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Taufik loses in badminton singles (pic)

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Published: 11 August 2008
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Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Reigning Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia was defeated Monday in two games by Malaysian Wong Choong Hann in men's badminton singles.

Hidayat, who had beaten Wong on the way to winning gold at the 2004 Athens Games, lost by a 21-19, 21-16 score in just 44 minutes.

No. 1 seed Lin Dan of China had better success against Ng Wei of Hong Kong, winning 21-16, 21-13 -- also in 44 minutes.

American Raju Rai was handed a 21-9, 21-26 loss by Ville Lang of Finland.

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Saina Nehwal advances in badminton singles (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2008
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Saina Nehwal used the atmosphere she described as 'electrifying' to propel herself to a comfortable win in the first round of the Women's singles badminton competition on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Saina thrashed Russian Ella Karachkova 21-9, 21-8 in just 28 minutes to move into the round of 32 where she meets Gryga Larysa.

Larysa beat Agnes Allegrini 21-15, 21-11 in another match.
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Rice popular in China (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2008
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BEIJING -- "Anna, Anna" they called out as they pushed to the first-row railing and thrust their admission tickets and pens into the mixed zone area of the Olympic badminton venue.
Anna Rice of Canada celebrates her win over Eva Lee of the U.S. in their women's singles first round badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 9, 2008.
Anna Rice of Canada celebrates her win over Eva Lee of the U.S. in their women's singles first round badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 9, 2008.
 

Danish hopeful enjoys playing badminton in China

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2008
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BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Tine Rasmussen from Denmark, the biggest threat to reigning Chinese women's singles shuttlers, apparently enjoyed her debutant performance on Olympic badminton court, beating Akvile Stapusaityte from Lithuania 21-6, 21-8 in the second round here on Sunday.
 

Sunday's Olympic Badminton Results

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2008
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At Beijing

Men

Singles

Round of 64

Park Sunghwan, South Korea, def. Andrew Dabeka, Canada, 21-11, 21-11.

Anup Sridhar, India, def. Marco Vasconcelos, Portugal, 21-16, 21-14.

Erwin Kehlhoffner, France, def. Stuart Gomez, Australia, 19-21, 22-20, 21-15.

Hsieh Yu-Hsing, Taiwan, def. Kaveh Mehrabi, Iran, 21-16, 21-12.

Marc Zwiebler, Germany, def. Scott Evans, Ireland, 21-18, 18-21, 21-19.

Andrew Smith, Britain, def. Petr Koukal, Czech Republic, 10-21, 21-12, 21-15.

Przemyslaw Wacha, Poland, def. Raul Must, Estonia, 21-14, 21-15.

Ville Lang, Finland, def. Vladyslav Druzchenko, Ukraine, 21-12, 21-19.

Kestutis Navickas, Lithuania, def. Pablo Abian, Spain, 23-21, 12-21, 21-9.

Women

Singles

Round of 32

Xie Xingfang, China, def. Cheng Shao-Chieh, Taiwan, 21-1, 21-9.

Olga Konon, Belarus, def. Maja Tvrdy, Slovenia, 21-17, 21-14.

Huaiwen Xu, Germany, def. Anu Nieminen, Finland, 21-17, 21-8.

Tracey Hallam, Britain, def. Kristina Ludikova, Czech Republic, 21-18, 21-13.

Lu Lan, China, def. Karen Foo Kune, Mauritius, 21-3, 7-1.

Anna Rice, Canada, def. Jeannine Cicognini, Switzerland, 21-10, 21-13.

Mew Choo Wong, Malaysia, def. Kerry Lee Harrington, South Africa, 21-4, 21-4.

Petya Nedelcheva, Bulgaria, def. Hadia Hosny, Egypt, 21-7, 21-4.

Maria Kristin Yulianti, Indonesia, def. Yoana Martinez, Spain, 21-9, 21-14.

Tine Rasmussen, Denmark, def. Akvile Stapusaityte, Lithuania, 21-6, 21-8.

Saina Nehwal, India, def. Larysa Gryga, Ukraine, 21-18, 21-10.

Chen Wang, Hong Kong, def. Eva Sladekova, Slovakia, 21-7, 21-8.

Eriko Hirose, Japan, def. Ngoc Nguyen Le, Vietnam, 21-7, 21-12.

Hongyan Pi, France, def. Claudia Rivero, Peru, 21-6, 21-9.

Jun Jaeyoun, South Korea, def. Chloe Magee, Ireland, 21-12, 21-14.

Zhang Ning, China, def. Salakjit Ponsana, Thailand, 21-23, 21-17, 21-7.

Doubles

Round of 16

Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen, China, def. Liliyana and Vita Marissa, Indonesia, 21-19, 21-15.

Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna, Japan, def. Tania Luiz and Eugenia Tanaka, Australia, 21-4, 21-8.

Lee Hyojung and Lee Kyungwon, South Korea, def. Eei Hui Chin and Pei Tty Wong, Malaysia, 21-14, 21-19.

Cheng Wen-Hsing and Chien Yu-Chin, Taiwan, def. Chantal Botts and Michelle Edwards, South Africa, 21-6, 21-12.

Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen, China, def. Gail Emms and Donna Kellogg, Britain, 21-19, 21-13.

Kumiko Ogura and Reiko Shiota, Japan, def. Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Lena Frier Kristiansen, Denmark, 18-21, 21-14, 21-18.

Du Jing and Yu Yang, China, def. Ha Jungeun and Kim Minjung, South Korea, 21-11, 16-21, 21-15.

Wen-Hsing Cheng and Yu-Chin Chien, Taiwan, def, Chgantal Botts and Michelle Edwards, South Africa, 21-6, 21-12.

 
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