Monday, August 18, 2008

Kenyans confident of bagging gold in 800m at Beijing Olympics

Lee Hyojung and Lee Yongdae of South Korea stand on podium during victory ceremony of mixed doubles gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games badminton event in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Lee Hyojung and Lee Yongdae of South Korea won the match over Widianto Nova and Liliyana of Indonesia and got the gold medal.
South Korean pair Lee Hyo-jung/Lee Yong-dae claimed the badminton mixed doubles title at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, beating Nova Widianto/Liliyana from Indonesia 21-11, 21-17 in the final.

He Hanbin/Yu Yang from China beat Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa from Indonesia in the bronze medal fight earlier.

The two Lees crushed their opponents by taking lead through the two games.

Lee Yong-dae, 20, said he wanted to thank his mother for supporting him in playing badminton after Sunday's victory.

The young and handsome shuttler has earn great popularity back in South Korea, and was aware of his own popularity when he went to Internet after winning in the semifinals.

Source: Xinhua

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