Chinese shuttlers sweeps all five golds at Hong Kong Open
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 23:18
  
Chinese shuttlers sweeps all five golds at Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong: The Chinese team took all five titles at the 2012 Hong Kong Badminton Open after Sunday`s finals here.

World`s No. 2 ranking Chen Long edged out Lee Chong-Wei of Malaysia 21-19, 21-17 to take the men`s singles` gold. It`s Chen`s third title after the London Olympic Games and also his second in eight days, reports Xinhua.

"Maybe I just prepared better and was more lucky," said Chen, who won the China Open last Sunday.

First seed Wang Yihan`s retirement due to injury in the second game gave teammate and Olympic champion Li Xuerui an easy women`s singles final victory. Li won the first game 21-12 and was leading 11-3 in the second.

"I hope that I can keep winning matches," said the 21-year-old rising star. "That can help me build my confidence and do better in major events."

Defending champions Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng thrashed old rivals Koo Kien-Keat/Tan Boon-Heong of Malaysia 21-16, 21-17 to win the men`s doubles final while Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei beat teammate and top seeds Xu Chen/Ma Jin to defend their mixed doubles title.

It is the second time China have grabbed all five golds at Hong Kong Open.

IANS

First Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 23:18


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