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Belgium’s Lianne Tan Aims for Gold at the European Games

Lianne Tan, the talented dentist and badminton player from Belgium, is determined to make her mark at the European Games in Minsk. With a silver medal under her belt from the previous Games in Baku, she has set her sights on the top prize this time around.

In the round of 16, Tan faces a tough challenge against third seed Kirsty Gilmour. Despite not being considered a favorite, Tan remains confident and determined to perform well.

Since her success in Baku, badminton has gained increased attention in Belgium, and Tan is grateful for the support. With her brother also representing Belgium at the London 2012 Olympics, the sport has gained recognition among the Belgian population.

Tan’s path to the knockout phase has been impressive, winning two of her Group D women’s singles matches. She secured her place in the final 16 by defeating Eleni Christodoulou of Cyprus in straight games.

In women’s doubles, Estonia’s Helina RÜÜtel and Kati-Kreet Marran have also made it to the last eight. Their goal is to exceed expectations and bring home a medal for Estonia.

In other matches, top men’s doubles pairs Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark and Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England have secured their spots in the quarterfinals.

Stay updated with the full results here and for live coverage, visit the Olympic Channel.

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FAQs

Q: How did Lianne Tan perform in the previous European Games?

A: Lianne Tan won a silver medal in the previous European Games held in Baku.

Q: Who is Lianne Tan’s opponent in the round of 16?

A: Lianne Tan will be facing third seed Kirsty Gilmour in the round of 16.

Q: How has badminton gained attention in Belgium?

A: Badminton has gained increased attention in Belgium since Lianne Tan and her brother represented the country at the London 2012 Olympics.

Summary

Belgium’s Lianne Tan, a dentist and talented badminton player, is determined to achieve gold at the European Games in Minsk. After winning a silver medal in the previous Games, Tan is excited about the increased attention that badminton has gained in Belgium. In the knockout phase, she faces a tough challenge against Kirsty Gilmour. Despite not being a favorite, Tan remains confident and hopes to perform well. In women’s doubles, Estonia’s Helina RÜÜtel and Kati-Kreet Marran have surpassed expectations and aim to bring home a medal for Estonia. Top men’s doubles pairs from Denmark and England have also secured their spots in the quarterfinals. Stay updated with the full results and live coverage on the Olympic Channel.