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Chloe Magee (25) is one of Ireland’s double Olympians, having represented Ireland in both the Beijing Olympic games in 2008 and London Olympic games in 2012.

 

Chloe Magee (25) is one of Ireland’s double Olympians, having represented Ireland in both the Beijing Olympic games in 2008 and London Olympic games in 2012.

Chloe grew up in Raphoe, Co. Donegal and trained in Raphoe badminton club. Chloe is now part of the Irish elite training group and trains in the National training centre in the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin.

In 2015 at the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan Chloe secured her first European medal taking home a bronze along with Brother Sam in the mixed doubles. Speaking about her success the Donegal woman said:  ‘Sometimes when I look back I feel it could have been more but I am happy to be returning with a medal in my bag.’ In 2013 Chloe has continued to improve and along with the mixed results she has had with her brother Sam she has had some excellent singles results. The Irish number one women singles player has had last 16 places in the All England Premier Super Series, Thailand Grand Prix Gold, Dutch Open Grand Prix, Scottish Open grand Prix and London Grand Prix Gold where she also made quarters of the mixed Doubles event.

In the French Open Super Series Magee beat Juan Gu of Singapore who is a world top 20 ranked player.Chloe is the first Irish Athlete to win matches at two Olympic Games and hopes to further this statistic as she targets the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Chloe is currently funded by the Irish Sports Council and works closely with the Irish Institute of Sport.

Year Event Result
2014 Spanish Open  5/8 - Lost to Stefani Stoeva -  
14-21,21-16,17-21
2014 Wilson Hellas International 2 -  Lost to Linda Zetchiri (1) - 21-13, 21-13
2014 INTERSPORT European Championships 9/16 - Lost to Stefani Stoeva - 15-21, 16-21
2014 Yonex All England Open 9/16 - Lost to  Shixian Wang [4] - 15-21, 12-21

Right/Left-handed: Right handed
Height: 5'5"
Sponsor: Yonex and Kelly's Toyota
Racket: Voltric 70
Highest world ranking: 32
Event: Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles.
Partner: Sam Magee
Coach: Irwansyah
Started playing: Started playing when I was 4years old in my local club with my Dad!
First represented Ireland: When I was 16 in the Triangular!
How I got started: My Dad brought me along to the local club with my older brothers and sister!
Ambition: To be the best badminton player I can possibly be! To win a major medal.
Best performance of career: Bronze medal at European Games Baku 2015
Major achievements: Two Time Irish Olympian
How I relax: Spending quality time with the most important people in my life.
Favourite sport other than badminton: Tennis and Hockey
About me: Huge Coffee lover, passionate about what I do and spend way too much time at the dentist!
Education: Too many years spent in the Royal and Prior School in Raphoe. Completed my leaving certificate.
If I wasn’t a badminton player, I would be: Over Weight! Apart from that, I'm not sure what career path is right for me yet!

Chloe Magee

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DOB:29th Nov 1988
Height:5'5''
Playing hand:Right Hand
Discipline: Women's Singles
Discipline: Mixed Doubles

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