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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in nail-biting semi-final encounter

National badminton champion, Lee Chong Wei clinched a hard-fought win against his traditional foe Lin Dan at the Asian Badminton Championships in Wuhan, China today.
In the semi-final clash, Chong Wei was trailing 7-14 at one stage and inched his way to force a deuce at 20-20 before he wrapped up the first set with 22-20.
Lin Dan, however, came back invigorated to lead Chong Wei 11-7 before easily closing the second set with 21-15.
In the decider, Chong Wei was clearly in control, piling up a 6-0 lead against Lin Dan and raced to 12-0 before Lin Dan collected his first point.

Chong Wei, now ranked world number two, confirmed his victory over the world number three player with a resounding score of 21-4 in the rubber set.
The feat saw Chong Wei beating Lin Dan 11 times, with the two-time Olympic gold medallist winning 25 times.
In the final tomorrow, Chong Wei will meet Chen Long who easily disposed of compatriot Tian Houwei in straight sets 21-14, 21-16.

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