Badminton: Jorgensen stuns Olympic champ Chen in China

Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen plays a shot against China's Chen Long in the final of the China Open Badminton tournament in Fuzhou, China on Nov 20, 2016.
Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen plays a shot against China's Chen Long in the final of the China Open Badminton tournament in Fuzhou, China on Nov 20, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

(AFP) - Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen upset world and Olympic champion Chen Long in front of his home fans to win the China Open in Fuzhou on Sunday (Nov 20).

Jorgensen won 22-20, 21-13 for only his second victory over second-ranked Chen in 10 attempts, and his first since the 2014 Indonesian Open.

The Dane edged a nip-and-tuck first game but after he hit the front at 4-3 in the second, he was never going to be caught and he gunned to the title in just 46 minutes.

Jorgensen's first individual trophy of the year comes after he helped Denmark to their maiden Thomas Cup international team title in Kunshan, China, in May.

There were also celebrations for India when P.V. Sindhu beat China's Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 to win the women's singles, to add to her Olympic silver medal won in August.