Zilberman wins Israel’s first Olympic badminton match
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Zilberman wins Israel’s first Olympic badminton match

Victory not enough to see him qualify from group stage.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Misha Zilberman has lost his opening match
Misha Zilberman has lost his opening match

Misha Zilberman became the first Israeli to win a badminton Olympic match when he beat Yuhan Tan on Saturday night.

In what was his second Group Play Stage Group C match, his straight sets win over the Belgian – 22-20 and 22-12, followed an opening match defeat against Chinese Tapai’s Chen Tien Chou, 21-9 and 21-11.after he beat Yuhan Tan.

However, he was knocked out of the event after Chen Tien Chou defeated Tan 2-0 (21-14, 21-8) to secure first place in the group on Sunday.

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