Langridge relishing home support at the YONEX All England

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Chris Langridge is relishing the chance to play in front of a home crowd again at next week’s YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham.

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Sindhu working ‘day and night’ for All England glory

Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu insists she is ‘not bothered’ about being at a career high fifth in the world but really wants to get her hands on the YONEX All England trophy.


World number ones’ ready to lead Malaysian charge

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong insist they are mentally prepared for a YONEX All England title challenge despite increased expectations in Malaysia


Boon Heong wants Setiawan partnership to ‘freshen up’ badminton

New Indo-Malaysian badminton partnership of Tan Boon Heong and Hendra Setiawan looks to become only the second multi-national pairing to win the men’s doubles title in the history of the YONEX All England.


Zhang Nan to make it an Olympic-sized Tuesday in Birmingham

Reigning Olympic champion Zhang Nan to tackle men’s doubles qualifying round at next month’s YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham.


Nehwal appointed to IOC Athletes Commission

Indian badminton superstar  Saina Nehwal has been appointed to the IOC Athletes’ Commission following a personal invite from IOC President, Thomas Bach.  Nehwal’s appointment was confirmed…

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Wang Yihan retires after 12 years at the top

2009 YONEX All England champion 王仪涵 Wang Yihan has called time on her title-studded career after 12 years at the top of the badminton world. Wang, who…


P.V Sindhu’s journey from Olympic hopeful to silver stardom

In just two weeks, P.V. Sindhu has gone from Olympic hopeful to global badminton superstar after her stunning silver medal in the women’s singles in Rio.…

Olympic Games 2016

China will be back stronger says Li Yongbo

Li Yongbo, head coach of the Chinese badminton team, insists the nation’s next generation of badminton stars will be back stronger in the wake of their…


Could Lee Chong Wei be back in Birmingham after quashing retirement rumours?

Three-time YONEX All England champion Lee Chong Wei has quashed rumours of an immediate retirement after Rio 2016 by confirming he intends to play on until the 2017 World Championships.

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Chong Wei: I have to accept that Chen Long played better

Good but not quite good enough for gold. That was the honest assessment of Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei after having to settle for Olympic silver…


Axelsen ‘overwhelmed’ after reaching Olympics semi final

Denmark’s world number four star Viktor Axelsen admits he is ‘overwhelmed’ after reaching the semi finals in his first ever Olympic Games. The reigning European champion…

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Sports Minister pledges ‘unique’ support for Natsir and Ahmad

Indonesian sports minister Imam Nahrawi has promised to cut off his hair and moustache in celebration if Lilyiana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad can win Olympic gold…


Mixed duo hoping for Malaysia’s first Olympic gold

Four years ago, Malaysia’s Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon went to the London Olympics but returned home without a single win. Now, the Malaysian…


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.

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Lee Chong Wei expects Lin Dan to pose the biggest threat at Rio 2016 Olympics

Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei believes China’s Lin Dan – not Chen Long – will be his biggest threat at the Rio 2016 Olympics this summer.

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Saina Nehwal hints at Rio Olympic form with Australian Open win

There were maiden, yet contrasting tales of two singles titles at the Australian Open in Sydney on Sunday. Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus fell to his knees as…

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“The best birthday of my life” – Okuhara

Nozomi Okuhara celebrated her 21st birthday in world class style today as she won her first YONEX All England title.


Lin Dan vows to prove himself ahead of Rio

Lin Dan has vowed to prove he remains the best player on the planet after securing his sixth YONEX All England Open Badminton Championship title. The…

All England 2016

Marin nearing ‘best form’ as last 8 beckons

Reigning champion Carolina Marin issued a warning to her rivals by insisting she is close to her best form after qualifying for the YONEX All England quarter finals.


Rio Olympics qualification could go to the wire, say Ellis and Langridge

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge, the world number 25 pair, hope that a boisterous crowd at next month’s YONEX ALL England Championships will propel England’s national…

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2016 YONEX All England set to start Olympic year with a bang

With the Rio Olympics looming ever closer, the 2016 YONEX All England Badminton Championships looks set to start the season with a bang as players jostle…

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Olympic badminton test event: China’s Lin Dan prepares for Rio 2016 with Brasil Open victory

Lin Dan’s reconnaissance mission to Rio ended successfully as the Chinese left the 2016 Olympics host city with a wealth of preparation notes and a YONEX…

Lin Dan, China's three-time Olympic gold medallist

Gao Ling – the greatest Olympic badminton champion

As the China Open begins in Fuzhou, we take a look at legendary player Gao Ling from China.

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Five reasons why you should not miss the 2016 YONEX All England Badminton Championships

Tickets for the 2016 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships are on sale, but there is every reason to snap up your seats early with the event growing year-on-year…

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A delve into the history books: Kitty Godfree

We delve into the history books as we discover more about Kitty Godfree – one of the most remarkable sportswomen of the past.

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Indonesian legend Rexy Mainaky set for VIP guest role

Badminton fans are in for a star-studded treat at the 2016 YONEX All England Open Championships as it has been confirmed that Rexy Mainaky, Indonesia’s men’s…

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YONEX All England title indicator for Olympic Gold in Rio?

Explore the connection between two of the world’s most coveted badminton titles with this fascinating infographic.

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Lee Chong Wei wins first title on return to action

Three-time YONEX All England champion Lee Chong Wei won the Yonex US Open on Sunday to win his first title since returning from an eight-month ban.…

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Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin set for world No. 1 battle as Olympic year beckons

The YONEX All England Championships gave badminton’s elite a clear indication of where they stand ahead of Olympic qualification year, which starts in May. The first…

Saina Nehwal

All England champion vows to continue competing until Rio 2016

Three time All England Open champion Lee Chong Wei has ruled out retirement and will continue to compete on the world badminton scene until the 2016…

All England 2014

All England legend set for new type of #allaction

As an All England legend, it seems only fitting that in the week of the 2014 Championships, two time champion Jung Jae Sung has become a…

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No rest for the wicked as Saina trains for Yonex All England

There is no rest for the wicked as Saina trains for the All England, in a strong bid to win the singles title. After winning the…

Saina Nehwal Celebrates

Chong Wei Focuses On the Yonex All England Title

Lee Chong Wei is in unstoppable form, as he emerges as the Malaysian Open 2013 Champion. The World Number 1 walked over hopeful 8th seed Sony…

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Saina Nehwals focus is on the Yonex All England

World number 3, Saina Nehwal, achieved a bronze medal during the Olympics with help from Indian’s much focused coach, Pullela Gopichand, who now has sharp sights…

Saina Nehwals focus is on the All England

Olympic 2012 Badminton Final Round 2?

The controversy surrounding badminton within the Olympics, only momentarily added a negative atmosphere around the sport. The ultimate sporting climax for a large percentage of the…

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Super Dan wins consecutive Olympic Gold at London 2012

His name is Lin Dan, otherwise known as Super Dan. He is 5 time winner of the Yonex All England Open, 5 time winner of the…

Lin Dan - London 2012 - Double Gold Medallist