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Scott Evans drawn against world's top player in badminton singles at London 2012

Updated: Monday, 23 Jul 2012 13:31

Evans handed a daunting opener in London
Evans handed a daunting opener in London

Ireland's Scott Evans has been paired with reigning champion and favourite Lin Dan of China in a two-man group in the Olympics men's badminton singles.

It's a tough task for Evans, ranked 76th in the world, as he must beat Dan in order to progress to the last 16.

The Irish player exited the Beijing Olympics in the first round.

The draw was kinder to Chloe Magee as she was drawn alongside 16th seed Pi Hongyan of France and world number 113 Hadia Hosny in her group. Donegal native Magee is currently ranked 44th in the world.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
Full Table

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