A match up between the top two players in the world in the Beijing Olympics 2008 finals. Home crowd favorite Lin Dan takes on Lee Chong Wei in the gold medal match up.

To be honest the whole nation in Malaysia was watching this match on TV hoping that Lee Chong Wei could bring back the gold medal while in China, everybody was rooting for Super Dan.

If Chong Wei wins the gold medal, he stand to get a whooping RM 1 Million cash from the government and a RM 5000 pension which will take effect immediately. In Malaysia, people can enjoy pension at the age of 55 but for sports men or women that win something in Olympic, the pension will take effect immediately.

The silver medal is worth RM 300k and a RM 3000 pension. I guess the value of money circulating into Chong Wei mind really affected his performance in the final.

We should not forget that Lin Dan was really a class act in the Beijing Olympics finals and totally deserved his victory and should solute him for that.

Chong Wei was just a step slower in the finals. Wasn’t his normal self. Anyway enjoy the match which i didn’t really enjoyed watching my countrymen good rape this badly.

Have fun..

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Set 1, Set 2

Set I

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22 Comments

  • Ryan Ichiro Marto Hasian 7 years ago

    thanks to upload this match i was waiting for 2 year for this

  • alicia 7 years ago

    do you have WS? 🙂

  • Joem Go 7 years ago

    Can you also post the Women's Singles Finals?? Please???

  • badmintondudeee 7 years ago

    i wish i had got lin dan's raquet.
    customized and good strings LOL plus good luck x)

  • kukuku 7 years ago

    it can be seen that LD is the best one on the world both technique and strategy. in fact, LCW has just stepped up to the no.1 not too long. and another is that he just win the super series tournaments, not any big tournaments like all england or world championships, while LD has all. this proves that LCW has not reached to professional class yet. i myself admire LCW very much, however, his psychology is quite weak when he meets LD. that's why he can not defeat LD.

  • kukuku 7 years ago

    one can overcome any walls if he win himself.

  • LCW IS professional, he's probably the next best singles player after LD. You can totally tell that LD was hauling ass as hard as he could because it's THE most important event and that most of the crowd was chanting his name. The atmosphere and home advantage cannot be disregarded. Just imagine yourself in that situation, you probably wouldn't be able to hold yourself up let alone play for gold medal at the Olympics.

  • Robert 7 years ago

    Hey Jason, download link for Set 1 was deleted. Can you reupload it again?

  • Cai_Fu 7 years ago

    LD outclassed!!

  • Jonah 7 years ago

    thanks jason for uploading! great game! destroy your opponent when you have the chance, don't let them come back! poor commentary though, no words on technique and strategy, boring tune. if not for the crowds and hitting sound, i would've muted it.

  • khung khiep

  • frankie 7 years ago

    Thanks Jason, I have never seen this video – Frankie

  • frankie 7 years ago

    Thanks Jason, I have never seen this infamous game.

  • HUNTER 7 years ago

    I personally think that home crowd can be a benefit but equally it can also be a detriment. When you play in front of your home crowd and its a huge event like the olympic gold medal , very few athletes can withstand that kind of intense pressure. When you're expected to win like Lin Dan was , there is no room for even a silver medal. I think Lin's loss at the previous olympics was the catalist for his success here. People say that you have to lose before you can win. Many athletes will break after a big loss but the very few who grow from their loss will no doubt find success in the future

  • Matty 7 years ago

    Professional class? You're talking about the top 2 players in the world of course they're BOTH professional. I agree Lin Dan was far better here but make no mistake they are both pro's, in their own right. Maybe he did not defeat him here but he has proved that he can defeat him. Super series events are also major events, it's not because he hasn't won the All England or World Championships that it makes him any less of an athlete than Lin Dan.

    If you only judge a player by his tournament victories than I'd say you aren't judging them well. It depends also on who you're seeded against.

    Lee Chong Wei simply is number 1 ranked because he plays more often, and defeats more oponents than Lin Dan, however when Lin Dan decides to join a tournament he (usually) gets pretty far.

  • Kenna 7 years ago

    Nice one Jason great upload, definitely one of the greatest matches ever. It really was a masterclass by Lin Dan, albeit Lee was off his usual game. But you have to give a massive amount of credit to Lin because as other people have said, he was clearly under a massive amount of pressure. I mean not only was it in the most coveted badminton tournament, being in his home country, playing against the next best player in the world and considering this is one of the most important medals to the Chinese public; it was possibly the biggest match he will ever play so you have to admire Lin Dan's character.

    OK it wasn't the most competitive or exciting match but in terms of quality of badminton, it was unparalleled. To sum it up using the old cliche, if you don't like this match you don't like badminton.

  • HUNTER 7 years ago

    There has always been alot of debate over the word
    “professional.” when it comes to peoples vocations. Imho a profesional is someone who makes a living off his or her trade. Whether they make alot of money or win alot of tournaments is another matter. There are of course pro-amateur players who also have a regular job to support their moonlighting in badminton but I think every single player who's singular job is to train 6 days a week for world tournies is a “professional.” It's like photographers.. from the wealthy famous few, to the ones who take your daughters portrait for Christmas at the mall to the one who takes artsy photos for a gallery…they're all professional. Heck, even those paparrazi photogs are professional even though many of them take horrible photos. LOL.

  • Lin Dan-er 7 years ago

    Lin Dan's racquet isn't customized. It's just plain ol' at700. He even said so himself. He also (for you critics) said that he felt no difference between the old and new at700 (and he doesnt care) the only thing weird is his grip (lol i have the grip done the same way as him- he did mine) he says he likes it like that (half grip)

  • Airan 7 years ago

    wonderful match… i saw that the 1/4 final between Sony Dwi and LWC also are on the site now…
    so i would like to ask if you could put an other 1/4 final up… between Lin Dan and Peter Gade also at the 2008 Olympic…plz

  • How do you download the videos? I clicked on the link above but there is no download link in the hotfile website.

  • isnaini 7 years ago

    yeahh…i love it .the single

  • Yuliantip06 7 years ago

    thanx for this video.. nice game 😀