Viktor Axelsen claimed the Tokyo Olympics gold medal after securing a 21-15, 21-12 victory over defending champion Chen Long.

The lanky Dane was dominant from start to finish in his 51-minute victory, taking the first game with a superb display that left Chen Long scrambling to keep up for most of the game.

The Chinese was expected to storm back in the second game like how he had done in Tokyo, but instead Axelsen continued to find the right answers on every corner of the court to take home the deserved win.

Victory was thoroughly deserved for Axelsen, who had not dropped one game on his way to gold.

He has also been the most in-form shuttler on the planet this season, winning three titles at both the Thailand Open 1 & 2 as well as the Swiss Open earlier this year.

Besides that, he also made the All-England, 2020 BWF World Tour Finals and European Championships final.

In the bronze medal match, Kevin Cordon’s run did not end in a fairytale medal after the Guatemalan lost 11-21, 13-21 to Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting.

Indonesia also clinched gold in the women’s doubles through Greysia Polli/Apriyani Rahayu, who beat Chinese pair Chen Qing Chen-Jia Yi Fan 21-19, 21-15 in 57 minutes.

It was a historic gold as the badminton mad nation had never won in women’s doubles before.

Kim So-yeong-Kong Hee-yong took home bronze after beating national team-mates Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-chan 21-10, 21-17 in 48 minutes.