Badminton

Marín and Chen Long claim singles titles at All England Badminton Championships

By Nick Butler

Spain's Carolina Marin continued her rapid rise up the echelons of the sport with victory in Birmingham ©AFP/Getty ImagesWorld champions came to the fore on the final day of the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham, with China's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marín taking the singles titles. 

Chen Long wins battle of Chinese superstars at All England Badminton Championships

By Nick Butler

Chen Long enjoyed a superb win over compatriot Dan Lin at the semi-final stage in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesChina's world champion Chen Long enjoyed a superb victory over two-time Olympic gold medal winning compatriot Lin Dan on a busy day of semi-finals action at the All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena.

Wang Shixian crashes out but China remain poised for All England Badminton Championship success

By Michael Pavitt

China have a host of names in the semi-finals at the All England Open Badminton Championships ©Getty ImagesChina's Wang Shixian bowed out in the quarter finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships as the highest ranked women's seed fell for the second day in a row at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England.

Denmark see off English challenge to win European Mixed Team Badminton Championship

By Michael Pavitt

Denmark breezed past England to win the European Mixed Team Championship ©BadmintonEuropeDenmark overcame England in the European Mixed Team Badminton Championship final in Leuven to reclaim the title they lost to Germany two years ago.

Denmark and England win thrillers to reach final of European Mixed Team Badminton Championships

By Michael Pavitt

England have progressed to the final for the first time since 2009 ©TwitterDenmark will face England in the final of the European Mixed Team Badminton Championships after both teams earned thrilling 3-2 semi-final victories over Germany and Russia respectively in Leuven.

Germany put group stage setback behind them to reach semi-final at European Mixed Team Badminton Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Germany's victory in the men's doubles kept their title defence alive and sparked a miraculous comeback against France ©TwitterGermany bounced back from the disappointment of losing to Scotland in yesterday's Group 3 decider to beat seeded nation France in the quarter-finals of the 2015 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships in Leuven. 

Scotland stun holders Germany to top group at European Mixed Team Badminton Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Kieran Merrilees helped set Scotland on their way to victory ©Twitter Scotland upset the odds to come out on top against Germany in the Group 3 decider at the 2015 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships.

Spain withdraws from European Mixed Team Badminton Championships in row over image rights

By Daniel Etchells

Badminton Europe has announced Spain's withdrawal from the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships ©Badminton EuropeSpain have withdrawn their team from the 2015 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships because of a row involving its top players. 

Leuven ready to host 2015 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Viktor Axelsen is part of the Denmark team tipped for success at the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships ©BadmintonPhotoThe 2015 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships are set to get underway in Leuven, Belgium, on Wednesday (February 11) as the top 12 teams from across the continent battle it out in a newly revamped competition.
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