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  • Sep 22, 2014
  • Updated: 3:43pm


Lee Chong Wei beats Marc Zwiebler to win badminton's Indonesia Open

The Malaysian supremo hardly broke a sweat against the unseeded Zwiebler during the men's singles final in Jakarta, taking just 40 minutes to win the match 21-15, 21-14.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:35am

Chinese shuttler's loss to unranked rival raises eyebrows

Chinese badminton is once again coming under fire after world No 3 Du Pengyu's shock loss to unranked Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka at the Indonesia Super Series event.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

Chinese juggernaut roll past South Korea

An imperious China won their fifth consecutive Sudirman Cup and ninth overall, crushing South Korea 3-0 yesterday.

Despite some hiccups along the way - the Chinese were stretched to the limit by Indonesia in the quarter-finals before winning 3-2 - the Great Wall proved impenetrable and they look set to dominate the world championships in Guangzhou from August 5 to 11.

27 May 2013 - 3:38am

'Slow' China off to a shaky start in Sudirman Cup

Defending champions China experienced a shaky start to their defence of the Sudirman Cup despite whipping India 5-0 in their opening group A match yesterday.

So distraught were the Chinese officials over their players' lacklustre performances that they snubbed the official press conference after their tie.

20 May 2013 - 3:25am

Hong Kong ace Hu Yun eyes top-three ranking

Singles ace Hu Yun is focused on breaking into the world's top three as he leads the Hong Kong team at the Sudirman Cup in Kuala Lumpur this week.

15 May 2013 - 5:23am

Lin Dan pushed to the brink by Hu Yun

Hong Kong's Hu Yun came within a point of claiming the famous scalp of China's double Olympic champion Lin Dan at the Asian Championships in Taipei.

19 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

'Super Dan' returns after break of eight months

Lin, arguably the sport's greatest player, has not hit a shuttlecock competitively since last year's Olympic final, apart from playing - and losing - a farewell exhibition match against retiring Danish great Peter Gade in December.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:43am

Career-best No 5 ranking a boost for Hu Yun ahead of Sudirman Cup

The 31-year-old former mainlander has enjoyed the most successful stint of his career in the past year, reaching two Super Series semi-finals and the final of a third - the China Masters. His ranking surged from outside the world's top 20 a year ago to fifth in the latest listing after securing a semi-final berth in the Swiss Open last month.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:21am

Hong Kong back among elite in Sudirman Cup

The biennial event will take place in Kuala Lumpur in May and Hong Kong will again have the opportunity to test themselves against world powerhouses such as China, Denmark, South Korea and Malaysia.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Sports Digest, March 11, 2013

The Wallabies suffered a major blow for this year's home series against the British and Irish Lions with confirmation that star forward David Pocock has been ruled out for six months.

19 Feb 2014 - 5:15pm