LONDON — Li Xuerui left no doubt who was the best women’s badminton player in the world when she beat world champion Wang Yihan in the all-Chinese final at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Li won 21-15, 21-23, 21-17 in a 78-minute match of attrition that left both women bent over gasping for air at times.
The top-ranked Wang saved two match points in the second game but Li secured the win on her third in the decider. She tossed her racket and raised her arms, then saluted the crowd in Wembley Arena…
via Li Xuerui beats world champ and China teammate Wang Yihan to win badminton women’s gold – The Washington Post.