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China's Lin Dan breezes past Navickas 21-11, 21-10

08-10-2011 09:29 BJT

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In badminton, China's Lin Dan swung into action at the World Championships in London. The World No. 2 went into his usual overwhelming mode against Kestutis Navickas of Lithuania, and put on another stylish show for fans in Britain.

Badminton's best are the latest sport heroes to invade the British Isles, and Lin got off to a quick start against Navickas. The Chinese star used a variety of shots in the opening game and pulled away to take a comfortable lead. Lin's already won 3 world titles, and he proved too powerful in the first game. He was solid and in-control on the way to winning it 21-11. The second game was also all-Super Dan. Navickas was never able to get any traction, as Lin Dan dictated play at the net with some powerful shots and pinpoint landings. Lin stormed to a 21-10 second game victory and a 2-0 match win. He advanced easily to the second round and is taking aim at world title number four, in London.

Second-seeded Lin Dan of China is the only player ever to have won three
world men's singles titles, and with the possibility of retirement after
London 2012, he may rediscover the appetite for a fourth. He is still only 27

 

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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