2016 Rio Olympics Badminton Men's Singles Finals, Live Stream Schedules: Lee Chong Wei Hunts for Gold; Lin Dan Gets Up for BronzeBy Anita Valencia
The final round for 2016 Rio Olympics badminton men's singles begins on August 20 but the heat of celebration has already been felt since semifinals after Lee Chong Wei defeated Lin Dan.
Malaysia's pride Lee finally beat his potent nemesis, Lin (2-1), in a semifinal duel. The game that drew huge crowds witnessing both world shuttlers played excellently; but Lee has proven to be slightly better than the two-time gold medalist - ending his reign in Olympics. It was an epic game indeed. The Telegraph stated the badminton match as one of the best - describing the 'two huge friends embrace and exchange shirts on the court'.
2016 Rio Olympics Badminton men's singles gold medal match: Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long (Saturday, 09.20 local time)
Lee must face another Chinese opponent in the quest for gold medal on August 20. Chen Long, dubbed as the next Lin Dan won over Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in a separate semifinal match. The mental pressure must be higher than the struggle with fatigue as this could be Lee's last resort in his quest for Olympic gold.
2016 Rio Olympics Badminton men's singles bronze medal match: Lin Dan vs Viktor Axelsen (Saturday, 08.30 local time)
The Chinese left-hander will get up for another battle for bronze against Viktor Axelsen on August 20. The young Denmark athlete is in his prime state whilst this could be Lin Dan's last Olympic battle as he plans to retire. The previous match was on 2015 Yonex Denmark Open where Axelsen won over Lin.
2016 Rio Olympics badminton men's singles finals live stream schedules
BBC and BBCiPlayer offer telecast for the UK and Ireland residents. USA can watch live stream via NBC Olympics and NBC Sports. Indian viewers can witness the live badminton final match on Hotstar and Star Sports. Chinese Taipei on Chunghwa Telecom and Indonesia on SCTV and Nexmedia. Middle East countries live stream is provided by BeIN Sports Connect.