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Chinese superstar Lin Dan knocked out at the Badminton World C'ships

08-28-2010 11:12 BJT

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We begin at the Badminton World Championships and begin with Chinese superstar Lin Dan. Lin, in action against Korea's Park Sung Hwan on Friday as he continued his quest for a fourth world title.

"Super Dan" had an 8-0 record over his South Korean opponent in their recent encounters. Park, however, looked ambitious to turn the tide this time with the Chinese, taking an early lead before claiming the opening set 21-13.

Lin, who was not content with the judge's calls midway through the second game, failed to keep his cool, beginning to commit uncharacteristic errors, allowing Park to launch a 9-0 run.

The World and Olympic champion eventually lost the second game 21-13, handing a semifinal spot to Park.

Lin Dan, Eliminated from World Championship, said, "I don't think I performed my best today. I failed to keep my calm, and concentrate on the match. I lost my patience throughout the match. I didn't focus on matching my opponent point for point, and made too many unforced errors."

Chen Jin Ousts Hsueh, through to semis

Forth seed Chen Jin played Hsueh Hsuan-yi of Chinese Taipei in another quarterfinal. The Chinese staged a dramatic comeback after losing the opening game, claiming a 22-24, 21-5, 21-13 win booking a last four spot.

World No. 1 Lee upset by Hidayat

Meanwhile, World No. 1 and top seed Lee Chong Wei of Maylasia took on Indonesian Taufik Hidayat. But it proved to be another upset of the day. Hidayat defeated Lee 21-15, 11-21, 21-12, cruising to the semifinal.

Wang Lin knocks out Hirose to advance

over in the women's draw,Wang Lin faced Eriko Hirose of Japan. The match was a tight contest as both sides traded leads.

But finally, the Chinese held on to win the match 21-16, 21-17, advancing to semifinals.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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