retirement Archive

  • 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...

  • Lee Hyo Jung to return to competition

    Lee Hyo Jung to return to competition

    Former Olympic and Asian Games gold medallist Lee Hyo Jung is returning to competitive badminton after a three-year absence.  The 34-year-old Lee last competed in late 2011 at Korea’s National Sports Festival (pictured) and has...

  • Eriko Hirose calls it quits

    Eriko Hirose calls it quits

    Japan’s top women’s singles player of the last ten years, Eriko Hirose, announced her retirement from competitive badminton during the All Japan Championships. There was a ceremony at the event celebrating the twenty-nine year-old Inagawa-born...

  • Yao Lei quits the game

    Yao Lei quits the game

    One of Singapore’s top women’s doubles player, Yao Lei is retiring at the age of 24 after her last appearance in the Asian Games this week. The Chinese-born shuttler, for the past 6 years, has...

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    Lee Hyun Il may return for Asian Games

    Former world #1 Lee Hyun Il is being considered as an addition to the team for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games this September, according to a report today from Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. Lee, who...

  • No more badminton for Sarah Milne

    No more badminton for Sarah Milne

    Young British badminton star Sarah Milne, who featured in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, has called it quits. The promising 22-year-old player officially announced her retirement yesterday via Facebook: With regret I would like to...

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