Monday, March 9, 2009

China Swept All Titles

Chinese Lin Dan lifts his All England trophy - The Star

China was successful in All England. In the men's singles, Lin Dan gained his fourth All England title after conquering Malaysian Lee Chong Wei 21-19 and 21-12. Even Lee Chong Wei's coach, Misbun Sidek, was not confident that Lee Chong Wei has the ability to win. Lin Dan celebrated his win by slapping his former teammate Xia Xuanze's hand.

In the women's doubles, Zhao Tingting and Zhang Yawen defeated their juniors Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei 21-13, 21-15.

The men's doubles title was achieved by 2005 All England champions Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng who beat All England last year finalist Korean Hwang Ji-man and his new partner, Han Sang-hoon 21-17, 21-15 in 39 minutes. Three times All England mixed doubles winner Zhang Jun watched the match from the coach seat.

Yu Yang and He Hanbin obtained the mixed doubles trophy with a 13-21, 21-15, and 21-9 win over another Korean pair, Ha Jung-eun and Ko Sung-hyun.

Wang Yihan upset the tough defending champion Tine Rasmussen of Denmark 21-19, 21-23, and 21-11. It was Wang's first All England title. When the match finished, Wang expressed her happiness, approaching 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Zhang Ning.

Extraordinarily, the men's singles final was the easiest one although world number two Lin Dan's opponent was the world number one Lee Chong Wei. :p

No comments:

Post a Comment