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Danish hopeful enjoys playing badminton in China

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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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China's badminton star survives thriller (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 August 2008
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Zhang Ning of China plays a shot to Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand during their women's singles round of 32 badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 10, 2008.
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Zhang Ning of China plays a shot to Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand during their women's singles round of 32 badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 10, 2008. [Agencies]
 
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Female badminton player, Daniel to bear Nigeria’s flag at opening ceremony Olympic Games

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Published: 07 August 2008
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Grace Daniel, Nigeria’s sole badminton entry in the 29th Olympic Games will carry the country’s flag during Friday’s opening ceremony.
 
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Gopichand confident of good show (pic)

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Published: 07 August 2008
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Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is confident of a good performance from the shuttlers, provided they can handle the pressures of their maiden Olympic appearance and the huge crowd here.

Speaking after the initial training sessions of the Indian duo of Anup Sridhar and Saina Nehwal in Beijing Thursday, Gopichand said the two had enough experience of playing in South East Asian countries and were capable of handling the pressures. Image
 
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