China national badminton team off to Chengdu for training camp

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Chen Long keeps himself in top shape, strength, flexibility ahead of the World Championships.
Chen Long keeps himself in top shape, strength, flexibility ahead of the World Championships.

Chengdu: China’s men’s and women’s national badminton teams are undergoing rigorous training in Chengdu to prepare for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships that will be held August 21–27 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

China will have a maximum of four men’s singles players in the World championships, after the defending champion Chen Long have received a wildcard from BWF although he failed to make it to the tournament on merit when the qualification period ended on April 27.

Chen Long keeps himself in top shape, strength, flexibility ahead of the World Championships.
Chen Long keeps himself in top shape, strength, flexibility ahead of the World Championships.

According to BWF, they granted Chen Long the wildcard was due to Chen Long’s status as reigning Olympic and World champion.

China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
China badminton team kicks off its World Championships training in Chengdu.
Tian Houwei working hard with weight training.
Tian Houwei working hard with weight training.

Three other men’s singles players from China who qualified on merit were Lin Dan, Shi Yuqi and Tian Houwei.

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