We have a bumper show on Badminton Unlimited this week.
Find out how she defied all odds to defend her China Open crown at just her second tournament back after an eight-month injury layoff.
“It hit me hard when the doctor told me that I ruptured something. I started crying a lot, because I knew that I was going to be out of high-level competition for many months. Once I left the hospital, I stopped thinking about the negative things, and I said to myself ‘We have to change the path, but the objective remains the same’. I have to start thinking positive and be patient during rehabilitation.”
We also talk to one of Africa’s leading Para badminton athletes Bello Rafio Oyebanji about his passion to grow the sport in Nigeria and his quest to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Also on the programme, it was a brilliant week in Incheon for the Korea Open 2019 – we had five winners from five different nations. We relive the highlights and reactions.
Plus 2019 marks the 120th anniversary of Badminton Ireland. The team takes a look at how far the sport has come since 1899.
In case you missed it, this is what you missed last week:
- Catch all the thrills and spills of the third and final Super 1000 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour – the VICTOR China Open 2019.
Keep It In Your Diary
Next week is our 300th Episode of Badminton Unlimited.
For the special occasion, we are going back in time to explore the origins of the game with the one and only Gill Clark.