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Magee handed tough Olympic draw

Chloe Magee
Chloe Magee has landed a tough first-round opponent

Ireland's badminton hopefuls have both landed tough first-round draws for the Beijing Olympics.

Donegal woman Chloe Magee will take on Estonia's Katie Tolmoff, who is ranked 46th in the world - 28 places above the Irish number one.

In the men's singles, Scott Evans will meet Germany's Marc Zweibler, who is 23 places higher in the world rankings.

Zweibler beat Evans in the semi-finals of the Irish Championships in Lisburn last December.

The badminton competitions get underway on Saturday 9 August at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

see also
Magee earns a place at Olympics
21 May 08 |  Badminton
Team GB for Beijing
29 Nov 07 |  Team GB
Laws of Badminton
24 Aug 05 |  Badminton

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