Badminton Super Series Premier: Victor Korea Open 2012 Final Day Matches

Event: Victor Korea Open 2012 Final (Super Series Premier)
Location: Seoul, Korea
Date: 8 January 2012
Prize Money: 1,000,000USD

The Victor Korea Open 2012 final was mainly a battle between the Koreans and the Chinese.

However, one Malaysian player made it to the finals. It was none other than world no.1 Lee Chong Wei, who took on the great Lin Dan.

Prior to these matches, badminton fans were talking about a possible clean sweep of titles by the Chinese.

Cai Yun/Fu Hai Feng (CHN) v Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae (KOR)

Category: Men’s Doubles
Winner: Cai Yun/Fu Hai Feng
Score: 18-21 21-17 21-19

Despite Cai and Fu being the world no.1 pair, Jung and Lee had more victories against them. Prior to this match, the Chinese only won 9 battles where as the Koreans had 10 wins over Cai and Fu.

The odds were in favour of Jung and Lee. The first game was taken by the Koreans as expected by the crowd. However, the tables were turned. Watch the tournament and see how Cai and Fu worked their way through to victory.

Tian Qing/Zhao Yun Lei (CHN) v Ha Jung Eun/ Kim Min Jung (KOR)

Category: Women’s Doubles
Winner: Tian Qing/Zhao Yun Lei
Score: 21-18 21-13

Here’s another battle between the Koreans and the Chinese.

Tian and Zhao had already secured 2 victories against the Koreans in the previous tournaments. Ha and Kim had never won the Chinese before.

The Chinese national badminton team’s dream of bringing the million dollars home was too strong. So far it was already 2 matches and 2 titles for the Chinese.

Lee Chong Wei (MAS) v Lin Dan (CHN)

Category: Men’s Singles
Winner: Lee Chong Wei
Score: 12-21 21-18 21-14

This match signified the 27th meeting between these 2 players!

Lin Dan had won 17 times whereas Chong Wei only had 9 wins.

The encounters between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei started to become more intense since 2011 because the Malaysian was constantly improving his skills and style of play.

Could the Malaysian prevent a clean sweep of titles by the Chinese? Watch the match to find out!

Wang Shixian (CHN) v Jiang Yanjiao (CHN)

Category: Women’s Singles
Winner: Wang Shixian
Score: 21-12 21-17

It was the 8th meeting between Wang and Jiang. Wang Shixian had always been performing well. She managed to maintain her status as the world’s top 3 women singles player for the past year.

Interestingly, Jiang Yanjiao won more times against Wang Shixian in previous tournaments. Prior to this tournament, it was 4 victories for Jiang and 3 for Wang.

Xu Chen/Ma Jin (CHN) v Lee Yong Dae/Ha Jung Eun (KOR)

Category: Mixed Doubles
Winner: Xu Chen/Ma Jin
Score: 21-19 19-21 21-10

The final was a tough day for the Korean badminton star Lee Yong Dae because he played a total of 6 competitive games on that day!

During the opening match, he played a 3 intensive men’s doubles games. Then he played these 3 games against Xu Chen and Ma Jin.

The Korean spectators cheered their hearts out to support Lee and Ha. Would that be enough to lift Lee and Ha to victory?

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