#TeamVICTOR superstars, Korean men’s doubles pair and current world no.1s Lee Yong Dae
and Yoo Yeon Seong
defended their title in Wuhan at the Badminton Asia Championships. They edged China’s Liu/Li on the 8th consecutive match point, closing out the 58-minute, 21-14, 28-26 final thriller.
This marks Korea
’s fifth men’s doubles victory in a row and seventh in nine years.
Only less than 100 days till the Olympic Games. Will Lee/Yoo be #TheRealDeal
has achieved a three-peat at this event, winning with Lee in 2015 and with Shin Baek Choel
in 2014. This is the fourth Asian crown for both. Yoo became an Asian Champion for the first time in 2010 with Cho Gun Woo. Lee’s previous two titles were with his former no.1 partners Ko Sung Hyun
and Jung Jae Sung.
The Badminton Asia Championships 2016 is the final major tournament counted in the Rio Olympics qualification period. The new BWF rankings to be released on Thursday will be used to decide the final Olympic entry list for the badminton event.