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“Super Dan” wins Hong Kong Open 2011

Chen (left) and Lin (right). Photo: Badminton World Federation

By SARUN SAELEE 

HONG KONG – Chinese world number three in men’s singles Lin Dan (林丹) Sunday defeated his compatriot Chen Jin (陳金) in the final of the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2011 and grabbed a $250,000 reward.

Current world champion Lin, alias Super Dan, won Chen, 2010 world champion, in two straight games 21-12, 21-19. In the semi-final match, Lin also beat world number one from Malaysia Lee Chong Wei (李宗偉) by the score of 21-16, 21-14.

Lee, as the top seed, was earlier expected to defend his title of the six-day event.

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