Badminton: Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in Japan Super Series
KUALA LUMPUR: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei defeated archrival Lin Dan of China in the final of the Japan Super Series 2010 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Japan Sunday.
According to www.tournamentsoftware.com Chong Wei took an hour and 22 minutes before finally overcoming Lin Dan in 22-20, 16-21, 21-17
The championship offered total prize money of US$200,000.
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses during an award ceremony after beating China’s Lin Dan 2-1 in their final match to win the men’s singles title at the Yonex Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.-AP
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s top doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong lost to Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng of China 21-18, 14-21, 12-21 in the men’s doubles final.
Other Malaysians consisting of men’s singles Muhammad Hafiz Hashim and men’s doubles Mak Hee Chun/ Tan Wee Kiong had an early exit in the championship. - Bernama
One of the best Singles final I have watched in recent times. Lee C.W got the answers for all Super Lin Dan shots this time. Well done Lee C.W.
Everytime Lee played Lin Dan, we hoped will it be this time ?,sadly he was outclassed by Lin Dan each time.
Finally his efforts and hard work bear fruits yesterday. It was well fought final, no issues of injuries or poor form from both players. To win the match after 80 mts of that level of the game, we are happy for you Lee.C.W.
Our next hope, he will continue the same form in the next major tournaments
It takes a helluva consistency to own the world number one ranking for many many years, since what? 2006? Have any of our badminton player held the NR 1 ranking for so long, raking up so many superseries? This is a proof of good he is.
Right now, there is only two players in the league of their own. One is our very own LCW and another one is of course Lin Dan.
And when two players playing at their peak, Lin Dan might edge the head-to-head, but lighten up a bit, he is still the one player having the best record against the sometimes invincible Lin Dan.
Now he’s going back into recuperating mode since his back has not healed 100% from that world championship in Paris against Taufik. Fingers crossed he’ll meet LD again in the asian games