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The badminton community was stunned by former superstar Ye Zhaoying’s statements at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She said that in the semi-final match against compatriot Gong Zhichao, Chinese officials ordered her to lose so that her teammate could have a better chance of winning the gold medal in the final against Denmark’s Camilla Martin. As a result, ye lost 11-8, 11-8 to Gong, who defeated Denmark’s Camilla Martin 13-10, 11-3 in the final. Ye then won the bronze medal after beating her compatriot Dài Yùn.