Geraldine Brown

Queen’s Birthday honours – Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, awarded with an Order of Australia Medal

Photo Credit: Badminton Photo On Monday 10 June 2019, the Australian Governor-General announced the list of recipients for a variety of awards as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019. The Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, was amongst the list and has been awarded with an Order of Australia Medal for her services to badminton.…

Jonatan Christie

Singles Semi Finals Highlights – Aus Open ’19

WS: Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)[1] beat Ratchanok Intanon (THA)[4] 21-17, 21-15 Even though Ratchanok Intanon was making Nozomi Okuhara run a great deal, there was no reluctance on the latter’s part. The Japanese still managed to stay ahead in the first game. There were a few Thai drop-shots that were too sharp to reach but the…

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Doubles Semi Finals highlights – Aus Open ’19

The world class players from Indonesia and China opened proceedings on semi finals day at the Crown Group Australian Badminton Open 2019. Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu were looking to reprise their quarter final exit at this year’s All England Championships against Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan. The Chinese dominated the first game, before the…

Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol, Korea

Doubles Quarter Final highlights – Aus Open ‘19

Japanese superstars Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino opened proceedings on quarter finals day at the Crown Group Australian Badminton Open 2019. Watanabe was seeking revenge for his early exit in the men’s doubles at the hands of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol. Alongside Higashino, the Japanese second seeds stumbled in the second game…

Jonatan Christie

Singles Quarter Final highlights – Aus Open ’19

Jonatan Christie (INA)[3] beat Lin Dan (CHN)[8] 21-9, 24-22 It was a drama filled revenge match for the Indonesian who bowed out to the five-time World Champion in the final of the 2018 New Zealand Open final the last time they met. Christie returned the favour with a straight games demolition too that was tactical…

Ko Sung Hyun and Eom Hye Won, Korea

Doubles highlights from day three – Aus Open ‘19

The quarter finalists have been decided at the Crown Group Australian Badminton Open 2019 as the round of 16 served up some fierce competition at the Quaycentre in Sydney Olympic Park. The mixed doubles opened up with a scintillating display of badminton as the first two games on court went the distance over three thrilling…

Michelle Li

Day three singles highlights – Aus Open ’19

Lin Dan (CHN)[8] beat Kashyap Parupalli (IND) 21-17, 20-22, 21-14 The Chinese and Indian played a chess-like match, using every stroke of their arsenal as well as checking the quality of each other’s favourite moves. Twice Olympic champion Lin sporadically displayed this signature cross court smashes from both directions and, importantly, good athleticism to equal…