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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: ‘Viktor-ious’ - Marin and Axelsen!

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: ‘Viktor-ious’ - Marin and Axelsen!

Carolina Marin, the 21-year-old left-hander from Spain, and Danish 20-year-old, Viktor Axelsen, announced themselves on badminton’s big stage tonight, securing World Championship medals for their countries.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: Sizzling Sindhu into Semi-Finals

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: Sizzling Sindhu into Semi-Finals

PV Sindhu – she of the barnstorming attack – upset the seedings for the second successive day and year, crashing the potential all-China finale to reach the Li-Ning BWF World Championships semi-finals today.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 4: Seeds Tumble Out

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 4: Seeds Tumble Out

Several favoured players, including Men’s Singles third seed Jan O Jorgensen, stumbled at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships yesterday. Here are some images of the day's action.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Jorgensen's Nightmarish End

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Jorgensen's Nightmarish End

Jan O Jorgensen’s dream of emulating compatriot greats like Flemming Delfs and Peter Rasmussen vanished in 23 minutes of pain, panic and numbing disbelief in the third round of the Men’s Singles tonight.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Resolute Mitani Topples Intanon

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Resolute Mitani Topples Intanon

There will be a new Women’s Singles queen as Minatsu Mitani of Japan knocked title-holder, Ratchanok Intanon, out of the Li-Ning BWF World Championships today in a last-16 battle.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Competition Heats Up

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Competition Heats Up

Action at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 picked up momentum as the tournament headed towards its business end. Here are some snapshots from the third day’s play.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Jorgensen 'Danes' to Dream

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Jorgensen 'Danes' to Dream

In an imposing performance, Jan Jorgensen maintained Denmark’s extraordinary World Championships tradition, romping into the last 16 of Men's Singles this afternoon in front of family and friends.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Chinese ‘Bao’ Out

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Chinese ‘Bao’ Out

Indonesia’s squad – depleted by injury and illness to some of its stars – got an incredible lift today as unlikely heroines, Anggia Shitta Awanda and Della Destiara Haris, emphatically ousted the No.1 Women’s Doubles seeds. 

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 2: Hits and Misses

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 2: Hits and Misses

The badminton world’s attention is on Copenhagen this week as the Danish capital hosts the Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014. Here are some glimpses of the action from the second day.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 2: Father Figures in Sugiarto Bid

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 2: Father Figures in Sugiarto Bid

Tommy Sugiarto, whose father Icuk won the World Men’s Singles title in Copenhagen in 1983, is seeking to emulate that achievement at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships unfolding in Denmark’s capital.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 2: Smooth Passage for Seeds

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 2: Smooth Passage for Seeds

Top seed Li Xuerui began her bid for the Women’s Singles World Championship with a 21-13 21-17 win over Kristina Gavnholt today and spoke of her internal struggle after losing last year’s final.

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Bonding through Badminton

Bonding through Badminton

A festive spirit pervaded the air on the final day of BWF’s Sports Initiation Programme during the Youth Olympic Games 2014 last week.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 1: Chong Wei Cruises; Domke Delight

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 1: Chong Wei Cruises; Domke Delight

Lee Chong Wei’s swift and smooth start amid a potential challenger’s surprise demise was the highlight of the first evening of the Li-Ning BWF World Championships in Copenhagen today.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 1: Wei Gains Revenge Over Momota

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 1: Wei Gains Revenge Over Momota

Kento Momota, who helped make history at the Thomas Cup, suffered a dramatic reversal of fortune today when he became the first seed to be beaten at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships.

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Ygor Oliveira’s ‘Sun-rise’ Moment

Ygor Oliveira’s ‘Sun-rise’ Moment

Ygor Coelho de Oliveira will return from the Youth Olympic Games 2014 a vastly improved player thanks to a fortuitous encounter.

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