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Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen dethroned reigning champion Chen Long after a superb performance in the final of the badminton men’s singles at Tokyo 2020.The 27-year-old defeated China’s Rio 2016 gold medallist 21-15, 21-12 to become the first European winner of the Olympic title for 25 years. Axelsen was brilliant in both attack and defence as he found winners when the opportunities arose while regularly keeping the door closed for Chen.
Learn more about the life of the first European olympic winner, what it was like before his great victory.
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