Chen, ranked second in the world, beat Tai, ranked second in the world, in three sets (21-18, 19-21, 21-18) at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza. Previously, Chen had only won bronze at an international competition.
Y. F. Chen Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
As a result of her win, Chen joined an extensive list of Chinese athletes who have won the Olympic singles gold medal.
Since badminton’s Olympic debut in 1992 in Barcelona, four of the eight women’s singles champions have been from the country, and its men’s players have won the last three in a row.
Tomorrow, Chinese badminton fans may be in for more good fortune, as Chen Long faces off against Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in an attempt to win his second consecutive men’s singles gold.
I’m thrilled to bestow this recognition, but the Chinese women’s badminton team has been giving us trouble since since 2016,” Chen said.
This morning I took my place atop the podium.
As a member of the Chinese women’s badminton team, I am honoured to receive this honour.
Again, in 2024, I will rule in Paris.
Taiwan’s top player, who was going for history as the first Chinese-Taiwanese woman to win badminton gold at the Olympics, came back from a set down but ultimately had to settle for silver.
The 27-year-old had intended to emulate the recent success of the men’s doubles champions, Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin, but has thus far been unsuccessful in doing so.
PV Sindhu won bronze after easily defeating He Bingjiao of China, making history as the first Indian woman to win two medals at the Olympics.
Defeating her opponent 21-13, 21-15, Sindhu made history for India. She had previously won silver at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A big thank you for taking the time to read this post Y. F. Chen Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Read on, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.