Aug 11, 2016 08:21 AM EDT
Every athlete is fancied of an Olympic medal and that includes Carolina Marin of Spain.
2016 Rio Olympics Badminton prediction for women's singles
Marin surely aims for the gold. The 23-year-old athlete is currently rank #1 in the world. Many have predicted that Marin would go to the final rounds with possible match against Wang Yihan.
Ratchanok Intanom from Thailand has shown impressive works in women's singles, winning three titles of world superseries in 2016 - something that's not to be taken lightly by the other players.
The recent speculations also point at India's Saina Nehwal - which is predicted to strive in the summer Olympics. Nehwal and Marin previous battle was in Indonesia Superseries Premier 2016. The match won by Marin but she was tossed from the event by Wang Yihan from China, Sportskeeda reported.
2016 Rio Olympics Badminton schedule for women's singles: Carolina Marin vs Nanna Vainio
Marin is physically and mentally ready as she declared, "I think all the players are now not scared to play the Chinese," as reported by The Newpaper. Marin has been preparing herself since May for Rio Olympics. She has worked hard but so do the other contenders.
The top seeded women's single player is ready for the match against Finland's Nanna Vainio at 10:55 AM local time on August 11. For the full Rio Olympics badminton schedule, you can find out at the official Rio Olympics 2016 website.
Aside from the women's single title, there are a few other badminton athletes to keep an eye on. Chinese superstar Lin Dan and Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei have also been speculated to meet in the final round of men's singles. The competition for men's doubles might also get fierce with top seeds including Korea, China and Indonesia teams.
What do you think about Carolina Marin's chance of winning?