BADMINTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lin Dan wins his 6th All England badminton title

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Lin Dan earned his sixth All England badminton title when he routed Chinese teammate Tian Houwei 21-9, 21-10 in the final on Sunday. The final lacked any tension, as Lin bolted to 4-0, enjoyed the same margin at the changeover and pulled away. There were no yells of joy or frustration, just a couple of fist pumps, and Lin could afford to play to the crowd...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

5-time champion Dan, rival Lee make it easily to 2nd round

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Five-time champion Lin Dan of China and his Malaysian arch rival Lee Chong Wei eased their way to the second round of the badminton world championships following straight-sets victories on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Dan overpowered Sattawat Pongnairat of the United States 21-8, 21-11 while unseeded Lee outclassed Lithuanian Kestutis Navickas 21-9, 21-13. Both...
Via Associated Press
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Former No 1 Lee Chong Wei given backdated, 8-month ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei has received a backdated eight-month ban for a doping violation uncovered in test at the badminton world championships last August, meaning he can return to competition on Friday. The Badminton World Federation announced the sanction Monday. Lee tested positive for Dexamethasone, a specified substance prohibited ''in...
Via Associated Press
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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