WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: FINAL STANDINGS
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May 26, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Following are the final placings of the
world team championships of badminton (Sudirman Cup) that ended on Saturday,
May 24 in Glasgow, Scotland:
1.China, 2.Korea, 3.Indonesia and Denmark (tied), 5.Sweden, 6.England
(relegated to Division 2), 7.Malaysia (promoted to Division 1), 8.Germany,
9.Taiwan, 10.The Netherlands, 11.Russia, 12.Japan, 13.Thailand, 14.Canada
(relegated to Division 3), 15.Scotland (promoted to Division 2), 16.Australia,
17.Hongkong, 18.New Zealand, 19.India, 20.Finland, 21.Norway, 22.Austria
(relegated to Division 4), 23.Ukraine (promoted to Division 3), 24.U.S.A.,
25.Poland, 26.Wales, 27.Iceland, 28.Switzerland, 29.Bulgaria, 30.Czech
Republic (relegated to Division 5), 31.Belarus (promoted to Division 4),
32.Ireland, 33.France, 34.Spain, 35.Portugal, 36.Peru, 37.Kazakhstan,
38.Belgium (relegated to Division 6), 39.Sri Lanka (promoted to Division 5),
40.Israel, 41.Slovenia, 42.South Africa, 43.Jamaica, 44.Pakistan, 45.Mauritius, 46.Guatemala, 47.Italy,
48.Cyprus (relegated to Division 7), 49.Slovakia (promoted to Division 6),
50.Mexico, 51.Brazil, 52.Malta, 53.Luxembourg, 54.Argentina, 55.Lithuania,
56.Estonia, 57.Armenia, 58.Greece, 59.Chile
The individual world championships take place this week. First stage
competition began on Sunday for unranked and lower-ranked players and pairs.
Second stage competition for higher-ranked players and pairs and also the
survivors of the first stage begins Tuesday.
The semifinals in mixed doubles and quarterfinals in the other events are
scheduled for late Friday. The finals in the mixed doubles and the semifinals
in the singles and even doubles will be held on Saturday with the singles and
even doubles championshp matches taking place on Sunday afternoon.
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