Badminton: Chen beats Lee to retain world crown in Jakarta

China's Chen Long reacts winning Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei after their men's finals badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug 16, 2015.
China's Chen Long reacts winning Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei after their men's finals badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug 16, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

AFP - Top seed Chen Long has retained his crown at the Badminton World Championships in Jakarta, depriving Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei of a gold medal in the men's singles for a fourth successive time.

Lee entered the final hungrier than ever for his elusive world crown but could not unsettle the Chinese world No. 1, who stormed to a 21-14, 21-17 victory in just over an hour.