Monday, 10 March 2014

LEE CHONG WEI delighted his passionate followers this afternoon by defeating Chen Long in devastating fashion to lift his third men’s singles title at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena (NIA).

The world number one from Malaysia, who was appearing in his sixth successive All England final,  made an aggressive start and went on to score a 21-13 21-18 against the second seed to avenge last year’s final defeat by the Chinese star, who had also overpowered him in the Korean Open final in January.

But this win means the Malaysian has won both of the first two MetLife BWF Super Series Premier events on the year as he followed up his 10th victory in the Malaysian Open in January.
And the All England crown will put him in good heart for his return to Britain later in the year to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow 2014 before going in search of an elusive first world title in Copenhagen at the end of August.

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