KUALA LUMPUR: South Koreans Jung Jae-sung-Lee Yong-dae prevented China from making a clean sweep at the China Masters badminton championships by lifting the men’s doubles title in Changzhou yesterday.
The world number two survived a strong challenge from four-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng to win 21-17, 21-10 in a 38-minute final.
China won the other four titles but two walkouts in the women’s singles and women’s doubles events marred the seventh leg of the Super Series event.
Wang Shixian bagged the singles crown after compatriot Jiang Yanjiao conceded a walkover due to a knee injury.
In the doubles, Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli conceded a walkover to Huan Xia and Tang Jinhua after Yu Yang came down with a leg injury.
Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Chen Jin (Chn) 21-16, 22-20.
Men’s doubles: Jung Jae-sung-Lee Yong-dae (Kor) bt Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng (Chn) 21-17, 21-10.
Women’s singles: Wang Shixian (Chn) bt Jiang Yanjiao (Chn) 21-16, 8-5 (rtd).
Women’s doubles: Huan Xia-Tang Jinhua (Chn) bt Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang (Chn) 21-19 (rtd).
Mixed doubles: Xu Chen-Ma Jin (Chn) bt Yoo Yeon-seong-Jang Ye-na (Kor) 21-13, 21-16.