Twice defending champion Chen Long crushed at badminton worlds semifinals

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/8/26 20:22:31

Olympic champion Chen Long, bidding for a third successive world men's singles titles, was beaten by Denmark's third seed Viktor Axelsen in the semifinals of the badminton worlds on Saturday.

The Chinese star, who did not concede a single set in his previous four matches, crashed out after only 39 minutes, losing to the 23-year-old Dane 21-9, 21-10.

Axelsen will fight for the world title on Sunday against either five-time winner Lin Dan or top seed Son Wan Ho of South Korea.

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