Emergence of ‘new Lin Dan’ may make China awesome again

Holding court: An ecstatic Weng Hongyang after his win over Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in the men’s singles final of the Korean Open. — AFP

PETALING JAYA: Since the retirement of legendary singles shuttler Lin Dan, rivals do not seem to fear China’s men singles army anymore.

But that could change with the emergence of 22-year-old Weng Hongyang, who upset world No. 8 Jonatan Christie of Indonesia to win the Korean Open title in Suncheon City on Sunday.

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