Qingdao (China): Chinese badminton star Lin Dan, ranked second in the world, quit his semi-final clash with teammate Chen Jin due to an old injury at the Asian Badminton Championships here Saturday.
According to the organising committee of the Asia championships, Lin`s waist injury recurred during the morning training session. Lin`s withdrawal sent Chen into Sunday`s final against Chinese Du Pengyu who won 17-21, 21-16, 21-12 over Chen Long in the other semi-final, reported Xinhua.
Chen is currently ranked fifth in the world but, based on points collected during the Olympic period, he is at No.4, ahead of Danish veteran Peter Gade. Chen needs to secure the fourth place until the end of April to ensure an Olympic ticket.