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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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World No.1 expected to win Hong Kong Open 2011

Lee Chong Wei kissing Malaysian flag on his shirt to celebrate his victory in 2011 Yonex French Open.

By SARUN SAELEE 

HONG KONG – It is only one week left before one of the badminton super series, the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2011, will kick off.  This time, Malaysian world number one in men’s singles Lee Chong Wei (李宗偉) is expected to defend his title of the event.

The Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2011 will take place at the Hong Kong Coliseum from Nov. 15-20, 2011. Winners of the 11th super series of the Badminton World Federation in each category, comprising men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles will be rewarded with $250,000.

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