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Disappointment for Magee in Olympic opener

Chloe Magee

Chloe Magee

CHLOE Magee was defeated in straight sets by World number two Wang Yihan in her Olympic opener this afternoon.

The Raphoe woman struggled in the first set against the Chinese star and fell 9-2 behind in the first set. Magee battled hard before going down 21-7.

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She started the second set much better and went 4-1 ahead of her opponent. However, former World Champion Yihan won the next nine points and closed out the set on a scoreline of 21-12.

Magee – who is competing in her third Olympics – can be proud of her effort and she will look to improve in her second match against German Karin Schnasse on Saturday.

The finals take place tomorrow from 10am tomorrow in the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown.

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