Evans loses to Olympic Champion

July 30, 2012

Ireland’s Scott Evans lost to Lin Dan, the 2008 Olympic champion.

The Chinese superstar, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, won 21-8, 21-14  in their first-round match at Wembley Arena.

The victory sees Lin go straight through to the last-16 knockout phase at London 2012 as the pair were the only players in Group P.

Evans had described the match as the biggest of his life and made a confident start as the crowd, with no Britons to cheer all day, got behind him.

The world number 76 hit a couple of good winners in the opening exchanges but Lin, despite playing well within himself, soon asserted his authority.

 

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