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Chen Jin Crowned Men's Singles World Champion‎

08-31-2010 09:17 BJT

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China's Badminton coach Li Yongbo warned his team going into the World Championships in Paris that they would find it difficult to retain four of the five titles they won in 2009. For the coach, three titles would be enough. However, his target was far exceeded as his players marched off with all five golds for the first time since 1987.

China's Chen Jin was the one better than last year to lift the men's singles world badminton title, subduing Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21-13, 21-15 in the final.
China's Chen Jin was the one better than last year to lift the men's singles world
 badminton title, subduing Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21-13, 21-15 in the final.

China's Chen Jin was the one better than last year to lift the men's singles world badminton title, subduing Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21-13, 21-15 in the final. Chen had finished runner-up in 2009 when he lost to compatriot Lin Dan but Lin was beaten this time round in Friday's quarter-finals. That left centre stage for Chen and he raced into a 7-0 lead in the first set and although Hidayat fought back, two errors at the end gave advantage to his opponent.

Chen led 6-2 in the second. Hidayat bravely saved three match points from 20-12 but Chen went on to seal the win.

Chen Jin said, "This is my 4th time competing for World Championships. I lost in the final last year due to my lacking of experience. But today I did my best and I conquered myself."

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