Lee Chong Wei reached second straight Olympic badminton final

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LONDON: Lee Chong Wei reached his second straight Olympic badminton final on Friday and awaited defending champion Lin Dan to set up a gold-medal rematch in Wembley Arena.

No. 2-ranked Chong Wei beat No. 3 Chen Long of China 21-13, 21-14 in 54 minutes in the first semifinal, securing for Malaysia a fifth ever Olympic medal, all of them in badminton.

Chong Wei won the fourth medal, a silver, in Beijing, where he was routed in the final by Lin.