Lee Ching Wei finally did it! He clinched his first All-England championship in the men’s singles final at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham yesterday. It was his seventh attempt to win the All-England.
He overcame a stubborn Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-19, 21-19 in a 47-minute final to be crowned the champion at the centenary of the world’s oldest badminton tournament.
With this win, Chong Wei has become the first player ever to win three back-to-back Super Series titles. Prior to this All-England title, he has won the Super Series Masters Finals in South Korea and Malaysia.
Syabas, Chong Wei!