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
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
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.
All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia beats Viktor Axelsen to clinch maiden title; Nozomi Okuhara wins women's final
Japan's Nozomi Okuhara was a dominant winner in the women's final, beating Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12, 21-16.
All England Open 2021: Viktor Axelsen sets up final with Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia after beating Anders Antonsen in semis
Axelsen got the better of an all-Danish semi-final, coming from behind to beat Anders Antonsen 16-21, 21-7, 21-17.
The draw has opened up for Lee, who will face Mark Clajouw of the Netherlands in the semi-finals.
Swiss Open 2021: PV Sindhu outclasses Mia Blichfeldt to enter final, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty eliminated
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, beat fourth seeded Blichfeldt 22-20 21-10 in 43 minutes to avenge her first-round loss to the Danish world no. 12 at the Yonex Thailand Open in January.
BWF World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu Ying, Anders Antonsen crack aura of invincibility around Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelsen
Long-reigning World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying matched Carolina Marin’s scorching pace, pinned her repeatedly on her slightly vulnerable backhand baseline to come from 17-19 down in the decider to win 14-21, 21-8, 21-19
BWF World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu-ying beats Carolina Marin in women's final; Anders Antonsen stuns Viktor Axelsen
Marin beat the 26-year-old Tai two weeks in a row during the previous Thailand Open tournament finals
BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu drawn with World No 1 Tai Tzu-ying, local favourite Ratchanok Intanon
Tai, former world champion Ratchanok and Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu were grouped together with Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong for the round-robin stage of the biosecure tournament in Bangkok.
Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, smashed top seed Tai Tzu-ying for the second time in a fortnight.
Thailand Open Super 1000: Sameer Verma, Satwik-Ponnappa sail into quarters; Anthony Ginting ousted in shock defeat
Sameer Verma will next face third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark, who received a walkover, in the quarter-finals.
The former world number one Spaniard was an imposing force with razor sharp smash shots, clever net work and an unmatched level of aggression and agility.
The Thailand Open is the first of three consecutive tournaments played in strict bio-secure conditions and behind closed doors in Bangkok, culminating in the World Tour Finals from 27 January.
Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
Frankly speaking, there is a lot of merit in Prannoy’s rant against the BAI. He should, by rights, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2018 or 2019. His misfortune lies in the fact that Sameer Verma’s claim this year appears a mite stronger, and the ageing Thiruvananthapuram player may just have missed the boat in the stakes of having the coveted statuette adorn his mantelpiece.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four years from quarter-final run in Rio, Kidambi Srikanth's chances of qualification are fading quickly
There are simply not enough tournaments left for Srikanth to collect the 8,000+ points required to overtake Gemke and finish in the top-16, even if he puts in a late gallop and finishes among the medals at these competitions
All England Championships 2020: Viktor Axelsen wins maiden trophy in Birmingham; Tai Tzu Ying clinches women's title
Viktor Axelsen claimed his maiden men's singles title at the All England Championship, while two-time former winner Tai Tzu Ying regained the women's singles crown on Sunday.
Besides Yufei, world number eight He Bingjiao and former All England champion Shi Yu Qi are the other stars of the Chinese squad who are expected to compete at the India Open
BWF World Tour Finals 2019: PV Sindhu must find top gear to defend title; Kento Momota overwhelming favourite in men's singles
PV Sindhu would not have been part of the 'elite eight' at World Tour Finals had it not have been for her World Championships win earlier this year. Now, she will quickly need to step up her game as she walks into the tournament on the back of a streak of dismal results.
Hong Kong Open: Home favourite Lee Cheuk Yiu caps off stunning run to finals with three-sets win over Anthony Ginting for first major title
Lee's title run, which includes surprise wins over Denmark's Viktor Axelsen and Kidambi Srikanth of India in the quarter and semi-final, comes after he appeared to show support for the protesters