Badminton: The Adcock’s have been knocked out of Rio Olympics 2016

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15 August 2016

Britian’s mixed doubles pair, husband and wife Chris and Gabby Adcock have been knocked out after losing to the Polish— Robert Mateusiak and Nadieza Zieba on Saturday 13th August.

The Brits got off to a good start winning the first game 21-18 against the Polish pair—. However unfortunately lost a tiring long second game 25-27 then lost hope in the third game losing 9-21.

The overall scoring of this game was 18-21, 27-25, 21-9 to Poland.

The Adcock’s faced a similar outcome when losing their opening group game 21-13, 20-22, 15-21 to Chinese world number 2—Chen Zu and Jin Ma.

In both games the Brits lost they appear to get a good start winning the first game but appear to get too comfortable and soon slip away in their second and third games.

Ranked seventh in the world the Adcock’s were drawn into a tough group.

However they managed to win their second game on Friday 12th August against the Danish pair 21-19, 22-24, 21-17. They were incredibly happy with this result after facing defeat to this pair at Yonex All England 2016.

The Adcock’s performed considerably well, playing against the world’s strongest opponents. Hopefully they can make a comeback at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

 

By Renu Chopra

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