Badminton – Magee Set For London Games

Raphoe’s Chloe Magee has confirmed her start in the London Olympics this summer. The 23 year old Irish Badminton singles champion is now looking forward to her second Olympics in a row having been in Beijing in 2008.

Chloe has made the Provisional Olympic list in ladies singles via the BWF Olympic Games Qualification list.  She was 26 on the list from 46 players qualified in ladies singles.

Chloe was not quite as successful in the Mixed doubles with brother Sam Magee. Despite some great results this season the pair ranked 40 in the world have been piped down to third reserve on the Olympic list in spot 19 on the final list.

Joining them in a nervous wait will be Scott Evans in Men’s singles, the World number 67 was in position 37 on the final Olympic list leaving him at first reserve for the Games.

Badminton Ireland National Coach Daniel Magee commented “It is great we have three players in contention for Olympic selection. Chloe and Sam have done great in mixed this year but it’s tough qualifying with just 16 pairs. Chloe had a great first half of the year and had really done enough in terms of qualification by the Irish Open in December. Scott’s solid performances of late has ensured he has a great chance of selection on the second list in a few week’s time.”