Bo Rong excels at little-known sport

Updated: August 27, 2013, 12:24 PM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW

When Bo Rong travels, strangers tend to spot the racket-shaped bag slung over her shoulder and ask excitedly, "Oh, you're a tennis player?"

"No, no," Bo tells them. "It's a badminton racket."

That response often produces puzzled looks, at which point Bo, the reigning U.S. women's singles badminton champion, patiently offers a primer on the game. She can't help smiling at the irony, because where Bo comes from, badminton needs about as much description ...

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