World Championships - Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei win over the host country  
Published on 15/08/2011     Source : China Daily

Mixed doubles 1st seeds Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei(pictured below) of China clinched the 5th and final gold for China by beating Great Britain’s new heroes Chris Adcock / Imogen Bankier in straight games 21-15, 21-7.  In spite of the Wembley crowd support and the fact that they stayed even until 15-15 in the first game, the Brits couldn’t unlock the right tactics against the flawless Chinese pair.


“Their tactic was right on the spot and they started to play at a higher level then,” said Imogen Bankier.

“But we take a lot from this week. We’ve played our best badminton ever and we’ll take that boost of confidence towards our Olympic qualification,” added Adcock, pictured here with his partner Bankierwhile waiting in the London Bus which had been the way players entered the Arena.

“We are very satisfied to have been able to get the 5th medal for China today. It’s overwhelming to have won our first gold medal here, even if we aren’t thinking too much of the Olympics yet. We’ll go home and rest before taking on the tour again,” said Zhang Nan.


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