China's Lin Dan reaches semifinals at badminton worlds

Updated 2017-08-26 14:30:41 Xinhua

Five-time winner Lin Dan beat Wong Wing Ki Vincent in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the World Badminton Championships here on Friday.

The 33-year-old Lin, nicknamed Super Dan by his fans, defeated the 12th-seeded Wong from Hong Kong, China, 21-17, 21-18 at the Emirates Arena.

Lin, also the Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012, will fight for a final berth against top seed Son Wan Ho of South Korea, who beat India's Srikanth Kidambi 21-14, 21-18 earlier.

In the women's action, ninth seed Chen Yufei of China continued her winning run by beating eighth seed Ratchanok Intanon Thailand 14-21, 21-16, 21-12.

Chen, 19, who shocked top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Thursday, will next take on either fellow Chinese Sun Yu or India's V. Sindhu Pusarla.

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