Lin Dan won World Championship 2013 after Lee Chong Wei Injured

As expected, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met again in the final of World Championship. Lin Dan took the championship title again for the 5th time as Lee Chong Wei inevitably retired in the last set at match point. Lin claimed the title with the scores 16-21, 21-13, 20-17.

Both rivals were competing neck to neck on the first set, until Lee pulled away to take his first game. On the second set, Lin played by precision and Lee seems to misjudge a number of instances and loss points when the shuttle didn’t fall out of court. At one point, Lin was leading 11-1, and eventually Lin took the second set. Lee came back to fight hard on the third set but suffered from cramps toward the end of the set. It seemed too painful for Lee to continue with the match even after a doctor was called in to spray on his right thigh. Lee had to retire and was then taken away on a stretcher while Lin Dan was seen celebrating his championship.

Lee was not on the podium during the trophy presentation as he was reportedly being taken to hospital for treatment after he retired from the match. It was unfortunate for Lee Chong Wei to retire from the match but many hope he will not retire from the badminton game.

Summary scores for Lin Dan:
Lin Dan bt Sattawat Pongnairat (USA), 21-6, 21-9
Lin Dan bt Eric Pang (NED), 21-14, 21-17
Lin Dan bt Wei Feng Chong (CHN),22-20, 21-10
Lin Dan bt Long Chen(CHN), 21-13, 22-20
Lin Dan bt Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE), 21-17, 21-15
Lin Dan bt Lee Chong Wei (MAS), 16-21, 21-13, 20-17 (retired)

Summary scores for Lee Chong Wei:
Lee Chong Wei bt Scott Evans (IRL), 21-14, 21-15
Lee Chong Wei bt Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (INA), 14-21, 21-18, 21-11
Lee Chong Wei bt Zhengming Wang (CHN), 21-12, 21-7
Lee Chong Wei bt Tommy Sugiarto (INA), 21-6, 21-9
Lee Chong Wei bt Pengyu Du (CHN), 20-22, 21-12, 21-15
Lin Dan bt Lee Chong Wei (MAS), 16-21, 21-13, 20-17 (retired)

Lin Dan wonLee Chong Wei retires hurt to give ‘wildcard’ Lin Dan record 5th world badminton title
Source: ndtv.com

 

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