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Even badminton can get intense in the Olympics, which is why we see Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying flattened out like an athletic pancake here. We’re not exactly sure how a racket game can result in this type of position, but it is clear that Tai was giving it everything she had. Unfortunately, she ended up “falling” short.
In March 2017, Tai made history “by becoming the first All-England badminton champion in any discipline from Chinese Taipei,” saying, “I was very well-prepared for this match. I did a lot of work on defence. I am very happy that in this match I had a quick start, unlike my game before,” reports The Straits Times.