Badminton

Lin Dan maintains his supremacy

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

OLYMPIC champion Lin Dan beat world title-holder Chen Long in an epic, all-China badminton men’s singles final at the Asian Games yesterday, with the young star coming agonisingly close to taking the crown.

Last two chances

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

NEXT year’s World Championships and the 2016 Rio Olympics remain as Lee Chong Wei’s last two chances to win a major title following his Asian Games failure.

Chong Wei still the nearly-man

Monday, 29 September 2014.

LEE Chong Wei ended his Asian Games campaign yesterday without the gold medal he so desperately sought to avoid becoming the nearly-man of badminton.

Indonesia’s gold rush

Monday, 29 September 2014.

MEN’S doubles pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan added to Indonesia’s badminton gold medal haul yesterday in the nation’s best Asian Games for 16 years.

Lin Dan awaits

Sunday, 28 September 2014.

LEE Chong Wei avoided talking about Lin Dan all week at the Asian Games but now the World No 1 is faced with the scene he has dreaded most in today’s men’s singles semi-finals.

Vivian-Khe Wei stand tall

Friday, 26 September 2014.

VIVIAN Hoo and Woon Khe Wei became the first Malaysian women’s doubles pair to claim an Asian Games medal in 44 years after reaching the semi-finals yesterday.

Clock is ticking for Chong Wei

Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

TIME is running out for Lee Chong Wei to win an elusive major title especially now that the World No 1 faces a difficult draw in Incheon.

Hyun-Il cherishes latest comeback

Tuesday, 23 September 2014.

VETERAN comeback kid Lee Hyun-Il spoke of his pride at sealing gold for the South Korea badminton men’s team against China after being recalled from retirement as the hosts’ secret weapon.

Double blow

Tuesday, 23 September 2014.

LEE Chong Wei was forced to settle for the bronze medal in the Asian Games team event yesterday and would hardly have been cheered up after drawing Lin Dan in the men’s singles semi-finals.

Chong Wei has faith in China

Monday, 22 September 2014.

LEE Chong Wei (pic) is sure China will not rest Chen Long and field Lin Dan against him in today’s Asian Games men’s team semi-final between Malaysia and China.