Lin Dan, the man with the reputation for putting the bad in badminton, did not hit his coach or argue with his opponent in the men's singles final Sunday. Instead, his victory over a determined and athletic foe was a thing of beauty.
Lin Dan of China celebrated after winning the gold medal for the men's badminton singles final match against Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on Sunday.
Lin Dan of China competes during the men's s singles gold medal match of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games badminton event in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Lin Dan won the match over Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and got the gold medal.