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

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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.
Lin Dan celebrates after defeating Sameer Verma of India.(Getty Images)
Lin Dan celebrates after defeating Sameer Verma of India.(Getty Images)

Olympics postponed, Lin Dan calls time on glorious career

NEW DELHI | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:47 PM IST
With the Tokyo Games delayed by a year, Lin Dan realised it would be too much to ask of his 36-year-old body, becoming the latest retirement—and probably the biggest—caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Representational image.(BWF)
Representational image.(BWF)

No plans to change Tokyo qualification period because of coronavirus: BWF

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Many top players such as two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Rio Olympics quarterfinalist Kidambi Srikanth are racing against time to book their ticket to Tokyo.
Japan's Kento Momota(AP)
Japan's Kento Momota(AP)

Momota trumps badminton greats with record-smashing year

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Momota has cleaned up in men’s badminton over the past 12 months, winning a record 11 titles including the World Championships, Asia Championships and All England Open.
File photo of Lin Dan.(File photo)
File photo of Lin Dan.(File photo)

Lin Dan’s China Open exit new blow to fading Olympic hopes

Shanghai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:34 PM IST
The 36-year-old Lin, arguably the greatest badminton player of all time, won the first game 21-19 against his fellow Chinese.
HS Prannoy defeated Lin Dan in the World Championships.(Twitter)
HS Prannoy defeated Lin Dan in the World Championships.(Twitter)

Prannoy, Praneeth march into pre-quarters of World Championships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:13 PM IST
H S Prannoy stunned multiple-time Olympic and world champion Lin Dan in a hard-fought match while Sai Praneeth outplayed Lee Dong Keun to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championships.
File image of Indian shuttler Lin Dan.(AP)
File image of Indian shuttler Lin Dan.(AP)

World Championships: HS Prannoy stuns Lin Dan to enter third round

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 03:55 PM IST
Prannoy,who has a reputation of producing big upsets when on song, defeated 11th seeded Dan 21-11, 13-21, 21-7 in a match that lasted for 62 minutes.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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.
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei(AFP)
File image of Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei(AFP)

Lee Chong Wei, badminton’s beloved nearly man

Putrajaya, Malaysia | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 02:49 PM IST
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 Indian shuttler HS Prannoy.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian shuttler HS Prannoy.(Getty Images)

New Zealand Open: Prannoy stuns Sugiarto, Sai Praneeth crashes out

Auckland | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Seventh seed Lin Dan, thus, progressed to the quarterfinals where he will be up against top seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia.
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)

Lin Dan wins Malaysia Open to end title drought

Kuala Lumpur | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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.
This file picture taken on August 2, 2018 shows Lin Dan of China reacting after losing a point against Shi Yuqi of China in their men's singles match during the badminton World Championships in Nanjing(AFP)
This file picture taken on August 2, 2018 shows Lin Dan of China reacting after losing a point against Shi Yuqi of China in their men's singles match during the badminton World Championships in Nanjing(AFP)

From ‘Super Dan’ to ‘First-Round Lin’ as badminton legend falters

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 12:44 PM IST
Widely known as “Super Dan” during his pomp, the 35-year-old Chinese last week suffered his ninth first-round defeat in 19 tournaments this year, underlining his steep decline.
File picture of Subhankar Dey(Getty Images)
File picture of Subhankar Dey(Getty Images)

Subhankar in semis, Kashyap bows out

Saarbrucken | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 11:01 PM IST
World No 64 Subhankar, who beat Lin Dan in the second round beat seventh seeded Englishman Toby Penty 21-16 21-9 in only 32 minutes.
Subhankar Dey beat Lin Dan 22-20, 21-19 to enter the quarter-finals of the SaarLorLux Open.(Twitter)
Subhankar Dey beat Lin Dan 22-20, 21-19 to enter the quarter-finals of the SaarLorLux Open.(Twitter)

India’s Subhankar Dey stuns Lin Dan at SaarLorLux Open

Saarbrucken (Germany) | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 11:15 PM IST
World No 64 Subhankar Dey took 45 minutes to upstage Lin Dan, who has five World Championship titles and two Olympic gold medals in his kitty.
File picture of Kidambi Srikanth(AFP)
File picture of Kidambi Srikanth(AFP)

Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth slays Lin Dan to reach quarters

Odense | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:14 AM IST
World number six Srikanth bounced back to beat the world number 14 from China 18-21, 21-17, 21-16 in the second round clash played on Thursday night.
India's Srikanth Kidambi hits a return towards South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun during their men's quarter-final match at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo on September 14, 2018. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)(AFP)
India's Srikanth Kidambi hits a return towards South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun during their men's quarter-final match at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo on September 14, 2018. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)(AFP)

Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth sets up clash with Lin Dan

Odense | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Srikanth needed 35 minutes to get the better of local hope Vittinghus 21-16 21-10 in the opening round of the USD 7,75,000 tournament.
HS Prannoy Kumar stunned two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the opening round of Indonesia Open badminton in Jakarta on Tuesday.(AFP)
HS Prannoy Kumar stunned two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the opening round of Indonesia Open badminton in Jakarta on Tuesday.(AFP)

HS Prannoy stuns two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in Indonesia Open badminton first round

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 07:24 PM IST
This is Indian badminton player HS Prannoy’s second win over Chinese great Lin Dan in three meetings and first at Indonesia Open.
HS Prannoy is currently ranked a career-high world No 8(AFP)
HS Prannoy is currently ranked a career-high world No 8(AFP)

HS Prannoy looks to overcome inconsistency en route to badminton glory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 11:43 AM IST
HS Prannoy has lost several close contests that have proved costly in his badminton career but he is confident of getting his act together.
B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 21-19, 21-8 vs second seed Jonatan Christie in the New Zealand Open badminton men’s singles semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.(AFP)
B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 21-19, 21-8 vs second seed Jonatan Christie in the New Zealand Open badminton men’s singles semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.(AFP)

B Sai Praneeth loses hard-fought New Zealand Open badminton semi-final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:32 AM IST
B Sai Praneeth lost 14-21, 21-19, 21-8 vs second seed Jonatan Christie in the New Zealand Open badminton men’s singles semi-final in Auckland on Saturday.
Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth has advanced in the New Zealand Open on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth has advanced in the New Zealand Open on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Lakshya Sen gives Lin Dan a scare before losing, B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma march on

Press Trust of India, Auckland | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:25 PM IST
While Lakshya Sen lost, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma advanced in the New Zealand Open in Auckland on Thursday.
B Sai Praneeth has progressed in the New Zealand Open badminton taking place in Auckland.(HT Photo)
B Sai Praneeth has progressed in the New Zealand Open badminton taking place in Auckland.(HT Photo)

Lakshya Sen to meet Lin Dan, B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram advance at New Zealand Open badminton

Press Trust of India, Auckland | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:53 PM IST
While Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen is set to play the biggest match of his career against Lin Dan, B Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram advanced at the
The new service rule, which mandates that the shuttle be exactly at 1.15 meters above the ground at the time of service, won’t be implemented at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. Image for representative purposes only.(AFP)
The new service rule, which mandates that the shuttle be exactly at 1.15 meters above the ground at the time of service, won’t be implemented at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. Image for representative purposes only.(AFP)

Badminton’s new service rule won’t be used at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Press Trust of India, Gold Coast | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 10:43 AM IST
The new service rule, which mandates that the shuttle be exactly at 1.15 meters above the ground at the time of service, won’t be implemented at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.
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