INCHEON – Lee Chong Wei could not prevent Malaysia from slipping to a 3-0 defeat to China in the Asian Games men’s badminton team semi-finals today in settling for bronze.
Chong Wei was unable to avenge his World Championships final defeat to Chen Long last month in going down 21-17, 19-21, 21-11 in the first singles at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.
Xu Chen-Zhang Nan put China 2-0 up after the first men’s doubles with a 14-21, 21-15, 21-10 win over Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How.
Lin Dan, China’s five-time and twice Olympic singles champion, finished off the tie with a polished 21-11, 21-12 win against Chong Wei Feng in the second singles.
China will meet South Korea in tomorrow’s final after the hosts defeated Taiwan 3-0 in another semi-final. – NST