11. Oct, 2018

"I am a nine-time national champion and have been representing our nation almost for past 12 years with due merit. For the past few years I am continuously and deliberately ignored from the national team selection despite performing well in domestic and international tournaments."
Aparna Balan had insinuated that this is not the first time that she had been denied a place in the National Team. Her partner and she had to go through a similar ordeal in 2014 in the days leading up to both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.
"This is not the first time I am ignored from the team.'' Aparna Balan.

28. Sep, 2018

World champion Kento Momota has become the first Japanese man to top the Badminton World Federation rankings, replacing Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at the top of the list for men's singles.

2. Jan, 2018

Indonesia’s World No. 1 men’s doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon received a boost ahead of the 2017 World Superseries Finals after they were awarded “Male Player of the Year” from Badminton World Federation (BWF) at the BWF World Super Series Finals 2017.

Sukamuljo/Gideon attracted the most vote from the BWF Awards Commission ahead of three other nominees – Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and China’s Zheng Siwei.

The Indonesian pair has enjoyed a successful year with six Superseries titles – All England, India Open, Malaysia Open, Japan Open, China Open, Hong Kong Open – as well as a runners-up at Korea Open and Denmark Open.

19. Dec, 2017

The world No. 2 Chong Wei went down fighting to defending champion and world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in a gripping 84-minute men’s singles final at the Hamdan Sports Complex in United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Chong Wei almost had Axelsen in the second game when he won five points in a row to level the score at 19-19 but it was the Dane who pulled through to force the deuce.
In the decider, the fired-up 23-year-old Axelsen pulled off all the right moves to hang on for a deserving win 19-21, 21-19, 21-15.