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LOS ANGELES, California — Weeks away from the 2016 Summer Olympics, the delegates of United States Olympic Team, the No. 1 ranked country with the most gold and most overall medals is almost complete.

And included in their roster of world-class athletes is Paula Lynn Obanana.

The 31-year-old from Dumaguete is set to parade and represent the U.S. in her Olympic debut in Rio.

“Before it only just a dream. Before when I was little, I’m just watching like all these, especially US athletes, I’m always just watching them in TV. And I just tell to myself, ‘I wish one day, I can play in the Olympics.’ And right now, I am playing. I really happy… I’m overwhelmed of everything,” said Obanana.

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KEEP CALM AND SMASH HARD

KEEP CALM AND SMASH HARD

Hyderabad: If there is one person and one academy which helped India produce world-class shuttlers and emerge as a badminton hotbed, cheap it`s Pullela Gopichand and his badminton academy here.

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IN BADMINTON, THEY USE A LOT FROM THE WRIST. BUT I USE A LOT FROM THE SHOULDER.

Lee Chong Wei cries during medal presentation after losing 21-18, 21-18 to Chen Long of China during their men’s single final at Riocentro in Rio De Janiero. – AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.

RIO DE JANEIRO: World No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei was apologetic after his Rio Olympic final loss to China’s Chen Long, saying he regretted that he failed to deliver gold to the 30 million Malaysians.

“I’m really sorry to disappoint them. I tried my best, but I’ve got to accept that Chen Long played better than me.

“He was well prepared and managed to retrieve all my shots.

“I played better today than I did in the 2012 (London) Olympics and all the World Championships. It was just not my day, but I never once gave up.

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I put the BAD in badminton

I put the BAD in badminton

Lovely family. From left Wong Mew Choo, Kingston, Terrance and Lee Chong Wei during younger son Terrance’s one-year old birthday celebration.

KUALA LUMPUR: There is nothing like getting the support from your beloved wife.

And on Saturday, former international Wong Mew Choo gave Lee Chong Wei the best encouragement a wife can possible give.

“Chong Wei, all the best against Chen Long. Your children Kingston, Terrance and I will support you all the way. Jia you (meaning add fuel),” said Mew Choo, who added that she will be watching her husband’s quest for the elusive gold at home.

“I really hope he can achieve a breakthrough and fulfill his dream. This has been his dream all these years. He has trained very hard …

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For everyone else PV Sindhu, India’s golden girl with the long legs and fantastic smile, won the silver medal and a billion-plus hearts as she faced off with Spain’s Carolina Marin, who of course, won the gold.

But not for a TV channel. It seems NDTV, in its bid to play Nostradamus, prematurely published a story that had a brilliant, if a bit too optimistic, a headline: “PV Sindhu Upsets Carolina Marin To Clinch Historic Badminton Gold in Rio Olympics.”

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I WILL FIND YOU AND GET THAT BADMINTON SETBACK

I WILL FIND YOU AND GET THAT BADMINTON SETBACK

For the thousands of athletes who made it to the Rio Olympics, countless amounts of blood, sweat and tears were shed along the way.

And while every athlete dreams of gold medal success, the reactions of those who achieve it don’t always play out like you’d expect.

That was the case for Chinese badminton player Chen Long, who despite winning Olympic gold – the highlight of his career so far – fell to the ground, cried tears of joy and threw his shirt into the crowd following his success.

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