Chinese shuttlers net 5 golds at Denmark Open

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-10-20 9:20:20

The Chinese badminton team has won an overall victory at the Yonex Denmark Open finals on Sunday, netting all five gold medals of the event.

World No.2 Chen Long defeated Wan Ho Son of South Korea 21-17, 22-20 to claim the men's singles title.

"Both Son and I played at our highest levels," Chen said after the match that won him 45,000 US dollars as award. This is Chen's third Yonex Denmark Open title.

Previously, top seed Li Xuerui won the women's singles final after defeating her compatriot Wang Yihan.

"I think I was lucky with the win, because Wang Yihan also played a great match. It is also a close match against her, because we are so familiar with each other," Li said after the match. This is the first win of Li at Denmark Open.

The mixed doubles final at the Odense Sports Center was a clash between Chinese pair Ma Jin/Xu Chen and Indonesian Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir. The Chinese duel finally triumphed with a two-set win 22-20 and 21-15.

"We are very familiar with our opponents, and we played well today. We have prepared us for the match normal as we always do," Xu said after the match.

Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang won the women's doubles title, beating Japanese rivals Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi 21-14, 21-14.

The final match between Chinese men's doubles Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan against top seed Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong of South Korea saw the Chinese duo win in two straight yet hard-winning sets 21-13, 25-23.

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