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Chen claims men's badminton title

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Badminton Aug 21, 2016

Chen claims men's badminton title

China's Chen Long won gold Saturday in men's badminton, 21-18, 21-18, handing Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen's place as the game's new power. Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 victory. ...

Japanese pair reaches final against Denmark

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Badminton Aug 17, 2016

Japanese pair reaches final against Denmark

Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi reached the women's badminton doubles final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, assuring Japan of at least a silver medal. Later at the Riocentro Pavilion, an all-Japan women's singles quarterfinal saw Nozomi Okuhara, ranked sixth in the world, maintain her ...

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Badminton Aug 16, 2016

Japan pair reaches women's badminton semifinals

Japan's top seeds Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi advanced to the semifinals of the women's Olympic badminton doubles on Monday. Looking for Japan's second Olympic badminton medal and their nation's first gold, Matsutomo and Takahashi overcame an inspired effort from Vivian Hoo Kah Mun and ...