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Olympics: Hugh Jackman thinks he could be a contender

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He’s too late to qualify for the London Games. But 43-year-old Hugh Jackman jokes that he hasn’t given up on winning a gold medal someday. “You know what I’d like to do? Badminton!,” he told EW at the short film festival Tropfest earlier this summer. “I mean, I’m not that talented a player, and – I don’t want to be disparaging – but the amount of people who are really talented who go into badminton is a small number. I’d say 90 percent go into tennis. So I figure my chance of actually making it in badminton is higher.”

See just how talented the world’s top players are when the medal matches begin. Friday is mixed doubles, Saturday is women’s singles and doubles, and Sunday is men’s singles and doubles.

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Originally posted August 2 2012 — 6:00 PM EDT

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