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Badminton: Lin Dan wins world title as Lee Chong Wei retires

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China's Lin Dan won his fifth badminton world title when Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei retired hurt and was taken off on a stretcher.

Lin, 29, is widely regarded as the best player of all time and was given a wildcard into the event in Guangzhou, China, after taking a year off.

He was closing in on victory when Lee was struck by cramp, and Lin took the title 16-21 21-13 20-17.

In the women's final, Thai teenager Ratchanok Intanon upset Li Xuerui.

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