After the sport was embarrassed by four teams allegedly trying to lose games on purpose, a major breath of fresh air was blown into the sails of badminton on Sunday. China's Lin Dan successfully defended his Olympic title with a thrilling victory over Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei in the men's singles final.
The Malaysian won the opening game before China's "Super Dan" turned the tables and won the final two.
Our Correspondent Zhang Danni in London has more.
"Every match has a winner.
It was just one shot, which went across the back line of the court. But because it was the match point, fate became different for those at two sides of the net.
The word "heart-stirring" was not enough to describe how fierce the competition was, as they were both best shuttlers in an era, topping the world ranking alternatively.
Lee broke the ice first by making a mistake to send the bird into the net, then stroke the last shot out of the court with a score of 21-19. T
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