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Chen Long


Chen Long is a male badminton player from China. Chen participated in the Korea Open Super Series in the January of 2010 and made it through to the final of the Swiss Open where he finished runner-up to compatriot Chen Jin. He was part of the Chinese team that won gold at the 2010 Thomas Cup in Kuala Lumpur. Chen's first individual title of 2010 came at the Bitburger Open in Germany, where he beat Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to win a gold medal. He followed it up with a second team gold medal of the year with China at the Asian Games held in Guangzhou and a victory at China Open Super Series two weeks later. Chen's strong finish to the year saw his world ranking rise to a career high of 3rd, briefly making him the top-ranked Chinese player. His first individual title of 2011 came at the Thailand Open. Thereafter he won his first China Masters title and followed it up with his first Japan Open title. In October, Chen won his third consecutive Super Series tournament at the Denmark Open. In the 2012 summer Olympics, Chen was defeated in the semi-final of the men's singles by Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, but proceeded to win bronze after defeating Lee Hyun-il in the bronze medal match.
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