London: Although Britons Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won bronze medal in the men's doubles event in Rio Olympics this summer, Badminton became one of five sports to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
UK sports have invested £5.74m in the last Olympic cycle in badminton, and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were able to live up to expectation by taking home the bronze in men's doubles. Unfortunately, Badminton was the only sport that won an Olympic medal this summer to have its funding removed.
Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)