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Lee Chong Wei Smashes Away Eight Years of Hurt

Rio De Janeiro 2016: Malaysian world No 1 Lee Chong Wei avenged two heartbreaking Olympic badminton final defeats to Lin Dan on Friday 19 August, beating his nemesis in their semi-final last night to keep his dream of Rio 2016 gold alive.

Lin took the first game 21-15 but Lee bounced back in the second, comfortably winning it 21-11 before sensationally clinching the semi-final clash with a 22-20 victory in the third.

The arch-rivals were locked at 16-16 in the final game before Lee took a 20-17 lead to give himself three match points to win it, only for Lin to dramatically haul it back to 20 all. Lee Chong, who has never won a world or Olympic title, lost the past two Olympic finals to his arch-rival. Image Source

Lee Chong Wei Smashes Away Eight Years of Hurt