian province considered by many as the 'Greatest Singles Player to ever grace the court" ruled the badminton world in an unprecedented manner that saw him swoop nearly every possible title there is in the game of badminton.His arch-rival Datuk Lee Chong Wei even described himself to be unfo

2015 World Championships- Top 5 male contenders
2015 World Championships- Top 5 male contenders

Badminton’s best will start their quest of becoming the World Champion from 10th of August in the beautiful city of Jakarta. This seven-day long tournament will witness the top guns of the game battling it out against other experienced and non-experienced players The tournament, which started in 1977 was held once every three years until 1983. Later it became a bi-annual tournament till 2005. In 2006, the Badminton World Federation(BW

Aug 8 2015
International Badminton at the crossroads of a new Era in the Men's Game
International Badminton at the crossroads of a new Era in the Men's Game

Badminton greats Lee Chong Wei (L) of Malaysia and (R) Lin Dan of China China has been the dominant force in the men’s single discipline of World Badminton for almost two decades but eyebrows have being raised as to how long can the Chinese dominance last with the upsurge of rival nations. Perhaps the most eye-catching turnaround of events in World Badminton was that of Japan beating them at the 2014 Thomas Cup finals, an eve

Jun 24 2015
Top 10 countries that dominate specific sports
Top 10 countries that dominate specific sports

With the Rio Olympics 2016 just a year away, there is a lot of buzz in the media about various countries sending their star players to special preparation camps for the Olympics. Athletes qualifying for Rio make news on television channels these days. While there are a few countries that excel in a single sport, there are countries which are powerhouses of athletes, dominating more than one. It seems surreal, and at the same time a little unfair

Jun 10 2015
Sudirman Cup: China beat Japan 3-0 to retain the title
Sudirman Cup: China beat Japan 3-0 to retain the title

Li Xuerui won a testing match againt Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi China continued their dominance of the SudirmanCup, by beating Japan 3-0 in the final of the tournament on Sunday. The Men’s Doubles pair of Zhang Nan and Hu Faiyeng gave their side the early lead, winning an hard-fought contest against Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayawaka to go 1-0 up in the final. In the second match of the day, it was World No.1 Li Xuerui, who wa

May 17 2015
Sudirman Cup: China through to the semis
Sudirman Cup: China through to the semis

Lin Dan won his singles clash againt Marc Zwiebler 1.Mixed Doubles: Zhang Nan/ Zhao Yunlei vs Michael Fuchs/Birgit Michels The Mixed Doubles match proved to be no contest, particularly after the Chinese took the lead 5 minutes into the match. The pair of Zhang and Zhao never let the German enter into the game at any point and raced to 21-9 opening game win. The second game proved to be no different as the Chinese pair showed no mercy on th

May 14 2015
2015 Sudirman Cup: China blank Germany 5-0
2015 Sudirman Cup: China blank Germany 5-0

Li Xuerui overcame an initial hiccup to win her match against Karin Schnasse Defending champions China blanked Germany 5-0 in the first match of the 2015 Sudirman Cup, being played in Dongguan, China. Here’s a roundup of the results from that rubber: 1.Mixed Doubles: Ma Xin/XuChen(CHN) vs Michael Fuchs/Birget Fuchs(GER) The Germans took an early lead in this contest, but the Chines came storming back to make it 11-7 at the break. The

May 10 2015
Lin Dan wins Badminton Asia Championships with a comfortable win over Tian Houwei
Lin Dan wins Badminton Asia Championships with a comfortable win over Tian Houwei

Lin Dan and Tian Houwei pose with their medals in the Badminton Asia Championships final Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan beat his compatriot Tian Houwei 21-18, 21-8 to be crowned the Asian champion. It was tough to separate the duo in the opening game as both had chances to go ahead, but unforced errors from both meant we had a fight on our hands.  The experience of Dan came to the fore at 18-18 in the opening game. He put press

Apr 26 2015
Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open
Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open

Chen Long poses with the Malaysia Open title Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) China's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marin clinched the men's and women's singles titles respectively, in the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament at the Putra Stadium here on Sunday. Reigning World champion Long overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes. Th

Apr 5 2015
Kidambi Srikanth hopes for India Open final against Lin Dan
Kidambi Srikanth hopes for India Open final against Lin Dan

Kidambi Srikanth New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is hoping for a men's singles final against two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan at the $275,000 India Open Superseries, which commences here on Tuesday. Though the Chinese has defeated Srikanth twice, the World No.4 Indian came out on top when the two last met at the China Open final last November. "I hope so. I hope I meet him in the final again,&

Mar 23 2015
Chen Long beats Lin Dan to reach All England Open final
Chen Long beats Lin Dan to reach All England Open final

Chen Long Birmingham, March 8 (IANS) World No. 1 Chen Long of China beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan for the first time in their seven meetings to reach the final at the All England badminton championships here. Chen, the All England winner in 2013, took a surprise straight set win 21-13, 21-12 in just 45 minutes. He will fight for the title on Sunday against Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen, who defeated Sho Sasaki of Japan 21-11,

Mar 8 2015
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