Jor­gensen stuns Olympic champ Chen in China

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

BEI­JING: Den­mark’s Jan O Jor­gensen up­set world and Olympic cham­pion Chen Long in front of his home fans to win the China Open in Fuzhou yes­ter­day. Jor­gensen won 2230, 21-13 for only his sec­ond vic­tory over sec­ond-ranked Chen in 10 at­tempts, and his first since the 2014 In­done­sian Open. The Dane edged a nip-and-tuck first game but af­ter he hit the front at 4-3 in the sec­ond, he was never headed and he gunned to the ti­tle in just 46 min­utes. Jor­gensen’s first in­di­vid­ual tro­phy of the year comes af­ter he helped Den­mark to their maiden Thomas Cup in­ter­na­tional team ti­tle in Kun­shan, China, in May. There were also cel­e­bra­tions for In­dia when P.V. Sindhu beat China’s Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 to win the women’s sin­gles, to add to her Olympic sil­ver medal won in Au­gust.

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