Olympic champion Chen Long reached the final in Fuzhou today ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Chen Long will play world champion Viktor Axelsen in the men's final at the Badminton World Federation China Open after both won their semi-final clashes today.

Chen, the Rio 2016 gold medallist and sixth seed, won in three against South Korea's second seed Son Wan-ho at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center in Fuzhou.

The Chinese player kept alive his hopes of victory at his home Super Series event with a 21-17, 10-21, 21-7 success.

Victory in tomorrow's final would mean a fourth China Open title for Chen who triumphed at the prestigious event in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

The 28-year-old's clash with Axelsen is a repeat of the Rio 2016 semi-final won by Chen.

Axelsen, the 23-year-old who recovered to win Olympic bronze in the Brazilian city, could become the second Dane in a row to win in China following Jan Ø. Jørgensen's success last year.

Teenager Gao Fangjie has made the women's final on home soil ©Getty Images
Teenager Gao Fangjie has made the women's final on home soil ©Getty Images

He won the biggest title of his career with World Championship glory in Glasgow this year and the top seed beat Hong Kong's unseeded player Angus Ng 21-12, 21-17 today.

In the women's event, home Chinese hopes rest with qualifier Gao Fangjie who knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the last four.

The 19-year-old, a double mixed team gold medallist at World Junior Championship level, upset the fourth seed 21-19, 21-19 to reach the final.

She will play Akane Yamaguchi, the Japanese fifth seed who beat Thailand's eighth seed Ratchanok Intanon 21-14, 21-18.

Both finals will be played tomorrow when the doubles tournaments will also reach their conclusion.