Aussie Olympian Gorges on Free McDonald’s After Losing Badminton Match

Following his loss in the badminton men’s doubles event on Saturday, Australian Olympian Sawan Serasinghe went straight to McDonald’s for an epic meal, totaling 8,000 calories.

Wow what a week it has been in Rio! Have to say I am disappointed about the match today. We definitely had a good chance to stretch the match to three sets toward the end of the second set but couldn't close it out. We would have loved to end our first Olympic campaign with a win against a much higher ranked pair. Although having said that, there are lots of good things to learn from the matches in the last three days playing against more experienced pairs. Can't wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving! Just want to say thanks again to everyone back home for the on going support. Definitely motivated me to fight hard on court everyday! ❤️ Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean! 😀

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Can’t wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving!” Serasinghe wrote in a Facebook post. “Now it’s time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean!” 

Since McDonald’s is a major sponsor for the Olympics, athletes are allowed to eat there for free at the Olympic Village. Many athlete have been taking advantage of this perk.

Serasinghe, 22 and his partner Matthew Chau, 21, made their exit when they lost to Chinese Taipei’s Tsai Chia Hsin and Lee Sheng-mu on Sunday.

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