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Lee Chong Wei, Zhou Mi advance at badminton worlds (pic)

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Category: Badminton News Published: 12 August 2009
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HYDERABAD, India -- Men's top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia moved into the round of 16 at the badminton world championships with a 21-11, 21-14 win over Nigeria's Ola Fagbemi on Wednesday. Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei competes against Germany's Dieter Domke, unseen, during the World Badminton Championships, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009.

Lee, the world's No.1-ranked player and silver medalist at last year's Olympics, set up a third-round clash with Vietnam's Tien Minh Nguyen, who ousted France's Brice Leverdez 21-14, 21-16.

In other men's singles matches early in Wednesday's play, third-seeded Dane Peter Gade advanced with a 21-11, 21-12 victory over Japan's Sho Sasaki and Indonesian sixth-seeded Sony Dwi Kuncoro also moved on with a 21-12, 21-13 defeat of Poland's Przemyslaw Wacha.

The women's No.1 seed Zhou Mi of Hong Kong also advanced, defeating New Zealand's Michelle Chan Ky.

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