Going to Rio – Leanne Choo


Proud South Australian Leanne Choo (aka Choo-bacca) will be making her second Olympic appearance in Rio. The badminton star had a bizarre time in London when she and her partner were eliminated from the Olympics only to get a call the next day saying they had been reinstated.

“It was emotional because we thought we were out of the competition… Then we were told we were back in. In the end we lost 21-18 in the third set of the Quarter Final. It was definitely heartbreaking that one.”

Leanne’s journey is an inspiration to all Australians. Unlike some of her high profile cashed up opponents, Leanne has been working at a bar to save the money that would keep her Rio dream alive.

We chat with Radelaide’s finest as she and her partner Robin head to Rio in search of Australia’s first ever badminton Olympic medal.

Additional Information

Episode Length: 5:36 minutes
Sport: Badminton
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on August 11, 2016

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