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Men's badminton duo wins Taiwan's second gold at Tokyo Olympics

  • 31 July, 2021
  • Natalie Tso
Men's badminton duo wins Taiwan's second gold at Tokyo Olympics
Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin with their Olympic gold on Saturday (Reuters/TPG Images)

Taiwanese duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin won an Olympic gold medal in badminton men's doubles on Saturday, after defeating their Chinese rivals.

This is Taiwan’s second gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and its first Olympic medal in badminton. 

Lee and Wang defeated Chinese pair, Liu Yuchen and Li Junhui, in 34-minutes. They won in two sets 21-18, 21-12.

Tai Tzu-ying, the world’s number one badminton women's singles player, is also set to play in the Olympic finals against Chinese player Chen Yufei on Sunday evening.

Saturday's gold is Taiwan’s seventh medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Taiwan also won silver in men’s archery and men’s judo, and bronzes in mixed table tennis, women’s Taekwondo, and women’s weightlifting. 

This is Taiwan’s best Olympic performance so far. It had previously won five medals both in 2000 and 2004.

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