China's Chen Yufei wins gold in badminton women's singles at Tokyo Olympics

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China's Chen Yufei hits a return during the women's singles final of badminton against Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scores seesawed from the onset before Chen led from a 17-17 tie to 21-18. Chen raced to a 11-8 lead in the second game, but Tai recovered from 12-14 down to win 21-19. In the decider, Chen dominated to clinch a 21-18 victory, thus winning the final 2-1.

Chen, 23, who is a two-time bronze medalist at world championships, harvested her first Olympic gold in her Olympic debut.

Ealier in the day, India's No.7 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu beat Chen's teammate He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 to bag the bronze.

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