Olympics: Lin Dan beats arch-rival Lee Chong Wei to win gold
LONDON: China's Lin Dan became the first man to win back-to-back men's singles Olympic titles when he beat his arch-rival Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 on Sunday afternoon at the Wembley Arena.
Lin, the world No. 1, had beaten Lee at the same stage at the 2008 Beijing Games.
The 28-year-old had taken down former world champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, Japan's Sho Sasaki and South Korea's Lee Hyun Il enroute to the final.
Both Lin and Lee are playing in their last Olympics. Other shuttlers such as Denmark's Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat will also take a bow after the Games.