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China's Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen win silver in badminton men's doubles

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-07-31 21:05
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Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen look on during the badminton men's doubles final at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, July 31, 2021. [Photo/IC]

TOKYO - Chinese Taipei's world No 3 Lee Yang/Wang Chi Lin beat China's third seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen 2-0 in badminton men's doubles final to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics here on Saturday.

Lee and Wang were tailing 10-6 before they caught up to lead a 21-18 win. Li/Liu, unable to bounce back, were overwhelmed by their opponents and lost the second set 21-12. Li/Liu harvested thier first Olympic silver.

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. 

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