Denmark‘s Viktor Axelsen (left) embraces China’s Chen Long after winning their men’s singles badminton final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP Denmark‘s Viktor Axelsen (left) embraces China’s Chen Long after winning their men’s singles badminton final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP
Denmark‘s Viktor Axelsen (left) embraces China’s Chen Long after winning their men’s singles badminton final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: Viktor Axelsen thanks his ‘inspiration’ Chen Long after beating Chinese star to badminton gold

  • Danish No 4 seed secures 2-0 victory in men’s singles final, and admits ‘I think you can say I’ve been at my absolute best’
  • Chen falls short in effort to emulate compatriot Lin Dan – who won in Beijing and London – with back-to-back Games golds

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Denmark‘s Viktor Axelsen (left) embraces China’s Chen Long after winning their men’s singles badminton final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP Denmark‘s Viktor Axelsen (left) embraces China’s Chen Long after winning their men’s singles badminton final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP
Denmark‘s Viktor Axelsen (left) embraces China’s Chen Long after winning their men’s singles badminton final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AFP
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