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

Sindhu and Marin set up Rio 2016 showdown

India’s Pusarla Sindhu and Carolina Marin of Spain will meet in the women’s singles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning their semi-finals.

Pasarla Sindhu

Mixed doubles bronze for Zhang and Zhao in Rio

Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei defeated teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-7 21-11 to take mixed doubles bronze at Rio 2016

Zhao Yunlei

Lee Chong Wei stays in the hunt for maiden Olympic title

Lee Chong Wei progressed into the last 16 of the men’s singles competition after beating Derek Wong 21-18 21-8 in his final pool match.

Lee Chong Wei Smash

London 2012 champions out of Rio women’s doubles

London 2012 gold medallists, Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei, denied chance to defend title after Chinese National Olympic Committee withdraw their entry.

All England 2016

Flashback to London 2012 as Rio draws ever closer

With a month to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we look back at the stars who took centre stage on court four years ago in London

Olympic Games 2012

China Open Badminton 2015: Lee Chong Wei stuns Chen Long to sweep Superseries set

Malaysian Lee Chong Wei showed that he was back on track for the Rio Olympics as he beat two Chinese world champions to complete the full…

Lee Chong Wei

China’s Li Xuerui hits form in race to Dubai World Superseries finals

A short break from competition is welcome respite for the world’s top players ahead of the final two events of the year.

Li Xuerui - Women's Singles

Lee Chong Wei has hard task in Japan Open defence

Lee Chong Wei, the defending champion from Malaysia, will have to do it the hard way if he is to defend his men’s singles title for…

Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long

World Badminton Championships 2015: seven things we learned in Indonesia

The recently-concluded Championships in Jakarta raised some intriguing questions as the countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympics loom.

Lin Dan World Championships final 2013 China banner

Chen Long adds yet another title to collection

YONEX All England champion Chen Long added yet another title to his collection with victory at the Yonex Open Chinese Taipei on Sunday.

World Championships 2014

YONEX All England 2015: Lin Dan and Chen Long make hard work of wins

World champion Chen Long and Lin Dan, the double Olympic champion, both survived first round scares before securing last 16 places at the YONEX All England Championships.…

Lin Dan

Five alive for China as All England looms

Five titles at the Denmark Open have given China hope of another clean sweep at next year’s YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships.

Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long

China retain Uber Cup with victory over Japan

China successfully retained the Uber Cup team crown in New Delhi after beating Japan in the gold medal match today. The Chinese squad, featuring no fewer…


Baun’s adventure turns into a triumph

Tine Baun, the twice former All England champion who wanted one last adventure at the tournament which made her famous, caused a major surprise by reaching…

All England 2013

Teenage Thai makes history

Ratchanok Intanon, who at the age of 18 became the first women’s singles player from Thailand ever to reach an All England final and the first…

All England 2013

Baun closer to big farewell

Former world number one Tine Baun remained on course for a big farewell when she reached the semi-finals of the All England Open in the last…

All England 2013

Nehwal nearer All England Open dream

Saina Nehwal took a step nearer becoming the first Indian woman ever to win the All England Open title when she reached the semi-finals after a…

All England 2013

Tough day for home hopes on day of shocks at Yonex All England Open Championships

Chris Adcock and Gabby White suffered double disappointment at the end of day two at the Yonex All England Open Championships at the National Indoor Arena…

All England 2013

Olympic champion falls at the first hurdle

Li Xuerui, the Olympic and All England champion, suffered one of the most extraordinary defeats in the history of the game when she was beaten in…

All England 2013