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BADMINTON: China sweeps singles titles at Yonex Swiss Open

Despite the presence of two Olympic Champions in the field from China, it was Yuqi Shi who won the men’s Singles title at the...

BADMINTON Preview: Two Olympic champs in Yonex Swiss Open men’s Singles field

After the thrill of the All-England Open, the BWF World Tour is a little calmer this week with a Level 300 Series tournament, the...

BADMINTON: Three wins for China and Momota makes history at the $1,000,000 All-England Open

The big money – $1,000,000 in prize money – brought out all of the no. 1 -ranked players and teams in the world for...

BADMINTON Preview: Stars are out for the $1 million Yonex Al-england Open in Birmingham

Nothing like a prize purse of $1 million to get players interested in a major tournament and most of the top stars in the...

BADMINTON: No. 1 Momota beats no. 11 Nishimoto in men’s German Open final

Truth be told, some of the interest in the German Open in Muelheim is getting ready for the $1,000,000 Yonex All England Open Championships...

BADMINTON Preview: Japan seeded to sweep the German Open!

The BWF World Tour is in Muelheim an der Ruhr (GER) for the $150,000 German Open, with an excellent field. The top seeds: ● Men’s Singles: 1. Kento Momota (JPN) 2. Tien Chen Chou (TPE) 3. Kenta Nishimoto (JPN) ● Men’s Doubles: 1. Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN) 2. Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe (JPN) 3. Chengkai Han/Haodong […]
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BADMINTON: Denmark and Korea tops at Spain Masters in Barcelona

The singles finals were all Denmark and Korean teams nearly swept the doubles matches in the finals of the Spain Masters tournament in Barcelona. Both...

BADMINTON Preview: Strong Danish team set for Spain Masters in Barcelona

The BWF World Tour resumes in Barcelona (ESP) at the Vall d’Hebron Olympic Centre, well remembered from the 1992 Olympic Games, and headlined by...

BADMINTON: Stunning win for Denmark’s Antonsen in Indonesia Masters

One of the great things about sports is that nothing is guaranteed. So when no. 1-ranked Kento Momota of Japan faced no. 20 Anders...

BADMINTON Preview: Excellent field gathering for Indonesia Masters

The BWF World Tour continues its travels through southeast Asia, this week landing in Jakarta (INA) for a Super 500-level tournament, the Daihatsu Indonesia...

BADMINTON: Olympic champions defeated in finals of Malaysia Masters

China’s Long Chen and Spain’s Carolina Marin triumphed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, but they were both on the losing end in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysia Masters. Chen lost to Korea’s Wan Ho Son in straight sets and Marin was defeated by Thai Ratchanok Intanon, also in straight sets. The Doubles winners, […]
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BADMINTON Preview: Three Olympic champions in Malaysia Masters

While the Malaysian Prime Minister reaffirms his country’s anti-Semitic stance in swimming, Kuala Lumpur is the site of the $350,000 Malaysia Masters BWF World...

BADMINTON: Shocking win for Kean Yew Loh over Olympic champ Lin in Thailand...

True, China’s Dan Lin is not the same player he was when he won Olympic gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Games. Now 35, he was ranked 13th in the world leading into the Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok. But it was still a stunner to see him defeated by Singapore’s 21-year-old Kean Yew […]
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BADMINTON Preview: Thailand Masters starting in Bangkok

The Princess Irivannavari Thailand Masters tournament, with $150,000 in prize money, is underway with the qualifying rounds in Bangkok, and a good field assembled...

BADMINTON: Three wins for China in World Tour Finals

There’s no doubt that China is the world’s no. 1 power in badminton and they demonstrated it with three wins at the BWF World...

BADMINTON Preview: World Tour Finals ready in Guangzhou

The biggest prize purse of the year – $1,500,000 – is at stake in the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou (CHN). The top...

BADMINTON: Korea, Korea, Korea, Korea in Korea Masters

The Korea Masters in Gwangju was just that: a master class from four Korean victors in the five competitions: Wan Ho Son in Men’s...

BADMINTON Preview: Son headlines Gwangju Korea Masters

The BWF World Tour is in Korea this week for the Guangju Korea Masters, a Super 300 tournament with a $250,000 prize purse. Held since...

BADMINTON: Verma saves India’s pride with Singles win at Syed Modi

With four finalists in five divisions, Sunday’s finals at the Syed Modi International Championships looked like a day to celebrate for host India, but...

BADMINTON Preview: World Tour lands in India!

The Syed Modi International Championship – named in memory of the 1982 Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion – takes place this week in Lucknow...
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