For most Americans, badminton is a backyard game played at parties and barbecues. But for Eva Lee, it is very serious - she is one of five members of the U.S. Badminton team that will be competing for gold at the Beijing Olympics in August. VOA's David Byrd has this look at Eva Lee and her quest to become the first American woman to win Olympic gold in badminton.
Eva Lee answers reporters' questions during Media Summit (Apr 2008 file photo)
BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Though Indonesia has set gold medal target in its traditionally-strong badminton at the Beijing Olympics, the defending men's singles champion Taufik Hidayat is not expected to retain the title because of his physical condition.
JAKARTA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The unstable form of Athens Olympic champion Taufik Hikayat, who got a flu recently, would not affect the high-morale Indonesian Olympic badminton team to Beijing, Lius Pongoh, the team manager told Xinhua on Thursday.
BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- With 22 medals including eight golds, Chinese badminton players dominated the court since the sport entered the Olympiad at the 1992 Barcelona Games, and they are likely to maintain their dominance at the impending Beijing Games.