Chen Jin beats World No 1 Lin Dan in Asian badminton

April 19th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin  


Kula Lumpur, April 19 (IANS) China’s Chen Jin defeated compatriot and World No. 1 Lin Dan for the second time this season as he got the better of him in the men’s singles semi-finals at the Asian Badminton Championship at Johar Baru Saturday. Chen, who had beaten Lin in the All-England Open final, defeated the holder 21-13, 21-14 to deny him the Asian title as well.

Chen plays in Sunday’s final against South Korea’s Park Sung-hwan who beat Sony Dwi Cuncoro of Indonesia 14-21, 21-16, 21-19 in the other semi-final.

The $125,000 tournament is the last qualifying tournament to determine rankings for the Beijing Olympics.

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