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Chen beats Lin to notch historic win

By Xinhua In London | China Daily | Updated: 2015-03-09 07:56

Legend falls in straight sets to compatriot at prestigious event

World No 1 Chen Long of China beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan for the first time in their seven meetings to reach the final at the All England badminton championships on Saturday.

Chen, the All England winner in 2013, claimed a surprise straight-sets win 21-13, 21-12 in just 45 minutes. He was set to fight for the title against Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen, who defeated Sho Sasaki of Japan 21-11, 21-12 in the other semifinal.

Chen beats Lin to notch historic win

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