Badminton: Lee Chong Wei regains All England title in Birmingham

Last Updated: 09/03/14 8:43pm

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Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses with his All England Open trophy

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses with his All England Open trophy

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World No 1 Lee Chong Wei regained the Yonex All England Open Championship title by avenging last year's final loss to Chen Long.

The Malaysian built on a strong start to overcome the Chinese world No 2 21-13 21-18 and claim the Birmingham title for the third time.

After the final, the 31-year-old said that it may well be a winning send-off for him as he may not return next year.

"I think maybe this is my last All England," Lee said. "I'm very happy and I tried my best because Chen Long is a very tough match for me.

"I've lost to him many times so I think for this reason I made sure I tried very hard. I've finished for this year and I don't know if I will be back next year."

Although Chen lost out in the final, his girlfriend Wang Shixian did taste success for China as she lifted the women's crown for the second time by defeating 2012 winner Li Xuerui 21-19 21-18.

"There are still a lot of big tournaments waiting for me to win so hopefully I can keep going," said Wang.

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