The nation has produced some immensely talented players since the 1940s when badminton really took off here and the least we can do is remember them and their sacrifices.
The duo reigned over the sport for more than a decade and have only relinquished that hold in recent years as their powers waned.
Lin Dan mendedikasi sebuah lagu “Kawan jangan nangis” kepada Chong Wei.
The former national shuttler says Lee Chong Wei, who announced his retirement today, should get enough rest before deciding on his future plans.
Former world number one had been expected to retire after his cancer diagnosis.
Menteri belia dan sukan mahu Chong Wei diberikan ruang ekoran spekulasi beliau akan bersara sebelum Sukan Olimpik Tokyo 2020.
The men’s singles player, Soong Joo Ven, and professional mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crash out of the quarterfinals.
Pemain perseorangan, Soong Joo Ven berdepan pemain nombor 4 dunia, Chou Tien Chen, manakala regu, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying berdepan regu Indonesia, Praveen Jordan-Melati Daeva Oktavianti.
Shi Yuqi sealed the championship with a smash and is mobbed by his team-mates, who raced onto the court after his surprise win.
Japan must beat hosts and 10-time winners of the Sudirman Cup in the final to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.
China went 2-0 ahead in just 94 minutes thanks to their world No 1 mixed doubles pair Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong, and second-ranked Shi Yuqi in the men's singles.
Malaysia face a daunting task to qualify to the semi-finals of the Sudirman Cup having to get past Group A winners Japan in the quarters.
The former world number one's absence is a severe blow to Malaysia's hopes of making an impact at the Sudirman Cup.
It was the second championship title for the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists after having won the Thailand Masters in January.
They will take on second-seeds Mohamad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia who beat Taiwanese pair Lee Yang-Wang Chi Lin 18-21, 21-19, 21-14.
The badminton ace is not registered for any Badminton World Federation tournaments after May, either.
The top seed dug deep to fight back from 16-11 behind in the second game to force a decider.
The pair are now ranked 26th from 38th two weeks ago following their remarkable turnaround.
A contest of contrasting styles saw the Indonesian employ an aggressive attacking approach as his Taiwanese opponent was content to defend and counter when opportunities arose.
The unseeded pair beat Indonesian duo Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in a breathtaking 71 minutes match.
Lin Dan tak mahu kecederaan serius memandangkan Piala Sudirman dan aksi kelayakan Sukan Olimpik tidak lama lagi
This is Lin Dan’s first major title in two years.
It is the second final that Lin has reached this year.
Chong Wei tak sabar untuk kembali beraksi dan bertemu dengan Lin Dan di gelanggang