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March 12, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - At the All-England Open badminton tournament in Birmingham, three more men's singles seeds fell in late first round action that ended in the wee hours of this morning.

1992 Olympic gold medalist Alan Budi Kusuma of Indonesia was defeated by Pullela Gopi Chand, the Indian national champion and a finalist at last month's Indian Open. Gopi Chand, a protege of former All-England champion Prakash Padukone, was soundly thrashed by the 9/16th seeded Kusuma in the first game 2-15, but was able to come back strong to outlast the fading Indonesian player in the second and third games 15-10 and 15-13.

The 1995 world championships silver medalist, Park Sung-woo of Korea, was also eliminated. He was defeated by the tall Thomas Johansson of Sweden 15-6 and 15-11. Like Kusuma, Park was seeded 9/16.

Another 9/16 seed, Jeffer Rosobin of Indonesia, was also shown to the exit door. Korean Hwang Sun Ho dispatched Rosobin 15-6, 1-15 and 18-16.

Two mixed doubles seeds also were eliminated in first round action.

3/4 seeds Thomas Stavngaard and Ann Jorgensen of Denmark were beaten by Chris Hunt and Donna Kellogg of England. The English combination of the veteran Hunt and the rookie Kellogg disposed of the Danes 15-11 and 15-11.

5/8 seeds Jonas Rasmussen and Ann-Lou Jorgensen, also from Denmark, lost to Zhang Wei and Liu Lu of China 15-10 and 15-7.

Some updated first round results (number in parentheses indicates seeding):

Men's Singles
(1)Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) beat Gerben Bruystens (Netherlands) 15-8, 15-2
Xie Yangchun (China) beat Kim Chul-joong (Korea) 15-6, 15-10
Hwang Sun-ho (Korea) beat (9/16)Jeffer Rosobin (Indonesia) 15-6, 1-15, 18-16
Pang Chen (Malaysia) beat Jim Laugesen (Denmark) 15-11, 15-12
(5/8)Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Kim Yong-ho (Korea) 15-11, 15-5
Thomas Sogaard (Denmark) beat Yuzo Kubota (Japan) 15-5, 8-15, 15-10
(9/16)Chen Gang (China) beat Hans Sperre (Norway) 15-11, 10-15, 15-10
Martin Lundgaard Hansen (Denmark) beat Robert Nock (England) 15-5, 15-13
(3/4)Joko Suprianto (Indonesia) beat Ji Xinpeng (China) 15-4, 15-10
Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Deepanker Bhattacharjee (India) 15-5, 15-8
Thomas Johansson (Sweden) beat (9/16)Park Sung-woo (Korea) 15-6, 15-11
Colin Haughton (England) beat Mike Beres (Canada) 15-1, 15-5
(5/8)Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Fumihiko Machida (Japan) 15-4, 15-1
Oliver Pongratz (Germany) beat Jeroen van Dijk (Netherlands) 9-15, 15-5, 18-14
(9/16)Dong Jiong (China) beat Ardy Wiranata (Indonesia) 15-9, 18-15
Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) beat Pontus Jantti (Finland) 15-6, 15-6
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Dicky Palyama (Netherlands) 15-4, 15-0
Lin Liwen (China) beat (9/16)Peter Gade Christensen (Denmark) 15-9, 6-15, 18-13
Kasper Odum (Denmark) beat Bruce Flockhart (Scotland) 15-10, 18-13
(5/8)Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Geraint Lewis (Wales) 15-12, 15-4
Anders Boesen (Denmark) beat Yang Zhuo (China) 15-12, 15-8
(9/16)Salim (Indonesia) beat Henrik Bengtsson (Sweden) 15-6, 15-3
Peter Knowles (England) beat Peter Janum (Denmark) 5-15, 15-6, 15-5
(3/4)Sun Jun (China) beat Jang Chun-wong (Korea) 18-15, 15-8
Vladislav Druzhchenko (Ukraine) beat Chris Bruil (Netherlands) 1-15, 15-10, 15-13
Pulella Gopi Chand (India) beat (9/16)Alan Budikusuma (Indonesia) 2-15, 15-10, 15-13
Jesper Olsson (Sweden) beat Shinji Ohta (Japan) 15-7, 15-4
Luo Yigang (China) beat (5/8)Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen (Denmark) 15-11, 15-11
Mark Constable (England) beat Mikhail Korshouk (Belarus) 15-5, 15-4
(9/16)Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Han Dong-sung (Korea) 13-17, 15-6, 15-4
Iain Sydie (Canada) beat Anders Jensen (Denmark) 15-6, 15-3
(2)Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Soren B Nielsen (Denmark) 15-4, 15-10

Women's Singles
Dai Yun (China) beat Elma Ong (Canada) 11-1, 11-0
Choi Ma-ree (Korea) beat Pernille Harder (Denmark) 11-3, 11-4
Marina Andrievskaya (Sweden) beat Lotte Thomsen (Denmark) 11-4, 11-2
Pornsawan Plungwech (Thailand) beat Sandra Dimbour (Fra) 11-1, 11-5
Jo Muggeridge (England) beat Mariko Nakayama (Japan) 11-8, 11-6
Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat Judith Meulendijks (Netherlands) 11-7, 11-6
Michelle Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Katarzyna Krasowska (Pol) 12-10, 4-11, 11-8
Yao Yan (China) beat Denyse Julien (Canada) 11-1, 11-6
Mette Sorensen (Denmark) beat Gillian Martin (Scotland) 11-6, 11-1
Ra Kyung-min (Korea) beat Brenda Beenhakker (Netherlands) 11-9, 11-1
Han Jingna (China) beat Yuliani Sentosa (Indonesia) 11-4, 11-0
Kelly Morgan (Wales) beat Julia Mann (England) 11-6, 11-3
Park Jin-hyun (Korea) beat Anne Gibson (Scotland) 11-1, 11-9
Jaw Hua Ching (Taipei) beat Charmaine Reid (Canada) 12-10, 11-12, 11-3
Takako Ida (Japan) beat Ella Karachkova (Russia) 11-5, 11-5
Lee Joo-hyun (Korea) beat Mette Pedersen (Denmark) 11-9, 11-3

Men's Doubles
Bambang Suprianto/Dicky Purwotsugiono (Indonesia) beat Shinji Ohta/ Takuya Takehana (Japan) 15-5, 15-7

Mixed Doubles
(1)Tri Kusheryanto/Minarti Timur (Indonesia) beat Ian Sullivan/Gail Emms (England) 15-3, 15-11
Simon Archer/Joanne Wright (England) beat Luo Yigang/Huang Nanyan (China) 15-6, 10-15, 18-17
Zhang Wei/Liu Lu (China) beat (5/8)Jonas Rasmussen/Ann-Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) 15-10, 15-7
Mikhail Korshouk/Vlada Tcherniavskia (Belarus) beat Kenny Middlemiss/ Elinor Middlemiss (Scotland) 15-10, 15-11
(3/4)Jens Erikson/Marlene Thomsen (Denmark) beat Peter Blackburn/Rhonda Cator (Australia) 15-3, 15-4
(5/8)Ha Tae-kwon/Kim Shin-young (Korea) beat Vadim Itskov/Elena Suchareva (Russia) 15-4, 15-8
Chen Xingdong/Gu Jun (China) beat Jesper Larsen/Helene Kirkegaard (Denmark) 15-12, 15-9
Ove Svejstrup/Britta Andersen (Denmark) beat Nathan Robertson/ Sarah Hardaker (England) 7-15, 18-16, 17-16
(5/8)Nikolaj Zuev/Marina Yakusheva (Russia) beat Lee Dong-soo/Yim Kyung-jin (Korea) 18-15,15-12
Tao Xiaoqiang/Qian Hong (China) beat Manuel Dubrulle/Sandrine Lefevre (Fra) 15-5, 15-2
Chris Hunt/Donna Kellogg (England) beat (3/4)Thomas Stavngaard/Ann Jorgensen (Denmark) 15-11, 15-11
Christian Jakobsen/Majken Vange (Denmark) beat Mike Beres/Robbyn Hermitage (Canada) 15-9, 11-15, 15-2
(5/8)Liu Yong/Ge Fei (China) beat Murray Hocking/Lisa Campbell (Australia) 15-1, 15-4
Julian Robertson/Lorraine Cole (England) beat Nicholas Hall/Nicole Gordon (New Zealand) 15-3, 15-3