Tag: badminton

Badminton’s Lee says tough for Lin to qualify for Olympics

Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players. China's Lin is hoping to compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but...

Lin Dan v Lee Chong Wei: how badminton’s great rivalry was born

by Sam Reeves / M. Jegathesan Fifteen years ago in a packed Kuala Lumpur stadium, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton's greatest rivalry. Malaysia's Lee, then 22, fell...

Malaysia’s Lee retirement leaves ‘Super Dan’ ploughing lonely Olympic furrow

Shanghai, China | AFP | Friday 6/14/2019 by Peter STEBBINGS Lee Chong Wei's tearful retirement was not just a sad conclusion to one of badminton's great careers, it also ended his remarkable rivalry with China's Lin Dan. The duo reigned over the sport for more than a decade and have only relinquished...

Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew stuns China badminton legend in Thailand

IN probably the most unbelievable David-Goliath sporting tales in Singapore history, badminton unknown Loh Kean Yew (above) scored a sensational victory over two-time Olympic singles champion Lin Dan 21-19, 21-18 to win the Thailand Masters finals on Sunday. From Minister Grace Fu right down to...

SEA Games surprise wins a wake-up call

By Michael Y. P. Ang There has been much talk about how SEA Games champion rower Saiyidah Aisyah heroically overcame the odds to win Singapore's first-ever individual rowing gold last Tuesday. There is similar buzz about golden milestones in equestrian, cycling, judo, men's marathon, etc. The unexpected victories in less-popular ...