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China Masters: A clean sweep of gold by host team

http://www.sports.cn/ 2010-09-19 23:23:00

(Changzhou, September 19) The 2010 LI-LING China Masters Super Series Badminton Tournament concluded today in Changzhou of Jiangsu Province, with the host team sweeping all five gold medals on offer, for the third time in the tournament's history.

Lin Dan, fondly nicknamed Super Dan by his fans, was challenged by younger teammate Chen Long, who made big trouble for Lin throughout the 70-minute tussle before the latter finished the match with a hard-earned win of 2-1.

Wang Xin showed her prowess again in the women's singles by making short work of her play against Danish veteran Tine Baun in a matter of 26 minutes.

The finals of the mixed doubles and women's doubles were two all-Chinese affairs. As a result, Tao Jiaming/Tian Qing snatched a 2-0 victory over Xu Chen/Yu Yang for the mixed doubles title; while Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang clinched the women's doubles title by beating their younger teammates Bao Yixin/Lu Lu 2-0 with the identical score of 21-8.

The men's doubles crown went to Olympic runners-up Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, who did exceptionally well by outplaying the Korean combination of Ko Sung Hyun/Yoo Yeon Seong to claim their first title at the China Masters.