Sunday, 5 August 2012

Showdown: Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan

FORMER world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has long been the eagle in the dragon’ s shadow. Always made to feel like the usurper of the throne, which many felt rightly belonged to China’s Lin Dan.

Chong Wei has always soared high only to be eclipsed by Lin Dan at badminton’s majors – losing to the China ace in the final of both the Beijing Olympics and world championships. The Malaysian now has a golden chance to embellish his reputation by beating Lin Dan in the London 2012 men’s singles final.

That will go a long way towards making amends for the years of playing second fiddle to Lin Dan.

Chong Wei will never get another chance as both are playing in their last Olympics.

Chong Wei and Lin Dan may stay on for another year or two but no other tour nament will be more significant than their battle royale at the London Games today

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