Tokyo Olympics badminton: Chen Yu Fei wins singles gold, beats Tai Tzu

China's world number two Chen Yu Fei won the gold medal after her clash against Taiwan's Tzu-ying in a thrilling final that went to the brink on Sunday.

China's world's number two Chen Yu Fei took badminton women's singles gold, beating Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying 21-18, 19-21, 21-18.   -  AP

China's Chen Yufei claimed women's badminton singles gold on Sunday, denying Taiwan a second straight night of success in the sport.

Taiwan had bagged its first-ever Olympic badminton medal the previous night with gold in the men's doubles competition.

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But Chen ensured there would be no repeat in the women's singles, beating world number one Tai Tzu-Ying 21-18, 19-21, 21-18 to capture the title.

Tai scuffed a shot into the net to end a marathon final rally, and Chen fell to her knees and roared to the rafters.

India's P.V. Sindhu took bronze, beating China's He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15.

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