Olympics: China's Yu quits sport over badminton debacle

August 2, 2012 12:35


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LONDON - Disgraced Chinese badminton player Yu Yang has quit the sport after being disqualified from the Olympics along with seven other women for deliberately trying to lose to secure an easier draw in the knockout rounds.

The debacle has cast a shadow over the action, which will see Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte square off for the final time in the pool, with Phelps, once again, vying to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three Olympics.

The sight of four doubles teams spraying hopeless shots into the net and beyond the lines disgusted a jeering crowd of 4,800 packed into Wembley Arena to see badminton's finest and forced the sport's governing body to kick them out.

As top seeds, the Chinese duo would have stood a good chance of adding to China's medal tally. They already head the table with 17 golds after five days of competition, ahead of the United States on 12 and South Korea on six.

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