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China retains Thomas Cup, beating Indonesia 3-0

2010-05-16 10:05:04 GMT2010-05-16 18:05:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Members of China's team pose with their trophy after the final match against Indonesia at the Thomas Cup badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16, 2010. China won the match 3-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

China's Lin Dan returns a shot to Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat during the final match at the Thomas Cup badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16, 2010. China won the match 3-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

China's Lin Dan returns a shot to Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat during the final match at the Thomas Cup badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16, 2010. China won the match 3-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Members of China's team pose on the podium after the final match against Indonesia at the Thomas Cup badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16, 2010. China won the match 3-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

China's Lin Dan returns a shot to Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat during the final match at the Thomas Cup badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16, 2010. China won the match 3-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Xinhua) -- China swept Indonesia 3-0 to win the Thomas Cup men's team badminton championship for the fourth straight time here on Sunday.

Lin Dan of China won the opener against Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, 21-7 and 21-14 in 44 minutes, before Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng downed their Indonesian peers Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan 25-23, 16-21, 21-12 in the men's doubles in 59 minutes.

In the men's second singles, Chen Jin rallied from one set down to beat Simon Santoso 19-21, 21-17 and 21-7 in one hour and 13 minutes to complete the sweep.

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