Sunday 19 November 2017

Ireland’s Chloe Magee will have to wait for opening badminton contest

Chloe Magee of Ireland. Photo: Getty Images
Chloe Magee of Ireland. Photo: Getty Images

CHLOE Magee is going to have to wait slightly longer than she expected to open her Olympic badminton campaign tomorrow after some changes in the schedule.

Magee will now open her campaign against Egypt's Hadia Hosny at 20.17 tomorrow (Sun) and her second game, against France's Hongyan Pi is now at 20.32 on Monday.

Unlike Magee, Scott Evans has not been lucky enough to get into a three-man group so he's got to win his first game against China's Lin Dan, rescheduled to 14.15 on Monday, to get a second.

In Beijing 2008 badminton was a straight knock-out competition but in London a round-robin system has been introduced to give athletes more games but some groups only contain two players which will mean some players will only get one game.

Magee went out in the second round in Bejing when Evans did not get through the first round.

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