Olympic Badminton – Rio 2016 Test Event




Olympic Badminton – Rio 2016 test event
Lin Dan thrills Rio crowd in badminton test event
Lin Dan gave an enthralled crowd exactly what they came for at the Rio stage of the BWF Grand Prix – and helped China complete a memorable clean sweep in the badminton test event.
The five-time World champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist defeated Pablo Abian (ESP) in the men’s singles final on November 29, with compatriot Shen Yaying winning the women’s competition. There were also titles for the men’s doubles pair of Huang Kaixiang and Zheng Siwei, and the women’s partnership of Jia Yifan and Chen Qingchen – while Zheng and Chen paired up to take the mixed doubles crown.
“The competition [for places on the Olympic team] in China is ferocious,” said Lin, who has slipped to fourth in the world rankings during an inconsistent year and is currently second on his country’s leaderboard, after his victory.