Badminton Australia announced today the player line-up for the 2017 Australian Badminton Open, to be held from 20 to 25 June at Sydney Olympic Park.
No sooner had their Olympic campaign ended than the badminton men’s doubles pair of Sawan Serasinghe and Matthew Chau had medals on their mind. Commonwealth Games medals.
Robin Middleton and Leanne Choo were felled by Malaysia’s Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh 17-21, 15-21 meaning it is unlikely they will progress to the next round.
Australian men’s doubles pairing Matthew Chau and Sawan Serasinghe have lost their first pool match against number one seed Korea despite putting up a resilient fight.
With less than 10 days until the Opening Ceremony in Rio the Australian athletes have started arriving from all around the world. Some are competing, at training camps or just touching down.