Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympics: Lin Dan beats arch-rival Lee Chong Wei to win gold

China's Lin Dan plays against Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei during the Men's Singles gold medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, on Aug 5, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP
LONDON: China's Lin Dan became the first player to win back-to-back Olympic titles when he beat his arch-rival Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 on Sunday afternoon at the Wembley Arena.
Lin, the world No. 1, had beaten Lee at the same stage at the 2008 Beijing Games.

The 28-year-old had taken down former world champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, Japan's Sho Sasaki and South Korea's Lee Hyun Il enroute to the final.
Both Lin and Lee are playing in their last Olympics. Other shuttlers such as Denmark's Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat will also take a bow after the Games.

Pingat perak sudah pasti berada dalam genggaman ekoran kejayaan pemain badminton perseorangan negara, Datuk Lee Chong Wei melangkah ke perlawanan akhir untuk menentang musuh tradisinya dari China, Lin Dan ...