China's Lin Dan wins men's badminton gold

Badminton great Lin Dan successfully defended his Olympic singles crown with another thrilling victory over arch-rival Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the London 2012 final.

In a performance that surely ends debate over whether he is the greatest player ever, the Chinese superstar dug deep in a compelling third game to win 15-21 21-10 21-19.

Malaysia's world number one Lee played a full part in an epic contest but was unable to avenge his defeats in the finals at Beijing 2008 and last year's World Championships.