Indonesian badminton sensation Jonatan Christie marked a historic victory at the Hong Kong Open, becoming the first Indonesian in a quarter-century to claim the men's singles title. In a gripping final match lasting 90 minutes, Christie overcame Japan's Kenta Nishimoto. Despite conceding the first game 12-21, Christie rallied to secure the next two games 22-20, 21-18, sealing his triumphant comeback.
The women's singles title was claimed by Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, her fifth title of the year, after defeating China's Zhang Yiman with scores of 21-18, 21-15. Yamaguchi expressed her satisfaction with her performance, aiming to build upon her success in both China and Hong Kong.
Local fans rallied behind the Hong Kong pair of Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet as they made their first-ever mixed doubles final appearance. Unfortunately, they fell short, losing to China's Guo Xinwa and Wei Yaxin with scores of 21-13, 21-19.
The women's doubles title went to Indonesia's Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Ramadhanti, who made a stunning comeback against Malaysians Perly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan, winning 14-21, 24-22, 21-9. Meanwhile, Denmark's Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen secured the men's doubles title, narrowly defeating Indonesia's Leo Carnando and Daniel Marthin with scores of 21-10, 22-24, 21-19.
Despite the thrilling matches, some players expressed concerns about slippery court conditions, including world number one Victor Axelsen and three-time world champion Carolina Marin, highlighting the need for improvements in court safety.
A referee lodged a police report after a recent Singapore FA Cup match between East Coast United FC and GFA Victoria FC at Bukit Gombak Stadium, as confirmed by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on October 18.[19/10/2023]
Independent Malaysian men's singles shuttler, Lee Zii Jia, showcased his class by securing the Arctic Open title in Finland.[16/10/2023]
Three Malaysian badminton players, led by independent shuttler Lee Zii Jia, have made it to the quarter-finals of the Arctic Open in Vantaa, Finland.[13/10/2023]
The Arctic Open in Vantaa, Finland, has witnessed a significant development as Danish world No. 1, Viktor Axelsen, decided to withdraw from the men's singles competition.[12/10/2023]
Shuttler Lee Zii Jia's quest for an Asian Games medal was thwarted in a gripping men's singles quarter-final encounter at the Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou on Thursday, October 5th.[05/10/2023]
Malaysia's badminton team faced a significant setback in the Asian Games, and legendary former player Lee Chong Wei believes that the failure should be attributed to the team as a whole rather than singling out any individual.[02/10/2023]
Malaysian Wushu sensation Tan Cheong Min made an impressive debut at the Asian Games, securing a silver medal at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre on Tuesday, September 26th.[26/09/2023]
Guglielmo Vicario has ignited his career at Spurs, but an unexpected face from Arsenal's past leads the pack in a peculiar ranking system...[25/09/2023]
Indonesian badminton sensation Jonatan Christie marked a historic victory at the Hong Kong Open, becoming the first Indonesian in a quarter-century to claim the men's singles title.[18/09/2023]
In the men's singles event at the Hong Kong Open, it was a day of mixed fortunes for Malaysian shuttlers Ng Tze Yong and Lee Zii Jia. Tze Yong showcased his dominance with a convincing victory over Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama, securing his spot in the quarter-finals.[15/09/2023]
Nottingham Forest's Harry Toffolo has received a suspended five-month ban and a fine of nearly £21,000 ($26,000) for admitting to 375 violations of the Football Association's (FA) betting regulations.[14/09/2023]
The Formula One Singapore Grand Prix is making significant strides towards sustainability by targeting a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from energy consumption by 2028.[13/09/2023]
Lee Zii Jia, the professional singles shuttler, is set to return to Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) for centralized training ahead of the Asian Games, as the apparel issue that caused his absence has been resolved.[11/09/2023]
In the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup qualifiers Group H match held at Chonburi Stadium on Saturday, September 9, Harimau Muda claimed their second win by defeating the Philippines 4-0.[09/09/2023]
Germany, set to host Euro 2024, is determined to rekindle enthusiasm among its fans by securing victories against Japan and France in their upcoming international friendlies, as emphasized by midfielder Kai Havertz.[08/09/2023]
The recently concluded Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen brought forth a wave of excitement and unforgettable moments.[30/08/2023]
On the second day of the 2023 Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen, the Malaysian pairing of Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing needed only 21 minutes to secure their place in the Round of 32.[23/08/2023]
In a twist of fate, Premier League powerhouses find themselves at a crossroads due to an impending conflict with the UEFA Champions League.[19/06/2020]
After an unexpected 3-0 defeat to Watford last week, Liverpool is gearing up for an exhilarating comeback.[06/03/2020]
In a spectacular showcase of skill and determination, Liverpool has surged to a staggering 25-point lead in the Premier League after their triumphant 1-0 victory against Norwich City on February 16, 2020.[18/02/2020]