Sawan Serasinghe competing for Australia in Rio.

Australian badminton player posts image of McDonald's order following Olympics exit

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When training for an Olympics and when competing at an Olympics, you have to keep your body fit and ready for everything that comes your way, but what about once the dust has settled and your participation comes to an end?

Well, Australian badminton player Sawan Serasinghe has seen his time at the Rio Olympics come to an end recently, and he's responded by ordering a substantial amount of McDonald's.

Serasinghe had a summer to forget in Rio as he and his partner lost all their games in the group stages, and it appears that his way of getting over that fact is to eat a lot of fast food.


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A picture has emerged of him showing off his physique, but sitting behind a massive tray of McDonald's food, containing six burgers, four boxes of chicken nuggets, six packets of chips, and six chocolate brownies.

The 22-year-old posted the picture on his official Facebook page, and accompanied it with a message regarding his time at the Olympics and the disappointment at losing all three games.

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However, he noted that there were good things learnt from their experience and added he can't wait to get back home to train harder for future events.

Despite being fully motivated for the future, he also added that it was time to tuck in to some junk food after months of eating clean.

His full post read: "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 towards 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.

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"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!"

As expected, Olympians and athletes have very strict diets heading into major competitions, so there is no surprise that Serasinghe took full advantage of being able to eat a McDonald's once again.

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