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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