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Lin Dan-fan Meiraba wants to be calm under pressure like his idol

Meiraba remembers all the major finals of Lin Dan and excitedly spoke about his famous rivalry with Malaysian Lee Chong Wei. “From a young age I have been watching Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. In crucial points Lin Dan doesn’t get nervous and stays in control, I try to learn these things,” says Meiraba.
Maisnam Meiraba Luwang
Maisnam Meiraba Luwang
Published on Jul 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Avishek Roy

Malaysia’s badminton king Lee Chong Wei retires after cancer battle

Lee Chong Wei rose to become a modern badminton great, beloved by his fans despite his tantalising failures to bring home the biggest trophies of all.
In this file photo taken on March 12, 2017, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei celebrates his victory over China's Lin Dan.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on March 12, 2017, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei celebrates his victory over China's Lin Dan.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar

Lee Chong Wei, badminton’s beloved nearly man

The sinewy Lee, blessed with lightning reflexes, retired on Thursday after a 19-year career with a plot like a soap opera, including a doping ban and a frightening brush with cancer
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei(AFP)
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei(AFP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 02:49 PM IST
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Putrajaya, Malaysia | By AFP

Badminton star Lee Chong Wei retires after cancer battle

“My decision to retire is a heavy one. I really love this sport. But it is a demanding sport. I thank all Malaysians for the past 19 years,” a teary-eyed Lee, 36, told a news conference.
Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei wipes his tears during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Former World No. 1-ranked Lee has announced his retirement from badminton after 19 years following his battle with cancer.(AP)
Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei wipes his tears during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Former World No. 1-ranked Lee has announced his retirement from badminton after 19 years following his battle with cancer.(AP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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Putrajaya (Malaysia) | By Press Trust of India

Malaysia stun India to stay in Sudirman Cup hunt

Chow and Lee were 19-15 down to Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy in the second game, but roared back to win it and take Malaysia to the cusp of the quarters.
Ashwini Ponnappa (R) and N.Sikki Reddy react after winning a point against Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean.(AFP)
Ashwini Ponnappa (R) and N.Sikki Reddy react after winning a point against Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean.(AFP)
Updated on May 21, 2019 04:39 PM IST
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Shanghai | By Agence France-Presse

Indian shuttlers take on Malaysia, eye knockout stage at Sudirman Cup

India, who had reached the quarterfinals twice in the 2011 and 2017 editions, will have to overcome Malaysia, the 2009 semifinalists, when they begin their campaign.
India's Srikanth Kidambi plays a shot against Chinese Huang Yuxiang.(PTI)
India's Srikanth Kidambi plays a shot against Chinese Huang Yuxiang.(PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2019 05:55 PM IST
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Nanning | By Press Trust of India

Badminton’s Lee Chong Wei to miss World Championship after cancer

Michelle Chai, general manager of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), said Lee -- currently ranked 113 in the world -- would not play in the championships in Switzerland from August 19-25.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 15: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in action during his mens singles match against NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong on Day Two of the BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals on December 15, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 15: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in action during his mens singles match against NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong on Day Two of the BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals on December 15, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Updated on May 08, 2019 03:55 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Lin Dan wins Malaysia Open to end title drought

The win comes after the five-time world champion made several early round exits since January, including at the Indonesia Masters, German Open and the All-England.
Lin Dan of China poses with his medal after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on April 7, 2019. SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)(AFP)
Lin Dan of China poses with his medal after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on April 7, 2019. SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Kidambi Srikanth heads to Malaysia after India Open heartbreak

Srikanth, who last won a title at the 2017 French Open, came close to ending the lean patch when he reached the finals of the India Open but Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen thwarted his challenge.
Kidambi Srikanth reacts after losing the final against Viktor Axelsen.(PTI)
Kidambi Srikanth reacts after losing the final against Viktor Axelsen.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 04:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

Lee Chong Wei pulls out of Malaysian Open, Olympic hopes in jeopardy

Lee Chong Wei was advised by doctors against putting “undue stress” on his recovering body, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said in a statement late Tuesday, after the 36-year-old travelled to Taiwan at the weekend for a post-treatment check-up.
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Getty Images)
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Badminton star Lee Chong Wei resumes training after cancer battle

The former long-time world number one was seen to be in “high spirits” with plans to get back to court next week, Badminton Association of Malaysia secretary-general Ng Chin Chai told AFP.
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Getty Images)
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Lee Chong Wei to seek cancer all-clear before resuming badminton training

Despite earlier comments from Malaysia’s badminton chief that Lee Chong Wei’s return to the training courts was imminent, the 36-year-old said he still needed the green light from his specialists.
Malaysia's badminton player Lee Chong Wei speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.(REUTERS)
Malaysia's badminton player Lee Chong Wei speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By PTI

Cancer-hit Lee Chong Wei announces badminton comeback bid

The ex-world number one said he could resume training as early as next month and was targeting a competitive comeback at the All England Open in March.
Badminton - Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships - Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, Britain - March 16, 2018 Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in action during the men's singles quarter final Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra(Action Images via Reuters)
Badminton - Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships - Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, Britain - March 16, 2018 Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in action during the men's singles quarter final Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Cancer-hit badminton ace Lee hoping to make comeback

The world number five and three-time Olympic silver medallist also posted pictures on social media of himself and his wife smiling and holding their children to mark his 36th birthday on Sunday.
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Cancer-hit badminton ace shelves appearance to focus on recovery

Lee had flagged a media appearance “a few days” after his return to Malaysia on Sunday, but Norza said the 35-year-old needed to rest to strengthen his immune system.
File picture of Lee Chong Wei(REUTERS)
File picture of Lee Chong Wei(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 01:06 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Lee Chong Wei wants to rest after cancer treatment

The world number five and three-time Olympic silver medallist returned late on Sunday night on a private jet to the Subang International Airport, near Kuala Lumpur.
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Lee Chong Wei.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 08, 2018 10:57 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By AFP

Shuttler Lee Chong Wei diagnosed with nose cancer

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) had issued a statement a couple of months back saying that Chong Wei had been diagnosed with a respiratory-related disorder in July and was taking a break.
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei.(Reuters)
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 06:30 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By PTI

Title holder Kidambi Srikanth faces Kento Momota test at Indonesia Open badminton

Two days ago, Kidambi Srikanth was outwitted by Kento Momota en route to his final appearance at Malaysia Open badminton.
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is the men’s singles defending champion at Indonesia Open.(AFP)
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is the men’s singles defending champion at Indonesia Open.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 04:56 PM IST
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Jakarta | By Press Trust of India

HS Prannoy looks to overcome inconsistency en route to badminton glory

HS Prannoy has lost several close contests that have proved costly in his badminton career but he is confident of getting his act together.
HS Prannoy is currently ranked a career-high world No 8(AFP)
HS Prannoy is currently ranked a career-high world No 8(AFP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 11:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar

Kento Momota shows magic to stun Chen Long for Badminton Asia Championships

Japan’s Kento Momota defeated reigning Olympic champion Chen Long to clinch the men’s singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships.
Kento Momota of Japan won the men’s singles crown at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Sunday.(AFP)
Kento Momota of Japan won the men’s singles crown at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 03:20 PM IST
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Saina Nehwal enters semis, Kidambi Srikanth exits Badminton Asia Championships

While Saina Nehwal progressed to the semis, Kidambi Srikanth lost in straight games in the quarterfinals at the Badminton Asia Championships.
India's Saina Nehwal entered the women’s singles semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Friday.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal entered the women’s singles semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan on Friday.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 04:20 PM IST
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2018 Commonwealth Games: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to win gold; Kidambi Srikanth settles for silver

Saina Nehwal emerged victorious over PV Sindhu to win the women’s singles badminton gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday. However, Kidambi Srikanth could only settle for silver as he lost to Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei.
Saina Nehwal emerged victorious over PV Sindhu to win the women’s singles badminton gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.(AFP)
Saina Nehwal emerged victorious over PV Sindhu to win the women’s singles badminton gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gold Coast | By B Shrikant

2018 Commonwealth Games badminton highlights: K Srikanth settles for silver

Get highlights of the Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Chong Wei, 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton men’s singles final, here.
Kidambi Srikanth lost to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles badminton final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast today. Get highlights of the Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Chong Wei, 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton men’s singles final, here.(PTI)
Kidambi Srikanth lost to Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles badminton final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast today. Get highlights of the Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Chong Wei, 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton men’s singles final, here.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sandip Sikdar
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