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

Lee Chong Wei hits a return to Marc Zwiebler during the Indonesia Open final in Jakarta. Photo: AP

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

Du Pengyu (right) shakes hands with Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia. Photo: AFP

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

Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan of China celebrate their men's doubles victory. Photo: Xinhua

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

China's Wang Yihan celebrates winning her match. Photo: Xinhua

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

Hu Yun

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

China's Lin Dan returns to Hong Kong's Hu Yun at the Asian Championships in Taipei. Photo: Xinhua

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 Dan

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

High flyer Hu Yun

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

Tim He Yiming, head coach of Hong Kong badminton team.

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

England's Toby Flood kicks one of his six penalties against Italy at Twickenham. Photo: Reuters

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

Sport Digest, March 10, 2013

Will Davies

The ACT Brumbies beat the hapless New South Wales Waratahs 35-6 in a Super Rugby clash yesterday despite losing openside flanker David Pocock to what could be a serious knee injury.

15 Feb 2014 - 2:26am

Badminton No 1 Lee Chong Wei escapes as China stars slump at All-England

World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, in November. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

World number one Lee Chong Wei managed one of his most nerve-jangling survivals on Wednesday when he saved him two match points in the first round of the All-England Open.

Lee, who hopes to win the famous title back and capture it for a third time, looked dead and buried at 19-20 down in the final game with Wong Wing-ki launching a kill from an imposing position.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Sport, March 7, 2013

Defending champion Li Xuerui suffered a stunning defeat yesterday when she lost in the first round of the All-England Open.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

Sports thought to be most at risk for removal from 2020 Olympics are badminton, taekwondo and modern pentathlon. Photo: Felix Wong

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:45am

Sports Digest, January 19, 2013

Justin Rose of England was the early clubhouse leader in Abu Dhabi after a 69. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship yesterday after being penalised two shots for wrongly thinking he had a free drop after his golf ball became entangled in weeds.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:22am