ALL ENGLAND Lee Chong Wei was crowned All England Open 2010 men’s singles champion for the first time after beating Kenichi Tago of Japan at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Sunday.
To add another feather to his cap, Chong Wei’s victory coincided with the 100th anniversary of the championships.
The Penang-born shuttler made it to the final last year but he went down gallantly to Lin Dan of China.
Trailing 0-4 at the outset of the first game, Chong Wei clawed his way back to win the closely fought encounter 21-19 against Tago.
In the second game, the plucky Tago forced Chong Wei into errors before the world number one got the better of him with a score of 21-19.
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