Marcus Ellis, Chris Langridge make badminton semi-finals

Rio 2016 Olympics: Marcus Ellis, Chris Langridge make badminton semi-finals - Rio 2016 - Badminton - Eurosport

BADMINTON MK Chris and Gabby Adcock may of won the mixed doubles on Sunday at the new MK Arena but England badminton player Chris Langridge won the crowds  What an honour to be joined by Chris Langridge for a push-up picture .  Thank you x

BADMINTON MK Chris and Gabby Adcock may of won the mixed doubles on Sunday at the new MK Arena but England badminton player Chris Langridge won the crowds What an honour to be joined by Chris Langridge for a push-up picture .

A dupla da #GBR  vence a #CHN  na final do #Badminton . Marcus Ellis e Chris Langridge comemoraram muito o 2x1 do #Ouro

A dupla da #GBR vence a #CHN na final do #Badminton . Marcus Ellis e Chris Langridge comemoraram muito o 2x1 do #Ouro

Getting ready for some badminton tournament action with Fitbit Surge it's GB's champs Rajiv Ouseph & Chris Langridge #beinspired #badminton #findyourfit by fitbiteurope

Getting ready for some badminton tournament action with Fitbit Surge it's GB's champs Rajiv Ouseph & Chris Langridge #beinspired #badminton #findyourfit by fitbiteurope

Peter Mills and Chris Langridge of England. 20th Commonwealth Games: Badminton

20th Commonwealth Games: Badminton

Peter Mills of England and Chris Langridge of England celebrate victory in their men's doubles badminton quarter-final match at Emirates Arena during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

badminton mens doubles bronze for Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge

badminton mens doubles bronze for Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge

#Bronze! Get in! Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis storm through the deciding…

Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis storm through the deciding set, taking it and bagging themselves Men's Doubles Olympic Bronze medals.

L-R) Bronze medalists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Badminton Doubles competition on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

L-R) Bronze medalists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Badminton Doubles competition on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Chris Langridge and Heather Olver of England. 20th Commonwealth Games: Badminton

20th Commonwealth Games: Badminton

Chris Langridge and Heather Olver of England celebrate victory in their mixed doubles badminton quarter-final match at Emirates Arena during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Birdie's eye view:      China's Chai Biao, left, and Hong Wei return against Great Britain's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge during their bronze-medal match in doubles badminton on Aug. 18.

2016 Summer Olympics

Scenes from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(L-R) Silver medalists V Shem Goh and Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia, gold medalists Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang of China, and bronze medalists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Badminton Doubles competition on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(L-R) Silver medalists V Shem Goh and Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia, gold medalists Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang of China, and bronze medalists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Badminton Doubles competition on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Doubles pair Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis became the first Team GB badminton players to reach an Olympic semi-final since Athens 2004 while Rajiv Ouseph became the first British man to reach an Olympic singles quarter-finals.(3136×2091)

Doubles pair Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis became the first Team GB badminton players to reach an Olympic semi-final since Athens 2004 while Rajiv Ouseph became the first British man to reach an Olympic singles

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won Great Britain's first Olympic badminton men's doubles medal, beating China's Hong Wei and Chai Biao to take bronze.  Ellis and Langridge beat the world number five pair 21-18 19-21 21-10.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB pair win badminton men's doubles bronze

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won Great Britain's first Olympic badminton men's doubles medal, beating China's Hong Wei and Chai Biao to take bronze. Ellis and Langridge beat the world number five pair

Result: British pair Chris Langridge, Marcus Ellis reach Rio 2016 semi-finals

Badminton is among seven sports to fail in their appeal against funding cuts from UK Sport for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic cycle.

Team GB's Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis claim badminton bronze

Team GB's Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis claim badminton bronze

MIKE DICKSON IN RIO: Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge have gone a long way to debunking the myth badminton is a game played by nans in gardens by winning bronze for Great Britain.

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win bronze in the badminton mixed doubles. 18th August 2016

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win bronze in the badminton mixed doubles.

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