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Badminton’s Lee says difficult for Lin to get approved for Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players.China's Lin is hoping compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games come around.…

Lee Chong Wei says hard for Lin Dan to receive Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Retired badminton great Lee Chong Wei has said it will be difficult for arch-rival Lin Dan to qualify for the Olympics due to tough competition from younger Chinese players. China’s Lin is hoping compete in a fifth straight Olympics in Tokyo next year, but he will be 37 when the coronavirus-delayed Games come…

Former shining star Ee Wei set to return to national fold

PETALING JAYA: Promising doubles shuttler Toh Ee Wei, who quit the national team in January last year, is set to return to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) fold. However, the 19-year-old, who won the girls’ doubles silver medal with Pearly Tan Koong Le at the World Junior Championships in Canada in 2018, will have…

Lin Dan v Lee Chong Wei: How badminton’s fantastic rivalry was born

KUALA LUMPUR: Fifteen years ago in a packed Kuala Lumpur stadium, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton's greatest rivalry.Malaysia's Lee, then 22, fell to the floor, punched the air and blew kisses to the crowd after his…

Lin Dan v Lee Chong Wei: How badminton’s excellent rivalry was born

KUALA LUMPUR: Fifteen years ago in a packed stadium in Kuala Lumpur, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton’s greatest rivalry. Malaysia’s Lee, then 22, fell to the floor, punched the air and blew kisses to the crowd…

BAM place faith on Indonesian coaches in revamp

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia have decided to depend more on foreign coaches rather than locals as badminton chief coaches under the latest revamped coaching structure. The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have named Indonesia’s Hendrawan, Flandi Limpele, Indra Wijaya and Paulus Firman as the chiefs of the men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles and mixed doubles…

Sportspersons must be provided enough time to gain back peak physical fitness prior to resuming: Rahul Dravid

Home / Cricket / Sportspersons should be given enough time to regain peak fitness before resuming: Rahul Dravid Cricket legend Rahul Dravid reckons there could be “a sense of doubt, hesitancy and fear” initially in the minds of athletes as well as people in general when sport resumes after the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel coronavirus…

After visiting ailing grandma in Guntur, Pullela Gopichand placed under quarantine for 14 days

India's Chief National Coach of badminton, Pullela Gopichand has been put under 14 days quarantine period by the Telangana authorities after his return from Andhra Pradesh in the wake of coronavirus. Pullela Gopichand , AFP File Photo Updated: May 12, 2020, 04:20 PM IST India's Chief National Coach of badminton, Pullela Gopichand has been put…