newsbadminton5 months ago

Lee Chong Wei announces retirement from international events

Malaysia’s star badminton player Lee Chong Wei has announced his retirement from international competitions on Thursday. 36-year-old Chong Wei, who was a former world no. 1, decided to hang his boots from international badminton after suffering from cancer for the last several months.
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newsbadmintona year ago

PBL 2018 | Saina Nehwal believes PBL has helped a lot of shuttlers improve their standard

Saina Nehwal has asserted that the Premier Badminton League (PBL) has helped a lot of shuttlers and the tournament is getting wider day by day in the country. She has also underlined the fact that the noise created by the spectators present at a venue can have both negative and positive impact.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy need to be able to cope up with pressure, believes Vimal Kumar

Former badminton coach Vimal Kumar has asserted that Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy need to be able to cope up with the pressure and change their game according to the situation. Kumar added that he was disappointed to see the top two Indian shuttlers crash out early at the World Championship.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Lee Chong Wei to miss World Championships and Asian Games due to respiratory disorder

The Badminton Association of Malaysia confirmed on Tuesday that Lee Chong Wei will not be participating in the World Championships and Asian Games over the next month due to respiratory problems. The doctors have advised him to strictly abstain from playing badminton for at least a month.
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featurebadmintona year ago

Despite recent failures Indian badminton stands on verge of world domination

Despite India ending Thailand Open with nothing to show in their cabinet yet again, the international badminton circuit remains largely to be conquered by a nation. A closer look at the five major tournaments held this year so far shows hardly any dominance by others that was once the crux.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

CWG 2018 | Saina Nehwal wins gold as PV Sindhu, Srikanth settle for silver in Singles

Saina Nehwal stunned many with her 21-18, 23-21 win over PV Sindhu in the Women’s Singles Final event as she clinched the gold medal. In the other game, India’s prime medal contender Kidambi Srikanth went down 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 against Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in Men’s Singles final.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

All England Championships 2018 | Kidambi Srikanth could end tournament as World No. 1

After Viktor Axelsen pulled out of the All England Championships due to injury, Kidambi Srikanth has a chance of making it all the way to the World No. 1 spot if he wins. However, Srikanth’s ranking will also depend on the performances of Son Wan Ho and Lee Chong Wei in Birmingham.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

2018 All England Championships | Lee Chong Wei critical of BWF's new service rule

Lee Chong Wei has in no uncertain words criticised the new service rule implemented by the BWF which states that a shuttlecock shall be held less than 1.15 meters from a court's surface before serving. He insisted that the rule should be tested in smaller tournaments first rather than bigger ones.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Kidambi Srikanth prioritizes CWG gold over World No.1 ranking

Kidambi Srikanth has stated that winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games is more important than securing the World No.1 ranking. The star Indian shuttler has also added that the Chinese dominance on the badminton circuit has come to an end and the field is wide open at the moment.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Reports : Lee Chong Wei reveals he was approached by match-fixer

Lee Chong Wei has disclosed an incident which occurred a few years ago when a match-fixer tried to contact him, but he had rejected the approach. The Malaysian has also added that he feels ashamed about two of his compatriots being under investigation for their alleged involvement in fixing.
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