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Niluka loses Olympic opener

Niluka loses Olympic opener

Sri Lankan shuttler Niluka Karunaratne lost his first game in Group P of the men’s badminton tournament, going down in straight sets to Chinese world number 2 Chen Long 21-07, 21-10 at the Rio Olympics.

Chen, who was a bronze medalist in London four years ago, dispatched Karunaratne in 40 minutes.

Karunaratne’s next match will be against Kevin Cordón of Guatemala on Saturday at 4 a.m., and then Adrian Dziółko on Saturday at 4:55 p.m.

(Daily Mirror)

Last modified on Monday, 15 August 2016 08:33