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China's Lin Retains Title, Wins Olympic Badminton Gold

The Chinese racked up another gold Sunday morning, as Lin Dan became the first man to keep title in Olympic badminton singles

By FOSTER NIUMATA
|  Sunday, Aug 5, 2012  |  Updated 9:55 AM CDT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Lin Dan of China celebrates with his Gold medal after winning his Men's Singles Badminton Gold Medal match against Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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China's Lin Dan became the first man to retain the Olympic badminton singles title after winning a final that lived up to the hype.
 
Lin, the most decorated male player ever, beat Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 Sunday.

 
When Chong Wei's final shot landed long, Lin took off around Wembley Arena until he was tackled by his coaches.
 
Chong Wei, who also lost in the Beijing final to Lin, slumped to the court, his hopes of winning Malaysia's first-ever Olympic gold ruined again.
 
Results of Sunday's badminton event from the Summer Olympics:
 
Men Singles, Bronze Medal:
Chen Long, China, def. Lee Hyun Il, South Korea, 21-12, 15-21, 21-15.
 
Gold Medal:
Lin Dan, China, def. Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia, 15-21, 21-10, 21-19.
 
Doubles, Bronze Medal:
Chung Jae Sung and Lee Yong Dae, South Korea, def. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, Malaysia, 23-21, 21-10.
 
Gold Medal:
Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng, China, def. Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, Denmark, 21-16, 21-15.

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