Chinese Taipei makes badminton history with men's doubles gold

Posted at 5:31 AM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 19:03:58-04


Chinese Taipei needed just 34 minutes to make Olympic history in badminton on Saturday, dominating China in the men's doubles final to become the first unseeded team to win a gold medal.

Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin came back from four points down in the first match to outlast China's Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen 21-18. The Chinese Taipei men then cruised to a 21-12 in the second game to secure the gold.

The win gave Chinese Taipei its first-ever gold medal in Olympic badminton.

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In the men’s bronze-medal match, Malaysia's Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik fell in their first game against Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 17-21 before storming back 21-17, 21-14 for the win.

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