SOGAARD AND OLSEN MIXED DOUBLES BEST IN HONG KONG
Denmark Bags Three Titles In Rare Feat
by Mike Grossman (from a report filed by "Bigfish")
November 10, 1996 (New Shuttlenws) - Michael Sogaard and Rikke Olsen
of Denmark beat compatriots Jens Eriksen and Marlene Thomsen in the
finals of the mixed doubles event at the badminton Hong Kong Open
earlier today at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
The second-seeded pair of Sogaard and Olsen disposed of Eriksen and
Thomsen in two games, 15-8 and 15-11.
The victory of Sogaard and Olsen together with the titles won by
Camilla Martin in the women's singles and by the pair of Lisbet
Stuer-Lauridsen and Marlene Thomsen in the women's doubles marks one
of the few times, if not the first time, that players from a European
country have won three event championships in a single major badminton
tourney in Asia.
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