Badminton


Shuttlers ready for Tokyo Games

China’s national team is “competitive” in all categories but the lack of international competition remains a major challenge in preparation for this year’s Olympic Games, China Badminton Association President...

March 4, 2021, Thursday


Antonsen, Tai capture World Tour Finals titles

Top-ranked Tai Tzu-ying won a dramatic women’s World Tour Final in Bangkok yesterday, blocking reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin’s bid for a hat-trick of titles in 3 weeks....

February 1, 2021, Monday


Christie makes surprise Thailand Open exit

Indonesia’s seventh seed Jonatan Christie was knocked out of the Thailand Open in a mesmerizing high-intensity upset against India’s HS Prannoy, who hung on despite a late shoulder injury....

January 21, 2021, Thursday


Marin, Axelsen claim Thailand Open titles

Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin bolstered her chances of defending her title in Tokyo later this year after claiming the Thailand Open by beating top seed Tai Tzu-ying in Bangkok yesterday....

January 18, 2021, Monday


Top-ranked Tai breezes into Thailand Open quarters

Women’s world No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying breezed into the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open yesterday, sweeping aside South Korea’s Kim Ga-eun 21-16, 21-10 in less than half an hour....

January 15, 2021, Friday


More COVID-19 positives at Thailand Open

A GERMAN coach and a team entourage member from France have tested positive for coronavirus within the so-called tournament bubble of the Thailand Open, a day after tests showed an Egyptian player was...

January 14, 2021, Thursday


Nehwal cleared to play in Thailand after antibody test

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been allowed to take her place in the draw for the Thailand Open after being initially withdrawn following a positive test for COVID-19, the Badminton World Federation...

January 13, 2021, Wednesday


Japan skips Thailand Open after Momota ‘positive’

World No. 1 Kento Momota tested positive for coronavirus yesterday, prompting the withdrawal of Japanese players from this month’s Thailand Open, Japan’s Badminton Association said....

January 4, 2021, Monday


Thais vow ‘world’s safest’ events as China pulls out

Thailand’s badminton chief pledged that next month’s restart tournaments will be the “safest in the world” yesterday after China withdrew because of coronavirus restrictions....

December 31, 2020, Thursday


Momota wins on return

Japan’s world No. 1 Kento Momota shrugged off nerves to make a winning return to competition in Tokyo yesterday, nearly a year after suffering serious injuries in a car crash....

December 24, 2020, Thursday




 

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