China sweeps 4 of 5 titles in China Open badminton (pic)

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GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — China swept four out of five gold medals at the China Open badminton tournament here on Sunday.

China's Chen Hong jubilates after winning over his teammate Bao Chunlai at the final match of men's single competition during the China Open Badminton Championships 2006 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 22, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)

Defending champion Chen Hong nipped fellow Chinese Bao Chunlai 21-17, 21-19 to win the men's singles final while veteran Chinese Zhang Ning, 32, lifted the women's singles top honor with a 21-14,21-5 victory over Yao Jie from the Netherlands.

China's Zhang Ning holds the trophy in the awarding ceremony for the final match of women's singles competition during the China Open Badminton Championships 2006 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 22, 2006. Zhang won the match 2-0 and claimed the title. (Xinhua Photo)

The women's doubles final was an all-Chinese affair as Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen triumphed 21-17, 21-7 over Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen.

The mixed doubles clash was also between the Chinese as Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen clinched a 21-19, 21-5 victory over uninspired Xu Chen and Zhao Tingting.

Indonesian pair Kido Markis/Setiawan Hendra took the men's doubles gold, beating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng of China 21-16, 21-16.

(source: XinhuaNews)

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