Yu Yang badminton scandal: Accuses badminton governing body of ruining her dreams

The fallout from the badminton scandal continues.

One of the Chinese badminton players disqualified from the Games on Wednesday for trying to lose a match has said she is quitting the sport, accusing the badminton governing body of ruining her dreams.

"This is my last match," Yu Yang wrote on her microblog account late Wednesday. "Farewell Badminton World Federation, farewell my beloved badminton."

Yu; her women's doubles partner, Wang Xiaoli; and six other players were kicked out of the competition Wednesday by the Badminton World Federation in one of the most controversial episodes of the London Games so far.

The athletes were accused of playing to lose in order to face easier opponents in future matches, drawing boos from spectators and warnings from match officials Tuesday night. The other doubles pairs booted out were from South Korea and Indonesia. They lost an appeal for reinstatement.

-- CNN's Jethro Mullen contributed to this report.

 
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