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Badminton: Chong Wei Beats Lin Dan

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei defeated arch-rival Lin Dan of China in the final of the Japan Super Series 2010 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Japan Sunday.

According to Chong Wei took an hour and 22 minutes before finally overcoming Lin Dan in 22-20, 16-21, 21-17 The championship offered total prize money of US$200,000. Meanwhile, Malaysia's top doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong lost to Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng of China 21-18, 14-21, 12-21 in the men's doubles final.

Other Malaysians consisting of men's singles Muhammad Hafiz Hashim and men's doubles Mak Hee Chun/ Tan Wee Kiong had an early exit in the championship. In an immediate reaction, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek, who is now in London, extended his congratulations to Chong Wei over the marvellous victory. He said it was all the more meaningful as Chong was able to overcome his traditional foe Lin Dan.

"I am confident with this performance, Chong Wei will be able to capture the gold in Commonwealth Games next month, and possibly in the Asian Games in China in November," he said in an SMS.

Source from BERNAMA

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