Chloe Magee loses her opening match at Rio Olympics

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Chloe Magee lost her opening womens singles match at the Rio Olympics in Brazil this afternoon.

The Raphoe Badminton player went down to the second seed Wang Yihan from China in straight sets, 21-7 21-12.

It was always going to be a tough start for the 27 year old, who was up against the silver medalist from London 2012.

Her second match in group p is against Germany’s Karen Schnasse on Saturday.

Chloe, winner of a match in her previous two games in London and Beijing has made Donegal history by becoming the first sportsperson from the county to compete at three Olympic Games.