Wang Chen

Badminton coach left behind for Games race

Hong Kong badminton coach Wang Chen will not lead her charges to the London Olympics as the former world No 1 is expecting her first baby this summer.

Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am

Fit-again Wang Yihan sets sights on London Olympics

A fit-again Wang Yihan has set her sights firmly on next summer's Olympic Games after regaining her place as one of the world's top players.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Impressive Yip sets up rematch with Nehwal

Home favourite Yip Pui-yin advanced to third round of the Hong Kong Open Super Series yesterday, setting up a clash with Saina Nehwal of India three weeks after they met at the Asian Games in Guangzhou.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Tough first-up job for Wang Chen

Wang Chen faces a tough task when she takes on world number two Tine Rasmussen in the opening round of the women's singles at the Malaysian Super Series in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. Hong Kong coach Chan Chi-choi said the 33-year-old, who will retire in March, had shown marked form improvement.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Countdown starts to National Games

Badminton star Yip Pui-yin is expecting a campaign even tougher than the one she fought at the Olympics when she makes her debut at the National Games in Shandong province next month.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Wang's future 'known soon'

The future of top shuttler Wang Chen will be sorted out in the next two weeks as the veteran (pictured) approaches the end of her sporting career. Wang, who will turn 33 in June, had hinted she wanted to become a coach when her scholarship at the Sports Institute expires next month. 'It is too early to say anything at this stage,' said her coach Chan Chi-choi.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Zhou and Wang make Korea semi-finals

Hong Kong's Zhou Mi and Wang Chen reached the women's singles semi-finals at the Korea Super Series event in Seoul, but it was mixed doubles pair Yohan Wiratama and Chau Hoi-wah who stole the limelight yesterday. The pair defeated Britain's Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier 2-0 to reach the last four in a Super Series tournament for the first time.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Wang close to retiring

Hong Kong's Wang Chen (pictured) left the city for what looks set to be her final two tournaments before retiring. The world number six, 32, stars in today's Malaysia Super Series, before moving to the Korean Open in Seoul next week. 'My plan is to finish the two tournaments before deciding what to do next,' said Wang, who became the first home player to win the Hong Kong Open in November.

6 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Zhou begins in style with speedy demolition

World number one Zhou Mi lived up to expectations, thrashing Mak Ka-li of Macau 2 -0 in the opening round of the women's singles at the China Open Super Series in Shanghai yesterday.

The Hong Kong shuttler needed only 17 minutes to wrap up a 21-6, 21-6 victory and set up a tough second-round clash against Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Wang unsure of East Asian Games role

After dropping to her lowest world ranking since she arrived from China nearly a decade ago, veteran Wang Chen yesterday admitted she was not sure she would still be playing by the time Hong Kong hosts next year's East Asian Games.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Wang's chance gone in a flash

Wang Chen's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the women's singles at the US$200,000 Japan Super Series ended in just 24 minutes yesterday in Tokyo. Hong Kong's number one player had no answer to in-form Tine Rasmussen of Denmark, the All-England champion, who smashed her way to a 21-8, 21-16 victory.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Wang into Japan second round

Determined to make up for her disappointing Beijing 2008 where she lost in the round-of-16, Hong Kong's Wang Chen reached the second round of the Japan Super Series in Tokyo yesterday. The veteran beat Chen Jiayuan of Singapore 21-12, 21-13. Zhou Mi, who was ineligible for the Games, also made it to the second stage by defeating India's Saina Nehwal 21-18, 21-16.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tough draw for Hong Kong medal hope Wang

Wang Chen, Hong Kong's top player, is projected to meet Tine Rasmussen of Denmark in the quarter-finals of women's singles. According to the draw made at the Beijing Henan Plaza Hotel yesterday, Wang, ranked sixth in the world, received a bye in the opening round and will meet Eva Sladekova of Slovenia in the next stage.

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Wang in Thai quarter-finals

Wang Chen is in the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open after a 2-0 victory over Salakjit Ponsana in Bangkok yesterday. While the third seed needed only 34 minutes to beat her Thai opponent 21-16, 21-15, compatriot Zhou Mi, the fourth seed, lost to Singaporean Xing Aiying, 21-16, 11-21, 21-18. Wang (pictured) will now meet Kaori Imabeppu of Japan.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Injury forces out Wang

It was heartbreak for Wang Chen yesterday when injury forced her to withdraw from the Indonesia Super series in Jakarta while leading mainland top seed Zhu Lin in the quarter-finals. Hong Kong's top player pulled out after winning the first set 21-17 and leading the second 6-2. Zhu will now meet Pi Hongyan of France.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am