China wins bronze in men's badminton

Aug. 16, 2008, 10:32 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) China's Chen Jin has won the bronze medal in men's singles at the Olympic badminton tournament.

Chen defeated South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in three sets on Saturday.

The fourth-seeded Chen took advantage of a series of unforced errors by Lee on his way to a 21-16, 12-21, 21-14 win at Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

Leading 20-14 in the third game, Chen won with a powerful smash that caught Lee out of position.

Top-seeded Lin Dan of China will meet No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in Sunday's final of men's singles.

It was China's seventh medal of the Olympic badminton tournament.