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14.07.16 Langridge making sacrifices to achieve his dream

Chris Langridge saw 21 years of graft come to fruition as he was named in Team GB’s badminton squad, and he admits he is now desperate to succeed at his ‘sporting pinnacle’. Langridge and doubles partner Marcus Ellis have undergone a rapid upturn in fortunes since they joined forces two years ago [...]

2021-02-23T10:02:21+00:00January 14th, 2020|News, Rio 2016|

15.08.16 Inspired Ouseph into last eight after Sugiarto win

Ouseph draws inspiration from teammates to reach last eight Rajiv Ouseph believes anything is possible after becoming the first British man to reach the last eight of the Olympic badminton men’s singles in Rio. Ouseph had never beaten Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in their five previous encounters but kept his nerve [...]

2021-02-23T10:02:52+00:00January 13th, 2020|News, Rio 2016|

20.08.16 Hoping RIO bronze can inspire rising stars

Head coach Jakob Hoi has urged badminton players across the country – not just at a social, club and county level but also the elite shuttlers – to take inspiration from Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge’s bronze medal success. Ellis and Langridge produced a string of outstanding performances at [...]

2021-02-23T10:41:48+00:00August 20th, 2016|News, Rio 2016|

18.08.16 Hoi confident as Langridge & Ellis target bronze

Chris Langridge and Marcus Elliswill have no fear when they take on their Chinese men’s doubles opponents later with head coach Jakob Hoi insisting the duo have never been better prepared to try and claim an Olympic medal. Not since Gail Emms MBE and Nathan Robertson won mixed doubles [...]

2021-02-23T10:41:57+00:00August 18th, 2016|News, Rio 2016|

18.08.16 Langridge and Ellis make history with Olympic bronze

Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis promised ‘something special’ and they duly delivered, winning Olympic men’s doubles bronze in stunning style. The Brits had already exceeded expectations having arrived in Rio ranked 22nd in the world, claiming the scalps of the third and eighth ranked pairs. But they wanted more, [...]

2021-02-23T10:42:06+00:00August 18th, 2016|News, Rio 2016|

18.08.16 GB medalists return to heros’ welcome

GB’s badminton stars Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were greeted to a heroes’ welcome at Heathrow airport today. National media, Badminton England staff, friends, family and fans packed out the arrivals hall to welcome back the Olympic bronze medalists. The pair were on the special British Airways chartered flight [...]

2021-02-23T10:42:18+00:00August 18th, 2016|News, Rio 2016|