Exploits of Japan, China and Indonesia serve a wakeup call

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian badminton can only look with envy at Japan, China and Indonesia – and may even have to forget about winning major titles this year.

Major breakthrough: Japan’s Yuta Watanabe (right) and Arisa Higashino celebrating after winning the mixed doubles final in the All-England at Arena Birmingham on Sunday. — AFP

Malaysia's Jeremy behind Japanese mixed pair’s historic success

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Jeremy Gan is indeed a coach with the Midas touch.

Penang’s Seng Zoe prevents BAM clean sweep

PENANG: Penang’s promising shuttler Yeoh Seng Zoe could not have asked for a more fitting comeback as he bade farewell to his National Under-21 singles campaign in style at the PBA hall in Bukit Dumbar.

A happy man: Penang’s Yeoh Seng Zoe posing with the gold medal and mock cheque after winning the men’s singles final of the National Under-21 tournament in Penang yesterday.

Lin Dan falls to compatriot Shi Yuqi in All-England final

PETALING JAYA: Shi Yuqi prevented Lin Dan from winning his seventh All-England title in an all-China men's singles final at Arena Birmingham.

 Lin Dan returns a shot to Shi Yuqi during the men's singles final match at the All England Open Badminton tournament in Birmingham, England on Sunday. - AP Photo/Rui Vieira

Shi beats Lin to win All England final

(Reuters) - Seventh seed Shi Yuqi beat compatriot Lin Dan to win an all-Chinese final of the All England Open badminton championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

Lin sees off Huang to reach All England final

(Reuters) - China's Lin Dan beat compatriot Huang Yuxiang 21-14 13-21 21-11 in the semi-finals on Saturday to move a step closer to his seventh All England Open title.

Chong Wei ready to move on after loss to China’s superstar

PETALING JAYA: Finishing second to Lin Dan again on the international stage is a bitter pill to swallow.

Stretch: Lee Chong Wei in action against China’s Lin Dan during the men’s singles quarter-finals of the All-England at Arena Birmingham on Friday. — Reuters

Soon Kit sees what’s lacking in the doubles after q-final exit

PETALING JAYA: Consistency and determination.

retired national badminton player Cheah Soon Kit. -Art Chen/ The Star.

Chong Wei loses to Lin Dan in All-England

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's challenge is all over at the All-England with the defeats of Lee Chong Wei and Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong in the men's singles and doubles quarter-finals respectively.

Lin overpowers old rival Lee to reach All England semis

(Reuters) - China's Lin Dan beat his old rival and defending champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-16 21-17 in the All England Open quarter-finals in Birmingham on Friday.