OLYMPIC BADMINTON: Donegal girl Chole Magee’s Rio adventure over

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Chloe Magee’s Rio adventure is over after she fell to a second Group P defeat against experienced German Karin Schnaase.

The Donegal woman was slow out of the traps against Schnaase, who is 50 places above the 27-year-old in the world rankings.

Magee was 15-5 down in the opening game when her opponent overstretched her knee and looked in some discomfort. That injury scare unsettled Schnaase, and Magee began to grow in confidence.

She closed the gap to five points at one stage but Schnaase always looked comfortable with that healthy cushion and she eventually closed out the set 21-14.

Magee made a much better start to the second game, which was nip and tuck throughout. The Irish woman took the lead, 17-16, and looked like she would force a third set.

However Schnaase hit back, surging to a 20-18 lead and closing out the set - and the match - 21-19 to end Magee’s Olympics.