Result: Lin Dan wins gold for China

China's Lin Dan beats Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in the men's badminton final for the second Games in a row.

China's Lin Dan has become the first man to retain the Olympic badminton title, beating Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei this afternoon.

In a rematch of the final in Beijing four years ago, Lee put the pressure on the reigning champion in the first set, eventually taking it 21-15.

Lin, widely regarded as one of the greatest players ever, fought back to take the second set 21-10, meaning that whoever won the third and final set would take gold.

In a dramatic finale that changed direction time and time again, Lin finally won it 21-19 when Lee sent a lift too long, meaning that the Malaysian picked up a second successive silver medal.

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