What we have learned in April on the global badminton circuit

With Olympic qualifying almost complete, we look back at a key month in the sport ahead of the Continental Individual Championships.

Lee Chong Wei

Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to become world number one after Singapore success

After the Singapore Open, which concluded on Sunday, the world singles’ path is far from clear ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Intanon

Lee faces another Chinese in the final

Lee Chong Wei moved to within one step of winning back the All England title which helped make him a badminton superstar with an increasingly superb…

Lee Chong Wei

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