Us Versus The World: A Throwback Of Singaporeans Who Have Made Us Proud At The Olympics

3. Athens, 2004

Ronald Susilo in the Japan Open badminton championships in 2004/ Image Credit:

Singaporean badminton player Ronald Susilo made headlines when he defeated the World’s number one – China’s Lin Dan, in the first round of Athens 2004 games. He even beat Germany’s Björn Joppien in straight sets in the round of 16 before he lost to Thailand in the quarter finals.

Susilo was awarded Sportsman of the Year in 2005 and is currently a head coach at his own badminton academy.

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