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Masterful Lin wins world title

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Published: 20 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR: China’s number one Lin Dan and fifth-seeded Zhu Lin clinched the coveted men’s and women’s world badminton crowns here Sunday, as Indonesia also savoured victory with two doubles titles.

Defending champion Dan downed Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-11, 22-20 in a dramatic final to become only the second men’s singles player in history to win consecutive world championship titles. Lin, known as Super Dan to his legion of fans, dropped to the floor and pulled his shirt over his head as the 9,000-strong crowd cheered his win. “I’m very happy with his win, it’s the result of much hard work,” he said. Lin was criticised by his coach in the lead-up to the tournament for lacking commitment after he lost a dead rubber match at the Sudirman Cup in Scotland, but the champion said he had never stopped working hard. “Every step is a new beginning and a new challenge and I just try to improve myself and I never give up or relax even though I’ve won so many tournaments,” he said.

 

 

Champ makes record book (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 August 2007
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Chinese title holder joins boyhood hero with repeat

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China's Lin Dan lets out a victory roar Sunday on defeating Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Kuala Lumpur.
 

 
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China's Zhu win women's world badminton gold

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Published: 19 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR--China's Zhu Lin walked over Hong Kong's Wang Chen to win the women's world badminton championship title here Sunday.

Fifth seed Zhu outclassed Asian Games champion and veteran Wang to win her first world title 21-8, 21-12.
 
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Malaysian badminton coach slams star shuttlers

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Published: 19 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysia's coach slammed his star shuttlers for failing to reach Sunday's world championship finals, accusing some of acting like prima donnas.

Malaysia, hosting the world championships for the first time, had been gunning for its first-ever world title, with thousands of home fans packing Putra Stadium hoping for victory.
 
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China wins both singles, women's doubles titles at World Championship

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Published: 19 August 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Lin Dan won his third consecutive men's singles title to stamps China's dominance upon the World Badminton Championship on Sunday as his compatriots also won the women's singles and doubles crowns.
 
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