WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: DANES GET FOUR INTO MEN'S SINGLES QUARTERS
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May 29, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Denmark's quartet of men's singles aces,
Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen, Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen, Peter Rasmussen and Peter
Gade-Christensen, all won their round-of-16 matches today at the world
badminton championships in Glasgow, Scotland to progress into the
The tenth-seeded Stuer had the easiest day, benefiting from the withdrawal
of top-seed Dong Jiong of China due to illness. Stuer who was to play against
Dong today, was awarded the match win by walkover.
Olympic gold medalist Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen, the second-seed here, disposed
of the fourteenth seeded Luo Yigang of China 15-12 and 15-10, while Danish
national champion Peter Rasmussen, seeded fifteen, upset the fourth-seeded
Indra Wijaya of Indonesia (score unconfirmed).
Peter Gade, seeded eleventh, recovered from a 9-15 first game setback to
Chen Fung (Fung Permadi - editor) of Taiwan, and won the next two 15-7 and
15-9 to claim a spot in the quarterfinals.
Indonesians Heryanto Arbi and Joko Suprianto also made their way into the
quarterfinals. Suprianto, the fifth seed, beat American upstart Kevin Han
15-5 and 15-8, while Arbi, the defending world champion, turned back a
strong comeback from Ong Ewe Hock of Malaysia.
Arbi had Ong down 9-2 in the first game but the resilient Malaysian was able
to counter the Arbi smash attacks to climb back into contention before losing
the first at 12-15. Arbi had an easier time in the scond, winning at 15-8.
Third seed Sun Jun of China defeated the ninth-seed Budi Santoso of
Indonesia 15-10 and 18-15. Korea's Park Sung Woo, seeded eighth, beat 1992
Olympic gold medalist Alan Budi Kusuma, the thirteenth seed, 15-8, 8-15 and
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