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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Olympian in focus: Chen Long scouting report

Chen Long
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 80kg
Place of Birth: Shashi District, Jingzhou, Hubei, China
D.O.B.: 18th January 1989
Handedness: Right
Nationality: Chinese

Assets: An extremely hard working and athletic badminton talent. Has long reach, balance and mobility around court. Covers the 4 corners of the court with aplomb, supreme racquet skills and excellent mental strength. Owing to his height, he can get serious angles in his smashes. Can play any style, but he excels in long rallies. Moves surprisingly fast for his height and size. Smooth under pressure.

Flaws: Owing to his height, opponents will try to play a fast game and hit smashes aim at his body. Also may not be as consistent in a fast attacking rally due to his size and lack of quick turning agility.

Career potential: Excellent top 5 player in the world, top 1-2 player in the world when on form.

Career Highlights: (Selected trophies): World Champion (2014, 2015). All England Champion (2013 & 2015)

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