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How A Favela Kid Became Brazil’s Top Badminton Player

Aug 16 2016

Ygor Coelho de Oliveira, Brazil's first Olympic competitor in men's badminton, stands inside the Miratus badminton school in Chacrinha, a favela on the western outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. His father started the program in 1998, and Mr. Coelho began playing at the age of 3.