China’s Lin Dan celebrates by showing the national flag and his gold medal during the awarding ceremony for the men’s singles at the 2007 World Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Aug. 19, 2007. Lin won the gold after beating Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro 2-0. (Xinhua / Luo Xiaoguang)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's Lin Dan defended his title at the world badminton championships, beating Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia 21-11, 22-20 here on Sunday.
World number one Lin retained the title following a 50-minute duel.
"Ever since 2001, I have never won any titles in Malaysia. Last year after I won the world champion in Madrid. When I learned that the 2007 worlds will be held in Malaysia, I thought this should be a tough challenge for me," said Lin.