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WATCH: Top Badminton moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Entering the badminton tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, there were a few storylines to watch. Most notably, the potential Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei showdown in the semifinal was something that everybody was anticipating, even in the intial stages of group play. Well, the inevitable occurred, and the two badminton legends gave us one of the greatest matches in history. Down...
Via CSN Chicago
August 21, 2016

WATCH: Top Badminton moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Entering the badminton tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, there were a few storylines to watch. Most notably, the potential Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei showdown in the semifinal was something that everybody was anticipating, even in the intial stages of group play. Well, the inevitable occurred, and the two badminton legends gave us one of the greatest matches in history. Down...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Chen Long wins gold; Axelsen rallies vs. Lin Dan, wins bronze

Men's singles bronze medal match Lin Dan (China) vs. Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) In the battle for third place and the men's singles bronze medal, Viktor Axelsen stepped his game up to another level and rallied from a game down to defeat Lin Dan 2-1. After Lin pulled away late to win a close, back-and-forth first game, 21-15, the 22 year-old Axelsen handedly won the second game 21-10...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win men's singles gold

Chen Long, the world's second-ranked player, beat Lee Chong Wei, the world's top-ranked player, 2-0 in the men's singles gold medal match on Saturday morning.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Chen Long wins gold; Axelsen rallies vs. Lin Dan, wins bronze

Men's singles bronze medal match Lin Dan (China) vs. Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) In the battle for third place and the men's singles bronze medal, Viktor Axelsen stepped his game up to another level and rallied from a game down to defeat Lin Dan 2-1. After Lin pulled away late to win a close, back-and-forth first game, 21-15, the 22 year-old Axelsen handedly won the second game 21-10...
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Denmark's Axelsen rallies to beat Lin Dan and win bronze

In the men's singles bronze medal match, 4th ranked Viktor Axelsen rallied from a game down to beat China's Lin Dan 2-1, capturing Denmark's second medal of the tournament.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Denmark's Axelsen rallies to beat Lin Dan and win bronze

In the men's singles bronze medal match, 4th ranked Viktor Axelsen rallied from a game down to beat China's Lin Dan 2-1, capturing Denmark's second medal of the tournament.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Badminton Day 10 preview: Chen Long battles Lee Chong Wei in gold medal match

Men's singles bronze medal match Lin Dan (China) vs Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) One might wonder the attitude and spirit of Lin Dan coming into this match, having suffered a very tough loss in his classic semfinal match with Lee Chong Wei. For the first time, he will not be competing for gold and he just came off a physically and mentally-taxing match. On the other side, while Axelsen...
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Badminton Day 10 preview: Chen Long battles Lee Chong Wei in gold medal match

Men's singles bronze medal match Lin Dan (China) vs Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) One might wonder the attitude and spirit of Lin Dan coming into this match, having suffered a very tough loss in his classic semfinal match with Lee Chong Wei. For the first time, he will not be competing for gold and he just came off a physically and mentally-taxing match. On the other side, while Axelsen...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Malaysia's Lee beats two-time Olympic champion Lin of China

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China on Friday, avenging his last two losses to Lin in the Olympic finals and further denting once-powerful China's grip on the sport. Both men are considered by many to be the best players of their era, and maybe of all time, and the semifinal match was often thrilling. Lee's reaction at the...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Badminton Day 9: Fu/Zhang win men's doubles gold, Marin wins singles gold

Men's singles semifinal Lin Dan (China) vs. Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) vs. Chen Long (China) Chen Long, the world's second ranked player, defeated Viktor Axelsen 2-0 in impressive fashion on Friday morning, booking a spot in the gold medal match against Malaysisia's Lee Chong Wei. While Viktor Axelsen is certainly a fantastic player, his relative inexperience...
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Badminton Day 9: Lin Dan loses, Carolina Marin wins women's singles gold

Updated: 11:35 AM Men's singles semifinal Lin Dan (China) vs. Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) vs. Chen Long (China) Chen Long, the world's second ranked player, defeated Viktor Axelsen 2-0 in impressive fashion on Friday morning, booking a spot in the gold medal match against Malaysisia's Lee Chong Wei. While Viktor Axelsen is certainly a fantastic player, his relative...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee Chong Wei outduels Lin Dan in classic badminton semi

Lee Chong Wei, the world's top ranked player, finally beats Lin Dan in the Olympics, winning 2-1 in a classic semifinal match.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee Chong Wei outduels Lin Dan in classic semifinal match

Lee Chong Wei, the world's top ranked player, finally beats Lin Dan in the Olympics, winning 2-1 in a classic semifinal match.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Lin Done: Lee Chong Wei dethrones Lin Dan, advances to final

After narrowly beating India's Srikanth Kidambi in his quarterfinal match, Lin Dan knew he'd have to perform much better if he wanted to beat the world's current #1 player, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei. After beating Lee in two straight gold medal matches and with Lee retiring after the Olympics, Lin knew that Lee was going to want revenge more than ever. In the semifinals on Friday...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Done: Lee Chong Wei dethrones Lin Dan, advances to final

After narrowly beating India's Srikanth Kidambi in his quarterfinal match, Lin Dan knew he'd have to perform much better if he wanted to beat the world's current #1 player, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei. After beating Lee in two straight gold medal matches and with Lee retiring after the Olympics, Lin knew that Lee was going to want revenge more than ever. In the semifinals on Friday...
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Badminton Day 9 Preview: Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei duel in epic showdown

Men's singles semifinals Lin Dan (China) vs. Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) Words can't describe the magnitude of this monumental matchup between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. These aren't just two of the best players in badminton today, but these are two of the best players EVER. With "Super Dan" having beaten Lee in the past two gold medal finals, the pressure is on Lee to "get the monkey...
Via CSN Chicago
August 18, 2016

Badminton Day 9 Preview: Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei duel in epic showdown

Men's singles semifinals Lin Dan (China) vs. Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) Words can't describe the magnitude of this monumental matchup between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. These aren't just two of the best players in badminton today, but these are two of the best players EVER. With "Super Dan" having beaten Lee in the past two gold medal finals, the pressure is on Lee to "get the monkey...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan survives vs. India's Kidambi, moves on to semifinals

Lin Dan, reigning two-time gold medal winner and one of the best players of all-time, narrowly edges India's Srikanth Kidambi 2-1 in a men's quarterfinal match on Wednesday morning.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Lin Dan survives vs. India's Kidambi, moves on to semifinals

Lin Dan, reigning two-time gold medal winner and one of the best players of all-time, narrowly edges India's Srikanth Kidambi 2-1 in a men's quarterfinal match on Wednesday morning.
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Running recap of Badminton Day 7: Lin Dan escapes, advances to semis

BREAKING: LIN DAN ESCAPES, MOVES ON TO QUARTERFINAL VS. RIVAL LEE CHONG WEI Men's Singles Quarterfinals Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) vs. Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei) A few days before this match, the 33 year-old Lee Chong Wei complained about having too many days off in-between his matches. Well, that did not seem to affect him today as he put on a vintage performance against Chinese...
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

Running recap of Badminton Day 7: Lin Dan escapes, advances to semis

UPDATED: 11:35 AM LIN DAN ESCAPES, MOVES ON TO QUARTERFINALS VS. RIVAL LEE CHONG WEI CHEN LONG DEFEATS SON WAN HO, ADVANCES TO QUARTERFINALS Men's Singles Quarterfinals Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) vs. Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei) A few days before this match, the 33 year-old Lee Chong Wei complained about having too many days off in-between his matches. Well, that did not seem to...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

World's #1 Lee Chong Wei dominates in men's singles QF

The world's top ranked player, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, crushed Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen 21-9 and 21-15 to advance to the semifinals.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

World's #1 Lee Chong Wei dominates in men's singles QF

The world's top ranked player, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, crushed Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen 21-9 and 21-15 to advance to the semifinals.
Via CSN Chicago
August 17, 2016

India's Sindhu Pusarla stuns 2nd ranked Yihan Wang in WS QFs

10th ranked Sindhu Pusarla from India, upset China's 2nd ranked Yihan Wang 2-0 in a women's quarterfinals match on Tuesday evening to advance to the semifinals.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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