Taiwanese Badminton stars Lee Yang and Wang-Chi-lin have finally encrypted their name into the history of their country and the sport after fetching the first ever gold medal for Chinese Taipei in Badminton at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The duo beat China’s third seeds Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen 2-0 in badminton men’s doubles final to win the gold medal.
To bring everyone on the same page, Taiwanese duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin beat Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-11, 21-10 in their men’s doubles semi-final to set up a shot at the gold medal against China’s Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, who had a 24-22, 21-13 win over Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik.
Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin Win First ever Gold Medal for Chinese Taipei in Badminton at Tokyo Olympics 2020
With nail-biting scenarios in the long and enrolling rallies, Lee and Wang were tailing 10-6 before they caught up to lead a 21-18 win. Li and Liu, unable to bounce back, were overwhelmed by their opponents and lost the second set 21-12. Li/Liu harvested their first Olympic games silver.
On the other hand, talking about the third place. In the bronze medal match staged earlier the day, Malaysia’s Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik beat Indonesia’s second seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 to win the bronze.
Having said that, after winning the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics, it has to be said that Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin have earned their names in the history by all means. And probably in the hardest way possible.
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