retirement Archive

  • Max Schwenger ends career at age 23

    Max Schwenger ends career at age 23

    Germany’s Max Schwenger (pictured right, with Carla Nelte) has called it quits at age 23, according to a report yesterday from Badzine Germany.  Schwenger was ranked in the world’s top 25 and set to make...

  • Bankier latest to hang up racquet

    Bankier latest to hang up racquet

    Scotland’s Imogen Bankier is the latest former top ten player to put an end to her international playing career.  Badminton Scotland reported this week that Bankier, who achieved international success twice at home last year,...

  • Vita back in national training centre

    Vita back in national training centre

    After announcing her retirement following her loss in the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold, Vita Marissa is back on the national team, according to a report this week from Republika.  Marissa won the Indonesian national...

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    Former top 10s call it quits

    As the badminton world focussed its attention last week on the BWF World Superseries Finals, there was a different air of finality for more than one former top ten shuttler.  Within days of each other,...

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    Wang Xiaoli retires

    Two-time world champion Wang Xiaoli is retiring from the national team, says a report on Sports Sina. The 26-year-old had been suffering from injuries this year and even had to undergo elbow surgery in May,...

  • Arvind Bhat retires

    Arvind Bhat retires

    India’s Arvind Bhat has announced his retirement from competitive badminton, says a report yesterday in the Deccan Herald.  Bhat’s best international result actually came last year when he became the oldest singles player to win...

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    SPOTLIGHT – Kim Moon Soo on 30 years of doubles excellence

    Olympic gold medallist and two-time World Champion Kim Moon Soo looks back on winning Korea’s first ever badminton World Championship title, 30 years ago this week. Interview by Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto and Don Hearn...

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    Lee Chong Wei: “I will quit if I get a 2-year suspension”

    In an interview given to the BBC yesterday, Lee Chong Wei announced that he will no longer play competitive badminton if he is suspended for the maximum of two years he is facing in his...

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