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The Olympic Sensation of Kevin Cordon Paraded in Guatemala


Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

Even if you don’t get a badminton medal Tokyo Olympics, Kevin Cordon had the honor of being paraded around the city after he returned to Guatemala.

Cordon made a sensation at the Olympics after successfully qualifying for the semifinals of the men’s singles badminton Olympics. In the semifinals, Cordon finally lost to Viktor Axelsen despite having given up fierce resistance in the first game.

In the bronze race, Cordon also lost again to Ginting. Thus, Cordon had to go home without a medal in hand.

Despite not awarding a medal to Guatemala, Cordon was still hailed as a hero.

Cordon will be paraded around the city in honor of his struggle in the Olympics.

“Thank you Kevin Cordon for your efforts and dedication, we are all proud. All Guatemalans thank you for your dedication and love for badminton,” the Guatemalan Badminton Federation wrote on its Twitter account.

Cordon’s name is increasingly being talked about in Indonesia because he was trained by Muamar Qadafi who came from Solo.

Gaddafi had become an athlete and then changed steering wheel as a coach. After becoming a coach at PB Djarum, Qadafi traveled to the Americas such as Peru until he finally became the coach of Guatemala.

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