China sweeps badminton team events in Asiad
Powerhouse China lived up to expectations as they ruled the men's and women's team events in the badminton competition of the 2010 Asian Games on Monday.
The Chinese men's squad downed South Korea 3-1 while their women's team demolished Thailand 3-0.
In the men’s team event, Olympic champion Lin Dan led the Chinese over the South Koreans. Lin defeated Park Sung-hwan 19-21 21-16 21-18 in the opening singles match.
But the South Koreans levelled the best-of-five series when Chung Jae-sung and Lee Yong-dae defeated Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in the doubles 21-17 20-22 24-22.
Chen Jin regained China's lead with an easy 21-9 21-15 victory over Son Wan-ho before Xu Chen and Guo Zhendong clinched the gold by beating Yoo Yeon-seong and Ko Sung-hyun 23-21 21-17 in the fourth match.