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Chong Wei wins sixth Japan Open title

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 2016 : Malaysian badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei today claimed his sixth Japan Open Super Series Badminton Championship crown after a hard-fought win over Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark.

The victory comes fresh after the 33-year-old’s silver medal triumph at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last month.

In the final, the world number one took one hour and 10 minutes to tame his third seeded opponent 21-18, 15-21, 21-16.

In the first set, Chong Wei, the top seed, was trailing 8-11 before he found his rhythm to take the set in 21-18.

In the second set, Jorgensen, ranked fifth in the world, bounced back to win 21-15 and took the battle to the rubber set.

Chong Wei was leading narrowly in the third set before he started to pull away at 11-8 to finish the match with the 21-16 win.

He was the Japan Open champion in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2007. – Bernama

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