Lee Chong Wei

  • China secure two golds in badminton worlds, Lee Chong Wei in final 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: China have secured the women's and mixed doubles gold medals at the World Badminton Championships while their Chen Long has set up a men's title clash with top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda from Japan 21-8, 21-13 in the...
  • World number one Lee Chong Wei reunited with coach August 19, 2014

    Lee Chong Wei's hopes of winning a first world title were handed a major boost after the Malaysian badminton association settled a row with the world number one's coach and allowed the duo to work together again. Malaysia's men's singles coach Rashid Sidek had been sidelined by the BAM after a...
  • Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win top BWF awards May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Numero uno shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has been rewarded for his string of wins as he won the prestigious Badminton World Federation's (BWF) Male Player of the Year award at its annual Gala Awards Dinner here. The two-time Olympic silver medallist led his team into the Thomas...
  • Lin Dan opposes BWF plans to change scoring system May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese great Lin Dan on Wednesday opposed Badminton World Federation's plans to consider a new scoring system and said changing the rules too frequently would not be good for the sport. "It has been changed quite a lot, from 9, 15 to 21, now changing back. I think this...
  • India lose opening Thomas Cup tie to Malaysia May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India lost the first three matches to hand their opening Thomas Cup badminton tie against Malaysia 0-3 at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday. World No.18 Kidambi Srikanth went down to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei 19-21, 12-21 in the first singles which was followed by B....
  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rises to World No.16 April 17, 2014

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday. Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi has...
  • Srikanth goes down fighting to Lee Chong Wei in Singapore Open semis April 12, 2014

    Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the World No.25 Indian...
  • Singapore Open semi-final: as it happened April 12, 2014

    Indian shuttler and world number 25 faces top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the Singapore Open badminton semi-finals. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of Hong Kong 17-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a marathon quarter-final. Srikkanth battled for an hour and three minutes, to set up...
  • Lee Chong Wei to play on until 2016 Rio Olympics April 8, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one badminton player Lee Chong Wei has ruled out retirement and decided to carry on for two more years until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old had hinted at retirement earlier this year after winning his 10th Malaysia Open title in Kuala Lumpur, saying...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang win India Open badminton titles April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the USD 250,000 Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series on Sunday. In an all-Chinese women's singles final,...
  • Lee Chong Wei to meet old foe Chen Long in India Open final April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday set up a summit clash with familiar foe China's Chen Long for the third time in the season, after both registered contrasting wins in the men's singles semi-finals of the USD 250,000 India Super Series here. Defending champion, Lee notched up...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in October...
  • Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Top shuttlers including Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal or P.V. Sindhu could miss part of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is coinciding with the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier to be held in Odense. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced on Monday that the second edition...
  • World No.1 Lee Chong Wei regains All England Open title March 10, 2014

    Birmingham: Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, at the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday. Top seed Lee took sweet revenge of his last year's loss in the final by...
  • World No 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei hints at retirement January 20, 2014

    Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei hinted that retirement was on the horizon after the emotional Malaysian sealed his 10th national championship in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Lee, 31, was in tears after his 21-19 21-9 victory over Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto, saying this would be his last Malaysian Open. "I have...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win BWF World Superseries finals December 15, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 singles Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui were crowned at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals in the men's and women's categories after their comprehensive victories on Sunday. Lee delivered a quick defeat to Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 21-10, 21-12, winning his seventh Superseries title this...
  • I have never seen a cricket match: Lee Chong Wei August 21, 2013

    Mumbai: World number one Lee Chong Wei, who interacted with senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after his singles match in the Indian badminton League, said he has never seen a cricket match in his life and wants to witness the game one day. "I just spoke to him (Tendulkar) socially. This...
  • World No 1 Lee Chong Wei ready for IBL debut August 20, 2013

    With a fit-again Lee Chong Wei available to play, Mumbai Masters will have the edge when they take on Delhi Smashers in their Indian Badminton League clash. ...
  • Indian Badminton League: Mumbai take 2-0 lead over Delhi August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: World number one Lee Chong Wei lived up to his reputation by easing his way past Malaysian compatriot Daren Liew on his Indian Badminton League debut before All England women's champion Tine Baun followed suit to provide a flying 2-0 start to Mumbai Masters against Krishh Delhi Smashers in...
  • Indian Badminton League better than China League, says Lee Chong Wei August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Lee Chong Wei is yet to hit his first shuttle in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) but the world number one has already proclaimed that the ongoing event is better than the prestigious and hugely competitive China League. "I have played twice in the China League. This is the first...
  • Lee Chong Wei to miss Mumbai Masters' first IBL tie August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: World No. 1 and Mumbai Masters' icon player Lee Chong Wei has again delayed his travel plans and will miss his first Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie against the Banga Beats here on Thursday. The Malaysian, who skipped the opening ceremony of the IBL here on Wednesday, was expected...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat August 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top shuttler Lee Chong Wei has vowed to bounce back from his defeat to Chinese star Lin Dan in the World Badminton Championship final. The World No. 1 retired due to leg cramps during the final in Guangzhou Sunday against his arch rival Lin Dan, who won...
  • Lin Dan defends World Badminton title at Guangzhou August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: China's Lin Dan defended his men's singles title after Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei retired in the final of the World Badminton Championships at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium here Sunday. The top seed retired with muscle cramps when Lin Dan was leading at match point 16-21, 21-13, 20-17. It...
  • Lee Chong Wei's coach appointed chief coach of Mumbai Masters August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: World number one men's shuttler Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock of Malaysia was Sunday appointed chief coach of Mumbai Masters for the inaugural Vodafone Indian Badminton League. Former Indian women national champion Aparna Popat will be the team advisor of the Mumbai side. Tey Seu Bock, also...
  • Will be thrilling to watch Lee Chong Wei in action: Gavaskar July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Batting legend and Mumbai Masters' owner Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said it would be thrilling to watch his team's icon and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in action at the Indian Badminton League (IBL) to be held August 14-31. "I am absolutely delighted that Mumbai Masters have...
  • Indian Players emerge the biggest gainers from the IBL auction July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei may have attracted the highest bid but the Indian players emerged as the biggest gainers as they earned a whopping USD 8,61,000 among themselves in the much-awaited Players' auction of the Indian Badminton League (IBL). The total amount spent on the Indian players...
  • Indian Badminton League auctions: New dawn for Indian badminton July 22, 2013

    Indian badminton has entered a brand new era with the player auction for the first edition of the Indian Badminton League taking place on Monday. Saina Nehwal will be playing for the franchise from her home city of Hyderabad while world number one Lee Chong Wei was the most expensive...
  • IBL auction: which player went where and for how much July 22, 2013

    The players' auction of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) was held in New Delhi on Monday. While most top Indian players - including Saina Nehwal - got the big bucks, some of the international players too were sold for good amount to the six franchises. Here is the list...
  • Saina Nehwal sold for 120,00 USD to Hyderabad at IBL auctions July 22, 2013

    Saina was sold to Hyderabad Hotshots for USD 120,000 as world number one Lee Chong went to Mumbai Masters for USD 135,000 in the inaugural Indian Badminton League's players auction. ...