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'Super Dan' wins badminton gold

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Known to many in China as "Super Dan," Lin Dan ended Malaysia's dream of winning its first Olympic gold medal by scoring a 21-12, 21-8 win over Lee Chong Wei Sunday night.

Lin raced to a 7-1 lead in the opening set and the world No.1 held on. In the second set, Lin opened an 8-0 lead on the way to the bruising victory.

"It was all down to intensive training," said Lin. "I had a lot of sleepless nights because I was nervous, but this allowed me to concentrate more and train harder."

The mixed doubles medals were also decided Sunday night. Koreans Lee Youngdae and Lee Hyojung were 21-11, 21-17 winners over the top-seeded tandem of Nova Widianto and Liliyana of Indonesia for the gold medal. In the bronze medal match, China's Yu Hang and He Hanbin beat Indonesia's Vita Marissa and Flandy Limpele, 19-21, 21-17, 23-21.

08/17 11:28:44 ET


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