Japan’s Kenichi Hayakawa joins list of men’s doubles stars to retire

One of Japan’s most consistent and important players of recent years, Kenichi Hayakawa, has decided to retire from international badminton.

Kenichi Hayakawa

Carolina Marin dedicates gold as P.V. Sindhu achieves India’s best ever Olympic result

Carolina Marin believes her first Olympic gold medal could be crucial to Spanish badminton after securing victory over P.V.Sindhu.

Carolina Marin Rio

China aim for double delight at 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup

China women will look to maintain their dominance when the Uber Cup starts this weekend in Kunshan, China.

Lin Dan World Championships final 2013 China banner

Matsutomo: Win can help profile of Japanese badminton

Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi are hoping Japan’s first women’s doubles YONEX All England title since 1978 will help lift the profile of the sport in their country.

All England 2016

Birthday girl Okuhara to hit 21 in fine fashion

Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara will hope to celebrate her birthday in world class style as she takes part in her first YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships…


YONEX All England 2016: Lin Dan bids for sixth title as top seeds ousted

China’s Lin Dan, regarded as the finest player the sport has ever seen, will bid for a sixth YONEX All-England Championship men’s singles titles after the…

All England 2016

Japan mark new chapter with historic World Superseries Finals success

Japan came away with two sensational victories at the World Superseries Finals in Dubai at the weekend, China had to settle for one title, while Chris…

Kento Momota, Nozomi Okuhara,

World’s best set to battle in Europe

With just four Superseries events to go ahead of the Dubai World Finals in December, the world’s best players are about to set off on the European leg of the tour.

Korea Open 2015

Lin Dan helps China to successful Sudirman Cup defence

China defeated Japan to win the Sudirman Cup in front of their home fans in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan.

Lin Dan

Pick of the round one clashes for YONEX All England 2015

Tuesday 3 March will see the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2015 kick-off with around 50 qualifying matches to enjoy. This determines who progresses to the main draw…Here are our top 6 picks for round one clashes not to be missed!

Round One clash - K. Srinkanth [IND] v K. Momota [JPN]

“Lucky” Lee makes amazing escape

World number one Lee Chong Wei experienced one of the most nerve-jangling survivals of his career with a mixture of luck and skill which saved him…

All England 2013