Chinese shuttlers carry own pillows to feel at home

August 8th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) The Chinese badminton team has found a good way of feeling at home - literally. All its members are carrying their own pillows while staying at the Olympic Village here. Chinese badminton team head coach Li Yongbo said that all his wards are fully prepared for the event.

“They even brought their own pillows to the Olympic Village so that they feel at home,” said Yongbo Thursday.

“Our shuttlers are in a better shape and they should have a huge advantage since they are competing on home courts,” Li said.

Yongbo said they were not too concerned about the draw.

“If you want to win the gold, the draw means nothing to you, as you have to beat every rival,” he stressed.

China bagged four golds in badminton at Sydney Olympics and three golds in Athens, and they are expected to win more golds this time.

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