Red’s Olympic Update

Red, for one – possibly the only one in Texas, is eagerly anticipating the first match for Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain in the mixed doubles Badminton competition.  For those who have never played real badminton, Red can inform you that it is a tough game that takes great coordination, concentration, quickness and stamina.  And it is a lot of fun to boot.  The interesting thing about the Adcocks is that they are the only husband and wife in the Olympics who are competing together as a team.  Talk about potential for marital strife.  The Adcocks have been playing together and against each other since they were teenagers and were married in 2013.  They are no slouches as they are currently ranked 7th in the world having won the 2013 Hong Kong Super Series against the world No.1 and Olympic Champions, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, the 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold against Chai Biao and Tang Jinhua  and gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 BWF Super Series Masters Finals.

Their first match is Thursday at 2:40 p.m. against Ma and Xu of China.

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