China’s Chen Jin, who is former World Champion, proved his impressive craft as he claimed Men’s Singles title at the home event of Badminton Asia Championships 2012 at Qingdao, China, on Sunday, April 22.
Jin, who has been positioned at number five in the world placements, put up tremendous show of top quality badminton and managed to beat his team-mate Du Pengyu in the final of the tournament.
The higher ranked Jin, who was the third seed in Men’s Singles draw in Asia Championships, did not show mercy to the fifth seeded Pengyu and grabbed the title.
On the other hand, Pengyu could not continue his impressive run in the final match as he failed to beat Jin and lost the contest in straight sets in just 36 minutes.
It was the third title in a row for Jin who clinched Men’s Singles titles including Swiss Open GP Gold and Australian Open GP Gold.
By winning the title in Asia Championships, Jin has virtually qualified for the Olympic Games.
Jin was the favourite to win this title match as he has extensive experience of playing at international level.
He did not spare any chance for Pengyu to get control of the rallies and managed to win the contest without facing any problem.
In the opening set, Jin took over the charge of the game by playing remarkable badminton and took a superb lead until the mid-game interval.
After the break, Pengyu tried to break the flow of his higher ranked country-mate but failed to live up to expectations.
In the meanwhile, Jin remained positive throughout the set and bagged it with a completely one-sided margin of 21-12.
In the following set, Pengyu played better game as he played with precision and did not let Jin to take an early lead this time.
Until the break in the second game, both Chinese shuttlers were close on the board.
After the interval, Jin became quicker at net and also executed wonderful smashes from the rear-court area. He did not lose his grip over the pace of rallies and took the second game with a 21-18 margin on the board.
Jin emerged as the title winner by beating his compatriot in straight sets with a convincing margin of 21-12 and 21-18.