Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan: An epic quest for gold at Rio 2016


5th August 2012, it was a fully packed arena in London where everyone was gathered to witness an Epic clash between the two superpowers in the men’s badminton scene. It was the World’s no. 1 Lee Chong Wei against the Chinese veteran and on the course to defend his Olympic Gold, Lin Dan.

Lee Chong Wei was coming into this match as the overwhelming favorite to head home with his country’s first Olympic gold but Lin Dan had other ideas. The Chinese put a stellar show of his experience by defeating the fan’s favorite and in process ended Malaysia’s hopes of earning a gold medal at the Olympics.

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This rivalry has been reignited once gain after Lee Chong Wei’s return to the competitive play and is all set to become a hurdle in the Lin Dan’s quest to have a treble at the Olympics and in process bringing the gold that has eluded his country for quite a while now.

Lee Chong Wei: The stunning fight back

Lee Chong Wei’s career looked like going towards an end after the Malaysian ace was found guilty in a doping scandal last April and what followed was an 8 month ban.  This was not the end of story for the Current Worlds No. 1 as he inspired a stunning comeback by becoming the top ranked player once again. Lee’s story clearly makes him a top-notch contender and this time he will be hoping to take care of the mistakes that he did in 2012 that cost him as shot at the gold.

Lin Dan: Badminton great with a last short of glory

Lin Dan story is not the same unlike the 33-year-old Malaysian sensation as the age seems to get heavy on the Chinese legend as he has dropped third in the ranking and was also defeated by Lee easily last time around but Lin Dan will surely want to go with full cylinders to claim the third gold of his glorious Olympic career.

Chen Long threat is far from being ignored 

Though this will be one heck of encounter between these two but the World No. 2 Chen long couldn’t be ignored as he has also rose in on the scene with his prominent skills and is also a worthy bet for gold to snatch a golden farewell away from both the superstars.

Rachit Sethi

Rachit Sethi

Rachit Sethi is the Co-Founder and featured Columnist of Playcaper. Sports, Sports and Sports that’s the three things he loves the most. He names his favorite sportsmen as Virat Kohli and Messi.
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