Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei coach blames air-con cut-off in loss to Lin Dan

Lee Chong Wei receives medical treatment during the final match against Lin Dan. His coach said he was dehydrated. Photo: Xinhua

Malaysia’s coach has blamed an air conditioning cut-off for causing world No 1 Lee Chong Wei to cramp up and pull out of yet another heart-breaking badminton world final.

Monday, 12 August, 2013, 11:22pm 1 comment

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.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

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

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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, December 14. 2012

Bradley Wiggins says he might change his mind. Photo: AFP

Wiggins has rethink on missing Tour de France

14 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Women's badminton pair Zhao and Tian win doubles at Hong Kong Open, prove Olympic success no fluke

Tian Qing (left) and Zhao Yunlei (right) of China celebrate after beating Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang in the women's doubles. Photo: AFP

Olympic Games champions Zhao Yunlei and Tian Qing of China proved their success in London this summer was no fluke when they beat compatriots Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli in the women's doubles final at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open yesterday.

26 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Hong Kong confident of keeping Super Series badminton status

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is a picture of concentration during his first-round victory over Thai Boonsak Ponsana. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The city's badminton officials are confident the Hong Kong Open will remain part of the Super Series, despite fierce competition from other venues to join the world's premier tour.

The World Badminton Federation will decide the 12 hosts for 2014-17 at its congress in Bangkok later this month and Hong Kong will need to beat newcomers to keep its position on the calendar.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Honeymoon over as Lee Chong Wei focuses on Hong Kong Badminton Open

Hong Kong's Ng Ka-long on his way to qualifying for the main draw at the Coliseum. Photo: Xinhua

World number one Lee Chong Wei has cut short his honeymoon to play in this week's Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:30am

Lee beats Boonsak to win Japan Open

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.  Photo: EPA

Two-time champion Lee Chong Wei fended off a spirited challenge from Boonsak Ponsana to win the men’s singles title at the Chinese-boycotted Japan Open badminton tournament on Sunday.

The Malaysian top seed, the winner in Japan in 2007 and 2010, powered his way through to a 21-18, 21-18 victory over the Thai.

23 Sep 2012 - 5:54pm

Stakes high as Lee aims to bow out with gold

Badminton world No 1 Lee Chong Wei has learned how to accept defeat, but the stakes have never been higher as he seeks to become Malaysia's first Olympic champion.

Four years after his crushing defeat by arch rival Lin Dan in the Beijing Olympics final, Lee is hoping to go out in a blaze of glory before retiring next year.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Super Dan storms past error-prone Lee in a rush

Lin Dan proved he meant business as he marched into the Sunrise-Yonex Hong Kong Open final following a convincing victory over world No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia at the Hong Kong Coliseum yesterday.

It took the reigning Olympic and world champion just 46 minutes to beat the Malaysian ace 21-16, 21-14.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Yip's Super Series run ends with loss to Wang

Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin was eliminated in the US$500,000 Super Series finals after losing to Wang Shixian of China in straight sets in the women's singles semi-final in Taipei yesterday. The world number 10 found it too difficult against up-and-coming Wang, losing 21-15, 21-14. Wang will now meet Bae Youn-joo of South Korea in today's final.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hard work lies ahead for HK shuttlers

Hong Kong will come under intense pressure in the third round of the women's singles at the Badminton world championships in Hyderabad, India, today.

World number one Zhou Mi and her two teammates - Wang Chen, finalist at the last worlds and Yip Pui-yin - all progressed yesterday but will need to be at their best if they want to challenge for the title.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Zhou makes it two in a row

Zhou Mi completed a double when she won her second singles title in two weeks at the Macau Grand Prix Gold yesterday.

Having bagged the China Super Series crown in Jiangsu the previous week, Zhou continued her winning streak with a 2-0 (21-13, 21-19) victory over Julia Wong Pei Xian of Malaysia in the Macau final.

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am