Baku 2015 European Games Badminton: Chloe Magee defeats opponent in Group F encounter
Published 23/06/2015 | 20:28
Chloe Magee eased through her second group game at the European Games in Baku, defeating Kristine Sefere in the badminton singles Group F encounter this evening.
The Irish Olympian was rarely troubled by her Latvian opponent and secured the 2-0 victory in just over 22 minutes with a scoreline of 21-9, 21-7.
Magee was back in action later yesterday as she competed in the mixed doubles with her brother Sam and the top seeded Irish siblings proved too strong for Povilas Bartusis and Vytaute Fomkinaite of Lithuania, winning the match 2-0 (21-8, 21-10) in 22 minutes.
In the women’s doubles, Sara Boyle and Rachael Darragh were beaten 21-19, 21-18 by French duo Lorraine Baumann and Audrey Fontaine.
In the men’s doubles, Sam and Joshua Magee beat Portugal’s Ricardo and Angelo Silva 21-15 21-6.
Swimmers Mona McSharry and Emma Reid were both in semi-final action on the opening day of competition after they qualified from the heats in the 50m breaststroke and 200m butterfly.
McSharry finished in 33 seconds in the semi-final, which placed her 15th overall. Despite swimming a new personal best of 2mins 20.05, Reid did not progress to the final.Read more here: Delight as Sean McComb earns second boxing medal for Ireland in European games