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Badminton: Denmark's Jorgensen wins first Indonesia Open title

Published on Jun 22, 2014 8:43 PM
 
Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen returns a shoot to Japan's Kenichi Tago (not pictured) during their men's single final match at the BCA Indonesia Superseries Open badminton championship in Jakarta on June 22, 2014. Jorgensen won his first Indonesia Open badminton title on Sunday, defeating Tago in a closely-fought battle that came down to composure and confidence. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (AFP) - Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen won his first Indonesia Open badminton title on Sunday, defeating Japan's Kenichi Tago in a closely-fought battle that came down to composure and confidence.

In an emotional victory, he sank to the floor and cried after his 21-18, 21-18 win in the final of the men's singles in Jakarta before running over to his opponent to hug and exchange T-shirts.

"Amazing game once again I had today. I can't believe I won the Indonesia Open," he told reporters after the match.

"This is by far my biggest achievement in my career: my first Super Series tournament in Asia. I guess I just made history today."

 
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