LONDON, Aug 3: Lee Chong Wei reached his second straight Olympic badminton final on Friday and awaited defending champion Lin Dan to set up a gold-medal rematch in Wembley Arena.
No. 2-ranked Chong Wei beat No. 3 Chen Long of China 21-13, 21-14 in 54 minutes in the first semifinal, securing for Malaysia a fifth ever Olympic medal, all of them in badminton.
Chong Wei won the fourth medal, a silver, in Beijing, where he was routed in the final by Lin.
Lin was playing Lee Hyun-il of South Korea in the other semifinal. The women’s final on Saturday will be an all-Chinese contest between world champion Wang Yihan and the teammate she has lost to three times lately, Li Xuerui. Agencies