Rio Olympics 2016: Chen Long overcomes Lee Chong Wei to win gold

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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei suffered a third successive Olympic men's singles final defeat as he lost the gold-medal match at Rio 2016 to China's Chen Long.

World number two Long, who claimed bronze at London 2012, won 21-18 21-18 as top seed Lee missed out on earning his country a first ever Olympic gold.

Long beat Lee to become world champion last year and again proved too good for his rival.

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen beat China's Lin Dan 15-21 21-10 21-17 for bronze.

Lin had beaten Lee to gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 but left Rio without a medal.

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