Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan had an ideal preparation for his title defense next year when he won his fourth world title on Sunday in the Wembley arena that will be used for the 2012 Games.
Lin Dan survived a big fright before claiming his place in world badminton championship final where he will meet arch-rival Lee Chong Wei.
His main rival for the world title, three-time former champion Lin Dan of China, starts Tuesday against Kestutis Navickas of Lithuania.
World number one Lee Chong Wei on Sunday thrashed Danish veteran Peter Gade to win the Indonesian Open for a third time.
World number one Lee Chong Wei will meet Danish veteran Peter Gade in the final of the Indonesian Open after the Malaysian star defeated Chen Long from China on Saturday.
The two-time All England champion prevailed over world number six Gade Christensen.
Lee Chong Wei downed Lin Dan to retain his All England badminton title.
No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei is unlikely to let an ankle injury distract him from his mission in Guangzhou, which is to beat Lin Dan on Chinese soil and claim his first Asian Games badminton title.
Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei’s hopes of competing in next month’s Asian Games were boosted on Friday when the Malaysian returned to training after an ankle injury.
World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia beat bitter rival Lin Dan of China 22-20 16-21 21-17 in the final of the Japan Open Super Series on Sunday.
World number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei breezed past Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand on Saturday to set up a final showdown with old foe Lin Dan at the Japan Open in Tokyo.
Defending Champion Lin Dan of China and top-seed Malaysian Lee Chong Wei advanced to the second round after notching up straight-set wins over their rivals in the World badminton Championship.
Lee Chong Wei, the man who has dominated the Super Series circuit without winning the most major titles, captured the All-England Open on Sunday.
World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and arch-rival Lin Dan of China bustled into the quarter-finals of the All England championships.
World number one Lee Chong Wei and titleholder Lin Dan both eased into the second round of the All England badminton championships.
World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia won his second consecutive Super Series Masters Finals title by beating South Korean Park Sung-hwan on Sunday.
Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei, the world`s number one ranked badminton player, is considering skipping next month`s South East Asian Games in Laos fearing fatigue.
Malaysia`s badminton chiefs are demanding world number one Lee Chong Wei atones for his disappointing World Championships flop and returns home from December`s Southeast Asian Games with gold.
On a day of upsets, top seeds
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Zhou Mi of Hong Kong crashed out
of the World Badminton Championship after contrasting defeats
in men`s and women`s singles quarterfinals here today.
Day in Pics: 23rd September
Showbiz World - September 23, 2014
'Kill Dil'- Posters