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Fifth title for Gade as Danes dominate (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2010
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Denmark almost swept the board at the European Badminton Championships in Manchester, with Peter Gade winning his fifth European singles title.

Gade (pictured) needed just 42 minutes to beat compatriot Jan Jorgensen 21-14 21-11 to secure the gold medal.Peter Gade

The women's title was also won by a Dane as Tine Rasmussen beat Germany's Juliane Schenk 21-19 14-21 21-18.

In the men's doubles, defending champions Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen beat Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 24-22 22-20 in an all-Denmark final, while the mixed doubles also went to Danes as Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter beat Poland's Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk 21-19 18-21 21-12.

But there was gold for other nations in the women's doubles as Russian duo Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova beat top seeds Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria and Anastasia Russkikh 21-18 21-14.

 
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‘Super’ Dan wins Asian badminton (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2010
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NEW DELHI: World Champion Lin Dan of China won his maiden Asian badminton championship title with a clinical demolition of Zhenming Wang in the men’s singles final on Sunday. Lin Dan won Asian Badminton Championship

 

Dan, the Olympic and three-time World Champion, who also has four All-England Badminton titles, demolished the Chinese youngster 21-17, 21-15.

 
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Denmark rule the European roost with four titles

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Published: 19 April 2010
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LONDON (Reuters) - Peter Gade secured his fifth men's singles championship as Denmark dominated the finals of the European badminton championships in Manchester Sunday by winning four of the five titles.

Tine Rasmussen won her first and the mixed doubles and men's doubles also went to the Danes as they matched their four golds from the 2000 event in Glasgow.

Gade produced his best form of the tournament to defeat compatriot and team mate Jan Joergensen 21-14 21-11.

The only title that eluded Denmark was the women's doubles where victory went to second seeded Russians Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova.

World mixed doubles champions Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl got the Danes off to a winning start by beating Polish second seeds Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk 21-19 18-21 21-12.

Rasmussen added the women's singles title to the second All England crown she won last month in Birmingham by beating Juliane Schenk of Germany 21-19 14-21 21-18.

Denmark's other gold came in the men's doubles where second seeds Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen clinched the title.

 
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Saina Nehwal surrenders to Xuerui (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2010
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An unscheduled ‘off-day' for Saina Nehwal made things easier for the ruthless Chinese brigade that monopolised the spots in the singles finals of the Badminton Asia championship on Saturday. TOO HARD TO DIGEST: Saina nehwal breaks down after losing in the semifinals of the badminton Asia Championship in New Delhi. At right is coach Gopi Chand.

Making a mockery of the world rankings and seedings, Saina's conqueror Xuerui Li — ranked 147 in the world — and fellow Chinese qualifier Xin Liu gate-crashed into the final. Xin Liu took out the second-seeded Hong Kong girl Mi Zhou. Incidentally, never before have two qualifiers battled for the continental title.

The men's final will be between training partners — World champion and second seed Lin Dan and unseeded Zhengming Wang. Lin gained control in the closing stages of the first game against Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana to win in straight games after Wang knocked out sixth-seeded Japanese Kenichi Tago, the All England finalist.

 
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London to host 2011 Badminton World Championships (pic)

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Published: 19 April 2010
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London has won the right to stage the 2011 Badminton World Championships.

Wembley Arena will host the event, which is staged annually apart from in an Olympic year, from 8-14 August. China's Lin Dan is the reigning men's world champion

The arena will also be the venue for the sport at the capital's 2012 Olympic Games after organisers decided against building a new venue in Stratford.

Badminton England chief executive Adrian Christy said hosting the competition one year out from the Games made the event "even more special".

Christy added: "I would like to assure the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the players that Badminton England will do all that is possible to make the first BWF World Championships in London a truly wonderful experience for all concerned.

 

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