Winning starts for Tai, Marin

BANGKOK • World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying came from behind to beat Indian star P. V. Sindhu in three games as badminton’s World Tour Finals began in Bangkok yesterday. The 26-year-old Taiwanese lost the first game 19-21 against the Rio Olympics silver medallist before regrouping to win 21-12, 21-17 in 59 minutes. “It was a good match, there were no

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Regional hubs for badminton

New regional training centres will be set up next year, as the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) seeks to raise the quality of play and increase the sport’s popularity and accessibility. SBA president Lawrence Leow, who was re-elected unopposed for a second term at its virtual annual general meeting yesterday week, is also looking at high performance and establishing a wider

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Coronavirus: Badminton Asia defends Thomas and Uber Cup pull-outs

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Asia’s badminton chief has denied that teams in the region were to blame for the postponement of the Thomas and Uber Cup, which followed a series of pull-outs over coronavirus fears. Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Australia all withdrew before the men’s and women’s world team championships, which were set to kick off badminton’s restart

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Badminton: HK's Ng nabs Thailand Masters from Japan's Nishimoto; Yamaguchi takes women's title

BANGKOK (AFP) – Hong Kong shuttler Ng Ka Long snatched the men’s Thailand Masters title on Sunday (Jan 26) after a shaky start against Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto, whose compatriot Akane Yamaguchi beat South Korea’s An Se-young in a hard-fought women’s final. World No. 9 Ng clinched victory after Nishimoto took the first game in a 16-21, 21-13, 21-12 duel. But

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AirBadminton takes off in Singapore

SINGAPORE – AirBadminton made its official debut in Singapore at the Badminton Festival held at HeartBeat @ Bedok on Saturday (Nov 23), following the new sport’s unveiling by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in May. Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) vice-president Robert Lim said: “Badminton has a rich history in Singapore and many people love and play the game regularly. “However, players are

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