Hi everyone. I want to give you a quick update on yesterday’s ankle surgery. It was a success! The surgeon removed the debris that was getting caught in the ankle joint and no cartilage damage was present which is great! According to the surgeon I’m looking at a recovery of at least 3-5 weeks. Resting this long will try my patience as I’m a guy who likes to stay active!!! However, it’s important that I don’t try to rush things, injure something and return to the surgeon’s table again ! This also means that I probably won’t get to play All England this year which I’m highly disappointed about as this tournament has such a phenomenal history and atmosphere about it. Yet, I fully realize that it’s of the utmost importance that I allow my foot to fully heal 100% so that it does not become a reoccurring issue in the future. I’ll keep you updated on the recovery. Thanks again for all the support; you guys are the best! Looking forward to get back to work as soon as my foot allows it
Hi guys. As many of you already know, I suffered an ankle injury during the 2nd round of the Indonesian Masters a few weeks back. Resting the ankle has provided little relief; after consulting with multiple experts in the field, I’ve decided to have surgery which will remove the debris that is getting caught in the ankle joint. I will keep you posted after surgery Thursday. Thanks to everyone who has sent me kind wishes since the injury. I vow to get back on the court as soon as possible! ️ Photo: badminton photo
After one and a half years upon her retirement, former World and Olympic gold medalist, ZhaoYunlei is back to her once familiar national team. But this time, her role is as an assistant coach of China Women’s Doubles supporting ZhangJun and PanLi.
What can I say.. After 15 years as a professional badminton player, with 3 Olympic games and a ton of amazing memories, I am officially retiring from international badminton after the Thomas Cup in Russia next week. Finishing my international career representing Ireland is a great way to end. This has been an extremely difficult decision and one I have thought long and hard about for quite some time. My desire to continue training 100% has not been the same this last while and without that I know my level will not be at its best. I would like to thank a lot of people; firstly my family, Camilla and her family, Lauge, Tom, Badminton Ireland, the Irish Sports Council, Institute of Sport, Olympic Council of Ireland, GBK, Hegarty Financial Management, Sinead and of course my close group of friends (you know who you are). Thank you to all the people who have been supporting me throughout my career. It's been my pleasure to share this journey with you. My future will continue in badminton where I will be teaming up with a former player in an exciting new project, which I will talk more about in the coming weeks!
It was a victory richly deserved. Beiwen Zhang had her finest moment on Sunday, turning the tables on home favourite Pusarla V Sindhu in the Women's Singles final of the Yonex-Sunrise Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open 2018. The USA player survived a match point to prevail in the thriller - 21-18 11-21 22-20. #HSBCBWFbadminton#badminton
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It’s a wrap for Asia tour! Congrats to all the winners of YONEX SUNRISE INDIA OPEN 2018
Men’s Single: ShiYuqi (CHN)
Women’s Single: ZhangBeiwen (USA)
Men’s Doubles: KevinSanjaya/MarcusGideon (INA)
Women’s Doubles: GreysiaPolii/ApriyaniRahayu (INA)
Mixed Doubles: MathiasChristiansen/ChristinnaPedersen (DEN)