Friday, Mar 23 2018 | Updated at 06:42 AM EDT

Stay Connected With Us F T R

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?

© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Here is NASA’s Take On Anonymous Hackers Alien Claims [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTNASA official says no alien has been found until today.

International Cyber Attack Strikes Again: Ransomware Hits Companies Worldwide [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTOver 2,000 computers in about a dozen countries were affected.

The Magic of Celebrity Involvement: How Projects and Concepts Get Public Nod When Icons Get Involved [VIDEO]

Jun 28, 2017 AM EDTDo celebrities really affect marketing?

Student Loans In Focus: How Much Do Students Really Borrow To Attend The Top 10 Schools [VIDEO]

Jun 26, 2017 AM EDTFor most students, going into the Top 10 schools is a dream come true. But is the expense in studying in these schools worth it?