WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: TOP MIXED PAIRS HEAD INTO QUARTERFINALS
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May 28, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The top four seeds in the mixed doubles
event at the world badminton championships in Glasgow, Scotland all won their
round-of-16 matches today to move on into the qaurterfinals.
Top seeds Trikus Heryanto and Minarti Timur of Indonesia beat Mike Beres
and Robbyn Hermitage of Canada 15-7 and 15-4. Second seeds Michael Sogaard
and Rikke Olsen of Denmark had a squeaker against Jens Olsson and Astrid
Crabo of Sweden, the fourteenth seeds, 17-14, 16-18 and 15-5.
Third seeds Jens Eriksen and Marlene Thomsen of Denmark defeated Tao
Xiaoqiang and Qian Hong of China (reported but unconfirmed score is 15-7 and
15-4), while fourth-seeds Liu Yong and Ge Fei, currently the hottest mixed
doubles pair, beat Simon Arched and Julie Bradbury of England 15-8 and 15-5.
Other pairs making it into the quarterfinals are:
Fifth-seeds Imam Tohari and Ema Ermawati of Indonesia who came back to
squeeze past the eleventh-seeds Quinten van Dalm and Nicole van Hooren of the
Netherlands 17-18, 15-10 and 18-14,
Seventh-seeds Peter Axelsson and Catrine Bengtsson of Sweden who beat the
tenth seeded pair of Michael Keck from Germany and Erica van den Heuvel from
the Netherlands 15-9 and 15-12,
Fifteenth-seeds Lee Dong Soo and Yim Kyung Jin of Korea who upset the
sixth-seeds Thmas Stavngaard and Ann Jorgensen of Denmark 15-13 and 15-7,
Olympic gold medalist Kim Dong Moon and his silver-medalist partner Ra Kyung
Min of Korea who easily disposed of the sixteenth-seeded Chen Xingdong and Gu
Jun of China 15-7 and 15-4.
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