At 26, Georges Julien Paul still has many years of badminton ahead of him, but the Mauritian also has a backup plan for his post-playing career. Having completed his degree in marketing, Paul has enrolled for the Post Graduate Certificate in International Sport Management scholarship programme granted by BWF in association withRead More →

Malaysia’s men and Korea’s women, in Group D of their respective competitions, have roughly similar strengths; and both could, under certain circumstances, trump more fancied opponents. Malaysia’s men are grouped with Japan, England and USA, while Korea’s women are with India, Canada and USA. For both Malaysia and Korea, theRead More →

The Brazil Para Badminton International 2022 belonged to India as they dominated the medal table with eight gold, seven silver and 13 bronze in Sao Paulo on Sunday. SL3 star Mandeep Kaur was the biggest contributor to the tally, acing SL3 women’s singles and SL3-SU5 women’s doubles. She and partner Chirag Baretha also finishedRead More →

Indonesia, Korea, Thailand and Singapore make up Group A of the Thomas Cup, perhaps the trickiest group in the draw. Leading the charge for Singapore at the TotalEnergies BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2022 will be world champion Loh Kean Yew, whose battles with – possibly — Anthony Sinisuka Ginting/Jonatan Christie, HeoRead More →

With the pandemic-related restrictions starting to ease across the Oceania region, Badminton Oceania caught up with Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, reigning six-time continental champion in women’s singles and two-time Australian Olympian, to find out about recent developments and preparation for upcoming events. Could she extend her record-breaking run at the upcoming VICTORRead More →

A pair reckoned to be long past their prime rediscovered some of their glory days and emerged unlikely winners of the 2022 Gwangju YONEX Korea Masters. Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang, formerly world No.2, who had split up after the Rio Olympics and returned with different partners with limited success, provedRead More →

Anders Antonsen made amends for a loss that has “haunted” him since last December, as he outplayed world champion Loh Kean Yew in the opening round of the YONEX All England. The No.3 seed, playing his first match since losing in the semifinals of the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021 to Loh, had hisRead More →

Malaysia’s Nur Izzuddin and Goh Sze Fei claimed their first HSBC BWF World Tour title, beating Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi for the YONEX GAINWARD German Open 2022 on Sunday. Izzuddin was troubled by a right leg injury late in the third game but kept his nerve as he served out the match, 23-21 16-21 21-14 for theRead More →

As many as 10 seeded players or pairs crashed on an upset-dominated Day 3 of the YONEX GAINWARD German Open 2022. Women’s singles saw the most casualties, with the top two seeds – Tai Tzu Ying and world champion Akane Yamaguchi – losing to Sayaka Takahashi and He Bing Jiao. Yamaguchi, also the three-time defending champion, went downRead More →

Top Indian shuttlers, including double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and World Championships silver and bronze winners Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, progressed to the second round of the German Open on Tuesday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal also made an impressive start at the $180,000 Super 300 badminton tournament after struggling with fitnessRead More →

India dominated the final day of the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022, securing 11 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals. Having entered the tournament with the biggest contingent of 36 players, 16 of those had finals tickets with Paralympic champion Pramod Bhagat (SL3) and reigning world champion Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (SL3) bothRead More →