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Defeat for Darian King

Barbadian tennis ace Darian King tasted defeat in his first outing at the 2016 Rio Olympics today.

King who reached the Games via a wildcard entry, was beaten in straight sets by American Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2.


Darian King

The 24-year-old had gone into the game hoping to avenge a previous defeat at the hands of the 26-year-old Johnson.

In the final of the 2011 16th Annual Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Centre USTA Pro Classic, Johnson had also defeated King 6-2, 6-3.

5 Responses to Defeat for Darian King

  1. Maria August 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Good try. Thanks for representing us.

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 7, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Good experience. Top professional players get knocked out in the first round. It happened at Wimbledon, French, US & Australia Open. It’s a learning curve. It’s not the end of the World. Keep your chin up young man and don’t give up. My little Rocco Bowen is a good example he was two years old when he told me ‘I am going to be a Jockey’ At the tender age of two this young man knew what he wanted to do. Strong support from parents, granny and aunties helped guide this young man to achieve his goal. A talent, a gift from God. Work hard and you will achieve. Very proud f you!

  3. Dreana Watkins August 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    It’s tough challenging an American….. But you are a champion in you own rights … Being talented enough too make it this start … I SALUTE YOU AS A BAJAN LIVING IN THE USA !!

  4. mary August 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    keep on reaching for the stars Darian I know you personally AND I DO KNOW YOUR MUM IS IN HEAVEN SMILING DOWN ON YOU, you are making dad proud and all Barbadians you have reach this far you will go farther by gods grace


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