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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia downplays gold medal hopes after All England Open win
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia downplays gold medal hopes after All England Open win

Malaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei came achingly close to winning gold but never achieved it, picking up three Olympic silvers during his career.

All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big
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All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big

Lee Zii Jia won the All England title at the expense of the two top-notchers - Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota - who have been at the forefront of the sport for the past three years

All England Open 2021: Malaysia bank on 'national hero' Lee Zii Jia for Tokyo Olympics success
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia bank on 'national hero' Lee Zii Jia for Tokyo Olympics success

Malaysian star defeated Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 30-29, 20-22, 21-9 Sunday to win the All England, one of the sport's most prestigious tournaments, for the first time.

Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan retires
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Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan retires

China's Lin Dan, who was one of the biggest superstars of badminton having won two Olympic golds, five World Championships and six All England titles in a 20-year career, called time on his career in July.

Rudy Hartono, Lin Dan, Poul-Erik Hoyer, or Lee Chong Wei, who wins the badminton GOAT race?
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Rudy Hartono, Lin Dan, Poul-Erik Hoyer, or Lee Chong Wei, who wins the badminton GOAT race?

Forget cold statistics, for the X-factor needed for any player to qualify for the title of the Greatest Of All Time, there appears to be no need to look beyond Lin Dan.

Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement
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Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement

Lin Dan, known for his ability to suddenly up the ante in the middle of a match, won two Olympics gold medals, won the World Championships five times and the prestigious All-England crown on six occasions

Lin Dan retires: Here's a look at badminton legend's five epic matches
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Lin Dan retires: Here's a look at badminton legend's five epic matches

Lin Dan's retirement marks the end of his two-decade-long storied career. He is also known as "Super Dan" and is considered to be one of the greatest badminton players in history.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'I want to confirm my berth as soon as possible', says B Sai Praneeth
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'I want to confirm my berth as soon as possible', says B Sai Praneeth

Praneeth, who won a bronze in the world championships at Basel in 2019, said apart from his performance at the worlds he had also played some good matches in the year gone by.

Lee Chong Wei's stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport's beloved nearly man
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Lee Chong Wei's stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport's beloved nearly man

His spirit wants him to fight, but his body can't. For once, the stoic Lee Chong Wei knew he had to accept defeat.

With prodigious natural talent, Lee Chong Wei dominated badminton circuit in a manner no one could
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With prodigious natural talent, Lee Chong Wei dominated badminton circuit in a manner no one could

Lee was very much his own man, and crystal-clear in his mind as to the style and quantum of training that suited him best.

Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei announces retirement from badminton after an illustrious 19-year career
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Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei announces retirement from badminton after an illustrious 19-year career

Former World No 1 Malaysia’s most successful badminton player, Lee Chong Wei announced retirement from professional badminton after an illustrious career.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Youthful Malaysia stun favourites India with comeback victory to secure quarter-finals spot
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Youthful Malaysia stun favourites India with comeback victory to secure quarter-finals spot

A gutsy young Malaysian side missing ailing legend Lee Chong Wei recovered from 2-1 down to beat India 3-2 and all but qualify for badminton's Sudirman Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Eighth seed India to start as favourites against Lee Chong Wei-less Malaysia in opening tie
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Eighth seed India to start as favourites against Lee Chong Wei-less Malaysia in opening tie

India will start as favourites against a young Malaysian team sans legend Lee Chong Wei when they clash in a Group 1 D match of the Sudirman Cup on Tuesday

Sudirman Cup 2019: Favourites China demolish Malaysia in opener; Indonesia get the better of England
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Favourites China demolish Malaysia in opener; Indonesia get the better of England

Malaysia's Soniia Cheah, ranked 34 in the world, pushed third-ranked Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei to three games, but was ultimately unable to claw back a point for her team.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Inconsistent form of ace shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth gives India cause for concern
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Inconsistent form of ace shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth gives India cause for concern

The form of India's top shuttlers on the eve of 2019 Sudirman Cup is at a poorer level than it was at the Commonwealth Games even as the quality of competition in Nanning is much higher than it was in Australia.

Listen: Full script of Episode 200 of Spodcast where we discuss Delhi's win over Hyderabad, Spurs reaching their first UCL final and more
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Listen: Full script of Episode 200 of Spodcast where we discuss Delhi's win over Hyderabad, Spurs reaching their first UCL final and more

In this edition of Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about Delhi's win over Hyderabad, Spurs reaching their first Champions League final after beating Ajax and more.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 200: Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019 eliminator, Spurs in first UCL final and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 200: Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019 eliminator, Spurs in first UCL final and more

In this edition of Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about Delhi's win over Hyderabad, Spurs reaching their first Champions League final after beating Ajax and more.

Cancer-free Lee Chong Wei to miss World Championships after slipping to 113 in BWF rankings during prolonged absence
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Cancer-free Lee Chong Wei to miss World Championships after slipping to 113 in BWF rankings during prolonged absence

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 19-25 August

Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Sudirman Cup on medical advice in another blow to Olympic dream
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Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Sudirman Cup on medical advice in another blow to Olympic dream

Malaysia’s badminton king Lee Chong Wei, under treatment for nose cancer, has withdrawn from next month's Sudirman Cup in China after doctors advised him against "exerting himself"

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Badminton qualification system unfair and puts strain on players, says Pullela Gopichand
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Badminton qualification system unfair and puts strain on players, says Pullela Gopichand

Indian national coach Pullela Gopichand believes that the Olympic qualification system in badminton is 'unfair' and putting a 'lot of strain' on the players.